Senior DevOps Infrastructure Specialist - Lndon

Brookwood Recruitment Limited
London (Greater)
11 Mar 2018
10 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior DevOps Infrastructure Specialist London

My client is seeking a skilled infrastructure specialist to help evaluate, certify, deploy and maintain various hardware, virtual and software load-balancer products through which thousands of applications are delivered. The role also covers integrating load-balancer components into our centralized self-service configuration management & monitoring systems.

The team is distributed over UK , US and Europle is responsible for delivering in-house developed management systems as well as integrating with vendor and open source products that configure and operate the Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) technology platform on which web and other applications and services are deployed; a global platform servicing both internal users and external clients across all business units at the firm. With the current industry themes of public, hybrid and private clouds and containerisation very much in mind, we are required to improve the agility of PaaS provision and management, replacing manual procedures and improving existing automation, driving down the costs of the PaaS platform as a whole, all in a secure and repeatable way.

A successful applicant will contribute to a number of important initiatives including our ultra-low-latency trade plant renovation and agile infrastructure strategy, engineering efficient, scalable application delivery solutions for our trading systems and cloud-like hosting platform services. Prior experience deploying and managing large scale web or network infrastructure (ideally F5 or A10 load-balancer appliances) is preferable.

This role involves building and maintaining relationships with business unit-facing technical groups utilising the team's products, providing consultancy to them and helping to engineer products and solutions that help meet their needs.

Working with solution architects, operations, application developers and fellow engineers to provide a well-documented, monitored, stable and supportable load-balancer plant

Implementing automation tools that integrate with our in-house developed configuration management frameworks (written predominantly in Perl and Python) to enable safe, robust self-service management of load-balancer infrastructure

Communicating with internal clients and stakeholders to identify new business requirements and design well architected infrastructure solutions that meet their needs

Recommending changes to improve performance and stability at the configuration or code level

Working as a top-level escalation point to perform complex troubleshoots, working with other infrastructure & application owners to resolve issues in the environment


Infrastructure automation and integration experience using Perl, python and/or shell scripting languages

A firm understanding of O/S and networking concepts: Linux/Unix system administration, TCP/IP, HTTP, SSL and other related protocols

Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills in a highly visible fast paced enterprise environment

Comfortable working with a Linux-based command line

Excellent verbal & written communication skills

Desired Skills:

Working knowledge of F5 or A10 load-balancer configuration and APIs (F5's iControl and iRules or A10 axAPI and aflex rules)

Experience with distributed web applications and working knowledge of their underlying infrastructure components

Knowledge of virtualized and containerized infrastructure

Good understanding of software version control, deployment & build tools and SDLC practices

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