United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Internet Systems Engineer

Organization: Internews Europe
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 18 Dec 2016

Note: Level of Effort for this position is ~50%, applications being accepted on a rolling basis.


Internews is an international development organisation whose mission is to empower local media worldwide to give people the news and information they need, the ability to connect, and the means to make their voices heard. We envision a future where everyone, everywhere, enjoys equal access to trusted, quality information that empowers them to live healthy, secure, rewarding lives. We currently have active programs in 40+ countries with HQs and key regional hubs in London, Washington DC, Nairobi, Bangkok and Bishkek. An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Internet Systems Engineer to join our Technology team in Europe. The Technology Hub in Internews Europe plays a central role in the organization in delivering innovative and effective technology components of programs on time and on budget, and is currently expanding its resource base to include a pool of specialized engineers.


Under the supervision of the Technology Hub Manager, The Web Application Engineer will be responsible for working with project management teams in Internews Europe to design and build ICT components of projects.

Scope of Work:

Managing web hosting infrastructure

  • Managing on-boarding and migration of web-sites.

  • Managing and automating updates and monitoring.

  • Liaising with system administration and maintenance services providers of this infrastructure.

  • Audit or managing external audit of custom code for each hosted website.

  • Participating to QA tests.

  • Maintenance and bug fixing of existing sites (plugins, templates).

  • Participating in design and deployment of a website secure hosting infrastructure.

Supporting technology related activities

  • Participate to digital security risk analysis, threat modeling and needs assessments for local partners.

  • Implementing of organizational security audits for partners.

  • Managing secure communications platforms (VPNs, firewalls).

  • Level 2 support for project teams and helpdesk officers.

  • Participating in documentation writing & elaboration of training material and curriculum.

  • Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.

Performing technical watch on social media, Web applications, digital security


  • English fluency, mastery of another language is optional but a plus.

  • 5+ year experience.

  • Ability to work in team and to handle change is essential.

  • Solid experience in:

    • Web development and maintenance of web applications (LAMP environment).
    • Managing WordPress websites, including secure installations.
    • LAMP system administration (Debian, Ubuntu).
  • Mastering of:

    • Solid understanding of internet’s building blocks: DNS, SSL, IP, etc.
    • Experience Open source CMSs (Drupal, WordPress). Any other technologies is a plus.
    • Public (Digital Ocean, AWS) and private cloud and virtualized infrastructures.
    • Encryption implementation, VPN services.
    • Deployment tools (Ansible or others).
    • Consuming various types of APIs.
  • Strong troubleshooting and analysis skills.

  • Ability to anticipate and drive change.

  • Solid understanding of current web landscape and new trends.

  • Experience with technical project management including partially outsourced projects (Use of agile methodologies is a plus).

  • Experience working in international development and/or experience with developing world environments, is desirable, although not essential.

  • Ability to work in team with tights deadlines.

  • Experience as a hands-on technical trainer, including in developing countries, desirable but not essential.

  • Ability to spot trends in the development of new technologies and identify opportunities for the integration of existing technologies to address new challenges.

  • Any link to a portfolio of realisations is always welcome (Personal homepage, Github profile, etc).

To Apply: Please send CV + cover letter to hr_lon@internews.eu including “Internet System Engineer” in the subject line.

Salary Banding: Dependent on Experience.

Benefits Information:

This position is being offered and hired by Internews Europe. Benefits will be consistent with Internews Europe’s offerings and will be reviewed during the hiring process. Additional information can be found on our About Working for Internews page.

How to apply:

To Apply:

Please send CV + cover letter to hr_lon@internews.eu including “Internet System Engineer” in the subject line.

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