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Lead DevOps technical Architect

Posted on May 28, 2021 by Shivom

Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
15 Jul 2021
Daily Salary

The Lead DevOps technical Architect will oversee all activities required to deliver the Strategic API platform. Working closely under the guidance from Technical Leads and alignment to departmental Engineering strategies, the individual is responsible for the design, development and implementation of infrastructure automation, authentication mechanisms through development to production environments.

Security clearance - Have SC clearance, or capable of getting SC clearance quickly. This is mandatory since it has the potential to work with sensitive data.

Skills required:

  • Experience (>25years) of delivering design and development capability of base layer infrastructure in AWS using Terraform heavy focus on modules and reusable components

  • Immediate capacity to supply experienced technical skills in Solution and Technical Architecture supported by references of deliveries they have either led or had significant involvement utilising AWS.

  • Demonstrate experience of using Git and GitHub, GitLab or Bitbucket within the last 2 years

  • Demonstrate extensive knowledge of continuous integration and continuous deployment within the last 2 years

  • Demonstrate extensive knowledge of AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) within the last 2 years

  • Experience working within DWP or a comparable organisation within the last 3 years. Ideally either as an API Provider or Consumer who has interfaced with the existing API platform

  • Have experience working with API gateway technologies within the last two years, ideally Kong

  • Capacity to supply experienced technical skills in Dev Ops supported by references of deliveries they have either led or had significant involvement utilising Kubernetes.

Who the specialist will work with

The resource will work closely with the Integration Technical Lead as well as the DevOps lead within Integration. They will also work closely with a large team within Integration who are responsible for deploying the Kong EE API platform. The large team will have a mix of both Internal DWP, BPDTS and also consultants. The resource will also ensure the strategy aligns to the Integration Shared Service team so that common reusable components developed can be owned and maintained by the correct team. The resource should also represent DWP with external suppliers ie Kong.

What the specialist will work on

The responsibilities include:

1. Shape and provide a high level devops strategy for the deployment of the Kong Enterprise Platform

2. Create the playbook and sample Terraform modules to support the Kong Platform deployment

3. Create the strategy and design for frictionless onboarding to the API Gateway for DWP digital teams; including assurance of architecture patterns and devops automation optimisation

4. Ensure all devops processes for the API Platform align to DWP DevOps and architecture blueprints

5. Create playbooks and artefacts to assist upskilling DWP staff.

Contract- 9 Months

Maximum day rate - Up to £600 per day for a standard 7.5 hour day.

Latest start date - Thursday 15 July 2021

Location- No specific location, for example they can work remotely

Working arrangements

Currently the resource will be working from home. Once the COVID restrictions start to ease, travel will be required throughout England (COVID 19 dependent). This will travel to either the Leeds, Newcastle or Manchester hub to facilitate collaboration. This will be agreed as and when required with the chosen supplier. Any expenses incurred will need to be communicated and agreed with DWP before incurred.

Reference: 1210397120

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