DevOps Engineer, Ansible, AWS, Linux, Basingstoke


Basingstoke, Hampshire

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£50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus

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Matthew Pearce

DevOps Engineer /Infrastructure Engineer / Cloud Engineer / Ansible / AWS

Ive got a fantastic role for the right peson. This role would see the ideal DevOps engineer gain exposure to both AWS, ansible and lots of other cutting edge DevOps stuff

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • Maintaining infrastructure using configuration management tools
  • Ensuring maximum system uptime
  • Ensuring that all systems are working at optimal levels
  • Ensuring effective operation of high availability & fault tolerant solutions
  • Ensuring continued stability through ongoing security updates & patches
  • Perform system and application vulnerability scanning
  • Troubleshooting & resolving complex issues
  • Proactively responding to technical issues; received directly or through the trouble ticket system
  • Using trouble ticket system to track and prioritise workload and report to stakeholders
  • Continuously fine-tune & automate infrastructure, deployments, monitoring & other routines
  • Working collaboratively with the Development team (e.g. deployment of code releases to Production)
  • Contribute to the design & development of infrastructure solutions
  • Support the development and integration of new technologies and system requirements
  • Develop automation strategies
  • Support new technology planning and implementation
  • Working with the latest technologies to monitor and automate environments
  • Create and update technical documentation
  • Participate in the design, implementation and execution of backup and disaster recovery plan for infrastructure solutions
  • Ensure adherence to security requirements
  • Adhere to policies, procedures and standards

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Experience of being a successful Linux engineer
  • Experience of working with Amazon Web Services & Solutions
  • Has held a variety of technical roles
  • Previous successful experience of virtual and cloud environments
  • Broad range of technical knowledge
  • Solid background in monitoring and optimising IT infrastructure
  • Working with configuration management tools - Ansible or Puppet
  • Scripting for scheduled routines and infrastructure efficiencies, ideally Bash or Python
  • Knowledge of networking, TCP/IP, DNS, LAN/WAN, VPN, Routers, Switches and Firewalls.
  • Understanding of cloud security (Securing applications and infrastructure)
  • Comfortable using *nix command line
  • Experience administrating MySQL and familiarity with LAMP/LEMP architecture
  • Use of ELK (ElasticSearch, Logstash, Kibana) Implementation & Configuration
  • Familiarity with version control systems
  • Use of team collaboration system and/or workflow management tools, e.g. Jira/Confluence

Desirable Technical Skills:

Languages: Shell scripting, Python
Version Control Systems: Git, Bitbucket
Automation/Build Tools: Puppet, Docker, Ansible, Packer
Provisioning tools: Cloudformation/Terraform
App & Web Servers: Apache, Atlassian JIRA & Confluence
Databases: MySQL, RDS
Virtualisation: Amazon AWS/EC2, Vagrant, Docker

Platforms: Linux (RHEL/CentOS/Amazon Linux/Ubuntu), Mac OX, Windows

Network/Infrastructure: TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, LDAP, AD

Monitoring: Datadog, ELK, Observium, CloudWatch

DevOps Engineer /Infrastrucutre Engineer / Cloud Engineer

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