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Developer - Cloud - API - Scripting - SC Clearance or eligible

  • Salary: £400 - £450 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Feltham, Middlesex
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 09/03/2017
  • Job reference: J363147A

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Our client creates the most advanced cloud based collaboration technologies available today. Ranging from voice to text to content to video. They seamlessly integrate all these technologies to product the most delightful and effective collaboration experiences in the industry. Then client has invested billions of dollars towards cloud development and has emerged as an industry leader. That means your work will transform our businesses, and people's lives, across the globe.

The Team

The Cloud operations team will design, develop, and cutting edge communications applications leveraging Cloud Technologies. This is a start-up group within the company tasked with scaling out our next generation platform to astronomical scales. Our goal is to transform the future of communications APIs !


We are looking for candidates with very strong operational backgrounds. You don't just draw diagrams showing your architecture will work, you make it a reality, and you respond to the alerts if that reality falls apart. You love (and maybe you even develop) the latest and greatest tooling, but you think improving processes for how development and operations collaborates is just as important. You need to be self-motivated. We are a distributed team, and as such we you will need to be able to work, and deliver, without direct daily supervision.

  • Deploy and manage Tropo hosting services
  • Work hand in hand w/ product engineering on deploying and supporting new features and services.
  • Participate in on-call rotations
  • Troubleshoot network and platform issues
  • Scale infrastructure to meet business demand
  • Monitor and manage our field deployments
  • Develop tools for automation
  • Document and update systems design and procedures
  • Develop tools for automation

Minimum Qualifications

  • Holds or willing to obtain Security Check ( SC ) clearance (If not already held, successful candidates must be prepared to obtain this prior to starting with our clients
  • 6+ years experience building, deploying and operating complex API-driven software - ideally in a cloud environment
  • Significant expertise with distributed systems, ideally in a cloud environment
  • Strong understanding of complex IP networks
  • Expert in at least one scripting language such as Ruby or Python
  • Significant experience with cloud technologies and/or DevOps approaches to modern software delivery
  • Experienced with modern software tools and approaches (Github, pull requests, unit tests, Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment environments like Jenkins, ect)
  • Experience with modern configuration management frameworks such as Chef, Puppet, Salt, or Ansible
  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Detail-oriented personality
  • Entrepreneurship - think like a start-up

Must Have Skills

  • Experience deploying and operating a shipping software service in a successful customer-facing Cloud Business
    ● Experience with API and Web services development
    ● Experience with OpenStack - or at least with AWS or Rackspace
    ● Extremely strong linux administration skills
    ● Extremely strong troubleshooting skills

Desirable Skills

  • Experience of Elastic Search / Logstash, or FluentD
    ● Familiarity with modern monitoring tools, eg: Sensu, Zabbix, Graphite, StatsD, Prometheus, InfluxDB, ect
    ● Experience with encoding and streaming technologies, SIP being the most preferred
    ● Experience with application application Containers
    ● Experience with systems languages, preferably Go
    ● Experience with enterprise Java application configuration and management
    ● Familiarity with Java build tools, eg Maven, Ant, or Gradle

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