DevOps - Operations Engineer

  • Negotiable
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Blayney Financial
  • 13 Feb 18 2018-02-13

We are looking for an Operations Engineer, who has a real passion for technology, a hunger to learn, and the professionalism required in a mission-critical role, to work for our FinTech client in London.

We are looking for an Operations Engineer, who has a real passion for technology, a hunger to learn, and the professionalism required in a mission-critical role, to work for our FinTech client in London. Their close-knit team of operations engineers automate everything; system administration, continuous integration, deployments, monitoring, metrics and tooling. They enjoy working on complex problems with others and are not afraid to span the stack from the network all the way to building and extending tools.

As an engineer in operations, your mission is to define, innovate and improve their CI/CD process so that an idea flows from a developer's workstation to production in a clean, predictable and automated fashion, once it's in production, it's in front of users all over the world. You must have an analytical mind, a dislike for the unorganised and strong Linux skills. Ideally, you will have experience in production operations and you're looking for the next step, however, less experienced candidates with strong skills and aptitude will be considered.

You'll be part of the entire product development process, from concept to operation with the opportunity to interact with their customers. Their tech stack is a mixture of established technologies (Apache HTTPD, Java, Spring Boot, Postgres, RabbitMQ, Nagios) and modern tooling (Terraform, Ansible, Nomad, ELK, Graphite/Grafana) in a 100% cloud environment (AWS).

Strong Unix/Linux administration skills are essential. That includes understanding TCP/IP networking, scripting (one or more of Bash, Python, Java). A dislike of ad-hoc or manual processes and deriving joy from automating them away, experienced in doing this using one or more of Ansible, puppet, chef, salt etc is also imperative, as is the ability to be part of an operations on-call rotation responsible for mission-critical systems. Strong teamwork, written and oral communications and a relevant Degree is essential.

An understanding of modern infrastructure design & administration, experience of using AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure or one of the other IaaS providers (Linode, Digital Ocean, OpenStack, VMWare, XEN etc.) and using Terraform, CloudFormation, boto or other orchestration tools would be advantageous, as would an appreciation for security, both in design & operation.

For the right candidate, options to work in London or entirely remotely are available.