DevOps Engineer

Staffline Express
Dagenham, Greater London
£35000 - £40000/annum
23 Jul 2017
22 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Staffline are currently recruiting for a candidate who has demonstrable experience of managing the full SDLC operating in both AGILE and Waterfall approaches.

Most of our client’s systems in scope of DevOps are built and deployed on a Microsoft technology stack (MS SQL Server, IIS, Windows Server, C# .Net etc.). However, the client is diversifying and there is a growing trend towards LINUX, MySQL/Oracle. You should have excellent operational knowledge in working with the MS stack and ideally have experience or a strong interest desire to learn LINUX.

A strong interest in new and emerging technologies, techniques and approaches is pre-requisite our client is looking for a person who will challenge the status quo, bring in new thinking, adopt industry best practices and move the department forward.

Currently our client operates TFS2012 (on premise), TeamCity (CI), and Octopus Deployment. Our candidate should have experience working with these or other similar products and be prepared to offer guidance and opinions on best practices, working with Development and IT teams to deliver workable solutions. Successful candidates will also be keen to embrace cloud technologies as this is a strong area for growth opportunity, a candidate having prior experience of making a journey from on premise to cloud would be a distinct advantage.

Previous experience of any of the following would be a huge advantage (GMC, SEFAS, OpenText (formerly HP Dialogue).

Key Responsibilities

• Ownership, tracking and resolution of all service incidents and requests
• Trouble shooting and general support of live operational environments.
• Active system monitoring
• System optimisation and tuning.
• Effective management and prioritisation of support tickets to achieve agreed SLA’s
• Base system builds, system upgrades, hotfix deployment and Change management.
• Environment configuration and management
• Responsible for code promotion and deployments (automated)
• Automated SDLC, administration of TFS/TeamCity and Octopus (or equivalent)
• Contribution of ideas on how to improve system performance, operation and process
• Pro-active engagement with Development, IT and client facing teams to ensure that service levels are met and our customers are kept happy.
• Ensure all systems are kept up to date, actively manage technical migrations, and stakeholders
• Be the main point of contact and escalation for all DevOps enquiries (out of hours required).
• Requirement to directly provide 2/3rd line support out of normal working hours
• Drive and contribute to the strategic direction of the DevOps and wider technology department (e.g. in respect of new technology adoption, upgrade paths etc.)
• Ensure that environments and applications provisioned, are fit for purpose, secure, resilient and meet the requirements of the business
• Implement an automated Database deployment methodology in conjunction with Development team
• Manage application code through multiple product lifecycle environments, from development to mission-critical production systems.
• Independently analyse, solve, and correct issues in real time, providing problem resolution end-to-end.
• Refine and automate regular processes, track issues, and document changes
• Provide 24x7 support for critical production systems.
• Perform scheduled maintenance and support release deployment activities after hours.
• Work closely with Project and Client Services teams to understand client and business requirements for new work or enhancements to existing projects to provide; estimate of works, resource plan and a commitment to delivery
• Provide KPI’s on team and system performance to senior management.
• To perform any other duties in support of the head of department which may be required from time to time