Senior DevOps Engineer : Azure, Kubernetes

  • Contract
  • Waterloo, London
  • Rate: Excellent - DOE
  • Reference: J19109

A world leading energy company is looking for a senior devops engineer with strong Kubernetes and Azure Cloud experience to join their newly formed Cloud Native Engineering team.

This engineering team with help build some our clients next generation of applications, platforms and tools working with the latest opensource toolset in a cross functional, deeply technical and dynamic team. As a Senior DevOps Engineer you will join a team who partners with development teams throughout the organization with the goal of improving products and enhancing speed and quality on development and deployment.

• Work with product teams to shape the architecture, design, and implementations of new and existing systems to enhance their reliability, performance, efficiency, and scalability.
• Help product teams to develop and deploy on a cloud native environment
• Ensure all key services are measured, monitored and raising alerts when needed
• Develop automation of application deployment and configuration
• Develop reliability tools and frameworks for use by all engineers and products
• Coach and train developers on DevOps best practices
• Research, develop, configure and implement tools for continuous integration and continuous delivery
• Drive efficiencies in products and processes: capacity planning, configuration management, performance tuning, monitoring, backup/restore and root cause analysis.

Skills and Experience:
• Grit, drive and a deep feeling of ownership.
• BS or MS in Computer Science or a related technical discipline. Equivalent practical experience is a reasonable substitute.
• Minimum 5+ years of experience on DevOps/SRE or equivalent
• Strong experience in Python or equivalent language
• Strong experience on bash scripting
• Strong experience with Kubernetes
• Strong experience with Docker
• Experience with DevOps in Azure cloud.
• Experience with deployment and support of Azure services
• Strong experience with Azure PaaS and SaaS
• Experience in the Linux environment and a good understanding of its fundamentals and internals: filesystems and modern memory management, threads and processes, the user/kernel-space divide, etc.
• Understanding of Microservice based Architecture
• Ability to implement infrastructure as code
• An understanding of application security and information security controls
• A good understanding of large-scale distributed systems in practice, including multi-tier architectures, application security, monitoring and storage systems.
• Working knowledge of Terraform, Ansible, Azure DevOps, Jenkins (or other similar toolset)
• Data Science platform/tools experience, plus monitoring and logging platforms, will be an advantage

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