DevOps Engineer


Ref: 1232Wednesday 21 September 2022

Central Scotland/Remote UK

Do you want to work in environment that is fast-paced, collaborative, and with a shared sense of ownership? Then this is the job for you! As a key member of the DevOps team, you will work in an Agile environment to drive automation of day-to-day tasks and software deployments throughout the client's platform. You will be working on multiple platform projects, with involvement in design, implementation and maintenance. You will be pro-active, solution driven and a highly organised team player.

You will be looking to assist the development and release of products and focused on managing and expanding configuration systems. Using cloud native services on Microsoft Azure out client offers their customers the benefits of hyperscale public cloud and emerging services in AI and Machine Learning.

Using cloud native services on Microsoft Azure the client offers their customers the benefits of hyperscale public cloud and emerging services in AI and Machine Learning. Working with our client is about more than just a job, it is a chance to make a real difference to the world. Our client's customers are conducting important research into diseases including Alzheimer's, Cancer and Covid-19 and you will be supporting them.

What’s in it for you?:

In addition to a competitive remuneration package, we offer the following benefits:

− Flexible working, including remote working and temporary working overseas
− Annual holiday entitlement of 35 days, inclusive of three public holidays
− Private healthcare for employees and their families (Including access to EAP, mental health treatment and spa, gym, and golf discounts)
− Death in service scheme
− Generous company pension scheme
− Eye care scheme
− Enhanced maternity, paternity and sick pay benefits
− Individually tailored induction and personal development plans
− Personal training budget
− Free flu vaccinations
− Company social events
− Access to meeting venues and hot desk facilities

What you’ll be doing...:

− Administering and maintaining our hybrid-OS (Lin/Win) platform
− Automating provisioning of infrastructure and virtual machines
− Assist the development and release processes as a technical escalation contact
− Manage and expand our configuration management suite for the platform
− Assist with technical escalations for 3rd level operational incidents and problems


What you’ll bring….

− Demonstrate proven experience in a similar role (c.3 years).
− Deep knowledge of Linux (Ubuntu).
− A good understanding of containerisation, ideally Kubernetes and Docker.
− Previous experience with public cloud platforms, ideally Microsoft Azure.
− Experience with configuration management systems, related scripting languages and infrastructure as code.
− Experience with at least one dynamic scripting language (Ruby, Perl, Bash, PowerShell or Python).
− Network management experience (firewall configuration, preferably with automated solutions).
− Working experience in a change managed environment and understanding of CM fundamentals.
− Proactive, self-driven and highly organised with strong time management, reporting and planning skills.

Desirable Qualifications/Skills:
− Operational experience in a SaaS / PaaS environment.
− Experience of working in an ITIL v3 standards environment (ITIL v3 Certification is a plus).
− Working experience of GIT-based version controlling and collaborative coding fundamentals.
− Experience of working with ARM / Bicep.
− Used to working in an Agile environment.
− Experience with Continuous Integration and Delivery using tools.

About the client:

The client enables clinical and life sciences users to use Cloud services to collaborate, investigate and develop innovative therapies, diagnostics, and care pathways for a range of medical conditions. They do this through Software and Platform as a Service, giving self-service access to secure workspaces for data management, de-identification, statistics and machine learning, cloud computing and interactive visualisation. In this way, a growing number of research hospitals, universities and pharmaceutical companies can ensure confidentiality, compliance, and ethical use of patient data. Their Digital Research Environment (DRE) is built on leading technologies and this role offers the exciting opportunity to join an inclusive, talented and dedicated top-flight technical team and to develop and enhance your experience and skills whilst contributing to the delivery of their roadmap and key strategic projects.

Please note all successful candidates will be required to achieve a Basic Disclosure Scotland Certificate