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DevOps Specialist

  • Job reference: 23649
  • Location: London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Start date: Not specified
  • Contact: Not specified
  • Sector: Infrastructure & Cloud Services
  • Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum

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DevOps Specialist

I am on the lookout for an experienced engineer from a development background to join my consultancy client in offering strategic technical advisory solutions to multiple financial services clients for DevOps and complete software delivery automation solutions. As a DevOps Specialist you will use your technology expertise in definition, planning and implementation of DevOps application delivery pipelines.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Working with client's IT organizations to establish DevOps strategy at an application level
  • Drive to true modern DevOps culture
  • Estimate time frames, quality and quantity of resources required to successfully implement projects; develop project plans incorporating all project variables including risk.
  • Establish measurable criteria concerning deliverability, performance, maintenance, design and costs
  • Lead the translation of the client's business requirements into systems design
  • Establish high, mid and micro level plans and set technical direction for a team of up to 30 people
  • In addition to working on billable client engagements, may also assist as needed on pre-sales opportunities such as RFP responses, proposal delivery, architecture assessments, and technical qualifications

Job Requirements:


  • Demonstrate expert level proficiency in Shell Scripting and in one or more of the open source scripting languages Groovy and Python.
  • Hands on skills and project experience with Automated package delivery tools - one or more of Ansible, Chef or Puppet.
  • Good understanding of Jenkins 2.0
  • Hands on skills and project experience with the following application build tools - Npm or Gulp AND Maven or Gradle
  • Working knowledge of Junit and/or Jasmine non-functional
  • Strong awareness of security considerations and security tools used to integrate with the build pipeline covering OWASP top 10
  • Working knowledge of Tomcat and Websphere application servers and java containers
  • Basic infrastructure knowledge - Operating Systems, VM's, Containers, Proxy, Nginx
  • Willingness to drive to true modern devops culture
  • An ability to act as a mentor to other engineers
  • Passion for code quality. A strong understanding of the entire Devops tool chain from a quality perspective
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as presentation skills


  • Experience within Financial Services sector and/or Consulting
  • Good understanding of PaaS and Container infrastructure, preferably Cloud foundry and Kubernetes.
  • Understanding of buildpacks and how to access containers
  • Experience of working with cloud providers (e.g. AWS)
  • Experience working with Travis and/or Circle CI
  • Understanding of application deployment orchestration tools such as UrbanCode deploy
  • Experience working with client's IT organization to establish devops strategy at an application level.

You will also be responsible for the design and implementation of applications build, release, deployment, and configuration activities, along with working with internal and business partners to gather requirements, prototyping, architecting, implementing/updating solutions, building and executing test plans, performing quality reviews, managing operations, and triaging and fixing operational issues. You must be able to adjust to constant business change; common types of changes include new requirements, evolving goals and strategies, and emerging technologies. If this sounds like you, please do not hesitate to apply!

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