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  • Salary: £500 - £600 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 21/11/2017
  • Job reference: J377811A

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The work location is in LEEDS and is a 6 month contract paying 500-600 Per Day.

The role is working for an entertainment leader, innovating in research and development to shape the future of society at large. Working in a company always innovating and thinking ahead.

Must Have Essential Key skills & Background:

The role is multi-disciplinary and benefits from having a varying understanding in the following areas:

  • We are a RHEL/CentOS house so a very good understanding of Linux is essential.
  • We have some typical LAMP stacks, though Mongo, Redis, Memcached and RabbitMQ also feature highly.
  • We write our code in PHP and Javascript, making heavy use of Node.js. There's the usual mixture of bash, a little Python, and some Ruby. Our source control is Git.
  • We make heavy use of Chef for our configuration management but experience of this or other CM tools is necessary.
  • We have heavy integration with OpenBet systems underpinning our sportsbook and gaming services.
  • We make use of Graphite, Grafana, New Relic, Splunk and Opsview for monitoring out services.

Key responsibilities

Optimize availability, stability and performance of services:

  • Work with the development and operational teams to evaluate and optimize the health, stability and reliability of platforms and services.
  • Execute regular testing and measurement of our infrastructure and platforms to identify improvement and ensure confidence in their reliability e.g. scheduling DR failovers, performance, break and security testing.

Refine and influence system design and implementation:

  • Enable and support the growth and scaling of products and services. Identifying inefficiencies in our current systems and planning for growth in those new and old.
  • Be a key driver for operational excellence across the SDLC and ensure best practices around performance, deployment, monitoring and availability.
  • Applying data-driven analysis to drive engineering decisions.
  • Minimize the level of manual tasks on our engineers by finding and automating inefficiencies to avoid extra work in the future.

Build and run tools to identify, predict and mitigate failures:

  • Design, build and implement tools to aid the fault finding and debugging of incidents that occur in the deployment and running of applications and systems.
  • Introduce and maintain tools that help measure the resilience of our applications and infrastructure to help them better tolerate failures.
  • Engineer chaos tools and procedures to inject failure into our systems to certify that they are fault tolerant and recoverable.
  • Monitor, analyse and predict service performance and capacity to proactively forecast problems.
  • Refine and deploy monitoring and diagnostics tools.

Operational Support:

  • Collaborate with our other engineering teams and lead the triage of high priority production incidents while bringing about changes to improve reliability.
  • Provide technical guidance for service upgrades, rollouts and enhancements.
  • Utilise tools and intuition to aid support teams in the identifying and mitigation of potential problems and vulnerabilities.
  • Develop engineering solutions to failures and all other problems that adversely affect site reliability and uptime. Including capacity, performance, stability and security issues.

Cross Team Working:

  • Work with Chapter Leads to nurture a best-in-class Software Delivery Life Cycle.
  • Embrace Agile and Lean methodologies to further the success of Squads within the Bet Tribe.
  • Work with stakeholders in Product Management, Architecture, Business Intelligence, and the wider business to deliver fit-for-purpose solutions.

About the client

The client is a large entertainment organisation; they excite and inspire customers with leading innovations and technologies in the entertainment industry. They strive to be the best for customers and the people working for them. They are always looking for ways to improve. That spirit has made us what we are today, and it will drive us to become what we want to be tomorrow.

If you are relevant or interested don't delay, contact me on 0161 924 1416 or email me at

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