DevOps Engineer

RTM / Sky
St Albans
02 Dec 2017
04 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Location: St Albans OR LondonReports to: Director Network OperationsDirect Reports: NoneRegularly has contact with: Product Management, Development, Service Delivery and Customer Services We're part of Europe's leading entertainment and communications business. With over 22 million customers across five countries, we make life easier by entertaining and connecting people. It's a genuine team effort. That's why we want talented people, like you, to join us and help make the future happen.The Cloud operates a large scale Public Wi-Fi ISP network in UK and Europe. This role is to perform day to day operational System Administration duties across the service delivery platform and its associated systems ensuring high service quality and availability to our customers and end users. In conjunction with day to day responsibilities there are also strategic project based activities required to deliver The Cloud's products roadmap in line with the commercial priorities and strategic direction of the business. The perks As a valued employee of Sky, you'll benefit from a free Sky Q premium package (one off payment required for installation), an excellent pension scheme and private health care. Plus, there's a great range of other benefits to fit around your needs too. Your key responsibilities Strategic
  • Support New Product and Services roadmap introduction projects. Specifically, technology search, design, deployment and introduction into the service delivery platform structure and processes.
  • Strategic management of upgrade, monitoring and scaling/capacity/disaster recovery planning for the core service delivery systems
  • Setup and maintain high availability systems to meet business SLAs
Day to Day
  • As required, perform day to System Administration activities required to maintain the performance and availability of the service delivery platform to meet business requirements and SLAs
  • BAU (Business as Usual) technology administration services and business-related technology activities
  • Provide 3rd Line Support to customers according to SLAs - resolving technical support tickets, including participation in an out-of-hours on call rota
Your skills
  • Responsibilities entail: the design, development, testing, implementation, automation, monitoring, and administration of entire solutions.
  • Strong background in Linux Administration and networking and subnet knowledge required.
  • Prior experience with OpenStack, Azure, Cloud Foundry, VMWARE EXSi, vSphere.
  • Experience with automation/configuration management using either Puppet, Chef, Ansible or an equivalent
  • Ability to use a wide variety of open source technologies and cloud services (experience with vSphere/ESXi is required)
  • Strong experience with SQL and PostgreSQL, MySQL (NoSQL experience is a plus, too, since we also use Cassandra/Memcached)
  • A working understanding of code and script (Python, Perl, Ruby, and or Bash)
  • Design, build/deploy and manage solutions that enhance engineering productivity
  • Design and implement appropriate environments for those applications, engineer suitable release management procedures and provide production support.
  • Developing and enabling continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) for search system components.
  • Frequent technologies used in this role would be: Elastic Cache, Chef, Docker, Linux Shell Scripting, Bash Scripting, and Jenkins.
  • Participate in the Agile DevOps design, development, testing, and release of new capabilities and features with focus on release and post-production support.
  • Identify reoccurring issues and work with IT & Business partners to remediate using the problem management process.
If you're ready to work in a dynamic environment alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, apply today Happy to talk flexible working It's our people that make Sky Europe's leading entertainment company. That's why we work hard to be an inclusive employer, so everyone at Sky can be their best. If you are successful in your application for this role, your appointment will be subject to receiving a positive outcome from your Criminal Record Check. Believe in better