DevOps Engineer x 2

Job Title: DevOps Engineer x 2
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London
Salary: £475 - £600 per day
Start Date: 2018-10-15
Reference: BC/17953
Contact Name: Ben Cooper
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 17, 2018 17:37

Job Description

GSA Techsource are currently representing a leading government organisation who are looking at adding 2 x DevOps Engineers to their digital team. You will be excited by problem-solving and the opportunity to deliver innovative technology that carries real value millions of users. 

Skills/ experience:
  • Dev Ops & Prod Ops best practises commensurate with the build, maintenance and management of high volume transactional web sites and webs services.
  • Application deployment strategies and continuous integration across multiple environments and releases using a micro-service architecture.
    • Building and configuring new server platforms and the automated tooling to optimise this process.
    • Configuration management tools like Puppet, Chef.
  • Operational management of Linux servers, delivering a complex web application stack with strong expertise in virtualisation.
    • Testing, debugging and troubleshooting of platform level problems.
  • Administration and build of RDBMS and NoSQL database technologies (e.g MongoDB, MySQL).
  • Networking concepts, technologies, and protocols (TCP/IP, IPSec, HTTP, SSL, FTP, DHCP, and DNS).
    • Installation, configuration and management of open source monitoring tools.
    • Deploying and configuring virtual machines in a hosted environment.
3rd Line technical support to Production Operations

Experience required:
  • Ideally the candidate will have been the  lead Dev Ops, working on a major project or programme with experience in defining Dev Ops architectures, target operating models and providing thought leadership to other Dev Ops team members.
  • You will have significant demonstrable experience of configuring web, application and database infrastructure in a fast moving development environment.
  • Previous experience in building and supporting high volume, public, transactional production platforms and sophisticated automated Dev Ops environments is essential.
  • A strong technical foundation in build, release and environment management.
  • Passion for and ability to design and support robust build, deployment and configuration management systems for multi-tier Java applications.
  • Good experience with continuous integration tools (Jenkins, Travis-CI, Go).
  • Scripting and object oriented programming skills.
  • Experience with automated testing tools relevant to infrastructure integrity.
  • Experience in configuring and managing Linux servers for serving a dynamic website.
  • Experience in debugging a complex multi-server service based on a micro-service architecture.
  • An understanding of common web application architectures and design patterns.
  • Good experience in network protocols and their appropriate use.
Operations team experience.

If this role is of interest, please apply within. 

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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