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DevOps Engineer (with Development background)

  • Job reference: 27592
  • Location: London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Start date: Not specified
  • Contact: Not specified
  • Sector: Infrastructure & Cloud Services
  • Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum

Job title: Platform Reliabity Engineer (DevOps Engineer)
Location: London
Salary: £60,000 - £80,000 (+ benefits)

Are you an experienced software engineer with a thorough understanding of modern infrastructure and DevOps methodologies? Are you excited about continuous deployment and integration? Are you also passionate about reliability and zero downtime? If so, this could be the ideal role for you.

A world-leading, FTSE 250 trading and investment firm is looking for a software engineer (or DevOps engineer with a strong development background) to join their Platform Reliability Team which focuses on ensuring high performance and reliabiltiy of the company's state of the art trading platform. The team is characterized by passion for continuous improvement, natural problem solver, in-depth understanding of reliability patterns, and enablers of DevOps culture. Their strategy is to empower development teams to deliver reliable high-performance software, and develop control and platform intelligence mechanisms to ensure that only high standard components get as far as production.

The selected candidate will play an important role in driving the team's strategy forward and reports to a Platform Reliability Lead. The responsibilities also include:

  • Engage in and improve the whole lifecycle of Platform-from inception, through design (software/hardware/infrastructure) and refinement (deployment, operational, monitoring).

  • Engage with Development/Infrastructure teams before services go live through activities such as system design consulting, development of libraries/services to introduce standardized libraries, capacity planning and launch reviews.

  • Ensure once services are LIVE they have monitoring and alerting to validate overall system health. This should go beyond basic process checking and touch various other aspects of engineering like measuring end-to-end latency, kernel level metrics (sockets overflow) etc.

  • Discover Single-Point-Of-Failures within a System.

  • Scale systems sustainably through mechanisms like automation, and evolve systems by pushing for changes that improve reliability and resiliency.

  • Practice sustainable incident response and blameless postmortems.

You can come from any programming language, however, Java and C++ are preferred. You could have either already worked with some of the DevOps tools, or you could be yet to gain hands-on experience - either way, you need to have a thorough understanding of the automation and configuration management tools.

The tech stack the company is working on includes:

  • Java 8
  • C++
  • AWS
  • Jenkins
  • Bamboo
  • Docker
  • Puppet
  • Terraform
  • Tomcat
  • Shell
  • Python

Once again, you do not need to have worked with all of the above, but the more the better. Also, your passion for reliability and hunger to learn new technologies is just as important as your current technical capabilities.

We are aiming to finalise the shortlist by Friday 8th of December, so please apply before that date. Immediate start possible, however, beginning of 2018 is also fine.

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