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Devops Engineer

Posted: 13 May 2019 Closes: 27 May 2019
London Borough of Bexley, GB Depending on experience
Permanent & Full-time l-q-group/20190513142753

DevOps Engineer
Permanent, full time
Sidcup & Stratford
Salary: £60,000 to £70,000 depending on experience

A great opportunity has arisen for an experienced DevOps Engineer to join L&Q at a very exciting time where we will invest, grow and transform our business to provide a better service to customers old and new.

We are looking for a highly skilled DevOps Engineer; who will be able to help shape the future IT Landscape of L&Q. They will be responsible designing, developing, testing, and deploying software that enhances all aspects of business activity, from deploying patches to complex builds.

This role will report directly into an Engineering Principal with no direct reports. A DevOps Engineer will be embedded within Engineering squads, who will need to work closely with the L&Q business to ensure IT solutions meet L&Q’s goals and ambitions.

The DevOps Engineer will:

·         Develop a culture of DevOps within an emerging agile environment, focusing on providing incremental value throughout all aspects of day-to-day work

·         Develop robust and reliable solutions to key IT requirements as defined in by architecture and the organisation, working alongside those within the product teams

·         Work in a highly collaborative fashion with the Cloud and Infrastructure Engineering team actively enabling and driving effective virtual team structures across both teams.

·         Develop a key mentoring approach to work, with the focus to enable the pivot to agile ways of working in the newly formed product teams

·         Proactively coach members of the software engineering community at L&Q in DevOps practices and technologies


Skills and Experience:

·         Strong knowledge and insights into key DevOps and cloud concepts including CI/CD, Iaas, PaaS and SaaS with enabled multi-disciplined, cross functional capabilities.

·         Ability to take ownership of features ranging from services on PaaS/IaaS, deployment automation/configuration and orchestration tooling

·         Ability to build and manage various components of digital infrastructure focusing on continuous integration, test automation, automated software releases, configuration management and system management in a high availability cloud environment.

·         Experience with Docker and orchestration with Kubernetes, preferably within the context of Microsoft azure

·         Able to build and manage software delivery, systems integration, and tools; Robust skills and experience in source /config management, CI/CD, container tech, infrastructure toolsets – Such as Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Kubernetes, Jenkins.

·         Strong knowledge of TFS and Git.

·         Data driven mindset to harness actionable metrics

·         Able to help in effectively bridging the gap between Engineering and Operations, encouraging a highly collaborative one-team attitude. Willingness to engage with staff in all IT teams to promote DevOps practices and principles, willingness to share knowledge with others and contribute to building a DevOps community of practice.

·         Deep experience of working agile, preferably in a scaled scrum environment

·         Extensive experience working with the Microsoft technology Stack

·         Experience with Docker and orchestration with Kubernetes, preferably within the context of Microsoft azure

Our commitments:

At L&Q, people are at the heart of our business and our success depends on employing the best people and getting the best from them.  This is why we are committed to developing our people. It's only by investing in a well-trained and motivated workforce that we can continue to prosper and sustain business success.

In addition to our support and training, the successful candidate will have access to our full suite of benefits including 26 days holiday rising to 31 days with length of service, annual bonus subject to group performance, excellent Pension scheme, Benenden Healthcare, an employee assistance programme and non-contributory life assurance.

We are committed to supporting your work-life balance and recognise the changing demands and circumstances in life.  Please let us know during the recruitment process if you’re interested in part time working or job sharing.  In addition, should your circumstances change once you have joined L&Q, you can also request flexible working arrangements, e.g. a change to working hours - if it’s feasible then we’ll make it happen.

We value diversity in all its facets, including gender, disability, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation and identity. When it comes to finding a diverse balance for our senior positions, we have decided to address gender and ethnicity first.  As such we are committed to offering an interview to at least one BAME and one female candidate for all senior leadership positions if they fulfil the role criteria.

We are recognised externally for our commitment to inclusion as a Stonewall Top 100 employer, and a Disability Confident (Committed) employer.

We expect all of our employees to support our environmental policy and social responsibility work. We are an employer committed to environmental and social responsibility.

L & Q Group

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