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DevOps Engineer

Canary Wharf, East London (E14)

Software Development

£425 - £500 per day



Contract Devops Engineer - £500 per day

My client has a technology function that manages a range of proprietary and third-party applications that cover internal operations and client tools. These tools and systems have a range of different technology and infrastructure requirements with AWS and cloud-based technologies being a common and core theme.

As well as managing the infrastructure requirements of these systems with a view of delivering reliability, security, cost efficiencies, this role will be responsible for working with the development team to ensure the development process is always efficient and effective.

Role Accountabilities

  • Develop, document and deliver against an infrastructure strategy covering key objectives for infrastructure (reliability and resilience, security, efficiency)
  • Monitor and improve backup and redundancy of all services being accountable for uptime.
  • Whilst no formal out of hours support required, be available to support occasional out of hours work.
  • Work with senior developers and Head of Development to establish performance metrics for in-house applications and introduce benchmarks to measure and report on these.
  • Co-ordinate regular security assessments of infrastructure and systems, resolving infrastructure gaps and notifying development team of systems gaps.
  • Track and record all in-scope infrastructure costs and actively seek to introduce efficiencies to improve cost profile.
  • Manage following sample areas of infrastructure - AWS – EC2, RDS, S3, Route 53, IAM etc. DNS services (internal, external)
  • Support the in-house development team and the existing continuous deployment approach
  • Design and implement a support process for infrastructure including emergency out of hours support approaches (out of hours attention may be required in emergencies).

Required Technical Skills

  • LAMP stack installations including cloud implementations and high availability, high load installations Infrastructure expertise in.
  • Apache, Nginx, HAProxy
  • MySQL including replicated slave structures
  • Networking technologies
  • AWS (including, but not limited to EC2, RDS, E/ALB, VPCs/VPNs, S3, Cloudfront, Route 53, security groups, Cloudwatch, IAM)
  • Automated and version-controlled reproducible builds (for deployment and developers)
  • Infrastructure as code utilising Terraform, SaltStack, Packer, Ansible, Puppet, and Bash
  • Monitoring and logging technologies, such as New Relic, and ELK stack
  • Security best practices (server hardening, 2FA, secure data storage)

Desired Technical Skills

  • Continuous integration / continuous deployment
  • Git
  • Container technology (Vagrant, Docker)
  • Experience with Agile methods
  • NoSQL databases (CouchDB)
  • DR and BCP processes
  • PHP
  • Previous experience with Atlassian software suite (Jira, Bitbucket, Confluence)
If you are a Devops Engineer who is meeting most of the above and ready for your next contract, please make your application today.