Platform Engineering Lead (DevOps Champion)

The App Business
London (Greater)
13 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Platform Engineering Lead - DevOps Champion (Contractor)


You’ll be an expert in the DevOps culture and practices, championing product-led transformation, helping us grow our technical teams in London. You'll coach and support the adoption of a data-driven and continuous delivery approach.

You’ll be working with a high profile client in the exciting arena of sports betting - in fact, with one of the industry’s most recognised brands.

We're looking for someone who already has expertise of:

    Leading and Coaching implementation of practices, such as infrastructure-as-code, build promotion and ChatOps;Technologies such as Ansible, Vagrant, Zabbix, Nagios, UNIX, F5 Load Balancers, Sybase, Redis and Atlassian Bamboo;AWS deployment and infrastructure design best practices using IaaS and PaaS;Large scale and high profile enterprise projects (both existing and greenfield);Microservices and a modular architecture;Working in a cross-functional Agile team, alongside other engineers, product owners, designers, and testers;Working from locations in South Bank and King’s Cross (TAB and client sites).
You’ll need experience with other technologies and a strong interest in new trends: we always strive to use the best technology for the job at hand, so new technologies may need to be evaluated and introduced.


Technical excellence

You’re a technical expert at:

    Solving complex engineering problems in a reliable and testable way;Collaboratively defining infrastructure and deployment practices and standards that embody DevOps principles;Evaluating how different technologies, frameworks and languages can be used in order to deliver the best possible solution for both TAB and our client.
Cross-functional development

You’re experienced at:

    Learning and collaborating in cross-functional teams with other engineers, product owners, designers, and testers.Working closely with clients, and key business and technical stakeholders, to ensure requirements are met;Working across the technical stack, contributing to infrastructure, application and database provisioning and deployment.
Design Expertise

You have the ability to:

    Demonstrate expertise in designing and developing high-quality and scalable applications, tooling and infrastructure;Understand approaches to designing continuous deployment pipelines, monitoring and alerting.
About the App Business

TAB's purpose is simple - create mobile experiences that make the world work better for billions of people. It’s a lofty one, but when we inject our mobile specialism into some of the biggest companies in the world, we can create game changing products.

Whether its reimagining essential weather services with the Met Office, Transforming journey planning with Go-Ahead Group or evolving how TfL test brakes on the tube, our team of engineers, designers, strategists, product owners and Agile specialists are ready to take on the challenge.

As the biggest team of mobile specialists in the world (over 500 people globally), we believe that the opportunity for our team is incredibly exciting, as we see user experiences unbundle from smartphones into a multitude of emerging platforms and touch points such as cars, speakers and wearables.

Our ambition is to create a nurturing environment that allows every member of our team to help their teammates become the best version of themselves through excellent servant leadership.

As a company, we know it is important to acknowledge the effort our people put in - which is why we have a wide range of benefits in place, which increase as people grow and develop within TAB. It is one of the many ways we ensure we say thank you, and has lead to us ranking as 'Outstanding' in the independent Best Companies Index.

If the opportunity above excites you, then we'd love to hear from you, so please apply now!

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