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DevOps/Deployment Automation Specialist

  • Job reference: 24634
  • Location: Richmond upon Thames
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Start date: Not specified
  • Contact: Not specified
  • Sector: Infrastructure & Cloud Services
  • Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum

I am on the lookout for a Software Build & Deployment Automation Specialist to support internal Product Delivery Teams and ensure that they are able to deploy changes rapidly, securely and transparently to end users at any time. You will be working alongside development, platform and operations teams to design, build and maintain various pipelines and systems, as well as helping to build out the devOps culture throughout the wider business.

This includes providing expert advice, coaching and training to engineers to empower them and they are able to self-serve and support a highly collaborative environment. You will also work closely with platform engineers on hosting concerns, disaster recovery and business continuity planning.

You will have to be passionate and have expert knowledge in Agile, DevOps cultures and software delivery techniques. To be successful you will need to be:

  • Knowledgeable, confident, collaborative and customer focused with respect to DevOps Culture & Practices
  • Able to use a depth and breadth of experience to help, coach and train individuals within the product delivery teams
  • Able to assist with project validation by identifying/evaluating areas of risk and devising mitigation
  • A skilled negotiator obtaining buy-in from, and resolving conflict with various

Experience Required

  • Experience of working in mixed OS, Cloud, SaaS, Web and API application environments
  • Experience of managing the build and deployment of mixed platforms (.Net/C# applications on Windows Platforms and Java based applications on Linux Platforms)
  • Excellent understanding of Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, Deployment Pipelines, Green-Blue and Canary Deployment processes
  • Demonstrable skills in designing, optimising, maintaining and improving software build and deployment pipelines using Build Tools (e.g. MSBuild, Bamboo, Jenkins, TeamCity, Rake, Cake), Artifacts Repositories (e.g. Sonatype Nexus, Maven), Testing Tools (SonarQube), PowerShell & Bash scripting.
  • At ease with troubleshooting in complex environments through experience using monitoring and logging tools (such as AppDynamics, NewRelic, Splunk, Nagios, Zabbix)
  • Cloud and Network aware with AWS Experience and knowledge of Multi Region Topologies, Auto Scaling, Load Balancers, Proxy Servers, SNS, SQS, DNS, CDNs and WAFs
  • Experience with Configuration Management Tools, Pipeline as Code, Infrastructure as Code
  • Working with Delivery and Projects Teams to upskill and empower them, whilst ensure standards and best practices are baked into their Ways of Working
  • Developing technical standards and processes to support high frequency application deployments (>1 deployment / day)
  • Participation in Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity planning

Advantages

  • Experience working with Containers, Docker, Kubernetes, Mesos, Vagrant, Chocolatey
  • Experience maintaining platforms with SQL Server/RDS, MongoDB, ElasticSearch, Kibana
  • Knowledgeable of .netcore, C#, Python, and/or Go programming
  • Background working with Agile delivery teams, delivering micro-services and/or Enterprise Content Management
  • Experience working with nearshore or offshore
  • Actively participating in the wider DevOps

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