DevOps Engineer - --Exeter

£40000 - £55000 per annum + 26 day holiday, 1 to 2 days remote

We are looking for a DevOps engineer or a System Admin Engineer looking to move into DevOps to work for a leading technology company



Key Responsibilities:

* Giving direction to the team and help with long term DevOps and Infrastructure strategic direction.
* Architect, manage and own production services’ infrastructure to ensure services’ performance and availability matches SLAs. Infrastructure can be both on-premise and in-cloud
* Participate in developing architecture of new services and amend architecture of existing services to ensure services’ performance and availability matches SLAs.
* Automate parts of the development delivery process using scripts and other appropriate tools
* Work on making entrusted services (both customer facing and internal) reliable and performance.
* Help project team develop and implement proper workflows, policies and SLAs
* Work in a multi-functional team supporting agile engineering teams, taking responsibility for committed deliverables and quality
* Identify and fix tooling performance and reliability issues before anyone else – can we hit the 5 9’s?
* Drive automation and efficiencies – automate and optimise everything!
* Manage, improve, build and own build/CI/CD infrastructure to facilitate development team to deliver quickly.
* Deliver technical innovation - ask questions and provide solutions
* Keep a close eye on new technologies/innovations in the technology industry and ways of leveraging these to benefit the organization – keep learning
* Promote good software engineering practices (e.g. build, deploy, test automation)
* Maintain and improve methodologies and best practices
* Work with the Technical Architect community to drive a consolidated view of services and technologies ensuring that other dependencies and requirements across are clearly understood and delivered against.
* Assist in planning team growth to support a diverse and complex technology ecosystem.
* Communicate early, accurately and often
* Develop and manage monitoring for entrusted systems.

Your Candidate Profile:

We are looking for people with the following skills and experience:

You don't need all but empasis on Linux, Networking and some automation or cloud

* 5+ years’ experience scripting experience with tools like Java, Python, Perl, Ruby, Ant, and Maven.
* 5+ years experience in cloud technologies.
* 5years of experience in orchestration and automation; chef, puppet, CLI scripts, etc.
* 5+ years’ experience working in an agile environment
* Strong background in Linux Administration
* Good knowledge of networking, including firewalling, load balancing, routing.
* Working knowledge of at least one of monitoring technologies: Nagios, Zabbix, Prometheus.
* Must have a good knowledge of infrastructure and configuration management tools (Chef, Puppet, Terraform or similar).
* Good proficiency in AWS stack (EC2, ELB/ALB, RDS, EMR, VPCs/networking, S3), including, but not limited to, writing scripts on top of boto3( for python) or similar(for other languages) libraries and extensive use of AWS cli.
* Strong experience with SQL, MySQL/MariaDB administration experience (including, but not limited to optimizing SQL queries and database in general, setting up replication, clustering, etc(). Experience with NoSQL databases (MongoDB) is a plus.
* Proficiency (medium level) in at least one of following languages (e.g. Java, Python, Ruby, Go, etc.) and desire to learn others. Specifically, most tools are developed in-house in Go and Python and you are expected to be able to improve/modify them if needed.
* Knowledge of best practices and IT operations in an always-up, always-available service
* Good knowledge containerization technologies (Docker, Docker Swarm, Kubernetes) including, but not limited to, understanding of how networking and task scheduling works.
* Good working knowledge of source control technologies (e.g. Git, subversion).
* Prior production experience with and knowledge of at least one of following MQ technologies: RabbitMQ, ActiveMQ, Kafka.
* Prior experience in architecting and working with distributed systems is a plus.
* Good understanding of SOA

Advise on salary and availability on application

WA Consultants is an Employment Business and an Employment Agency as described within The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003.

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  • Posted: 2 weeks ago
  • Consultant: Julian Menzies
  • Phone: 01392 666060

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