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Lead DevOps Engineer

Job Title: Lead DevOps Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London, England
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 12 Months
REF: 14547/001_1520604246
Contact Name: Eric Wright
Contact Email:
Job Published: 9 months ago

Job Description

Lead DevOps Engineer

12 months with optional further period of up to 12 months depending on business need & performance.


DevOps engineer with good knowledge of Linux, cloud computing, WEB applications, Puppet config management, AWS, UNIX open source tools, networking, Internet security, containerisation.
Scripting languages Bash+Ruby/Python.
Coordinating and directing effective deployment of engineers into critical delivery projects

The Role

  • Improve and expand AWS platform

  • Apply changes using configuration management tools (Puppet, Ansible).

  • Coordinate and direct deployment of engineers on agile Development projects

  • Support and troubleshoot complex micro-service based environment (Haproxy/Nginx loadbalancing)

  • Improve monitoring and performance measurement tools (Sensu/Grafana/Logstash/ELK) 6.

  • Participate in the oncall rota

  • Work on containerisation of the services (Docker, Kubernetes)

  • Perform DBA tasks on variety of Databases (Postgres, Mongo, Mysql)

  • Implement and improve security stack/tools

  • Configure continues integration pipelines for deployment

  • Containerisation

  • Automating various tasks using puppet, ansible and scripting (Shell + Ruby/Python)

Essential Skills

  • Production experience in Linux environment: Linux Dev Ops/Sysadmin expert level (8yrs+), AWS, AWS SDK, AWS CLI, Puppet/Hierra (5yrs+), Development Bash/Shell +one higher-level scripting language (Ruby/Python/Perl or other 5 yrs), ELK stack (3yrs +1 project implementation

  • Production experience in Networking: TCP/IP advanced (5yrs+), Firewalls advanced (5yrs+) SSL/TLS for encryption in transit advanced/expert (5yrs). Load Balancing: Haproxy, Nginx advanced/expert (5yrs+), DNS management advance/expert (5yrs)

  • Production experience of managing Databases: Postgres up to DBA expert level (4yrs+) and any 2 out of Postgres/MySQL/MongoDB/RabbitMQ/ActiveMQ System Admin level (2yrs+)

  • Live Project CI/CD Administration: Jenkins (5 yrs+), GIT (3yrs+), Artifactory or similar system advanced/ expert level (3yrs+), Docker/Vagant advance/expert level (3yrs+), Working in agile teams facilitating CI/CD pipeline (5yrs+).

  • Track record of designing platforms for mission critical services in line with GDS standards

  • Leadership experience: 3+ years leading a team of Dev Ops. A minimum of 2 examples of leading design and delivery of migration projects or platform build projects.