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DevOps Engineer

North East England

  • Reference: 384989
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: c. £70,000 plus benefits

  • Location: Newcastle upon Tyne / Remote Working

The Company

Global technology business is seeking an experienced DevOps Engineer to shape the business's strategy implementing DevOps.

The role

As part of an expanding DevOps team, you will:

  • Support, maintain and extend our Docker/docker-compose environment for local development and CI pipelines.
  • Design and deploy CI/CD pipelines for multiple application types including Python, PHP and NodeJS/React.
  • Work with Deployment colleagues to move application updates into a production environment.
  • Support our on-premises Gitlab cluster and runners.
  • Support colleagues with their use of Git, Gitlab and Docker.
  • Act as a point of communication and understanding  between Software Engineers and TechOps team.
  • Use Terraform and Packer to deploy and maintain resources hosted in AWS, including EC2, RDS, EKS and Lightsail instances, and accompanying network resources.
  • Develop and maintain internal tooling, and amend existing tooling, usually written in Python and Bash.
  • Develop and maintain server/system configuration in Ansible.
  • Support other systems and teams with general System Administration tasks and Software Development.

The requirements

As an experienced DevOps Engineer, ideally public cloud experience, ideally AWS,  you will possess Linux system administration skills, preferably experience with CentOS. In addition you will have:

  • Strong knowledge of Docker and docker-compose.
  • Experience developing CI/CD pipelines in software such as Gitlab, Jenkins, CircleCI etc.
  • Automation and scripting skills, including at least a basic knowledge of both Python and Bash.
  • Familiarity with configurations languages including YAML and JSON.
  • Basic competence with version control solutions such as Git
  • Basic competence with Ansible and Terraform
  • Understanding of web-based applications and software engineering processes.
  • The ability to work from multiple sources including tickets and kanban boards, and experience prioritising such workload at the same time as critical events/incidents.
  • A calm and logical approach during a critical event.
  • The ability to troubleshoot, diagnose and solve issues independently.
  • Self-learner, ability to document learning as experience is gained.
  • Experience as part of a team supporting and maintaining infrastructure.
  • A passion for technology.
  • Technical troubleshooting and analytical skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

In addition the following will be beneficial:
  • A good understanding of general computing concepts including servers, networking, virtualisation and security.
  • Experience using container orchestration solutions such as Nomad, Kubernetes and DCOS.
  • Personal experience developing software in any programming language.
  • A keen interest in development, new technologies and innovation.
  • Experience writing quality documentation to distribute to customers and colleagues.
  • Experience of ticket systems like JIRA and documentation solutions such as Confluence.
  • Use of MySQL and PostgreSQL.

Remote working will be allowed as long as you can be in the office c. 1 day per week.


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