Jobs

London, Bristol, Manchester

DevOps Engineer

Valtech is a multi-award winning digital agency with 3000 talented people in 45 beautiful offices across 16 countries. We work with some of the world’s best known brands, from airlines and travel companies, to the leading retailers, luxury brands and automotive and B2B companies. We also have a lasting legacy with the UK Government built over 25 years of transforming the user experience to improve lives. So, whether you are renewing a Blue Badge, booking your next holiday or ordering your Friday night takeaway, we’re at the heart of it.

 

We transform our clients’ businesses and offer transformative job opportunities for those who join us. We transform by doing across commerce, connected experiences, digital platforms, marketing and more.

 

We are founding members of the MACH Alliance, whose goal it is to help enterprise organizations navigate the complex modern technology landscape. We aim to guide and show how businesses can benefit from open tech ecosystems that are Microservices based, API-first, Cloud-native SaaS and Headless.

 

The role:

 

You will work across the government and commercial sectors, on some of the most challenging and interesting projects. Our success is built on delivering quality user experiences at the time they are needed, and we care about positive outcomes even more than the technology we build. Much of the work we do helps vulnerable people, and hopefully like you, we’re passionate about making solutions accessible to all.

 

As a consultancy we work on a range of projects:

 

  • Digital (Web)/ Big Data/ Platform projects
  • Full Lifecyle development projects from discovery/ inception phase through to delivery
  • Cutting edge technologies with cross functional teams

 

We truly believe in DevOps culture, Agile, and Lean. Our teams are cross-functional, working collaboratively with our clients, from product inception through to delivery of a live product. As a part of our projects we are frequently required to enable our clients in development of their own internal capability.

You will be responsible for automating, building, maintaining and improving the infrastructure and operational aspects of the project, including continuous integration/deployment environments. This includes ensuring that environments can be mobilised quickly in a repeatable fashion.

 

What you’ll need:

 

We'll be looking to see good experience and awareness across some of the following areas:

  • Experience in a client facing role and comfortable leading when needed
  • Experience in delivering the infrastructure
  • Experience being embedded within the Dev team
  • Infrastructure - Virtualized, Containerised, Serverless
  • Cloud Providers such as  AWS, Azure, GCP
  • Infrastructure as Code using tools such as Terraform, Cloudformation, Pulumi
  • Configuration management (e.g. Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Terraform)
  • Container Tech (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes, ECS, Openshift, AKS, EKS)
  • Agile and Lean methodologies.
  • Building deployment pipelines using CI/CD tools. (e.g. Jenkins, GitLab, Azure DevOps, Teamcity)
  • Networking principles and practices (e.g. Security, Subnets, VLANS, Firewalls, TCP/IP)
  • Monitoring, metrics, and logging (e.g. ELK, Prometheus, DataDog)
  • OS Tuning and Management - Linux/Unix/BSD and Windows
  • Build systems (Gradle, Maven, Npm) along with understanding of what is required to build, test and deploy such tech as Nodejs, React and SpringBoot
  • Web Technologies - (e.g. Nginx, IIS)
  • Databases - (e.g. PostgreSQL, MySQL/MariaDB, Mongo, Hadoop, Elasticsearch, Redis)
  • Scripting skills (e.g. Bash, Python, Powershell)

 

Nice to have:

 

  • Experience in designing the infrastructure
  • Private Cloud (e.g. Cloudstack, OpenStack, CloudFoundry)
  • Hybrid Cloud
  • Experience of mentoring, coaching and supporting less experienced colleagues and clients.
  • Depending on seniority team leadership may form part of your role
  • Vulnerability/threat assessment and mitigation

 

The Person:

 

We’re looking for someone with a maker mentality, who wants to join a company full of diverse, intelligent and talented people. Someone who wants to shake things up and fill their days with problem solving, innovation and phenomenal client projects. Someone who is ready to do the best work of their life…. things they are really and genuinely proud of, with opportunities to travel far and wide, learn every day and to really and truly meet their potential.