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Devops Engineer - London

Type: Permanent Full-Time
Duration: 10 Months
Salary: £40,000 to £44,000 pa
Benefits: DoA
Job Ref: LC2470
A global publishing company are looking for a talented and experienced Devops Engineer with a “can do attitude”. As a Devops Engineer you will be working within the Networks working within the Platforms Team in Operational Infrastructure, as the Devops Engineer you will be skilled Infrastructure Engineer, that whilst having broad Infrastructure skills has a specialism in Linux and can be the Technology owner of the AWS Linux estate.
Role and Responsibilities
As the Devops Engineer your responsibilities include:

• The team is responsible for both “keeping the lights on” and working with Project teams to deliver new and upgraded systems. Taking escalations from the Service Desk the Infrastructure team identify and resolve issues and problems.
• As the technology owner, responsibility for capacity planning, product lifecycles, platform optimisation, development and documentation will fall under the remit of this role, including being the subject matter expert for the Change and Major Incident processes and an escalation point for other team members. The role holder will also own technical relationships with appropriate 3rd Parties and work with the Architecture Team and Security, DR & Backup functions to ensure that the systems are resilient, secure and recoverable.
• The platforms Team within Infrastructure are responsible for Servers, Storage and Backups along with key Infrastructure Applications such as Server Operating Systems, Messaging & Collaboration tools and Virtualisation Platforms. Members of the team will have a broad knowledge across the technologies in the Platforms team and beyond, but will also retain a specialism developed in more detail.

Skill Set
Knowledge, Skills and Experience required for the Devops Engineer

• Strong background in Linux Administration
• Experience of web management using Apache on Linux
• You will be experienced with automation/configuration management using either Puppet or, Chef
• Installation, configuration/build-up and maintenance of new and existing AWS deployments
• Ability to maintain, document, automate & Improve the Linux Server Build process
• Good understanding of networking in a cloud environment
• Infrastructure related certifications would be beneficial.
• Understanding of support team working practices.
• Experience with continuous integration servers, particularly Git
• Experience of working with AWS cloud services, including provisioning, security and management APIs
• Strong understanding of ITIL and Prince2
• Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.
• You will have a working understanding of code/script using PHP, Python, Perl and/or Ruby
• Support, maintain and grow the Linux hosting platform including Apache and MySQL services.
• Working technical experience with designing, building, installing, configuring and supporting complex systems in a Linux hosting environment
• Demonstrate flexibility and motivation, as well as excellent problem solving capability and team working.

Personal Characteristics

• Background running environments of 50+ servers in an AWS environment.
• Passionate for continuous improvement
• Excellent communication and analytical skills
• Ability to work with others in a collaborative way
• High level of attention to detail, and the ability to both develop and follow processes to ensure consistent/repeatable outcomes.
• You will be required to be self-sufficient as this is a new role introducing skills into the team that do not currently exist

Apply below or to find out more information about the Devops Engineer job, contact Louis Collins on louis.collins@opiliorecruitment.co.uk or call 020 7183 7145 quoting the reference LC2470.

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Louis Collins

Louis Collins

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Louis specialises in: Desktop Migration, Data Analysts, Infrastructure, Technical Support, Test Engineers, Technical Sales & Account Management

E: louis.collins@opiliorecruitment.co.uk
T: 020 7183 7145

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