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Senior DevOps Engineer - AWS / Azure

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 14/09/2018
  • Job reference: BBBH87641

Senior DevOps Engineer

6 months

Basingstoke

The role holder may manage a small/medium design team. They are a competent design authority on larger or more complex solutions, demonstrating an understanding of the customers' business and commercial issues. They identify, design and deliver larger or more complex architectures, strategies and specific solutions

Responsible for the design and communication of structures to enable and guide the design and development of integrated solutions that meet current and future business needs. Changes to service, process, organization, operating model and other aspects may be required in addition to technology components, and solutions must demonstrate how agreed requirements (such as automation of business processes) are met, any requirements which are not fully met or, and any options or considerations which require a business decision. The provision of comprehensive guidance on the development of, and modifications to, solution components to ensure that they take account of relevant architectures, strategies, policies, standards and practices and that existing and planned solution components remain compatible.

Key Accountabilities

  • Complete responsibility for technical input to qualification and business approval meetings, designing larger more complex solutions.
  • Shapes technical proposals to be commercially acceptable to the customer and may make solution/service trade-offs.
  • Defines the approach to larger/more complex solution development and acceptance testing, controlling technical scope and the work of the design team in order to ensure an acceptable cost structure.

Capability, Knowledge & Expertise

  • A demonstrable understanding of the full Software Delivery Lifecycle
  • Has demonstrable experience delivering high availability auto scaling containerised deployments in AWS or Azure
  • Has experience working closely with IT Operations, IT Development and IT Service teams to promote DevOps culture.
  • In depth understanding of continuous integration, continuous delivery, software configuration management, version control and release management.

Key Performance Indicators

  • Demonstrably operates as the overall infrastructure Customer Solution Architect [CSA] for large, complex solutions.
  • Regularly has large, complex designs, incorporating trade-offs from the original specification, accepted by the relevant business approval review, without any requirement for design changes.
  • Authors design and test documents for large, complex infrastructures, whose risk and cost elements are accepted by the overall CSA or Project Manager.
  • Can evidence regular contributions to customer forums, conferences and professional bodies.
  • Using company prescribed methodologies, can demonstrate a contribution to the definition of customer overall IT architecture, including new solutions or significant size and complexity and which contain solution components from contributing specialists.
  • Regular contribution to, and user of, company knowledge repositories and events.

Required Technical Skills:

  • Cloud Computing services, specifically AWS or Microsoft Azure
  • Containerisation such as Docker
  • Containerisation orchestration such as Kubernetes
  • Version control solutions, specifically Gitlab and GitHub
  • DevOps methods (integration & automation)
  • Continuous integration, continuous delivery/deployment tooling such as Jenkins/Drone
  • Configuration management tooling such as Ansible and Puppet
  • Automated tested tools such as Selenium
  • Collaboration tooling such as Atlassian toolset
  • Good knowledge and hands on experience of Database technologies such as Postgres, MariaDB and AWS RDS
  • Working within Scrum, Kanban or Lean methodologies
  • Good knowledge and hands on experience of Windows and Linux based operating systems

Beneficial

Experience of ITIL and IT Management systems, such as ServiceNow, Jira, and Confluence

Automated testing tools

Suitable candidates should submit their CV in the first instance

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