Digital DevOps Engineer

Computer People
London, South East England
06 Jul 2017
05 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Digital DevOps Engineer - Permanent - London

The purpose of this position is to continuously develop & improve software defined infrastructure solutions using IaaS & PaaS, upon which we will deliver digital applications:

  • Defining new solutions to issues as they arise, whilst at the same time reusing established patterns where possible.
  • Developing and maintaining standards for the automation, validation and deployment of software defined infrastructure.
  • Working in a team of specialists across all infrastructure disciplines, these infrastructure solutions will directly influence and support the delivery of Group Digital ambition.
  • Supporting the delivery of our multi-million pound investment in infrastructure.

This role will be responsible for both; ensuring that digital solutions are aligned to our infrastructure strategy or where appropriate, facilitating alteration of the strategy, and ensuring the infrastructure can automatically flex to ensure excellent end user experience.


  • Design and deliver software defined infrastructure solutions, whilst at the same time ensuring technical faults are engineered out and / or automated resolutions are found and implemented.
  • Define and adhere to relevant coding standards to ensure consistency and quality of delivery.
  • Give expert advice on areas of specialism to ensure that appropriate technical solutions are delivered.
  • Spread knowledge of new solutions throughout the infrastructure design team.
  • Work as a team player within the infrastructure design team.
  • Input into and develop Infrastructure Strategy, IT strategy, roadmaps and standards.
  • Define and monitor consistency across all the whole of Kingfisher within areas of specialism, through designs which comply with group strategy and standards.
  • Carry out solution options evaluation for technical deliverables.
  • Advise colleagues and customers of feasibility and risks of potential solutions and support creation of project mandates.
  • Keep up to date with technology trends and identifying areas of potential benefit to Kingfisher.
  • Work with 3rd party services, delivery partners and external vendors to deliver solutions.
  • Develop solutions according to project timelines whilst balancing requirements, costs and risk.
  • Hold peer reviewing designs, identifying opportunities for developing shared platforms and services, simplification and cost reduction.

Skills: (It would be useful if you have experience in several of the following but not essential)

  • Container Technologies, i.e. Docker
  • Jenkins
  • Shell, Perl, Python, PowerShell
  • Ansible, Puppet, AWS CloudFormation
  • AWS EC2
  • Microsoft Azure
  • OpenStack
  • Nginx
  • Apache
  • Postgres
  • MySQL
  • MongoDB

Digital DevOps Engineer - Permanent - London