Senior DevOps engineer

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Greater London Contract / 6 months £0.00 - £600.00 per annum

Senior DevOps Engineer | Southwark | London | Contract | 6 months | AWS | Terraform | Linux

The right candidate will be a passionate engineer with a can-do and positive attitude, and at least 36 months DevOps / SRE experience on Linux. Ideally you will have a good understanding of Chef.

The right candidate will have an in-depth understanding of Linux platforms and the JVM and will relish the opportunity to coach and mentor other members of the team. Experience of Docker is advantageous, as is a passion for coding and active involvement in the open source community.

Industry: Fashion/E-Commerce

About the company:

We welcome and encourage everyone’s involvement and recognise the impact of our people on our successes. We are committed to promoting internally while welcoming the best talent from outside the organisation to boost our ever-expanding teams. We value creativity, hard work and loyalty. In return you will receive an opportunity to really make a difference to a growing business and take the next step in your career.

What you’ll be doing:

· Management of the eCommerce platform and internal applications

· Management of the development and test environments

· Platform automation through Chef, Terraform and Jenkins

· Platform monitoring through ELK and New Relic with a view to improve performance and reliability

· Work collaboratively in a team of around 8 agile engineers and with a wider engineering team of 50.

· Help foster an agile engineering DevOps culture

· Adopt good engineering patterns and practices

· Compile and maintain good quality documentation

· Provide DevOps support to the service desk, development and infrastructure teams

· Keep abreast of the latest developments in technology (particularly relating to eCommerce and AWS)

· Provide technical leadership and direction

· Own the release of software to production

· Lead, mentor and inspire a team of around 3 to 4 agile engineers, which may include line management responsibilities

· Define and implement good engineering patterns and practices

· Collaborate with the software engineering leads to define cross-platform solutions

· Collaborate with product managers and internal business stakeholders to define platform requirements

· Define the technical roadmap in collaboration with the Head of Platforms and other engineering leads

· Architecture and design governance in collaboration with architects and other engineering leads

· Technical due diligence of third-party platforms, solutions and integrations

· Compile and maintain good quality operational and systems documentation

About you:

· Advocate modern software engineering principles and automation

· Are obsessed with all aspects of quality

· Have a broad-minded approach to technology, using the right tool for the job

· Thrive in a fast-paced agile environment

· Prefer working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

· Love to experiment with technology and learn new things

· Self-motivated taking ownership of your own personal development

· Consistently seek to raise standards and quality

· Drive shared learning

· Are accountable


Linux, SAP Hybris, Node.js, Git, Chef, Jenkins, Ruby, Python, NGINX, Varnish, Fastly, Docker, Terraform, AWS, ELK, New Relic, Jira and Confluence

Key Skills & Experience

· At least 36 months DevOps experience

· Good knowledge and experience of Linux system admin

· Knowledge and experience of AWS and Terraform

· Comfortable with regex, know how to configure nginx, haproxy, write complex varnish rules, tune JVM options and know other linux’y stuff

· Able to cook up a recipe/cookbook, test it in a Kitchen and deliver to production using Jenkins

· Know Ruby, some Python, and happy to write code and able to do so collaboratively using Git

· Have experience with ELK, and have used DataDog or NewRelic and other monitoring tools

· Leadership and mentoring experience, coaching mid-level engineers on best practise technical and organisational skills.

· Excellent stakeholder management experience

· Build and release experience

· Continuous Integration/Delivery/Deployment and Orchestration – Jenkins, Bitbucket or similar

This is a fantastic opportunity to grow an already established ecommerce business with a fantastic reputation, with a vastly experience engineering team.

Email if of interest.

Senior DevOps Engineer | Southwark | London | Contract | 6 months | AWS | Terraform | Linux

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