Senior Cloud DevOps

Job description

As a DevOps Engineer you are someone who takes ownership and makes an impact by the operating with mindset, integrity, and courage of a start-up business. And then tempering that mindset with an understanding of how a large organisation works and the acceptable risks to ensure platforms have a 99.9% uptime and the performance expected by our customers

You will play a key role in the success of the organisation and will be part of a team who are responsible for continually improving the company’s cloud infrastructure and development platforms. You will work closely with the development teams, cloud security and operations professionals to ensure the successful execution of high impact projects.

We expect you to be able to view challenges from many different perspectives and create and drive strategies and solutions that are not only technically sound, but also include regulatory, commercial, and organisational aspects when appropriate. Cloud economics will also be a fundamental part of the role to ensure platforms and environments are sized appropriately.

We are looking for an experienced individual with a strong background in software development, cloud technologies, systems administration with Unix/Linux and network fundamentals

Key must haves:
• Drive to shape their own work, who produce their own deliverables when needed.
• Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate complex technical solutions
• High level understanding of Cloud, Data, APIs, Digital Channels
• Ability to design, implement, and deploy cloud-native solutions
• Deep knowledge of Kubernetes and proven hands-on experience configuring and running clusters on various platforms (on premise and cloud).
• Identify potential points of failure in the infrastructure/systems and develop robust mitigation strategies
Work with the security team to drive robust standards
• Strive for zero downtime when deploying solutions/services
• Develop and own processes/procedures for scaling, capacity planning, configuration management, monitoring, etc.
• Drive automation and ensure high-quality monitoring coverage
• Be part of the you build it, you run it mindset.

This role will require:
• Hands-on demonstratable experience with Google Cloud Platform
• Hands-on strong experience with IaC and Terraform
• Hands-on experience with containerization and orchestration using Docker and Kubernetes is required
• Must have experience writing Java, Python, Golang, or Typescript, ideally fluent in multiple
Proven ability troubleshooting and debugging web applications across the entire stack (i.e., the application layer, the database layer, the network layer, the OS) Experience in securing apps/platforms/tooling
• Proven ability to configure CI/CD pipelines in a template and repeatable form that encapsulates the principles of DevSecOps and IaC.
• On call support for all P1 and P2 incidents
• Excellent 2nd and 3rd line support of escalated issues and taking corrective action.

Nice To have:
• Knowledge of Cloud Economics and capacity management of all apps/services/tooling
• Any experience administering MySQL or no-SQL databases like MongoDB is a plus.
• Identification of friction and gaps in our existing technology stack. mitigate, then work with architecture to select and adapt suitable and modern technologies in the industry for VMO2 unique needs and priorities.
• A history of working within DevOps Team in both a horizontal and vertical
• Understanding of ITIL service management processes.
• Experience with Jira, OpsGenie, PagerDuty, Jira Service Desk (JSM) or similar tools
• Ability the drive the Change Management and Release Management processes, escalating issues to the senior management team.

The candidate will:
• You obsess about how to deliver great technology to accelerate product development and make the customer experience better.
• Look to encourage innovation and ways to help engineering use better tools and technologies.
• Question the status quo, eliminate systems and processes that are not useful, and work within domains to allocate resources to areas that make a difference to the business.

• Evangelise modern operational patterns & technology across VMO2.
• Actively follow and translate developments outside VMO2 to inform our company strategy.
• Have traits such as open mind, learning attitude, transparent behaviour, positive, overachiever, strong communicator, proactive and collaborative.
• Be a shining example of rigorous, high pace execution with a healthy disregard for legacy boundaries, and conventional wisdom.
• Be comfortable with collaboration, open communication and reaching across functional borders in a fast paced, demanding environment.
• Have demonstrable experience of process automation.
• Be able to handle multiple streams of work with changing priorities
• Promote DevOps mindset.
• Contribute to the DevOps roadmap, using continual improvement to deliver best in class solutions
• Build and maintain multiple CI/CD pipelines
• Ownership of post-mortems/RCA


The Candidates Ideal Background
• 3+ years of industry experience and extensive experience with Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is critical to being successful in this role
• 3+ Years terraform experience and IaC
• 3+ years’ experience in DevOps/Operations/SRE proficiencies
• 3+ Years working with Enterprise CI/CD pipelines (GitLab experience is preferred)
• 3+ years’ experience in modern engineering languages and computer science fundamentals, platforms (containers, serverless, no-code), frameworks and creating simple and robust platforms.
• Experience operating large, Internet scale applications and distributed systems spanning multiple platforms, front and back-end services, networks, and public cloud platforms.
• Demonstrated passion for details, and both day over day improvements and long-term outlook.
• Industry experience at fast moving, innovative global technology companies.
• Have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a technical discipline with strong academic credentials.
• Experience with Enterprise and open-source monitoring tools such as Splunk/ELK, Truesight, Dynatrace etc

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