DevOps (Unix) contract role in South end on sea

Posted 26 February by Ascent Sourcing Ltd

• Helping to develop automated integration platform and defining best practice
and standards
• Administration of Linux servers, delivering a complex web app/middleware
integration stack
• Provide mentorship and knowledge transfer to internal team members with the
goal of the internal team being self-­sufficient in a planned timescale.
• Asset and Configuration Management
• Assist with building a culture of continuous delivery and improvement, ensuring
that key system is regularly analyzed, maintained and improved.
• Being involved in the wider development community, identifying good practices
we can adapt and share our experiences.
• Building and configuring new server platforms and the automated tooling to do so
• Building up a useful, robust automated test suite to support a Continuous
Deployment environment.
• Develop approved technical standards, and the platform design and promote
reuse, make progress towards the future state architecture, simplify the technical
environment, and reduce the cost and timeframe of development.
• Ensure that new and updated platforms, products and transactions are
thoroughly tested for performance, are able to handle specified load, and can be
maintained over the long-­term


  • Experience configuring and managing / System administration of Linux servers for serving web/integration development, testing and production services
  • Experience with continuous integration, automated deployment, testing and the relevant tooling i.e. Puppet, Chef, and Jenkins.
  • Strong knowledge of factors influencing performance and ability to tune systems to achieve best possible performance and capacity
  • Experience with Release and Configuration Management processes
  • Installation and management of open source monitoring tools
  • Experience managing and deploying on Cloud-based platforms
  • Experience debugging a complex multi-­server service

Familiarity with network protocols -­ TCP/IP, HTTP, SSL, etc.

  • Ability to quickly research and learn new programming tools and techniques
  • Excellent environment management, automation, and scripting skills e.g. shell or PERL scripts

Required skills

  • Linux
  • Unix
  • Cloud Storage
  • Jenkins
  • Shell Scripting

Reference: 34561056

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