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DevOps Software Engineer

Job Title: DevOps Software Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leatherhead
Salary: 60000 - 75000
REF: DevOps Software Engineer
Contact Name: Claire Hallet-Walsh
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 2 years ago

Job Description

DevOps Software Engineer



To £75K plus extensive benefits package


Due to the secure nature of this work, all candidates must be British Nationals and already hold or be eligible to hold UK Security Clearance to SC level or higher.


Your future duties and responsibilities:

We have a number of opportunities for DevOps software engineers to effectively support the development of our flagship Smart Metering Implementation Programme.

This involves software development, supporting the development team/build to ultimately look to improve efficiencies, leveraging your expertise to move from manual to automation.

The DevOps software developers will work in a large scale, complex, critical environment with an opportunity to develop new concepts in a constantly evolving practice, optimising for example Cloud services adopting AWS and related cloud technologies in the pursuit of constant improvement, in, for example, deploy time.

The role will encompass all facets of development, supporting the development team/build, delivery and operations whilst working closely with other team members, particularly other developers, testers and project managers.


Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

To be successful we are looking for a track record in DevOps software development working on complex, significant projects. Minimally all candidates must offer proven expertise utilising Jenkins, Ansible (scripts), python, Jboss, Apache, production environments and worked on debug environment issues.

The DevOps software engineer should offer experience with a Version Control System (SVN or GIT), Artefact Management Systems (Nexus or JFrog), Build Automation Tools (Jenkins or TeamCity), demonstrate an understanding of Java Maven (including managing the builds) and integrating tools into a Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery (CI/DC) tool.

From a delivery perspective we are looking for expertise in Infrastructure automation tools (Ansible is essential; chef would be advantageous), exposure to managing Infrastructure as code, managing Complex Environment Inventory and completed deployments using Ansible scripts (includes pre-work to update inventory, dealing with any issue prior and post the deployment.)

From an Operations perspective, we’re looking for demonstrable experience within Unix / Linux environments (RedHat), shell scripting (bash, python, perl), application/web servers (Jboss, Apache), databases (Oracle, MySql – any Volt would be highly advantageous) and candidates ultimately comfortable with Production Environments and an innate ability to debug environment issues and perform root-cause analysis.

From personal perspective, good communication, stakeholder management, ability to prioritise workloads, learn quickly and operate within a large, distributed development team aiming to resolve complex technical challenges quickly are key. Prior experience in mission critical applications, a proactive nature and experience of large Complex Application is preferable.

Finally, any experience of working in the Utilities Sector or knowledge of Smart Metering would be desirable but not essential.


Position Description:

Be part of something transformative and join us as we recruit for a number of DevOps software engineers working within a talented DevOps team on a UK flag-ship Smart Metering program for the business.

This represents a unique opportunity to join a DevOps team working in a complex and critical environment and would suit an enthusiastic and committed software engineer keen to make a real and valued contribution to a significant project.


Build your career with us:

It is an extraordinary time to be in business. As digital transformation continues to accelerate, we are at the centre of this change – supporting our clients’ digital journeys and offering our professionals exciting career opportunities.

Our success comes from the talent and commitment of our professionals. As one team, we share the challenges and rewards that come from growing our company, which reinforces our culture of ownership. All of our professionals benefit from the value we collectively create.

Be part of building one of the largest independent technology and business services firms in the world.