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Systems & Cloud Engineer (DevOps)

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Systems & Cloud Engineer (DevOps)


Hybrid - Must be commutable at least twice a week to: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire or Tunbridge Wells, Kent or Chesterfield, Derbyshire Offices

We are currently seeking a Systems & Cloud Engineer (DevOps) for a leading and expanding insurance group.

This role will implement and support the delivery of infrastructure and software software-based projects around the group into automated and managed Continuous Integration/Delivery pipelines (CI/CD) to save time and manual effort, and to speed up the secure development/deployment cycle and reduce errors.

This role is expected to be the interface between the development team members and other departments to help achieve delivery of applications using CI/CD pipelines. To design (and adhere to) standards and best practises to be followed through these pipelines as they move between different environments on the road to Production.

CI/CD practises are not exclusive to in-house developed software applications, and therefore other existing applications and installations can be introduced to Continuous Delivery mechanisms through scripting and deployment frameworks. Similarly, CI/CD pipelines can be split between on premise infrastructure and Cloud based setups predominantly Azure.

We have a hybrid multi-cloud strategy so other clouds and on premise work will be included.

Key tasks:

  • To assist the developers and development teams to achieve their goals in projects or BAU work streams
  • Design, support and implement the CI/CD ecosystem
  • Maintain and implement industry best-practises for automated configuration management and security
  • Deliver a seamless CI/CD solution to one or more Cloud platforms, primarily Azure, and on premises
  • We own our changes and ensure they are tested every step of the way
  • To work in Agile based iterations within multiple teams as required
  • To work with 3rd parties as required.
  • To ensure the right level of documentation is created, available and maintained where it relates to DevOps practices.
  • To continue to develop the group's technical capabilities using existing and emerging technologies.
  • Ensure our solutions minimise system downtime and customer impact
  • Take ownership for platform solutions and optimisations, ensuring operational and project outcomes are achieved
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement culture by regularly reviewing and enhancing processes, practices, and standards.

Key competencies, skills and knowledge

  • The ability to automate deployments and infrastructure creation in Cloud (primarily Azure, however a multi-Cloud strategy is being followed so DevOps and System Engineering skills in any of the Clouds would be considered (AWS, GCP)
  • Must be a team player and be able to share your successes and learnings
  • Technical problem solving from a complex environment
  • Proficient with Terraform, PowerShell, Kubernetes, Docker for containerisation.
  • Experience of source code management tools such Git/GitHub
  • Expert understanding of DevOps principles and Infrastructure-as-Code concepts and techniques
  • Experience of PaaS, IaaS, VM, Networking is an advantage

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