DevOps Engineer

Job Title: DevOps Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: England
Salary: £500 - £550 per annum + Outside IR35
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH25456_1610528103
Contact Name: James Norval
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 13, 2021 08:55

Job Description

DevOps Engineer - Outside IR35 - Fully Remote

Integrated Data Programme

Skills required: Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Jenkins automation server

Duration: 3 Months

Deadline: 15/1/2021 at noon

We are looking for an experienced DevOps Engineer to migrate the hosting of our Jenkins automation server(s) to Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Working with a leads of a cross functional team the successful candidate will provide guidance on improving our existing automation process(es) and will work closely with our software engineering team to provide a stable, reliable and performant solution.

Our current service requires maintenance of our dockerized environments to ensure sufficient capacity for traffic spikes and monitoring system health and performance across the entire technology stack in a private cloud environment.

Technologies and Experience Desirables:

  • Experience of building, maintaining and optimising multi-tier software packaging and code deployment systems.
  • Experience with developing automation scripts for provisioning and auto-scaling of infrastructure.
  • A strong understanding of networking fundamentals including DNS, load balancing, proxies and firewalls.
  • Expertise in Kubernetes, both as a client as well as owner of the platform.
  • Ability to ensure satisfactory overall uptime and availability of key production systems and supporting infrastructures.
  • Experience with monitoring system performance to identify precursors to issues efficiently.
  • Strong background working within a public cloud infrastructure.
  • Experience working on highly available, fault-tolerant distributed systems.
  • Ability to implement systems security best practices and ensure accurate logging and alerting.
  • Experience of working and collaborate with software engineering teams to regarding the deployment of software changes.
  • Familiarity and relevant experience with / or similar technologies and disciplines such as: Jenkins / Docker / Kubernetes / Helm / (Google) Cloud dev-op / Tech support / Networking / PKI/Certificates / Linux / GCP / GKE / DNS / HTTP / Firewalls / Groovy / GitHub / Infrastructure as Code/infrastructure automation tools (Terraform, Bash, Chef, Ansible or Capistrano).