DevOps/ Platform Engineer - Ipswich -£40,000-£70,000

Evolution Recruitment Solutions Ltd
11 Dec 2018
23 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
DevOps Engineer - Ipswich - £40,000-£70,000
This is an exciting opportunity for Infrastructure Engineers of varying levels of ability to join one of the fastest growing security divisions in the UK.

The Role
As a member of the Platform and Infrastructure Engineering Team, you'll be working within a fast paced, constantly evolving team, that own the delivery of world class, performing and secure platforms that make a real difference to our Customers. Within the team are a number of specialisms, but as a platform engineer you will be someone who adores the wide scope and interest groups.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about technology, someone who is always researching and keeping up to date with the latest changes in technology and how they impact on the company platforms. This could cover operating systems, build automation, deployment, monitoring, data storage, virtualisation and in-life management and audit.

You will be expected to be extremely hands on and technical and it is expected that all platform and infrastructure engineers will have key interests and skills in at least three of the below:
  • An in depth working and administrative knowledge of one or more of the following Operating Systems: Linux (RedHat/ CentOS, Ubuntu, Fedora), Microsoft Windows.
  • Understanding of backup and restoration processes required for 24x7 support, including development of documentation for 1st and 2nd line support teams.
  • Virtualisation/containerisation technologies, VMware (ESX and VCenter), xen, virtualbox, docker (and Kubernetes/Swarm).
  • Automated system build, using Ansible, Puppet, Foreman, Kickstart (including PXE) and Microsoft Deployment tool kits.
  • Delivery and configuration of monitoring applications, such as nagios, openNMS, solarwinds or Zabbix.
  • Knowledge of software methodologies including Waterfall/V model, agile, lean, incremental and ability to work within them across projects.
  • Driving efficiency and effectiveness through a strong configuration management approach to release, along with solid test and automation principles.
  • Ability to automate repetitive tasks using scripting languages like Python, Bash, KornShell, PowerShell.
  • Deployment and administration of big data platforms using Cloudera or Hortonworks.
The Company
You will be joining a business that researches, develops and supports secure applications and systems with the main focus of combating cyber-crime. There are a number of high profile customers that need talented professionals, to help in creating innovative solutions to the latest security vulnerabilities and countermeasures.

This will also provide an opportunity to get a foot in the door of the defence sector. All candidates with be put through DV clearance and given access to top secret access to mission critical projects.

You will also be joining a business that is renowned for their investment in their employees. This organisation boast an impressive internal structure that is designed around pushing employees to reach their potential and support their aspirations. With one of the largest training budgets in the UK and a company culture where difference is celebrated and innovation is encouraged.

Due to the nature of the work carried out by this client, to be considered for the role you must be eligible for DV CLEARANCE.

Please contact Mike Rogers at Evolution Recruitment for more details.

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