DevOps Engineer - Glasgow

Technology - IT- Infrastructure
Ref: 4784 Date Posted: Monday 12 Jun 2017
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Nine Twenty Technology are recruiting for an DevOps Engineer (Linux) on behalf of our Glasgow based Financial client.

The role of DevOps Engineer will be part of a larger team that are responsible for all aspects of managing and maintaining a set of enterprise hosted developer enablement tools. These tools are both open source and 3rd party vendor and are hosted within our client’s own infrastructure.

Responsibilities

Our client’s engineering team is responsible for deploying these tools and integrating them with both our infrastructure and other tools. Engineers manage and maintain these products, tuning them for high performance, upgrading them to the latest releases, introducing additional functionality and providing engineering escalation support.

Engineers will be expected to work closely with the development community on day to day usage of the products, as well our internal development team, and the offshore support team that provides first line support. Engineers will also be expected to work with the infrastructure provisioning teams, such as UnixOps and DBA, on regular basis, to exploit the environment, and internal infrastructure tooling.

Candidates will have the technical skills required to support these products on a Linux platform, and have knowledge of web hosting, infrastructure such as Apache, Tomcat, VCS and SAN, have experience at performance tuning and trouble shooting. Some knowledge of databases, development and SDLC practices, and windows servers are all desirable.

Responsibilities include:

  • Engineering evaluation and deployment of enterprise hosted development enablement tools
  • Documentation and knowledge transfers to peers and operations teams
  • Conducting major upgrades to existing enterprise hosted products
  • Building, maintaining and supporting infrastructure around the products to aid in enterprise use
  • Troubleshooting performance and stability issues with enterprise hosted services
  • Liaising with users of products in the IT developer space, to ensure that they are getting the most out the product set
  • Working with the operations and development teams on day to day issues
  • Working with Enterprise Infrastructure teams
  • Planning and carrying out scheduled activities within the firm change approval framework
  • Write scripts to automate various tasks

Skills & Qualifications required:

  • Minimum 5+ years relevant experience
  • Strong Linux SA type skills
  • Experience with web app hosting technology, such as Apache and Tomcat
  • Knowledge of infrastructure such as SAN and VCS
  • Strong scripting skills, as Python, Perl and Unix scripting
  • Knowledge of database and simple to intermediate SQL
  • Experience with performance troubleshooting and resolution
  • Expert knowledge in SOAP and REST services (API)
  • Knowledge of security/authentication layers such as Kerberos, SiteMinder or SPNEGO and SSL Certs
  • Basic knowledge of Load balancing and Networking
  • Ability to write detailed technical documentation

Skills & Qualifications desired:

  • SCM knowledge and experience
  • Knowledge of issue tracking type tools
  • CI systems such as Jenkins
  • Experience of working in a large enterprise environment
  • Knowledge of Java and C++ development
  • Knowledge of SDLC practices
  • Knowledge of software development, deployment, change and release management processes in an enterprise environment
  • Experience of working with 3rd party vendors
  • Identifies, assesses, and manages risks to ensure successful achievement of deliverables
  • Hands-on experience, detail oriented analysis and deployment and ability to prioritize issues and drive progress in ambiguous situations

If you are interested in hearing more about this opportunity, submit your CV today for consideration.