Purpose of the role :
A member of our DevOps team needs to work closely with development and infrastructure to ensure fast and reliable continuous integration and to help facilitate the move to the cloud.
DevOps is part of the technology department and as such it is expected that a candidate has a passion for technology and is always seeking to increase their knowledge and skills.
You will be responsible for :
Providing leadership and accountability for work you undertake
Articulating your work and ideas
Adapting to fast-changing business requirements in a dynamic environment
Taking on ideas and responding to feedback from the business and other technical experts
Researching and implementing new technologies within the DevOps space to improve the process of code deployment to our environments, seeking to eliminate inefficiency using relevant technology solutions
Following a source control culture within the configuration of servers and applications where environment configurations are stored in code for a fully automated process.
Participating in a 24 / 7 support roster to support applications after hours, training other DevOps team members to resolve issues and reduce the dependency on yourself or other tech teams after hours.
Taking part in daily stand-ups with the DevOps team and your assigned Dev teams to receive work and supply updates, and provide input with respect to design, monitoring, deployment, resource and security requirements.
Attending Development meetings at project inception to ensure DevOps standards are adhered to, especially with respect to logging and monitoring of application health and compatibility with infrastructure design, security requirements and compliance and best practices.
Maintaining knowledge of the inner workings of all applications within your portfolio, ensuring that all system dependencies are documented.
You will have :
The ability to rapidly learn and master new technologies; As technology changes, you will be expected to move with the times and become a master in your own right.
Youll need to be a self-starter, not always relying on official / scheduled training. We need someone who loves learning, and who can teach themselves when required.
Experience of Azure SQL and Microsoft SQL Server
Experience of Web and Application hosting environments (IIS, Windows Services or Nginx)
Experience of Microsoft Active Directory, LDAP, Network Security and Networking Protocols
Experience of logging technologies such as LogStash, Kibana, ElasticSearch
Experience of monitoring tools such as Solarwinds
Experience using Microsoft Azure products & technologies, including (but not limited to) :
Azure DevOps (VSTS) designing and implementing release processes for development teams
AppInsights and Azure Monitor experience troubleshooting applications (PaaS, SaaS, etc) using AppInsights and Log Analytics.
Familiarity with writing queries using Kusto query language to determine root cause of outages / problems
Azure Functions / PaaS / SaaS familiarity (or experience with) building functions / apps with native Azure technologies.
Azure Containers (including Kubernetes service) experience in building container services to host and manage new or legacy systems
Knowledge of private, public and hybrid cloud architecture, networking, workload types, migration patterns and tools
Familiarity with .NET / C# development
Demonstrable PowerShell scripting skills
Demonstrable knowledge and experience in DDoS, Website Security, CDN using tools such as Incapsula / Cloudflare.
Excellent experience in building CI / CD pipelines using automation tools (Azure DevOps, Octopus Deploy, Git, etc), able to build / manage a pipeline from start to finish
Proven experience with Infrastructure as Code tools Terraform preferable
Experience with containerization principles and frameworks (Docker, Kubernetes)
Experience in using coding / scripting to automate / reduce time taken to complete manual tasks.
Analytical and problem-solving abilities
Experience working with Agile methodologies and DevOps principles
Experience working with development teams
Previous experience in 24 / 7 High Performance Environment
Proven hands on experience with Windows Server / Linux and its product suite.
Experience of automation tools such as Chef
Experience with load balancers such as F5
Person Specification :
Complete understanding of what the DevOps culture is
Passionate about technology
Able to communicate on all levels, technical and non-technical
Takes ownership of their work and has exceptional attention to detail
Patient and calm under pressure
Perseverance and the ability to drive issue resolution and projects through to completion
Continually strives to improve both their work and their personal knowledge
Self-motivated and content to work both individually and on team projects.
Articulate and able to communicate technical detail to both peers and non-technical stakeholders
Personable with the ability to handle stressful situations
Technical creativity and the ability to envision future solutions