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DevOps Engineer

Posted: 25/09/2017 | Location: Manchester | Reporting to: Enterprise Architect

Degree 53 are an award-winning design and software development agency based in Manchester that specialises in the gambling sector.

Our mission is to “Improve the digital experience for all” and we are looking for a DevOps Engineer to join the team to help us achieve that goal. The DevOps Engineer will manage our development and production environments. You will be responsible for automating any and all possible tasks, documenting it and sharing the knowledge with the team.

If this sounds like you, keep reading...

What we expect

The core solution is based around RabbitMQ, with .NET WCF and Web API’s with MySQL and RethinkDB databases, with a responsive and adaptive web frontend built on React hosted on Node.js and a CMS based on Ruby on Rails so we’re looking for someone with good experience using most of these technologies.

You must be keen on keeping up-to-date with new technologies, techniques and processes, and identify where these could lead to improvements for your role.

Your responsibilites

Development and test environments are hosted in AWS using Ansible to deploy and configure them. You will take ownership of these environments improving the monitoring, deployments and configuration management of the solution.

You will also be responsible for the automating as much as possible in the virtualised production environment.

You will champion, maintain and uphold the CI/CD processes, driving improvements to working practices.

Your position

You will sit within the development team reporting to the Enterprise Architect

Who we're looking for...

  • Running highly available web applications and services on Linux servers
  • Experience with at least 2 of setting up different clusters for Nginx, IIS, RabbitMQ, RethinkDB
  • Any experience with AWS (EC2, ELB) is a bonus
  • Strong knowledge of Linux (we use CentOS)
  • Knowledge of Windows Server and hosting .NET WCF and WebAPI services
  • Configuration management systems and concepts (Ansible including custom playbooks)
  • Building and scaling monitoring solutions (Zabbix, Splunk, etc)
  • Continuous integration and source code management (Jenkins, Git)
  • Bash and scripting languages
  • Powershell is a nice to have
  • Any experience with security audits (internal and external) and maintaining a secure infrastructure is a significant advantage
  • Be an expert problem solver
  • An excellent communicator, both verbal and written
  • Someone who is adaptable and able to pick up new techniques
  • Enjoys keeping up to date with advances in technologies and how they can be applied to projects
  • Hardworking and willing to go above and beyond to learn new skills
  • Love working as part of a team and collaborating with others
  • Flexible. We support lots of 24/7 businesses which means occasionally we have to do things out of hours. 

The good stuff...

  • Competitive salary
  • Employee of the month
  • Referral bonus
  • 25 days holiday a year in addition to bank holidays
  • Flexi-time
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Health cash plan
  • Brand new state of the art office space with a cosy breakout area and Wii U and PS4 consoles
  • Regular social events
  • Monthly team lunches

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