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DevOps Engineer (SC)

ICT Division
01782 203040
£450 - £500 per day
15-03-2023 10:58 AM
Our client is a digital transformation specialist and are delivering a project for one of their key public sector customers and require a DevOps Engineer.

** OUTSIDE IR35 **

RATE: £450 - £500

Role Description
You are responsible for creating the right environment for your multidisciplinary team to succeed, helping them to self-organise whilst creating a culture of learning and transparency. You'll be a key part of one of the UK's biggest and most high-profile digital transformation programmes, a once-in-a-generation reform of government products and services.

You'll keep pace with the introduction of relevant agile / lean tools and techniques, and remove obstacles and blockers that might get in the way of delivery. DevOps is a culture, approach and set of practices of applying lean process improvement and automation to enable a flow of working software to its real users. This means looking across organization functions of Development and Operations that might previously have operated as separate silos.
DevOps Engineer should create the ability to put the code into an operational state as quickly and easily as possible. The role requires in depth insight into DevOps issues and strong technical experience. Open-minded attitude and ability to rapidly adapt and learn in line with DevOps culture.

* AWS: 2+ years' experience with using a broad range of AWS technologies (e.g. EC2, RDS, ELB, EBD, S3, VPC, Glacier, IAM, CloudWatch, KMS) to develop and maintain an Amazon AWS based cloud solution, with an emphasis on best practice cloud security.
* Expertise in provisioning infrastructure using Terraform, VMs with tools such as Vagrant
* DevOps: Solid experience as a DevOps Engineer in a 24x7 uptime Amazon AWS environment, including automation experience with configuration management tools.
* Scripting Skills: Strong scripting (e.g. Shell, Python, Ruby, Perl, JAVA) and automation skills.
* Through knowledge of Jenkins and pipeline using groovy script
* Operating Systems: Windows and Linux system administration.
* Monitoring Tools: Experience with system monitoring tools (e.g. Nagios).
Problem Solving: Ability to analyse and resolve complex infrastructure resource and application deployment issues.

Desired Skills:
* OO Programming Skills: Strong OO Programming skills (Java or C#).
* DB Skills: Basic DB administration experience (Oracle, SQL Server).
* Agile Methodologies: Experience with Agile software development, project management methodologies.
* Version Control: Experience administrating version control systems such as SVN.
* Networking: Understanding network topologies and common network protocols and services (DNS, HTTP(S), SSH, FTP, SMTP).
To qualify for the role, you should have:
Hands on Devops delivery experience working on digital or technology projects either at a leading consultancy, agency or Government organisation
* AWS or Azure certification, or be willing to attain the certification
* A self-starter, comfortable working in both process driven and ambiguous environments
* Experience and a passion for working within Central Government and other sectors.
* Proven capability of working successfully with senior client stakeholders and end-users, quickly building successful relationships and establishing credibility
* A passion for digital and technology, with the drive and determination to continually learn new things and develop yourself and others
* Strong written, presentation and verbal communication skills, with a high degree of attention to detail
* Strong organisational skills, with the ability to work independently in a highly collaborative, team-based environment
* The right to live and work in the UK, be a British national (ideally not dual nationality), and have lived in the UK to get SC clearance.

In Summary, what are we looking for?
* You're build quality relationships: you manage and build relationships with the teams, relevant stakeholders and third party sub-contractors utilising effective and appropriate governance mechanisms. Managing team dynamics to ensure the team is aligned to the same objectives.
* You're an DevOps guru: you have knowledge of DevOps tools and methodologies, and experience of the nitty-gritty of hands-on delivery
* You simply deliver: drive the outcomes and business value, co-ordinate activities across teams to establish pace of delivery.
* You're a learning champion: Facilitate workshops, meetings with a variety of stakeholders, show and tell and driving out outcome.
* You can solve it like Sherlock: Manage technology change, issues and escalations (external and internal), taking responsibility by owning them till they are mitigated or resolved.
* You're an effective leader: Leads by example, acting as a servant-leader demonstrate the right behaviours. Deals with conflict and helps establish a team culture that allows for constructive criticism

Due to the nature and urgency of this post, candidates holding or who have held high level security clearance in the past are most welcome to apply. Please note successful applicants will be required to be security cleared prior to appointment which can take up to a minimum 10 weeks. LA International is a HMG approved ICT Recruitment and Project Solutions Consultancy, operating globally from the largest single site in the UK as an IT Consultancy or as an Employment Business & Agency depending upon the precise nature of the work, for security cleared jobs or non-clearance vacancies, LA International welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people with diverse experience and backgrounds.

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