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DevOps Tools 2016

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Server Provisioning and Automation: Red Hat Satellite, Katello, Foreman, Cobbler and others

Agile planning: Scrum, Kanban, Lean, Project Management, CI/CD


Examples of DevOps Job description

Example 1

You will be working closely with the product engineering teams to ensure products are secure, highly available and scalable. Your development and scripting skills will help you automate scaling and management of server resources and implement zero-downtime deployments. This position offers an outstanding opportunity for a unique individual who possesses a solid development and web services background.


  • Extensive experience supporting customer facing web servers and web sites in production environment
  • Software development experience with at least one language (Ruby, Python, Java)
  • Management of continuous integration servers like Jenkins
  • Automated provisioning, configuration of many nodes with code deployment and configuration management tools (Chef, Puppet, SaltStack...)
  • BS Degree in Information Technology, Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Strong experience in Linux Systems Administration and troubleshooting
  • Willingness to participate in 7/24 on call rotation to respond to and resolve application issues to ensure SaaS applications are online
  • Good organizational skills and the ability the track and prioritize several tasks
  • Ability to pair with other engineers to dig into problems that occur in production and ship production code
  • Experience with source code repositories (Git, Perforce, subversion)
  • Experience with cloud environments like AWS

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding and experience with code deployment and micro-services
  • Good understanding of relational databases such as MS SQL Server or MySQL or PostgreSQL
  • Excellent problem solving skills, along with the ability to work independently, as well as part of a cross-functional global team
  • Ability to work on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires in-depth evaluation of various factors
  • Understanding of ITIL "best practices"
  • Windows and Linux certifications
  • Working knowledge of networking and security concepts
  • Experience working with architecture or engineering disciplines
  • Experience working with containers โ€“ Docker / Mesos

Example 2

DevOps Engineer, London, 3 to 6 Months Contract (Adroc007) London, England Salary: GBP400 - GBP525 per day DevOps Engineer / Infrastructure Engineer / Linux / git / Puppet / Chef / Ansible / Salt / Jenkins / Bamboo / Kanban / Scrum

I am presently recruiting for one of the UKs most respected medical research companies who are growing their operations rapidly in 2016/17. They are looking to hire three DevOps Engineers / Infrastructure Engineers immediately to be based in their HQ in London on an initial 3 to 6 month contract.

Please find a brief description below.

Job Responsibilities, requirements and skills:

  • Version control systems experience - A thorough understanding of git, as a minimum
  • Configuration management expertise โ€“ commercial knowledge of at least one of: Puppet, Chef, Ansible and/or Salt
  • Continuous Integration capability โ€“ solid knowledge of either Jenkins and/or Bamboo
  • Exposure to Kanban and Scrum
  • Expertise in one language as a minimum (Go, Python, Java)
  • Experienced in a matrix team /multidisciplinary project working
  • Ability to impart knowledge to others in the team and within the organisation
  • Partner with colleagues to improve processes and performance
  • Knowledge of scheduling systems โ€“ Nomad, SGE, LSF and Mesos (Desirable)

  • Location: London

  • Rate: ยฃNegotiable
  • Salary: GBP400 - GBP525 per day
  • Contract Length: 3 to 6 Months initial (Extensions)

Please forward your updated CV for immediate consideration or refer a friend.

Example 3

Big Data DevOps Engineer - London - Eligible for SC Clearance

Square One are looking for a Big Data Devops Engineer to come on board for a 6 month contract based in London

Role Definitions/Duties:

  • DevOps for Hadoop platform on major government programme.
  • Help deliver and develop the continuous integration pipeline for the Hadoop stack.
  • Help design and deliver the target cloud infrastructure for the Hadoop stack.
  • Analysis, authoring of user stories and detailed design.
  • Development of code, scripts, configuration and build automation.
  • Provide specialist Hadoop and big data expertise.
  • Engage with all members of the scrum team to ensure the technology meets the user needs.
  • Prototype and prove concepts quickly.
  • Identify and mitigate risks in development and technology

Skills Required:

  • Skills Split - 70% DevOps, 30% Hadoop
  • Excellent overall knowledge Dev Ops, continuous delivery and environment build on large development programmes.
  • Excellent knowledge of cloud hosting and virtualised infrastructure.
  • Demonstrable experience of infrastructure as code.
  • Strong hands-on experience with virtualisation and cloud technologies, such as VMWare vCloud, AWS and others.
  • Experience with low level environment design.
  • Strong experience in infrastructure automation tools such as Blueprints, Puppet and Chef
  • Deep understanding of Linux and/or Unix Operating Systems
  • Experience administering one or more database products, including Hadoop/HDFS.
  • Experience in using monitoring tools
  • Good understanding of IT security
  • Nice to have - Specific experience with automated deployment of the Hortonworks Hadoop distribution.


  • SC clearable (can start with BPSS but must be clearable).

This is a 6 month contract based in Central London paying excellent day rates starting ASAP.

Big Data DevOps Engineer - London - Eligible for SC Clearance

Example 4

NetOps/DevOps Engineer

Our client is the industryโ€™s most advanced, powerful and versatile platform, powering the real-time management via online, mobile, in-store or call centre for thousands of enterprise clients. Using a combination of cutting-edge front end technologies, and a truly open and scalable cloud-based API architecture, weโ€™re able to design solutions that can accommodate the wildest of client requirements. As technology progresses, so do they; re-architecting and expanding their platform to take advantage of new ideas, methodologies, and the latest and greatest trends in the technology industry.

Itโ€™s an exciting time to join the organisation. They are scaling up their Technology teams, and looking for an experienced NetOps / DevOps Engineer to join their Engineering team based in Farringdon. Their team is very diverse, with backgrounds spanning from astrophysics to criminology and computer game design to music management. They pride themselves on our great working culture and offer all staff a host of extra perks and regular social activities. What youโ€™ll be doing:

  • Automating common tasks within the Engineering and Information Security departments
  • Collating statistics from various systems and monitoring sources and producing reports for various departments
  • Identifying potential efficiencies within existing processes and developing solutions via automation
  • Connecting existing and future their systems to leverage centralised access control and authentication
  • Building custom code to provide monitoring of complex interactions within the their platforms
  • Building, Running and Maintaining their server infrastructures
  • Supporting internal development teams with infrastructure needs and platform investigations
  • Performing R&D for Engineering and Development future projects
  • Rota-based on-call responsibilities for out of hours response/duties

Skills you can demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of the Linux operating system (in particular CentOS/RedHat); Amazon Web Services and their APIs; various APIs and SDKs that may aid delivery of responsibilities
  • Knowledge of JavaScript-based frameworks that may aid in the delivery of responsibilities
  • Knowledge of Apache, MySQL and/ or Redis servers
  • Knowledge of Network Protocols and Web Browser to server communications via HTTP
  • Knowledge of Data centre techniques and processes for delivery of a High Availability platform
  • Ideally be able to use, or understand Ruby-based shell scripts, application code and frameworks
  • A confident, enthusiastic attitude and an understanding of small company culture and dynamics

If this sounds like you weโ€™d love to hear from you! Please get in touch with some information about you, your experience, why youโ€™re the superstar for this role, your CV and any links to relevant blogs/social media pages/previous work etc that you would like to share with us. Exclusive to IQ, apply now more information.


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