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DevOps Engineer

Ref #: HPD#110
Rosie Anderson 09/02/2022
Location: Cheshire, Remote Not Disclosed Cheshire, Remote
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 £
Type: Permanent
Sector: Software House
Seniority: Mid/Senior Level
Specialisms: DevOps Terraform AWS Continuous Integration
Date: 09/02/2022
DevOps Engineer

DevOps Engineer - Hybrid / Cheshire - AWS, Continuous Integration, Terraform

My client is recruiting for a DevOps Engineer to support our growing, complex application estate. The successful candidate will be instrumental in supporting the deployment, configuration, scaling and monitoring of the application portfolio. You will be the only DevOps consultant in the business and will be responsible for adopting the DevOps practise. Half of the eight applications are set up with CI/CD pipelines in place, but you will establish this across the application estate and be responsible for embedding DevOps culture across the business.

The role will report to the Head of Development and will be 2 days a week in Cheshire with the rest of the week remote if required.

Typical Work Activities

  • Build & Deployment automation
  • Infrastructure scaling
  • Application configuration
  • Migrating applications to HA configurations
  • Database deployment
  • Load testing and capacity planning
  • Application monitoring
  • Incident investigation
  • Be a self-starter, self-motivated, and driven - you'll push us forward and bring your ideas and excitement to the team

Essential Skills/Experience

  • Minimum of 2 years of commercial DevOps Engineer experience
  • A strong working knowledge of AWS, and/or current certification on AWS cloud such as
    • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
    • AWS Certified Solutions Architect
    • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer
  • A background in automating application deployment and configuration management
  • In-depth experience of CI tools – such as Gitlab/Bamboo etc
  • Experience with Terraform and/or AWS CDK
  • Knowledge of GIT
  • In-depth experience maintaining database servers - including Aurora, Cassandra, Elasticache (Redis), Postgres, Redshift etc.
  • Knowledge of Java ecosystem - how applications are deployed, and configuration of servlet containers
  • Strong Linux Sysadmin skills
  • Familiarity with Python application deployment - WSGI, PIP, VirtualEnv
  • Scripting Skills - Bash, Python
  • Good knowledge of Docker / Kubernetes / Openshift etc
  • Good knowledge of internet communication concepts and protocols - TCP/IP, DNS, HTTP
  • An awareness of security considerations in web application deployment
  • Monitoring / Logging e.g. ELK, Datadog, Prometheus / Grafana etc

The client is looking to pay £55,000 - £65,000 and a great benefits package including training, life assurance, pension, and other great benefits. The client is based in Cheshire and is looking for Manchester, Shropshire, Chester and Staffordshire.

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