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DevOps Engineer

DevOps Engineer

Whitehall Resources currently require an experienced DevOps Engineer to work with a key client based in Essex.

***This role falls Inside IR35***

Tasks:
* Helping to develop automated integration platform and defining best practice and standards
* Administration of Linux servers, delivering a complex web app / middleware integration stack
* Provide mentorship and knowledge transfer to internal team members with the goal of the internal team being self-sufficient in a planned timescale.
* Asset and Configuration Management
* Assist with building a culture of continuous delivery and improvement, ensuring that key systems are regularly analysed, maintained and improved.
* Being involved in the wider development community, identifying good practices we can adopt and sharing our experiences
* Building and configuring new server platforms and the automated tooling to do so
* Building up a useful, robust automated test suite to support a Continuous Deployment environment.
* Develop approved technical standards, and the platform design and promote reuse, make progress towards the future state architecture, simplify the technical environment, and reduce the cost and timeframe of development.
* Ensure that new and updated platforms, products and transactions are thoroughly tested for performance, are able to handle specified load, and can be maintained over the long-term.
* Sharing knowledge of tools and techniques with the wider team, both developers and non-developers
* Supporting development teams with configuring applications for deployment
* Testing, debugging and troubleshooting of platform level problems
* Provide mentorship and Knowledge transfer to internal team members with the goal of the internal team being self-sufficient in a planned timescale.
* Collect and review system data for capacity and planning purposes.
* Analyses capacity data and develops capacity plan for appropriate enterprisewide systems.
* Develops and maintains appropriate lightweight systems documentation.
* Improve the performance of both agile teams and the organisation through the simplification and removal of blockers, impediments
* Experience administering UNIX and Linux Servers
* Experience in Linux system administration / Management, preferably RHEL
* Experience configuring and managing / System administration of Linux servers for serving web / integration development, testing and production services
* Experience with continuous integration, automated deployment, testing and the relevant tooling i.e. Puppet, Chef and Jenkins.
* Strong knowledge of factors influencing performance and ability to tune systems to achieve best possible performance and capacity
* Experience with Release and Configuration Management processes
* Installation and management of open source monitoring tools
* Experience managing and deploying on Cloud based platforms
* Experience debugging a complex multi-server service
* Familiarity with network protocols – TCP/IP, HTTP, SSL, etc.
* Ability to quickly research and learn new programming tools and techniques
* Excellent environment management, automation and Shell scripting skills
* Experience in leading a technical team and defining / improving service processes and procedures
* Strong problem-solving skills and experience debugging a complex multi-server service
* Experience with J2EE application servers e.g. JBOSS, etc.; relational databases e.g. Oracle, etc.; Micro Services environment e.g. Docker, Play, etc. would be very beneficial.
* Familiarity with Web Servers e.g. Apache, etc.; WSO2, integration middleware, messaging, ESB, API management common web application / integration architectures (SOA)
* Experience with Agile methodologies (TDD, SCRUM, Kanban, etc.) and developing product roadmaps, backlogs and measurable success criteria, and of writin


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