System Engineer


Since our founding, IDEMIA has been on a mission to unlock the world and make it safer through our cutting-edge identity technologies. Our technology leadership makes us the partner of choice for hundreds of governments and thousands of enterprises in over 180 countries, including some of the biggest and most influential brands in the world. In applying our unique expertise in biometrics and cryptography, we enable our clients to unlock simpler and safer ways to pay, connect, access, identify, travel and protect public places – at scale and in total security.


Our teams work from 5 continents and speak 100+ different languages. We strongly believe that our diversity is a key driver of innovation and performance.


We are looking for an experienced System Engineer / Integrator who wants to get involved in the exciting world of biometrics.



The successful candidate would be joining our expanding team of system engineers / integrators, reporting to the solution architect and would be responsible for:

  • Develop an understanding of IDEMIA’s biometric solutions.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of existing customer systems.
  • Define the system integration strategies.
  • Configure, install and validate IDEMIA’s solutions.
  • Documenting IDEMIA’s solutions
  • Capturing function and non-functional requirements within internal tools
  • Work with stakeholders, internal SME’s and Solution Architects to define system level requirements.
  • Work with team members to develop solutions for stakeholders.
  • Build and maintain the integration environment and install the solution for validation.
  • Perform system integration and validation test including load, performance, high availability, accuracy and security tests.
  • Investigates issues by analyzing logs during internal and customer lead test execution, reports incidents through configuration management tool and monitors them until closure.
  • Review of customer engineering documents
  • Prepare and deliver training for customer, support & maintenance teams,
  • Support pre-sales teams on specific technical requests on integration activities.


Must Have Skills

  • Red Hat Linux Administration
  • Windows Administration
  • Scripting knowledge (Bash, Python)
  • Networking Concepts (TCP/IP, HTTP)
  • System & IT Infrastructure concepts
  • Methodical troubleshooting techniques
  • Ability to analyze large amounts of data.
  • Technical writing


Nice To Have Skills

  • An understanding of biometric concepts and systems
  • Understanding of deployment technologies such as Ansible or Puppet
  • Various COTs software (Tomcat, Zookeeper, RabbitMQ)
  • Relational Database (Postgres/MySql/Oracle)
  • NoSQL Database (Cassandra, MongoDB)
  • Security (SSL, TLS, PKI, …)
  • Containerization
  • Virtualization (VMWare)
  • Cloud technologies (AWS)
  • Basic understanding of testing concepts (FAT, SIT, OAT, OPT, etc.…)
  • High level programming knowledge to allow read and understand source code (preferably Java or Python)
  • Understanding of tools such as Jira, Testlink, GIT, SVN


Key Soft Skills & Behavior

  • Customer oriented
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Constructive collaboration
  • Problem solving skills.



  • UK HO SC Clearance
  • UK NPPV3 Clearance preferable
  • Preference to have experience in delivering to UK Government
  • Full UK Driving License


Work Location

  • Winnersh Triangle: Hybrid / Office based roles.
  • Working Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
  • Ability to attend customer meetings/workshop sessions onsite.



  • 25 days holiday per year plus bank holidays
  • Group Personal Pension with employer contributions
  • Life Assurance
  • Private health insurance


Other employee provisions

  • Employee Benefits Platform with discounts and deals on leading retailers, cinema, and many other services.
  • Employee Assistance Program – with access to 24/7 counselling services, and information specialists covering a wide range of work, family, and personal issues, including health and well-being, legal, financial, and emotional issues.
  • Optional Give as You Earn (to registered charity of your choice)
  • Access to Booker Wholesale
  • Cycle2Work Scheme


By choosing to work at IDEMIA, you will join a unique tech company, offering a wide range of growth opportunities. You will contribute to a safer world, collaborating with an international and global community. We value the diversity of our teams and welcome people from all walks of life, regardless of how they look, where they come from, who they love, or what they think.


We deliver cutting edge, future proof innovation that reach the highest technological standards and we’re transforming, fast, to stay a leader in a world that’s changing fast, too.


At IDEMIA, people can develop their expertise and feel a sense of ownership and empowerment, in a global environment, as part of a company with the ambition and the ability to change the world.


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