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Infrastructure Production Engineer - Linux, Windows

Location:

Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

Work type:

Permanent

Business sector:

Infrastructure

Salary:

£30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum

Job reference:

BBBH17894_1549017319

Contact email:

mag.dutka@talentinternational.com

Advertiser:

Mag Dutka

Infrastructure Production Release Engineer x2

Location: Staffordshire

Role: Permanent

Salary: Up to £35,000

Scope

The Production Release team is responsible for executing and monitoring releases to the route to live and production environments rectifying issues where possible and/or escalating to the appropriate development teams.

These include deployments of windows services/applications/webapps to Windows servers, various deployments to Linux based systems and internal tools via App-V/Citrix.

The Production Release team also complete application installs, provisioning new services/servers as part of the infrastructure build pipeline.

Responsibilities

  • Gathering of release requirements and on boarding new products into the automation systems.
  • Monitoring of day to day releases to the production environment.
  • Resolving/escalating deployment issues where appropriate.
  • Completing change control procedures and accurate recording or releases.
  • Invoking roll back processes upon request from development.
  • Verifying operational state of products.
  • Participating in on call duties to cover out of hours support for critical releases and roll backs.
  • Maintaining web farms and synchronisation of code across multiple data centres.
  • Continually reviewing and identifying areas for improvement to aid in creating greater efficiency for the software delivery lifecycle.
  • Applying active governance around overall design, quality and technical standards.
  • Actively communicating on technical issues and solutions both within the release team, infrastructure and development.
  • Installing applications as part of the infrastructure server build pipeline and ensuring adherence to SLA's.

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

  • Knowledge in at least one scripting language - bash, shell, groovy, PowerShell etc.
  • Knowledge of change control and governance.
  • Experience using Linux (RedHat/CentOS).
  • Windows Server Experience (2008, 2012 and 2016).
  • Ability to follow a given process with a keen eye for detail.
  • Passion for automation.
  • Highly motivated, self starter with the ability to motivate others.
  • Delivery focused, ensuring procedures are followed at all times.
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills.
  • Thrive within a highly pressurised environment where success is dependent on the ability to react to ongoing fast changes.
  • Keen problem solver with the ability to identify and overcome issues and obstacles.
  • Passionate about continuous improvement.
  • Ability to work collaboratively or independently on project requirements.
  • Confidence and experience in high profile situations.
  • Ability to adapt to a very diverse and reactive working environment with no preconceived ideas or single methodology dictating how things must be done.
  • Willingness to work occasionally outside of normal business hours.

DESIRABLE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Automation background.
  • Experience with release management.
  • Experience of using App-V and or Citrix (XA6/7).
  • MS SQL Server experience.
  • Experience in a development language, C#/.Net etc.
  • Working knowledge of Jenkins and pipelines.
  • Experience using a ticket tracking system, Jira/Remedy etc.
  • Knowledge of IIS.
  • Knowledge of Windows Applications and Services.

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