Devops Engineer

Birmingham, England, United Kingdom | Full-time


Experience: 5 to 10 Years

Reporting To: Head of DevOps


Candidates will be expected to demonstrate experience with;

 working within an infrastructure support environment coordinating work between local and remotely based teams

  • supporting technically diverse development and production infrastructure running custom software, hosted in public clouds, including configuring/maintaining backups, monitoring, security and patching
  • working with the Solutions and Delivery Management teams to identify and resolve issues with the design, development and deployment of software solutions
  • provision, install, configure and maintain a wide range of services, applications, databases and tools across multiple platforms, environments, customers and cloudy infrastructure providers
  • remedy issues in our 3<sup>rd</sup> line ticket queue, including effective prioritisation, assignment to development teams and escalating resolution where required to ensure we meet our SLAs
  • providing last-stop problem resolution for mixed Linux and Windows environments
  • create clear and effective documentation
  • troubleshoot problems when they occur, quickly and efficiently
  • Other task as reasonable requested.

NOTE: as is common with this type of role, occasional out of hours working and on-call duty may be required to support high-priority issues and service impacting releases

Essential Skill :

Candidates are expected to have all of the following skills;

  • Virtual infrastructure provisioning & management in Azure & AWS
  • Windows and/or Linux guru, aficionado's desired, esp. public web publishing and bespoke app server deployment at scale
  • Web hosting expert with IIS inc. ASP.NET, PHP
  • Database maestro with some MS SQL/MySQL/Maria, Cassandra or MongoDB provisioning or troubleshooting experience.
  • Solid backup & monitoring setup/management
  • Good net basics IP4/6, DNS, DHCP, HTTP/S firewalling & load-balancing
  • Building images & other scripting automation using Bash, PowerShell, VBS, Win Batch or similar
  • Building and maintaining Continuous build and release pipelines in Jenkins or Azure Devops or similar platform.

Platform specific certifications, e.g. multiple MCPs or an MCSE

Desired Skills :

Candidates are expected to have some of the following skills;

  • Other OS support esp. Ubuntu if windows primary, other common web stacks
  • VS C# .Net 4.5 appreciation esp. MS Build and environmental debugging
  • Office 365 Management, esp. Exchange and Dynamics Online
  • Jenkins and/or DevOps Continuous Integration (CI) distributed setup & management
  • Source control appreciation, esp. GIT

Dynamics 365 administration and deployment

Personality :

Essential, must have one of own! Additionally;

  • measured; bringing experience effectively to
  • a geek that can speak; excellent spoken and written communication
  • an obvious attention to detail, we want you to obsess about the little things!
  • ability to identify and pick up new technologies and operating systems quickly
  • ability to work effectively with remote teams in UK

ability to work flexibly to deliver on-time to tight timescales

“cloudThing is an Equal Opportunity Employer and determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements, individual qualifications and work experience.”