DevOps Engineer – Manchester

DevOps and Cloud

DevOps Engineer | Manchester | 6 months

We are looking for a DevOps, who wants to contribute to the most demanding and exciting new digital service for the UK Government. Better digital services in government will change the face of public services and have the potential to dramatically transform the future of millions of people.

Task Description
● Operational management of Linux servers, delivering a complex web application stack.
● Building and configuring new server platforms and the automated tooling to do so.
● Testing, debugging and troubleshooting of platform level problems.
● Supporting development teams with configuring applications for deployment.
● Using Configuration management tools like Puppet, Chef.
● Deploying and configuring machines in a Cloud environment.
● Installation and management of open source monitoring tools.
● Application deployment strategies and continuous integration.

Key Skills
● You will have demonstrable experience configuring web and application servers and possess a fundamental understanding of Linux. Previous experience in building and supporting a large production platform would be ideal.
● Passion for and ability to design and support robust build, deployment and configuration management systems for multi-tier Java J2EE & .Net applications.
● Experience with continuous integration tools (Jenkins, Travis-CI, Go).
● Experience administering application servers, servlet containers, and web servers (WebSphere, Apache Tomcat, Jetty, Nginx, Mongrel, Microsoft IIS, Apache HTTP server, etc).
● Some experience with unit testing and automated testing tools.
● Operations team experience.
● Virtualization systems (VMWare, Xen, etc).
● Cloud computing (EC2, Google App Engine, etc).
● Networking concepts, technologies, and protocols (TCP/IP, IPSec, HTTP, FTP, DHCP, and DNS).
● An understanding of common web application architectures.
● Experience in configuring and managing Linux servers for serving a dynamic website.
● Experience in debugging a complex multi-server service.
● Scripting or basic programming skills.
● Familiarity with network protocols – TCP/IP, HTTP, SSL, etc.
● A strong technical foundation in build, release and environments.

Person specification – the ideal candidate:
● Adjusts quickly to changing priorities and conditions. Copes effectively with complexity and change.
● Is committed to quality and is therefore willing to challenge colleagues and to constantly question their own approach.
● Draws value from collaboration with others. Actively seeks input from colleagues and values a multidisciplinary team over hierarchy.
● Able to understand and communicate the big picture and use it to prioritise and judge impact of smaller tasks and objectives.
● Generates new and innovative approaches to problems.
● Thrive in a fast-moving, changing environment.
● An eagerness to learn enough about whatever tools or tricks are needed to get the job done.

Clearance
● BPSS initially but capable of being SC cleared.

DevOps Engineer | Manchester | 6 months

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