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DevOps Engineer

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  • Location

    Reading, Berkshire

  • Sector:

    DevOps & Cloud

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  • Salary:

    £50.00 - £60.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Steve Brown

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Primary Purpose of the Role:

An opportunity for a highly self-motivated software dev ops engineer who wants to gain experience within a stimulating and rewarding environment, be providing 6 months extended paternity leave cover.
We are looking for a high achiever in computing or a computing related subjects with a broad understanding and background in various aspects of software dev ops. This will include administration on both Windows and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) servers, configuration of a variety of services and assisting the Software Engineering community in resolving their issues with these services. The role also requires effective communication with the company Information Services team to resolve issues.

Principal Relationships:

? Daily contact with software engineers, software IVV team, company IS/IT support team, plus security and other engineering disciplines, is normal.

Key Accountabilities/Responsibilities/Tasks:

? Be able to use and carry out basic administration on Windows Server and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
This will include configuration of services, firewall, NTP and Active directory
? With regard to Windows, understanding of the command line, as well as batch scripts and powershell
? With regard to RHEL, understanding of shell scripts (bourne, bash, csh), and the ability to use a text editor on the command line.
? For assisting users, knowledge of languages such as C, C++, Java, Matlab and C# would be useful.
? The ability to administer a number of applications using both the front and back ends.
These applications will include Jenkins, JIRA, bitbucket/git, SVN, klocwork.
SonarQube, confluence, Crucible/fisheye, Palamida, Sonatype Nexus and flexlm.
? User permission administration of these application, together with knowledge of the underlying philosophies of these tools and how to use the tool as a user.
? Administration of the Matlab distributed computing platform
? Be able to interact with users to determine their issues and to assist in resolving those issues
? Be self-motivated, and to be able to analyse issues to determine their resolution in an efficient and effective manner.

Key performance Indicators against the Accountabilities / Responsibilities / Tasks:

? Carry out the role of software dev ops for the OME software function
? Provide user support to resolve issues with the set of application in use
? Provide administration and maintenance support for the applications, ensure that updates are scheduled to minimise the adverse impact on software project teams

? Experience in using of various scripting languages, including Python, Perl, awk and sed
? Understanding of the basics of SCM, CI, problem reporting, software lifecycles, Agile methods, Static analysis, Dynamic analysis, software licensing models would all be beneficial
? Configuration Management tools e.g. SVN/GIT
? Static and Dynamic tests tools
? Knowledge of Agile software development lifecycles
? Ability to work independently as well as good teaming skills
? Programming experience in one or more of the following languages is desirable: C, C++, C#
? Understanding of static and dynamic software testing an advantage
? Experience of mathematical modelling tools and techniques an advantage

? 3 - 5 years plus of experience of software dev ops support
? Experience of full Agile software lifecycle
? Manage self - awareness of schedule and cost
? Experience of software/systems development for embedded systems
? Experience of code generation for software is desirable. This is preferably with UML based tools or Mathworks products

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