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DevOps Engineer

Job Title: DevOps Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bens
Start Date: ASAP
REF: Dev007_1501150439
Contact Name: Heral Bharadia
Contact Email:
Job Published: 3 months ago

Job Description

Location: West Kensington

Role: DevOps Engineer

Salary: £50-60K + £6K on call (this will be one week in every 4)

Skills: AWS, Linux, Puppet, Python

Our client is currently seeking a Senior DevOps Engineer to be part of their multi-faceted DevOps team; responsible for building, optimising, maintaining and supporting their fully automated AWS environment. The role will work closely with the Development and QA teams on a mixture of new project implementations and supporting their existing platforms.

The successful candidate should possess commercial experience working in a DevOps environment, ideally from a development background with some infrastructure experience. You will have a desire to automate tasks where possible using cutting-edge technologies to help others be as efficient as possible.


Reporting to the Linux Platform Lead, your responsibilities will include:

  • Working as part of a close-knit team to build, maintain and optimise our fully automated AWS environments.
  • Being a technical expert in the technologies adopted by the companyl.
  • Leading project implementations that will empower other teams to work more efficiently.
  • Developing and implementing smart technology choices that drive our business forward.
  • Supporting a variety of systems, doing thorough RCA when required and ensuring one-time fixes are implemented.

Person Specification

Essential Skills

  • Building scalable cloud platforms, ideally in AWS (VPC, EC2, ELB, NAT, Elasticache, RDS, CloudFormation, Lambda, S3, etc.).
  • Experience working with Puppet and Hiera for Configuration Management.
  • Scripting expertise using Python. Exposure to the Fabric framework is an advantage.
  • Familiarity with build and deployment with experience in developing Infrastructure as code/configuration.
  • Experience of using Nagios and Check MK monitoring and alerting services for servers, applications and services.
  • Experience developing LAMP stack applications (WordPress, Drupal and Moodle) using AWS.

Desirable Skills

  • Proven experience utilising monitoring tools to drive performance improvements.
  • Linux system administration (RedHat / CentOS).
  • Confident development of code that adheres to development best practice, utilising tools such as Jenkins and Git to manage the process.
  • Leading other team members to complete larger projects on time;

Personal qualities

  • A proven track record with at least two years of experience in a similar role
  • Flexible, team player, "get-it-done" personality
  • Experience using agile principles, tools and techniques
  • Ability to multi-task and context-switch effectively between different activities and teams
  • Confidence to lead at a variety of levels with the ability influence decisions based on best practise.
  • Ability to learn quickly and share knowledge.
  • Ability to prioritise workload to ensure that team targets are met.

If you posses the above and have excellent communication skills apply NOW!!!

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