Software System Developer/Engineer/Administrator

We currently have an opportunity for a Software Systems Developer to join our Kineo team in the US.

As part of the City & Guilds Group, Kineo are digital learning experts who are dedicated to delivering a better learning experience for clients around the world. 

This full time and permanent position can be based across the US but you will ideally be within commuting distance of our Chicago office.

If you have experience in the design, build and maintenance of hosting infrastructures, focused on delivering an excellent service and positive business outcomes through innovation, technology and continuous improvement then this could be the role for you.

Business Unit
Type of role
Full-time or part-time
Location - Country
Location - City
Closing date
Vacancy ref


About the role

As a Software Systems Engineer your daily duties will include designing infrastructure, server optimisation, data security and integrity, automation and change control to name a few elements. You will be responsible for monitoring and maintaining Kineo's software installations, ensuring they are correctly configured, secured, optimised and patched whilst supporting colleagues and Kineo teams by offering guidance and expertise where possible. 

You will keep yourself up to date with the software products and technologies that Kineo use to deliver their learning services and support and promote best working practices. You will need to ensure that Kineo meets its agreed service level agreements and where necessary provide written and verbal support to clients in a non technical format.

About you

To be successful in this role you must have at least 5 years experience working at scale with Linux based server set up, maintenance and monitoring. You will need to have experience in command - line scripting, mark up, serialisation languages (bash, XLM, YAML). You will also need experience of storage oriented concepts and protocols (DAS, SAN's).

Ideally you will have a Linux - industry qualification with experience of working with distributed databases although these are not essential. Microsoft based server maintenance and monitoring would be beneficial and previous experience of working with leanring and content management systems would be advantageous. 

Our Story And Mission

Our vision is for a world in which everyone has the skills and opportunities to succeed. We support almost five million people each year to develop skills that help them into a job, develop on that job and to prepare for their next job. As a charity, we’re proud that everything we do is focused on achieving this purpose.

Through our assessment and credentialing, corporate learning and technical training offers, we partner with our customers to deliver work-based learning programmes that build competency to support better prospects for people, organisations and wider society. We create flexible learning pathways that support lifelong employability, because we believe that people deserve the opportunity to (re)train and (re)learn again and again – gaining new skills at every stage of life, regardless of where they start.

At the heart of our business sits the City & Guilds Foundation which amplifies our purpose by helping to remove barriers to getting into a job, celebrating best practice on the job, and advocating for jobs of the future. 

We were founded in 1878 by the City of London and the trade guilds of the time, to help people, organisations and economies to develop their skills for growth.

Our rich experience means we’re uniquely positioned to understand the future of work and learning. And, we continually evolve to develop and deliver skills for the workplace of the future. Today, as well as qualifications and assessment, we offer digital credentialing, elearning technologies, executive leadership development, technical training and consultancy.

Our success is driven by the people we work with. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer an equal opportunity to all our staff and we value diversity within our inclusive culture. We recognise that a diverse workforce is the only way we will achieve our ambitious business goals, so we work hard to be flexible to accommodate everyone.

What we offer 

We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative, engaging and market-leading organisation with opportunities to develop your existing skills and explore new ones. You’ll receive an excellent benefits package which starts with a great base salary and great benefits, including paid vacation, paid holidays

Next Steps And How To Apply

If you think this is the role and organisation for you then we would love to hear from you.  Please submit your CV and complete our short application form using the apply button.