DevOps Engineer (Cloud Infra Background)

Posted on Nov 17, 2023 by Methods Business and Digital Technology Limited
Not Specified, United Kingdom
IT
Immediate Start
£70k - £70k Annual
Full-Time

DevOps Engineer (Cloud Infra Background)

Since our establishment in 1990, Methods has worked with a range of central government departments and agencies to transform the way the public sector operates in the UK. Our mission is to deliver value to our customers through effective application of digital thinking and technology change. Methods was acquired by ALTEN Plc (a French multi-national Engineering and IT company) in 2022. Our strategy is to deliver profitable, sustainable growth; expanding ALTEN's Enterprise IT Service capabilities in the UK for both public and private sector customers.

Our TDSE (Technical Delivery and Software Engineering) portfolio is a key part of Methods' growth strategy, focusing on software and cloud engineering, consultancy, and technical architecture. Our aim is to deliver profitable growth and value by delivering high-quality solutions, built using a DevOps and continuous delivery culture to support digital, data and technology transformation. The business has grown rapidly (from startup in 2019 to just under £30m turnover in 2022-3) and targets profitable growth over the next 5 years as part of ALTEN's global expansion strateg.

Our human touch sets us apart from other consultancies, system integrators and software houses - with people, technology, and data at the heart of who we are, we believe in creating value and sustainability through everything we do for our clients, staff, communities, and the planet.

We support our clients in the success of their projects while working collaboratively to share skill sets and solve problems. At Methods we have fun while working hard; we are not afraid of making mistakes and learning from them.

Predominantly focused on the public-sector, Methods is now building a significant private sector client portfolio.

Methods was acquired by the Alten Group in early 2022.

Summary Profile:

You will work in a small team of DevOps engineers within a wider programme team, and need to have experience of working with the required technologies (see below) on complex programmes; responsible for delivering functional, non-functional, and support requirements. This role is primarily focused in AWS but people with extensive experience in Azure or Google Cloud and willing to cross-train will also be considered.

Requirements

Engineering:

  • Write software, from build system automation to automated deployment, to scale our engineering delivery.
  • Bring in continuous deployment practices to enhance our Agile posture.
  • Imagine, architect, develop, deploy, and evolve CI and CD systems for cloud applications.
  • Write Infrastructure as Code (IaC) using Industry standard tools and services.
  • Write application deployment automation using industry standard deployment and configuration tools.
  • Design and implement continuous delivery pipelines that serve the purpose of provisioning and operating client test as well as production environments.
  • Provide systems support including responding to monitoring alerts.
  • Implement and stay abreast of Cloud and DevOps industry best practices and tooling.
  • Work with developers to identify necessary Azure resources and automate their provisioning.
  • Document automation processes.
  • Workstation issue troubleshooting (eg Proxy, McAfee).
  • CI/CD infrastructure and process troubleshooting (disk space, network issues etc).
  • CI/CD pipeline support (troubleshooting, support with setting up in new projects).
  • Work closely with key stakeholders to capture, understand, and derive DevOps requirements.

Operations:

  • Availability and capacity management. You can define, understand, plan, forecast, measure, maintain and improve all aspects of the availability of services. You control and manage service availability to meet the needs of the business in a cost-effective manner. This includes managing the capability, functionality and sustainability of service components.
  • Ownership and initiative. You can take ownership of problems and incidents and proactively resolve technical problems, ensuring that technical solutions continue to meet business requirements. You know how to take full accountability for your actions and choices.

Security and Design:

  • Information security. You maintain the security, privacy and integrity of information systems through compliance with relevant legislation, regulations and departmental policies. You advocate the concept of Secure by Design and information security practises being the responsibility of the whole team, not one person.

Culture:

  • User focus. You can collaborate with user researchers and service designers and/or represent users internally. You can explain the difference between user needs and the desires of the user. You can guide user research to embrace diversity and focus on all users. You know how to prioritise and define approaches to understand the user story, guiding others in doing so.
  • Collaborative working. You can work with a range of agile methodologies, predominantly Scrum or Kanban, focused on delivering tangible, usable features and software at the end of each iteration. You understand the importance of clear, open communication in co-located and remote teams, and can foster a culture of collaboration.

Skills & Experience

  • Hands-on experience in continuous delivery and continuous integration of CI/CD pipelines, particularly CircleCI.
  • Experience with GitHub Repos, branching, code review and code sis tools.
  • Proficient with Git, Git Flow, Azure DevOps.
  • Strong hands-on expertise in diverse DevSecOps concepts/tools, especially on GitOps, Pipelines, GitHub, GitHub actions.
  • Ability to assess the requirement, environment and suggest right tools/technologies.
  • Hands on experience on Kubernetes and containerization technologies like Docker and EKS.
  • Good knowledge on Shell Scripting.
  • Expertise in debugging and providing solutions and workarounds.
  • Knowledge on different monitoring and logging solutions available on Cloud, preferably on AWS.
  • Expertise on Function-as-a-Service, eg Lambda.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and coding abilities.
  • Technologies.

Essential

  • Extensive AWS experience.
  • Git (GitHub or GitLab).
  • Linux.
  • Terraform.
  • Ansible.
  • Jenkins.
  • Docker.
  • Scripting and automation.
  • Kubernetes.

Bonus

  • Azure and Google Cloud.
  • ELK.
  • Active Directory.
  • Helm.
  • Networking.

Desirable

  • Knowledge of integrating solutions with Government services including Gov Pay, Gov Notify, Gov Gateway, Gov Verify etc.

Additional

This role will require you to have or be willing to go through Security Clearance. As part of the onboarding process candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard; details of the evidence required to apply may be found on the government website Gov.UK. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed, or rejected. Details of this will be discussed with you at interview.

Details of

  • Have you lived in the UK for the last 5 years?
  • Have you travelled outside of the UK for more than 28 days in the last 12 months? If yes, please ask for further details: Dates, location, reason for travel
  • Have you had any extended periods of travel over 3 months in the last 5 years? If yes, please ask for further details: Dates, location, reason for travel
  • Do you have dual nationality or any former nationalities?
  • Are you willing to go through the vetting process for SC?
  • This role is mainly home-based with occasional travel to the office.

Benefits

Methods is passionate about its people; we want our colleagues to develop the things they are good at and enjoy.

By joining us you can expect

  • Autonomy to develop and grow your skills and experience
  • Be part of exciting project work that is making a difference in society
  • Strong, inspiring and thought-provoking leadership
  • A supportive and collaborative environment

Development - access to LinkedIn Learning, a management development programme, and training

Wellness - 24/7 confidential employee assistance programme

Flexible Working - including home working and part time

Social - office parties, breakfast Tuesdays, monthly pizza Thursdays, Thirsty Thursdays, and commitment to charitable causes

Time Off - 25 days of annual leave a year, plus bank holidays, with the option to buy 5 extra days each year

Volunteering - 2 paid days per year to volunteer in our local communities or within a charity organisation

Pension - Salary Exchange Scheme with 4% employer contribution and 5% employee contribution

Discretionary Company Bonus - based on company and individual performance

Life Assurance - of 4 times base salary

Private Medical Insurance - which is non-contributory (spouse and dependants included)

Worldwide Travel Insurance - which is non-contributory (spouse and dependants included)

Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Pay

Travel - season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme

For a full list of benefits please visit our website


Reference: 2680323577

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DevOps Engineer (Cloud Infra Background)

Posted on Nov 17, 2023 by Methods Business and Digital Technology Limited

Not Specified, United Kingdom
IT
Immediate Start
£70k - £70k Annual
Full-Time

DevOps Engineer (Cloud Infra Background)

Since our establishment in 1990, Methods has worked with a range of central government departments and agencies to transform the way the public sector operates in the UK. Our mission is to deliver value to our customers through effective application of digital thinking and technology change. Methods was acquired by ALTEN Plc (a French multi-national Engineering and IT company) in 2022. Our strategy is to deliver profitable, sustainable growth; expanding ALTEN's Enterprise IT Service capabilities in the UK for both public and private sector customers.

Our TDSE (Technical Delivery and Software Engineering) portfolio is a key part of Methods' growth strategy, focusing on software and cloud engineering, consultancy, and technical architecture. Our aim is to deliver profitable growth and value by delivering high-quality solutions, built using a DevOps and continuous delivery culture to support digital, data and technology transformation. The business has grown rapidly (from startup in 2019 to just under £30m turnover in 2022-3) and targets profitable growth over the next 5 years as part of ALTEN's global expansion strateg.

Our human touch sets us apart from other consultancies, system integrators and software houses - with people, technology, and data at the heart of who we are, we believe in creating value and sustainability through everything we do for our clients, staff, communities, and the planet.

We support our clients in the success of their projects while working collaboratively to share skill sets and solve problems. At Methods we have fun while working hard; we are not afraid of making mistakes and learning from them.

Predominantly focused on the public-sector, Methods is now building a significant private sector client portfolio.

Methods was acquired by the Alten Group in early 2022.

Summary Profile:

You will work in a small team of DevOps engineers within a wider programme team, and need to have experience of working with the required technologies (see below) on complex programmes; responsible for delivering functional, non-functional, and support requirements. This role is primarily focused in AWS but people with extensive experience in Azure or Google Cloud and willing to cross-train will also be considered.

Requirements

Engineering:

  • Write software, from build system automation to automated deployment, to scale our engineering delivery.
  • Bring in continuous deployment practices to enhance our Agile posture.
  • Imagine, architect, develop, deploy, and evolve CI and CD systems for cloud applications.
  • Write Infrastructure as Code (IaC) using Industry standard tools and services.
  • Write application deployment automation using industry standard deployment and configuration tools.
  • Design and implement continuous delivery pipelines that serve the purpose of provisioning and operating client test as well as production environments.
  • Provide systems support including responding to monitoring alerts.
  • Implement and stay abreast of Cloud and DevOps industry best practices and tooling.
  • Work with developers to identify necessary Azure resources and automate their provisioning.
  • Document automation processes.
  • Workstation issue troubleshooting (eg Proxy, McAfee).
  • CI/CD infrastructure and process troubleshooting (disk space, network issues etc).
  • CI/CD pipeline support (troubleshooting, support with setting up in new projects).
  • Work closely with key stakeholders to capture, understand, and derive DevOps requirements.

Operations:

  • Availability and capacity management. You can define, understand, plan, forecast, measure, maintain and improve all aspects of the availability of services. You control and manage service availability to meet the needs of the business in a cost-effective manner. This includes managing the capability, functionality and sustainability of service components.
  • Ownership and initiative. You can take ownership of problems and incidents and proactively resolve technical problems, ensuring that technical solutions continue to meet business requirements. You know how to take full accountability for your actions and choices.

Security and Design:

  • Information security. You maintain the security, privacy and integrity of information systems through compliance with relevant legislation, regulations and departmental policies. You advocate the concept of Secure by Design and information security practises being the responsibility of the whole team, not one person.

Culture:

  • User focus. You can collaborate with user researchers and service designers and/or represent users internally. You can explain the difference between user needs and the desires of the user. You can guide user research to embrace diversity and focus on all users. You know how to prioritise and define approaches to understand the user story, guiding others in doing so.
  • Collaborative working. You can work with a range of agile methodologies, predominantly Scrum or Kanban, focused on delivering tangible, usable features and software at the end of each iteration. You understand the importance of clear, open communication in co-located and remote teams, and can foster a culture of collaboration.

Skills & Experience

  • Hands-on experience in continuous delivery and continuous integration of CI/CD pipelines, particularly CircleCI.
  • Experience with GitHub Repos, branching, code review and code sis tools.
  • Proficient with Git, Git Flow, Azure DevOps.
  • Strong hands-on expertise in diverse DevSecOps concepts/tools, especially on GitOps, Pipelines, GitHub, GitHub actions.
  • Ability to assess the requirement, environment and suggest right tools/technologies.
  • Hands on experience on Kubernetes and containerization technologies like Docker and EKS.
  • Good knowledge on Shell Scripting.
  • Expertise in debugging and providing solutions and workarounds.
  • Knowledge on different monitoring and logging solutions available on Cloud, preferably on AWS.
  • Expertise on Function-as-a-Service, eg Lambda.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and coding abilities.
  • Technologies.

Essential

  • Extensive AWS experience.
  • Git (GitHub or GitLab).
  • Linux.
  • Terraform.
  • Ansible.
  • Jenkins.
  • Docker.
  • Scripting and automation.
  • Kubernetes.

Bonus

  • Azure and Google Cloud.
  • ELK.
  • Active Directory.
  • Helm.
  • Networking.

Desirable

  • Knowledge of integrating solutions with Government services including Gov Pay, Gov Notify, Gov Gateway, Gov Verify etc.

Additional

This role will require you to have or be willing to go through Security Clearance. As part of the onboarding process candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard; details of the evidence required to apply may be found on the government website Gov.UK. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed, or rejected. Details of this will be discussed with you at interview.

Details of

  • Have you lived in the UK for the last 5 years?
  • Have you travelled outside of the UK for more than 28 days in the last 12 months? If yes, please ask for further details: Dates, location, reason for travel
  • Have you had any extended periods of travel over 3 months in the last 5 years? If yes, please ask for further details: Dates, location, reason for travel
  • Do you have dual nationality or any former nationalities?
  • Are you willing to go through the vetting process for SC?
  • This role is mainly home-based with occasional travel to the office.

Benefits

Methods is passionate about its people; we want our colleagues to develop the things they are good at and enjoy.

By joining us you can expect

  • Autonomy to develop and grow your skills and experience
  • Be part of exciting project work that is making a difference in society
  • Strong, inspiring and thought-provoking leadership
  • A supportive and collaborative environment

Development - access to LinkedIn Learning, a management development programme, and training

Wellness - 24/7 confidential employee assistance programme

Flexible Working - including home working and part time

Social - office parties, breakfast Tuesdays, monthly pizza Thursdays, Thirsty Thursdays, and commitment to charitable causes

Time Off - 25 days of annual leave a year, plus bank holidays, with the option to buy 5 extra days each year

Volunteering - 2 paid days per year to volunteer in our local communities or within a charity organisation

Pension - Salary Exchange Scheme with 4% employer contribution and 5% employee contribution

Discretionary Company Bonus - based on company and individual performance

Life Assurance - of 4 times base salary

Private Medical Insurance - which is non-contributory (spouse and dependants included)

Worldwide Travel Insurance - which is non-contributory (spouse and dependants included)

Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Pay

Travel - season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme

For a full list of benefits please visit our website

Reference: 2680323577

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