Careers at Memset

If you're looking for a challenging career, working at the cutting edge of technology, then we want to hear from you. Memset can offer you a friendly atmosphere and the chance to make a big difference in a small company. We recognise that our staff are the bedrock of our success so we reward them with a generous benefits package and a discretionary bonus scheme. Memset is fast growing and profitable, with ambitious plans, so we're looking for people who can develop with us. Training is ongoing, incorporating both formal qualifications and informal in-house learning, depending on your needs.

Memset is currently hiring for the following positions (permanent and full time unless otherwise specified):

If you would like to apply please send your CV and covering letter to along with 3 reasons why you would be perfect for the position.

Please note: Memset does not accept speculative CVs from recruitment agencies.

Equal Opportunities

Memset is an equal opportunities employer and entry into, and progression within, the company is solely determined by the application of job criteria, personal attitude and competence.

Data Protection

Memset takes the security of personal data very seriously. All personal information supplied by you is held securely by Memset and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Company Overview

Memset is a small, friendly, fast-growing, multi-award-winning company providing managed hosting and cloud services to businesses and government. We have a comprehensive suite of in-house developed systems, mostly Linux-based using Python, Django and MySQL, which automate many of our business processes. We can offer a dynamic environment in which to progress your career and practise agile development with continuous integration.

We're a naturally open-source leaning company, primarily very technical hence demanding of our technology. Our approach is one of smart people and automated systems. Our internal systems are often a proving ground for cutting-edge new approaches which will ultimately become the products of the future.

This is an extremely friendly environment. You will be technically and professionally challenged but our family will be here to support you. We look after our own, not just with a solid benefits package, but with the culture around us as well. We offer a relaxed atmosphere with a casual dress code, ping-pong table and many other great perks.


Dunsfold Park, Cranleigh, Surrey (GU6 8TB) - map

Dunsfold Park is home to the famous Top Gear track and production studio, as well as Wings and Wheels and many other exciting events.

Due to our rural location, you must be able to drive. Alternatively, we offer a shuttle bus service from Guildford train station to Dunsfold via Godalming, which runs twice in the morning and twice in the afternoon. Each journey takes 20-30 minutes.

All roles are currently based at our head office but there may be a future requirement to travel to other Memset offices as the business expands.


  • Annual salary review
  • Discretionary bonus twice a year
  • Private healthcare (including dental)
  • Life insurance
  • Critical illness insurance
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Flexitime
  • Cycle scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Tech Fund to help you develop your IT skills and acumen
  • Extensive internal and external training
  • BBQ and benches outside - whenever the weather permits bring your own meat in and enjoy a burger al fresco while watching the Stig driving around the track
  • Fun Budget - various team building events throughout the year e.g. Pub Quiz, Christmas party, BBQ at the owner's house - lots of fun guaranteed every time!
  • Length of service awards
  • Employee of the Month competition with very attractive prizes
  • Pension Scheme coming up in August 2016


As part of the recruitment process you will be required to complete personality profiling, aptitude tests as well as a basic DBS check (formerly CRB check) and Security Clearance (SC).

Linux Systems Administrator

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Linux Systems Administrator to join the friendly team here at Memset.

You will be responsible for providing 2nd line customer support and as such your principal tasks will include:

  • Linux system administration
  • Provisioning and set up of servers and network equipment
  • Engineering highly available solutions for our infrastructure and customers
  • Configuration and patch management
  • Monitoring and fault resolution
  • Maintaining excellent documentation

You will also be required to be 24/7 on-call one week in seven, with additional compensation.

A successful candidate must have:

  • Proven experience of Linux system administration with Debian/Ubuntu/RHEL
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP networking and internet protocols
  • Experience of Linux firewalling with iptables (Shorewall,CSF etc.)
  • Knowledge of Virtualisation/Cloud technologies (Xen/KVM/qemu/Openstack etc.)
  • Monitoring with Nagios, check_mk, SNMP

You should have excellent communication skills, both written and oral, as well as good team-working skills. You should also be self-motivated, pro-active, autonomous and highly organised. Ability to absorb and retain complex technical information rapidly, strong problem solving and analysis skills are equally important.

It would be beneficial if you had relevant qualifications e.g. LPI/RHCE or a degree in science, maths, engineering or technology.

It would also be useful if you had any of the following:

  • HA and load balancing technologies
  • MySQL and replication
  • Automation experience with Puppet/Ansible
  • Good scripting abilities in Bash/Python
  • Experience of Linux kernel tuning
  • Experience in high security hosting environment

Windows Systems Administrator

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Windows Systems Administrator to join a company that offers an excellent environment to develop their skills and gain experience with many new technologies.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing 2nd line technical support to customers via phone and email and provisioning and administration of customer environments
  • Supporting and training of 1st line technical team
  • Troubleshooting hardware/network/software problems
  • Security patching
  • Preparation and maintenance of operating system images
  • Assisting in the development of automation and provisioning tools

You will also be required to be 24/7 on call one week in seven, with additional compensation.

The ideal candidate must have:

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Windows with an emphasis on 2008/2012
  • Knowledge of virtualisation technologies
  • Experience of Active Directory administration
  • Detailed understanding of TCP/IP networking fundamentals
  • Good degree in a science, maths, engineering or technology, or be able to demonstrate relevant IT experience

You must also have excellent communication, customer service and problem solving skills as well as the ability to effectively communicate issues and resolutions to all levels of the organization. You should be thorough, accurate and precise with good attention to detail.

We manage both Linux and Windows environments, so exposure to Linux is highly beneficial.

It would also be beneficial if you had any of the following:

  • Relevant qualifications e.g. MCSE/MCSA/MCP
  • Experience in a cloud computing/hosting environment
  • Windows scripting and automation experience I.e Powershell
  • Microsoft SQL
  • VPN technologies i.e. IPSEC, PPTP

Corporate Infrastructure Engineer

An experienced Infrastructure Engineer is required to join the Corporate Infrastructure team here at Memset. You will work closely with the Corporate Infrastructure Manager to develop the internal infrastructure and deliver IT projects.

This role has an emphasis on Linux and network administration, but will also entail a degree of Mac and Windows support. Suitable candidates will have a strong work ethic and attention to detail as well as a proactive and 'can do' attitude.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Linux system administration
  • Network infrastructure administration
  • Take business critical infrastructure projects through to completion
  • Generate and maintain infrastructure documentation

To be considered for this role you must have:

  • Prior experience in a Linux server and desktop administration role
  • Experience in the installation and support of network infrastructure (i.e. firewalls, routers, switches)
  • Experience with virtualisation technologies (i.e. Xen/KVM/VMware/Citrix)
  • Willingness to learn and support non-Linux based systems where applicable to the role

Experience in any of the following will be beneficial to your application:

  • Postfix and Procmail
  • iptables /Shorewall
  • IP telephone systems – Asterisk in particular
  • Apache Subversion
  • Cloud technologies (i.e. OpenStack)
  • Monitoring tools such as Nagios or Observium
  • Microsoft Active Directory and/or Group Policy

Network Engineer

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Network Engineer to join the friendly team here at Memset. Reporting to the Network Manager, you will need an analytical mind and a creative approach to problem solving. Responsibilities will include:

  • Installing, supporting and maintaining network hardware
  • Analysing and resolving network faults
  • Maintaining accurate network documentation and diagrams
  • Providing network advice and support to internal and external customers

To be considered for this role you must have:

  • Previous experience in a network administration role
  • Experience of dynamic routing protocols (OSPF, BGP)
  • Experience in a multi-vendor network environment
  • Experience of configuring routers, switches, firewalls and/or optical network equipment

The following will be beneficial to your application:

  • Internet facing experience - DDoS mitigation, BGP peering, RIPE database
  • Experience with Juniper routers (MX), security products (SRX) and switches (EX)
  • Service provider network background (MPLS, QoS, Q-in-Q etc)
  • Linux and/or Windows server networking
  • Linux networking software - netfilter, tc, quagga, bird etc
  • Virtualisation/Cloud technologies (Xen/VMWare/KVM/Openstack etc)
  • Scripting languages (bash/python/perl etc) or orchestration tools (Puppet, Chef etc)
  • A degree in science, maths, engineering or technology.

Last updated 25 April 2016, 18:33 GMT