DevOps Engineer

The Search Consultant
Brighton, UK
24 Jul 2019
26 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
DevOps Engineer

Our client is the largest, most useful and best-loved online student community there is. Millions of students turn to them first for advice, info and support on work, learning and life's ups and downs. And that means they're uniquely privileged to connect educators, employers and consumer brands to switched-on young people actively seeking out answers and meaningful connections.

Working within the platform team and reporting to the Head of IT, you will help build and optimise the Private OpenStack Cloud.

The team are currently working on several exciting projects, including:

Dockerisation of all services, on development, staging and live servers

Developing the CI and CD pipelines, making sure everything is monitored and secured

Creation of hybrid stack in AWS

Improving the micro-service benchmarking and capacity tracking

You will be responsible for the direction and decision making of the infrastructure and the technologies, including stability, scalability and performance of their products.

Key role responsibilities

Managing, maintaining and providing training and support for development tools, systems and company deployment processes

Ensuring the systems are working as efficiently as possible and providing thought leadership on tools that could be used to improve and streamline processes

Taking responsibility for the reliability, efficiency and performance of their services

Reviewing and influencing the architecture, standards, and methods for operating services and systems

Participating in platform performance analysis, software optimisation and tuning, service capacity planning and demand forecasting

Developing effective professional relationships and working alongside their hosting partner to ensure the high level of service is maintained and business needs are met

Thinking strategically around company set up, operations and delivering on their key KPI's as defined by management

Participating in out-of-hours support alongside their hosting partner as required

Responsibility for IT Support which includes technical support for internal IT infrastructure and ensuring that internal network, telephony, desktop and servers are running efficiently at all times

This will suit someone who has:

Strong experience working with Linux (ideally Ubuntu)

Experience working with automation and CI tools such as Ansible, Terraform, Jenkins and/or Buildkite

Good understanding of networking and systems architecture

Experience working with Cloud Platforms (they run a Private OpenStack cluster and other services in AWS)

Advocate of the DevOps process and its benefits

Experience with Docker and containerisation (they use Kubernetes)

Self-motivated, driven and goal oriented with a high tempo customer oriented work ethic

Ability to embrace and adapt to change

Social confidence with the ability to connect and understand different types of people

Good communication skills (written and oral)

The ability to work under pressure and is calm and professional

Language experience with PHP and Python (desirable not essential)

IT Related degree or equivalent (desirable not essential)

A competitive salary

25 days holiday per year, plus bank holidays

Your birthday day off

Opportunities for ongoing learning and development

Flexible working hours and arrangements

Group Life insurance

Generous pension scheme

Private healthcare

Healthcare Cash Plan

Cycle to work Scheme

Pet friendly workplace

Fresh fruit

Friday afternoon drinks

Regular social, team and charity fundraising events

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