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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.

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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.

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General Information


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


Competitive salary, discretionary bonus, private healthcare (including dental), life insurance, critical illness insurance, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, flexitime, laptop and other equipment of your choice, cycle scheme, childcare vouchers.

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. We've been going a while, but aggressively pursue the start-up mentality to make sure we don't lose our edge.

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.


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).

DevOps Engineer

If you're an experienced developer interested in automation and you're not afraid of releasing high impact code every day, then we'd like to hear from you.


  • Working on new projects and helping with the maintenance of many of the existing systems.
  • Detecting repetitive tasks that are part of operations' day to day activities to automate them.
  • Deployment and integration of OpenStack.

To be considered for this role you must:

  • Be fluent in Python and Linux command-line.
  • Be familiar with Subversion or any other SCM (git or Mercurial, for example).
  • Be happy to work on your own without excessive supervision.

The following will be beneficial to your application:

  • A 2.1 degree in science, technology, engineering or maths, or equivalent professional experience.
  • Familiarity with Xen or any other virtualization technology.
  • Unit testing in Python and TDD.
  • Networking experience (e.g. basic routing, troubleshooting, IP layers 2 and 3).
  • Web front-end development experience with Django.
  • Experience with relational databases and SQL.

First Line Internal Support Technician

A 1st Line Support Technician is now required to join our Corporate Infrastructure team. The role will involve providing day-to-day technical support to all internal staff and assisting in the delivery of internal infrastructure projects.

This role requires supporting Linux, Mac, and Windows operating systems and therefore will suit an open-minded individual with a genuine desire to learn and work across all three platforms. Suitable candidates will have a strong work ethic and attention to detail as well as proactive and 'can do' attitude.

To be considered for this role you must have:

  • Experience in Linux administration - particularly working in the CLI
  • Experience in Mac OS and Microsoft Windows administration
  • Hardware support experience (Laptops, PC's, Printers etc.)
  • Basic Networking knowledge (TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS)
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills

The following will be beneficial to your application:

  • Microsoft Active Directory / Group Policy administration
  • Experience with backup software (i.e. Symantec Backup Exec, R1Soft)
  • Support and administration of iOS and Andriod - individually or via a managed solution
  • MSSQL or MySQL installation and administration
  • Any scripting/programming experience

Compliance And Risk Manager

We have a strong focus on standards and compliance and have held ISO9001, ISO14001 and ISO27001 for a number of years, along with a number of high security UK Government and environmental accreditations. Our vision is to create a secure, highly effective, process driven organisation that is founded on operationally useful compliance activities.

We require an experienced, multidisciplinarian and passionate Compliance and Risk Manager to manage and integrate the existing compliance standards into a more efficient and effective overall system and to identify and achieve accreditation to further standards.

You will liaise closely with the Head of Security and Business Services and will work on a daily basis with the Heads of Development, Operations and Sales and to ensure that our process and standards approach is effective and consistent throughout the business.

Training will be available where the chosen candidate’s experience is lacking in specific areas.

To be considered for this role you must have:

  • Extensive experience of ISO9001, ISO14001 and particularly ISO27001 management systems
  • Experience of UK government security accreditations (PGA, PSNA, GPG13 etc.) and PCI-DSS is desirable
  • Awareness of BS 25999, ISO 20000, ITIL desirable
  • Relevant qualifications e.g. from BSI, (ISC)2, ISACA, etc.

It is also important that you have genuine passion for risk management and compliance as well as high level of accuracy and attention to detail and logical approach to problem solving. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to learn rapidly and some level of technical knowledge of and experience in the hosting industry is desirable.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Integrating our broad compliance estate into a single, effective system
  • Coordination, management and continual improvement of our ISO 27001, 9001 and 14001, PSNA PSN, CEEDA and PCI-DSS accreditations against the relevant standards
  • Coordinating our strategic and tactical risk management and assessment activities
  • Co-ordinating internal audits and assisting with regular external audits
  • Acting as a source of expertise on risk management, UK Data Protection and other legal and regulatory matters
  • Co-ordinating on-going environmental activities including Carbon Neutral assessments
  • Maintaining and updating policies, procedures and internal control documentation across the organisation
  • Providing advice and training to other staff in the use of the management systems and internal policies and procedures
  • Being a point of contact for internal and Board reports across all management systems

Data Centre Support Engineer

Do you have a strong passion for computing? Are you looking for your first break into IT? The role as a Data Centre Support Engineer could be just for you.

Working in our company's UK data centres you will be responsible for installing and maintaining enterprise level hardware as well as being involved in the maintenance and upkeep of the data centres themselves.

Your day-to-day duties will include:

  • Helping with server setups/ configuration and support
  • Installing immaculate cabling
  • Server rack wiring, disk swaps, physical server installs, lifting servers and asset management
  • Keeping the data centre clean, organised and efficient, working to 5s principles
  • Troubleshooting physical problems and addressing issues within the facility
  • Working on trouble and support tickets

You will be required to demonstrate no less than full performance in a continuous, consistent, measurable manner and to demonstrate high levels of passion and enthusiasm. You will also have to communicate in an honest, transparent manner.

Previous experience is not necessary since full training can be provided. However, you must have good knowledge of PC and server hardware and be hugely passionate about technology. You will also need to have a full, clean UK driving licence.

Due to the nature of the position, you must be able to lift at least 15kg (33lb) over head, be happy to work as part of a 24/7 shift pattern and willing to work overtime when required.

The following will be beneficial to your application:

  • A logical approach and the ability to use your own initiative to get the job done
  • Good communication and organisational skills.
  • A 'can do' and pro active work ethic
  • Be able to understand and follow process
  • Ability to work alone or be part of a team

Last updated 2 October 2015, 10:46 GMT