Senior DevOps Engineer

At AND, we accelerate the development of digital capabilities. In practice, that means helping ambitious leaders and organisations build the teams, products, processes and even operational structures they need to close the digital skills gap within their organisation today, so that they thrive tomorrow.

Clients rely on our experience, agility and craft skills across tech and business strategy, software development and product management to address some of the toughest challenges facing their businesses.

We bring aboard thinkers, tinkerers, passionate software craftspeople and inspiring technologists to help us solve these challenges. Together, we’re united by a sense of pragmatism, purpose and a deeply-held belief that digital products and technology alone won’t transform a business or save the world: it’s the people that count.

As a Senior DevOps Engineer, you will champion software quality and technical vision for AND and our clients, work on large-scale projects and help junior and mid developers grow in their roles. As a result, you will need to be able to:

  • Work on large-scale, multiple industries, eCommerce and enterprise-level software development projects using DevOps and Terraform

  • Inspire and engage more junior engineers within your club to build their capability and understanding of DevOps and Engineering best practises, to they are enabled to implement better ways of working on the ground

  • Keep up to date on the latest industry trends and openly shares ideas

  • Ensure the necessary environments are in place for the product being delivered (virtual and physical) to support all layers - Dev, QA, Stage, Pre-Production, Live, including the data and integration of external applications.

  • Previous experience in a DevOps, Terraform and developer roles in an agile context

  • Expertise in Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery and Continuous Deployment

  • A passion for technology and a love of writing code with a desire to build elegant solutions

  • Understanding of system administration tasks on some of the following;

    • Operating systems (e.g. Linux, CoreOS and Windows)

    • Application stacks (e.g. nginx, Apache, Tomcat, JBoss, Websphere, Hybris, IIS, .Net, Node.js, Solr)

    • RDBMS (e.g. PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, MS SQL)

    • NoSQL (e.g. MongoDB, Cassandra, Riak)

    • Containerisation and microservices (e.g. Docker, rkt)

    • IaaS and PaaS (e.g. AWS, Openstack, Deis, Kubernetes, Mesos, Rancher)

  • Experience of programming and scripting (e.g. Bash, Java, Go, Javascript, Powershell)

  • Experience of configuration management tools such as Ansible, Chef, Puppet

  • Experience of implementing Infrastructure as Code

  • Experience configuring and working with monitoring tools (e.g. Newrelic, Sensu, Icinga, Nagios, Zabbix, Unicentre)

  • Knowledge of networking (TCP/IP, DNS)

  • Experience creating and working with development pipelines using tools such as Git, Jenkins, TFS, Sonarqube, GoCD, Maven, Ant, NPM, Artifactory

  • Knowledge of Agile development environments and helping to implement DevOps best practices and methodologies

  • Experience in coaching and mentoring your colleagues and peers

  • Experience of and strong stakeholder management skills in leading collaboration between IT operations and digital delivery teams

  • You will be able to leverage your experience from a professional services / client facing environment

  • Be equally comfortable working with one or multiple clients

  • Strong project management skills

  • To approach DevOps practices in new and creative way

From the work we deliver, to the way we serve and support our people, we work hard to ensure that there’s nowhere quite like AND. But joining a company is a two-way street: the fit has to work on both sides. So before you apply, here’s three key things to understand about us:

  • We’re built for people - like, real humans. Not ‘resources’ or ‘staff’. That means happiness and wellbeing really do matter to us, and we hate unnecessary hierarchy and bureaucracy.

  • There’s no well-trodden path ahead: AND is growing fast and forging a new trail. That’s exciting, and gives us all the autonomy and opportunity we love - but bear in mind it also demands focus, patience and resilience.

  • Diversity is a priority. After all, to build great products that a wide variety of different people love to use, we need a wide variety of people to help us build them. So diversity is more than a policy or a word: it’s business critical for us.