Platform Engineer, Azure, DSC, PowerShell, TeamCity, Octopus

Apollo Solutions
London (Greater)
£500 - £650 p/day+ Per/day
09 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Platform Engineer, Azure, DSC, PowerShell, TeamCity, Octopus Deploy

A leading-edge e commerce client is seeking a Platform Engineer who can support and help with changes within the development team

The role:
'own' all environments required by your teams (pre-live) and ensure that these continue to meet the needs of the team
Support the set up all team environments, source structures etc.
Work with Principle Engineer and Lead Engineer on the adoption of new technologies in to the estate, ensuring that these are shared with other areas and that they align with standards etc.
Ensure that any work applied to your teams is shared across peers to build up best practice
Support the team in identifying issues with code / deliverables
Orchestrating the end to end deployment process - ensuring that teams have considered all aspects of go live, including Day + 1 (the need for your code to not only work in live but in all other environments once it is deployed)
Approving code deployment to 'restricted' environments for the team
Act as governance / competency for the team - ensuring they are adhering to standards but more importantly, actively driving your skill in to the teams through such techniques as pairing, brown bag sessions and retrospectives
To champion and drive through alerting and monitoring requirements for the platform
To support your peers and contribute to the DevOps community

Key Skills and Experience
Strong Infrastructure background
Strong Windows based skill set
Understanding of configuration systems - preferred are Chef / DSC
Scripting skills e.g. Powershell
Understanding of database
Song experience of automated deployment tools e.g. Octopus Deploy
Continuous Integration technologies and approach e.g. TFS, TeamCity
Good level of cloud awareness e.g. vCloud / Azure
Understanding of Source Control systems e.g. Git, TFS

Experience of working in an Agile (preferably Scrum) environment
Experience of working with ALM Improvement
Good communication skills
Good influencing skills
Methodical in problem solving

Platform Engineer, Azure, DSC, PowerShell, TeamCity, Octopus Deploy
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