DevOps / WebOps Engineer

Job Title: DevOps / WebOps Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Sheffield
Salary: £550 - £600 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 16971 / AEJ
Contact Name: Anya Jones
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 26, 2020 17:12

Job Description

WebOps / DevOps Engineer - Sheffield - 6 months - £550 to £600 per day 

GSA Techsource are currently working with a Central Government Organisation to recruit a WebOps/DevOps Engineer based in Sheffield for a 6 month contract. 


Web Operations supports the development and operation of software through tools, environments and practices. Web operations engineers will learn throughout their work by assisting in the building of a complex story. Web operations engineers can act as a technical product owner, developing medium-long term strategies for product lines – identifying, testing and championing the adoption of emerging technologies.


You will have demonstrable experience of cloud technologies including AWS, Kubernetes and Terraform, plus excellent working knowledge of Linux (including troubleshooting, scripting and automation) along with practical experience of CI/CD pipelines.
An understanding of version control with Git is essential.

The successful candidate will:
  • Help build and run user-centred, open source, web systems to serve a variety of citizen and government needs
  • Be responsible for automating the deployment of systems that follow standard patterns, or components of systems that are more complex
  • Manage infrastructure for multiple environments through code
  • Build tools to automate infrastructure management tasks
  • Share knowledge of tools and techniques with the wider team and community, both developers and non-developers
  • Help build and maintain a diverse, inclusive culture across the development community, growing awareness, inclusivity, and balance
  • Occasionally participate in 2nd line support during office hours, and sometimes out of hours (for which you’ll be paid an allowance and further hourly payment when on call)
The successful candidate will have:
  • Experience of modern development and deployment techniques, including continuous integration and continuous delivery
  • An understanding of version control (ideally with Git)
  • Experience working in agile environments
  • Experience defining a solution using configuration management tools such as Terraform, Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Salt
  • Awareness of how to set up and maintain continuous delivery and deployment pipelines using CircleCI, Jenkins, or similar
  • Awareness of the use of containers, distributed schedulers, and minimal operating systems
  • Worked with cloud providers such as AWS, Azure, Or Google Cloud in a production system
  • A systematic approach to solving problems
  • Familiarity with network protocols – TCP/IP, HTTP, TLS, etc
  • An awareness of the use of programming languages such as Python, Javascript, etc within a production codebase
If this role sounds like an excellent fit, then please give me a call on 01543 250555.

GSA Techsource Ltd operates as an Employment Agency when recruiting for permanent vacancies, and an Employment Business when recruiting for contract vacancies. All contract rates quoted are to Ltd companies.

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