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DevOps Engineer

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    Guildford, Surrey

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    James Houghton

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

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    3 Months

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DevOps Engineer

Guildford, Surrey


Initial 3 Month Contract

Role Summary

The DevOps Engineer is responsible for managing and supporting a 99.9% uptime Linux based production environment in AWS and supporting our product development teams by building, administering and evolving a department wide infrastructure of software development tools and support systems; such as automated build and continuous integration. This infrastructure covers that whole software development lifecycle with particular focus on the virtualisation infrastructure and build and deployment. Maintaining a department wide perspective and ensuring that we have a high quality set of tools, while avoiding duplication and unnecessary inconsistencies is a central part of this role.

Core Responsibilities

  • Assist the Director to deliver department wide infrastructure for
    • Server virtualization, both on premise and cloud based (focusing on the development, test and production environments)
    • Source code management and source repository management
    • Automated Build, deployment and continuous integration
    • Test scripting and result management
    • Work tracking and collaboration
  • Manage relationships with 3rd party software and service providers involved in the infrastructure.
  • Ensure compliance of the infrastructure to the Quality Management System
  • Keep abreast of developments in the relevant areas, ensuring that new developments are taken advantage of as quickly as possible.
  • Support Feature Teams in making use of the infrastructure by providing documentation, training and day to day advice.
  • To present a professional, constructive and consistently positive outlook with other members of staff

Skills/Requirements/Tools (but not limited to):

  • Experience building and managing business critical Amazon Web Services environments (or on similar cloud services)
  • Experience using Jenkins, Maven and Bamboo build tools to create and manage CI (continuous integration) and CD (continuous delivery) pipelines
  • Git and/or Subversion
  • Strong Linux/Unix Administration
  • Experience with automation/configuration management using either Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Salt or an equivalent
  • Able to script / programme at expert level in at least one of the following languages - Ruby, Python, Perl, PHP, Java, J2EE, SQL or similar language

Desirable Competencies:

  • Familiarity with the installation and administration of Oracle/MySQL/MongoDB/PostgresSQL
  • Atlassian product suite
  • Passionate about open source tooling
  • Production experience with Docker and containers
  • Interest in ChatOps