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Senior Devops Engineer

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: London
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 07/06/2018
  • Job reference: J387740A

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Senior Devops Engineer


3-6 months

You'll undertake cross-functional engineering projects, working in small teams with other engineers in different knowledge spheres, building supportable, sustainable and reliable services.

You'll have hands-on experience with new technologies, such as containers (Docker, RKT) and the tool orchestration that surround these, (CoreOS / Etcd / Flannel / Kubernetes / Fleet etc.). You'll understand the pros and cons of these technologies and have experience on various implementations surrounding them, or similar tools in that technical space.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Appetite for new technologies.
  • System provisioning & automation, monitoring, metrics, scalability, security and hardening.
  • Overall responsibility for the projects Linux infrastructure in relation to common standards.
  • Responsible for the health and upkeep of the critical services.
  • Active on remediating any knowledge gaps between Developers and Operations Engineers.
  • Automation of Linux, providing frictionless access to services to the rest of the Engineering organisation.
  • Working alongside other engineers in the industry, providing the code, services and knowledge to deliver a smooth automation process from the start to the end of the project lifecycle.

Things we seek:

  • Good communication skills, both in written and verbal form.
  • Knowledge in new technologies (Docker / Fleet / Etcd / Flannel / Kubernetes)
  • Reasonable fluency in at least one of: ruby, go.
  • Knowledge of HIDS, NIDS and security hardening.
  • Extremely sound knowledge of GNU/Linux.
  • Knowledge of configuration management tools (Puppet / Ansible), not essential but helps.
  • Understanding of CI environments and how they facilitate the automation process with other orchestration tools.
  • Experience of IP networking.
  • Experience of building infrastructure in the cloud, (AWS) and designing for the cloud.
  • Understanding of cloud concepts and how to automate the build over specific API's within the cloud.

Things we like:

  • Linux!
  • Docker / RKT
  • SkyDNS / Bind
  • io / Artifactory
  • Experience of configuring and managing ELK
  • Ceph / Glusterfs
  • CoreOS: Fleet / Etcd / Flannel / Rkt
  • SysDig / Graphite / Prometheus
  • Git / Github / Gitlab
  • HAProxy
  • Ruby, Go
  • SQL / NO-SQL DB's
  • Nginx

Suitable candidates should submit their CV in the first instance

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