DevOps Engineer

Posted 9 April by Pontoon Easy Apply

DevOps Engineer

6 Months initial Contract - £550-£600pd

Insurance & Wealth Transformation is on a journey to create an excellent experience for our Retirement and Investment customers through our newly initiated Value Streams. Our aim is to create a DevOps capability and culture that will support the business in delivering high quality, efficient and impactful outcomes for customers across the Scottish Widows digital estate.

As a DevOps Engineer, you will be responsible for establishing an enterprise DevOps capability as part of a team which will support ambitious micro-service architecture and enable multi-discipline engineering teams to rapidly test and deploy features.

Key Responsibilities

  • To establish a DevOps capability and culture, promoting swift iteration, test and release
  • Liaise with your technology peers across product, engineering and test to provide a cross-functional suite of services
  • Automation of manual build and test processes using scripting tools including Python, Bash or PowerShell
  • Build, deploy, manage and maintain systems on cloud providers (AWS and/or GCP)
  • Guide application deployment as an active member of the development team
  • Drive infrastructure automation
  • Maintain quality documentation of infrastructure and operation/support procedures
  • Operating a scalable, highly-available infrastructure through use of configuration management tools e.g. Chef or Puppet

Desired Qualifications/Skills

  • Previous job experience as a DevOps Engineer
  • Expertise with building and maintaining high-availability, high-performance micro-service infrastructure
  • Excellent troubleshooting and diagnosis ability across technologies
  • An ever-developing knowledge of and interest in technology, particularly cutting-edge DevOps and infrastructure advances
  • Tool/framework-agnostic mindset
  • Experience and knowledge of AWS administration, for example IAM, cloud formation, S3, EC2, ElastiCache, DynamoDB
  • Strong networking skills with experience of configuring both physical and cloud networking (e.g, DNS/Routing/Load Balancing)
  • Strong grasp of automation tools
  • Database administration and operation skills (Both SQL and NoSQL)
  • Comfort with collaboration, open communication and reaching across functional boundaries
  • Virtualisation / containerisation - Docker and Kubernetes
  • Cloud provision (AWS in particular, but familiarity with Google and Microsoft is key)
  • Ideally AWS Certification

Personal Requirements

  • Desire to reduce complexity and look for pragmatic outcomes
  • Excellent written, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Be a team player and encourage collaboration
  • Act as an advocate for our product technology and business strategy
  • Self-Starter with a results-driven mindset
  • The ability to operate with urgency and prioritise work accordingly
  • Have a curious mind and a will to experiment & learn how new technology works

Required skills

  • Clear Case
  • Devops
  • Urban Code/Udeploy

Reference: 34856484

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