Site Reliability Engineer / DevOps Engineer

Job Title: Site Reliability Engineer / DevOps Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London
Salary: £450 - £550 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 17276
Contact Name: Ellie Walker
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 01, 2021 11:36

Job Description

GSA Techsource are currently working with a Global IT Service Provider to recruit a Site Reliability Engineer, this is a remote position.

The client is seeking a Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) Engineer to work within the Workspace Services division of Enterprise Infrastructure Services. Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) has recently been introduced into Workspace Services as a methodology to manage the infrastructure as code – a break away from the traditional Operations model.  The main responsibilities of this exciting new role are:
  • 50:50 split, developing infrastructure automations and infrastructure support
  • Analyse current issues in the production environment that have repetitive issues and to seek permanent resolutions through automation.
  • Work with Engineering teams to transition new products and features to have autonomous self-healing designs such that they can be immediately supported by SRE.
Job Overview:
  • A mixture operational engineering and development skills are required for this role.
  • Initially, the role will be to assist with the introduction of Microsoft 365 throughout the client globally.
  • Develop automations using the following toolchain: Ansible Tower, GitLab, Python, Jenkins, JIRA.
  • Due to the initial role being Microsoft 365 focused, as opposed to generic SRE, some understanding of Windows, Office and Microsoft Azure cloud would be advantageous.
  • The candidate must be a highly self motivated team player with good oral and written skills and confidence to present to management.
  • The candidate should also have a good sense of discipline for change control procedures.
  • A flexible work ethic is required with the ability to form part of a multi-platform global SRE team
3 Key Objectives critical to success of the role:
  • Relevant industry experience in a similar role
  • Proven experience in developing enterprise automations which are reliable and easy to maintain
  • Proven project leadership skills including providing solid project documentation

Required Skills & Experience:

Systems Engineering
  • Ansible/Ansible Tower
  • Windows Server
  • Linux
  • VMware ESXi
  • Cloud (Microsoft Azure or Cisco CloudCenter a bonus or other major vendor, e.g. AWS, GCP)
  • Python
  • Integrating with, creating API’s (Python Flask or Django a bonus)
  • Ansible YAML
  • MS PowerShell/DOS Batch AND/OR Linux Bash/Shell scripting - Must have one
  • JavaScript
  • ITIL or SRE Processes
  • Security & Controls
  • Change Management
  • Experience of working in any large global multi-national enterprise
Desired Skills & Experience:

Systems Engineering
  • Active Directory / LDAP / Kerberos
  • Jenkins
  • Networks (Local/Global Load Balancers, AD DNS, CNAMES, VLAN’s, virtual switches, UCS)
  • Source Code Management (Git/GitLab)
  • Jenkins Groovy Script Pipelines
  • Container orchestration (Docker/Kubernetes)
  • Automation, automation testing, inc. CI/CD
  • Scripting with security credentials (WMI, WinRM, CredSSP, CredentialManager, SU, KSU, Ansible Vault, PAM, CyberArk Vault)
  • Agile
  • Capacity Management
This position is inside IR35.

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