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 jobs@memset.com along with 3 reasons why you would be perfect for the position or follow the link when given.

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

Mailing List

If we aren't advertising the right job for you at the moment, why not join our mailing list so you'll be alerted whenever we post a new job? Simply send an email to jobs@memset.com with the subject 'join mailing list' specifying what roles you're interested in.

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. Memset is a member of The UKRC’s Chief Executive Officer Charter, which demonstrates our visible commitment to women in science, engineering and technology (SET).

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.


General Information

Location

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. We offer a shuttle bus service from Guildford train station and a fleet of electric bikes.

Benefits

Competitive salary, discretionary bonus, private healthcare (including dental), life insurance, critical illness insurance, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, flexitime, laptop and other gadgets 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're a naturally open-source leaning company, primarily very technical (hence demanding of our technology) and natively BYOD. Devices are heterogeneous, our approach 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 loose 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.

Checks

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


Corporate Infrastructure Manager

Summary

Corporate Infrastructure Manager required to create and run an internal IT and help desk team. The right person should be comfortable managing people, planning out to a 3 year horizon and getting their hands dirty on 1st-3rd line support. You will be the beating heart of the team that you will be responsible for building around you. We have a number of large scale projects and opportunities facing us and the Corporate Infrastructure Manager will be a key piece in spearheading their solution.

Responsibilities

  • You will be responsible for creation of both the Internal Service Desk team and Corporate Infrastructure team, as well as managing, administering, securing and improving all internal corporate infrastructure, applications and hardware. This will be the kernel of a new function within our business.
  • Initially you will be responsible for everything to do with help desk and corporate infrastructure, from grand strategy, selection of new tools, deployment of exciting new systems and management of our current infrastructure, right down to first line hand-holding when a new starter's email doesn't quite work.
  • In the medium term you would hire people to fill out a first-class internally facing team as we grow.
  • Long term, we have a great many exciting business plans which will require new offices and mature systems that will support rapid and sustained growth.

Minimum Requirements

  • Experienced in the management of an IT department and help desk, technically skilled and able to think big-picture, whilst still being hands-on, with a firm belief that the internal customer is paramount. The Corporate Infrastructure team will drive the caring and high-quality culture at the core of our business. You will be expected to lead.
  • Where you don't know the solution to a problem, you need to be the kind of person that cannot stop until it is solved and the people that rely on you are happy again. If this requires you learning a whole new system, all the better. You should already be security-literate to a certain extent. We prefer to build from open source than buy off the shelf, so you should be a broad technologist able to learn new platforms and skills (we're profligate with training). You should be able to strike the appropriate balance between JFDI and procedural approaches.
  • You will be responsible for looking after our family, so should be willing (if not eager) to muck in to help on the most trivial end-user problem as well as being comfortable discussing (and helping to define) long-term strategy with the Directors.
  • We're an ITIL-ish DevOps-style shop focussed on high-security products so you should be comfortable with this.
  • Particular areas of focus would include development and management of our internal I&AM systems, office servers and networks, BYOD management and end-user support.

Highly Desirable

  • Xen and Openstack
  • Linux, Windows, Mac devices, OS and software
  • Linux and Windows servers
  • Active Directory and open source equivalents / associated technology
  • Networking (VLAN management, firewalls, VPNs, etc.)
  • Telecoms (particularly Asterisk) and conferencing/audio-visual systems
  • Lots of proprietary Python / Django systems

Familiarity with all is desired, expertise preferred, but we believe strongly in hiring the right personality and training into the role technically, particularly for a position like this.


Sales Executive

Summary

Working as Sales Executive you will be joining a successful company that is privately owned and growing at around 30% per annum. As a Sales Executive, you will work within a tightly knit team striving towards common goals.

Be part of something exciting and innovative at one of the fastest growing companies in the South-East!

Responsibilities

  • Existing customer calls and account management of allocated accounts
  • Eloquently putting forward Memset's services in the best possible light
  • Attending trade shows, conferences and external events
  • Following up enquiries and leads through to fruition
  • Attending and managing external meetings with customers and prospects
  • Answering the Sales line when required
  • Dealing with queries on the Sales chat
  • Working with the Operations team to ensure customer technical requirements can be realistically met and supported
  • Preparing sale updates and reports

You will be also expected to have some housekeeping duties including handling various customer enquires on the phone and through our ticketing system, dealing with some admin and billing enquiries for staff cover, updating and using Salesforce CRM for effective sales work flow or preparing detailed proposals and quotes for customers and documenting these in internal systems.

Minimum Requirements

  • Educated to a degree level or equivalent (in any discipline)
  • Good understanding of the sales process
  • Excellent communication skills and telephone manner
  • Ability to work as part of a small team and to organise and prioritise own workload
  • Pro-active and self-driven

Highly Desirable

  • Hosting/Cloud or Internet Industry Experience
  • Technical knowledge
  • Familiar with the MS suite
  • Experience of CRM and Web based systems to aid Sales tasks
  • Experience of developing and maintaining relationships with customers

Security Architect

Summary

We are a high-tech company that considers one of our unique selling points to be security. We are constantly on the look out for the right people to secure the foundation of our business, come up with new ideas and drive our growth and maturity. Anything from detailed penetration test planning, risk analysis, access management, through customer liaison, product development and assurance to grand strategy.

If you're an experienced Security Architect who prides themselves on a combination of big-picture thinking and technical abilities, we'd like to hear from you.

Responsibilities

As a Security Architect, you will be responsible for working with the Security Manager, MD's group and Development and Operations to secure and improve all of our internal and external systems, from the customer facing control panel to our cloud compute platform. You will be working on both new and existing projects.

Minimum Requirements

  • Proven experience with security architecture (and an ability to smartly define what it is)
  • Extensive Linux and Windows experience
  • Understanding and experience with underlying network protocol
  • Experience with IAM systems ideal
  • SIEM/SOC experience
  • Ability to communicate with hardcore devs, marketing folk and the board
  • Ability to excel in a startup style entrepreneurial environment
  • Extreme multitasking skills
  • A 2.1 degree in science, technology, engineering or maths
  • Linux command-line and windows system administrator knowledge
  • Proven experience with SIEM tools
  • Deep understanding of compliance processes and relevant security standards
  • Python experience

Highly Desirable

  • Openstack experience
  • Public speaking experience
  • SABSA, CISSP, GCIA

Data Centre Support Engineer

Summary

Working in a stimulating and fast-paced environment, as a Data Centre Support Engineer, you’ll have the chance to develop and learn new skills. We offer an extensive in-house training as well as assistance with exams/qualifications, purchase of relevant literature and a bonus for each qualification obtained.

Responsibilities

  • Covering the company’s data centres
  • Helping with server setup/ configuration and support
  • Installing immaculate cabling and labelling
  • Server rack wiring, hard disk swaps, physical server installs, lifting servers and asset management.
  • Keeping the data centre organised and efficient
  • Troubleshooting physical problems and addressing issues within the facility
  • Working on trouble tickets
  • Problem diagnosis and resolution
  • Working as part of a 24/7 shift pattern

Minimum Requirements

  • Good knowledge of PC and server hardware
  • Be hugely passionate about technology
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Due to the nature of the position, the ability to lift at least 15kg (33lb)
  • Well-organised and tidy
  • Logical approach and good communication skills
  • Happy to work as part of a 24/7 shift pattern
  • Be willing to work overtime when required

Highly Desirable

  • Ability to work alone or be part of a team
  • Be able to understand and follow process

Dev/Ops Engineer

Summary

We have a comprehensive suite of in-house developed systems, mostly Linux-based using Python, Django and MySQL, which automate many of the business processes. We can offer a dynamic environment in which to progress your career and practise agile development with continuous integration.

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. In return we offer a relaxed and fun atmosphere with casual dress code, a table tennis table and other excellent perks.

Responsibilities

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

Minimum Requirements

  • Fluency in Python and Linux command-line
  • Familiarity with Subversion or any other SCM (git or Mercurial, for example)
  • Happy to work on your own without excessive supervision

Highly Desirable

  • 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

Python Software Developer

Summary

We have a comprehensive suite of in-house developed systems, mostly Linux-based using Python, Django and MySQL, which automate many of the business processes. We can offer a dynamic environment in which to progress your career and practise agile development with continuous integration.

If you're an experienced Python developer willing to solve interesting problems and you're not afraid of releasing high impact code every day, then we'd like to hear from you. In return we offer a relaxed and fun atmosphere with casual dress code and other excellent perks.

Responsibilities

  • Working on new projects and helping with the maintenance of many of the existing systems, ranging from the customer facing control panel to our cloud compute platform

Minimum Requirements

  • Fluency in Python
  • Familiarity with Subversion or any other SCM (git or Mercurial, for example)
  • Web front-end development experience with Django
  • Happy to work on your own without excessive supervision

Highly Desirable

  • A 2.1 degree in science, technology, engineering or maths, or equivalent professional experience
  • Front-end specific programming: HTML, CSS, Javascript and JQuery
  • Unit testing in Python and TDD
  • Experience with relational databases and SQL
  • Linux command-line knowledge

Last updated 7 August 2014, 11:00 GMT