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Senior Systems Engineer - CBS - Sutton

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Senior Systems Engineer - RBI Sutton

The role:

We have an exciting opportunity for a talented Senior DevOps / Systems Engineer, working in an agile, dynamic and evolving environment. They will join a group engaged in designing, building, implementing, optimising and supporting an end-to-end DevOps solution. They will enable the continuous improvement of existing products and processes and build infrastructure for new products and applications. With their contribution, platforms are scalable and autonomous, releases go Live without any downtime and platforms are secure. They will support a range of systems, tools, applications and strategies used by the Development teams.

The successful candidate will need to hit the ground running, with proven experience in either systems engineering or DevOps and have a clear idea of what skills need to be gained to be truly effective in this role.  They will need pipeline automation skills, with strong communication and collaboration skills and be motivated to achieve results. This position performs research, design, implementation, support and systems engineering assignments as well as promoting automation and DevOps culture.


Key Accountabilities/Responsibilities:

         Designing and developing scripts/tools for Continuous Integration and Deployments.

         Designing and developing automation templates/tools for infrastructure provisioning, configuration & change management.

         Building and deploying web applications to dev/test/prod environments.

         Automating configuration management, infrastructure and application deployments in a toolset such as Puppet.

         Own, manage and improve our release process. Focus on scale and efficiency.

         Work with Operational and Development groups to drive the most optimal solutions.

         Work in a fast-paced dynamic environment.

         Create and maintain documentation for the solutions provided.

         Communicate with stakeholders and peers from different areas of our Businesses, tailoring messages to the targeted audience.

         Work with Engineers and Analysts on software builds and deployment troubleshooting.

         Demonstrate thorough understanding of major system components (i.e., storage systems, Linux kernel, UNIX kernel, UNIX file system, and Windows infrastructure).

         Configure controls; install and troubleshoot applications.

         Work closely with relevant Technology groups to refine system monitoring and reporting.

  •     Collaborate with the test team to ensure test validation and release management principles      are upheld.

         Apply problem-solving skills to support assignments.

         Diagnose system performance problems.

  •    Promote and support agile working and DevOps methodology.

         Develop scripts for execution of commonly used processes and automation of simple tasks.

         Creation, execution, documentation and completion of tasks, changes, and requests.

         Collaboration and teamwork; actively develop strong, supportive and collaborative working relationships.

  •    Apply technical expertise to support strategic decisions and thought leadership.


  •    Support Development teams using development tools, products and processes.


  •   Continue expanding and improving our DevOps delivery pipeline.



Experience/Skills Required:

  • Well versed in Puppet or Ansible
  • Experienced in using GitLab

  • Experienced in infrastructure as code tools, such as Terraform (including XML and JSON type configurations)

  • Terraform

  • Experienced in automated build and deployments using Jenkins / GitLab CI

  • Programming / Scripting (PowerShell, Bash, or Python)

  • Jira; Configuration, Administration and Scripting skills

  • Working knowledge of containers (Docker, Kubernetes etc)

  • Operating Systems including Windows, Linux/UNIX

  • Enterprise level networking (TCP/IP, VPNs, SFTP, Proxy, Firewalls)

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills

  • Excellent problem solving skills

  • Experience with end­to­end Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment pipelines


Desirable Experience/Skills:

  • Hands on experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) or other cloud providers

  • Confluence

  • Packer

  • Knowledge of virtual server environments

  • Data Science experience

  • NoSql database experience


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in in Computer Science or equivalent work experience.

  • Proven experience in systems engineering in a DevOps environment, where automation and release automation played a major role.

  • Proven experience engineering scalable cloud and virtual services.

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