Senior DevOps Engineer

10 Mar 2018
15 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior DevOps Engineer / Puppet / Chef / Dev Ops

Senior DevOps Engineer who is comfortable with all aspects of the delivery lifecycle from concept and design through to installation, testing and maintenance, is needed by our client, a well-established and recognised financial services company, to be based in Birmingham.

They provide STP and outsourced data management solutions to optimise data flow efficiency for multiple pre- and post-trade use cases.

They are now on the lookout for a new member to join their established team of developers

About the Role
As their Senior DevOps Engineer, your primary responsibility will be to manage their linux services, VMs and containers that deliver a complex data transformation application stack. You role will involve in the following:

  • Assisting the technology strategy & development of greenfield data transformation solution suite
  • Building & configuring new server platforms and the automated tooling
  • Testing, debugging & troubleshooting the solution suite and the development platform
  • Supporting the development teams with configuring applications for deployment
  • Assisting the validation of solution architecture & component integration through each phase of development
  • Guiding the development team in delivering & integrating application builds
  • Working with third party & outsourced development groups
  • Contributing to open source projects - from business requirements through design to implementation
  • Building, testing, integrating and releasing with continuous integration & delivery processes
  • Supporting client implementations & troubleshooting any issues
  • Acting as the point of reference for their development & application support teams
  • Working with bespoke analytic, data mapping & data transformation processing
  • Delivering your project to Tier 1 financial institutions

About Your Skills

  • Comfortable with all aspects of the delivery lifecycle from concept and design through to installation, testing and maintenance of the suite of products that will power the delivery platform
  • Predominantly skilled in Linux (but also Windows) command line installation & administration
  • Experience installing & managing open source logging and monitoring tools (Cacti, Nagios, Splunk, Elk etc.)
  • Excellent understanding of configuration management tools (e.g. Puppet, Chef)
  • Expertise in Linux shell, git (or equivalent) modern version control & continuous integration (experience with Jenkins a plus!)
  • Application deployment strategies and continuous integration concepts and tools
  • Experience configuring & deploying to private cloud or public cloud environment
  • Knowledge of virtualization systems, container systems and container orchestration systems (VMWare, Docker, Kubernetes, Swarm etc.)
  • Strong understanding of networking concepts, technologies & protocols (TCP/IP, IPSec, HTTP, FTP, DHCP & DNS)
  • Experience integrating & utilising rules engines, machine learning & data analytics
  • Expertise in streaming, data sets & data transformation (experience with Apache NiFi a plus!)
  • Experience working with general open source software, especially the Apache stack (Spark, ZooKeeper, Kafka, Beam, Ambari, Ranger) & the ELK stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana)
  • Python, Go, Powershell, scripting and shell experience
  • Previous experience within fintech, banking or the financial arena (a plus!)

About Your Personality

  • Ability to build & maintain relationships with customers and stakeholders
  • Real desire to innovate & challenge conventional ideas
  • Highly organised & motivated to get things done
  • Excellent communication skills (able to interpret customers requirements and respond to their needs & issues)
  • Passion for learning & applying new technologies
  • Strong desire to build up domain knowledge and technical expertise
  • Ability to thrive in a team & contribute to group activities and operations

Salary: £55,000 - £65,000

What's On Offer:
Ability to take ownership of what you produce

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