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Web Ops/Dev Ops Familiarity with network protocols - TCP/IP, HTTP, SSL - London
10/4/2016 4:11:22 AM
DevOps and ProdOps best practises commensurate with the build, maintenance and management of high volume transactional web sites and webs services.
Application deployment strategies and continuous integration across multiple environments and releases using a micro-service architecture.
Building and configuring new server platforms and the automated tooling to optimise this process.
Configuration management tools like Puppet, Chef.
Operational management of Linux Servers, delivering a complex web application stack with strong expertise in virtualisation.
Testing, debugging and troubleshooting of platform level problems.
Administration and build of RDBMS and NoSQL database technologies (eg MongodB, MySQL).
Networking concepts, technologies, and protocols (TCP/IP, IPSec, HTTP, SSL, FTP, DHCP, and DNS).
Installation, configuration and management of open source monitoring tools.
Deploying and configuring virtual machines in a hosted environment.
3rd Line technical support to Production Operations (24x7 on call).
You will have significant demonstrable experience of configuring web, application and database infrastructure in a fast moving development environment.
Previous experience in building and supporting high volume, public, transactional production platforms and sophisticated automated DevOps environments is essential.
A strong technical foundation in build, release and environment management.
Passion for and ability to design and support robust build, deployment and configuration management systems for multi-tier Java applications.
Good experience with continuous integration tools (Jenkins, Travis-CI, Go).
Scripting and Object Oriented programming skills.
Experience with automated testing tools relevant to infrastructure integrity.
Experience in configuring and managing Linux Servers for serving a dynamic website.
Experience in debugging a complex multi-server service based on a micro-service architecture.
An understanding of common web application architectures and design patterns.
Good experience in network protocols and their appropriate use.
Operations team experience.
Please provide any additional information specific to this role not already detailed above.
We are looking for someone who wants to contribute to the most demanding and exciting new digital service for the UK Government. Better digital services in government will change the face of public services and have the potential to dramatically transform the future of millions of people.
You'll be the kind of person who is unconcerned with titles and hierarchy; have an aptitude for problem-solving and proactively deliver innovative technology that carries real value for users. You will draw value from collaboration with others, actively seeking input from colleagues and valuing a multidisciplinary team over hierarchy.
Person specification- the ideal candidate:
Adjusts quickly to changing priorities and conditions. Copes effectively with complexity and change.
Is committed to quality and is therefore willing to challenge colleagues and to constantly question their own approach.
Draws value from collaboration with others. Actively seeks input from colleagues and values a multidisciplinary team over hierarchy.
Able to understand and communicate the big picture and use it to prioritise and judge impact of smaller tasks and objectives.
Generates new and innovative approaches to problems.
Thrive in a fast-moving, changing environment.
An eagerness to learn enough about whatever tools or tricks are needed to get the job done.