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DevOps Engineer

Government Organisation

12 month contract to work on high profile government project

Day-to-day they will be an integral part of that team in designing, creating and improving new and existing products, platforms and transactions across government.

Skills / experience:

  • Dev Ops & Prod Ops best practises commensurate with the build, maintenance and management of high volume transactional web sites and webs services.
  • Application deployment strategies and continuous integration across multiple environments and releases using a micro-service architecture.
  • Building and configuring new server platforms and the automated tooling to optimise this process.
  • Configuration management tools like Puppet, Chef.
  • Operational management of Linux servers, delivering a complex web application stack with strong expertise in virtualisation.
  • Testing, debugging and troubleshooting of platform level problems.
  • Administration and build of RDBMS and NoSQL database technologies (e.g MongodB, MySQL).
  • Networking concepts, technologies, and protocols (TCP/IP, IPSec, HTTP, SSL, FTP, DHCP, and DNS).
  • Installation, configuration and management of open source monitoring tools.
  • Deploying and configuring virtual machines in a hosted environment.

3rd Line technical support to Production Operations

Experience required:

  • Ideally the candidate will have been the lead Dev Ops, working on a major project or programme with experience in defining Dev Ops architectures, target operating models and providing thought leadership to other Dev Ops team members.
  • You will have significant demonstrable experience of configuring web, application and database infrastructure in a fast moving development environment.
  • Previous experience in building and supporting high volume, public, transactional production platforms and sophisticated automated Dev Ops environments is essential.
  • A strong technical foundation in build, release and environment management.
  • Passion for and ability to design and support robust build, deployment and configuration management systems for multi-tier Java applications.
  • Good experience with continuous integration tools (Jenkins, Travis-CI, Go).
  • Scripting and object oriented programming skills.
  • Experience with automated testing tools relevant to infrastructure integrity.
  • Experience in configuring and managing Linux servers for serving a dynamic website.
  • Experience in debugging a complex multi-server service based on a micro-service architecture.
  • An understanding of common web application architectures and design patterns.
  • Good experience in network protocols and their appropriate use.