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DevOps Engineer

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 05/11/2018
  • Job reference: BBBH92005

DevOps Engineer

Location - Manchester
Initial Duration - 6 Months

Task Description

  • Operational management of Linux servers, delivering a complex web application stack.
  • Building and configuring new server platforms and the automated tooling to do so.
  • Testing, debugging and troubleshooting of platform level problems.
  • Supporting development teams with configuring applications for deployment.
  • Using Configuration management tools like Puppet, Chef.
  • Deploying and configuring machines in a Cloud environment.
  • Installation and management of open source monitoring tools.
  • Application deployment strategies and continuous integration.

Key Skills

  • You will have demonstrable experience configuring web and application servers and possess a fundamental understanding of Linux. Previous experience in building and supporting a large production platform would be ideal.
  • Passion for and ability to design and support robust build, deployment and configuration management systems for multi-tier Java J2EE & .Net applications.
  • Experience with continuous integration tools (Jenkins, Travis-CI, Go).
  • Experience administering application servers, servlet containers, and web servers (WebSphere, Apache Tomcat, Jetty, Nginx, Mongrel, Microsoft IIS, Apache HTTP server, etc).
  • Some experience with unit testing and automated testing tools.
  • Operations team experience.
  • Virtualization systems (VMWare, Xen, etc).
  • Cloud computing (EC2, Google App Engine, etc).
  • Networking concepts, technologies, and protocols (TCP/IP, IPSec, HTTP, FTP, DHCP, and DNS).
  • An understanding of common web application architectures.
  • Experience in configuring and managing Linux servers for serving a dynamic website.
  • Experience in debugging a complex multi-server service.
  • Scripting or basic programming skills.
  • Familiarity with network protocols - TCP/IP, HTTP, SSL, etc.
  • A strong technical foundation in build, release and environments.


  • BPSS initially but capable of being SC cleared.
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