DevOps Engineer

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • 24 Sep 18 2018-09-24

DevOps Engineer

Job Description:
Corporate Title: Up to Vice President (Up to VP)
Location: London
Line of Business: CTO

We have a role available as a DevOps Engineer to work in the Quartz Core Operations team supporting the Quartz Platform. You will be responsible for the support of the strategic risk platform used by multiple lines of business.

The team looks after all the shared infrastructure used by each Line of Business. This will involve working closely with Development teams and various lines of businesses globally and will interact with stakeholders to drive operational consistency across the globe.

You will interface with our primary customer base (development, other support teams and infrastructure teams) to ensure application stability and availability. There will be opportunities to learn about each business lines as well as the technologies that help to empower them. This is a multi-faceted role which will challenge your skills and ability to be innovative.

What will your main responsibilities involve?

  • Develop monitoring tools and automation solutions in Python to drive process improvements and operational efficiencies.
  • Provide 2nd and 3rd level support of the Core platform
  • Manage and investigate platform and infrastructure related issues
  • Support and automate on-going maintenance, release and deployments on all applications
  • Managing Business Continuity Planning (ensure all hardware in both Production and Non- production sites are inline from both a hardware and software perspective)
  • Identify areas for improvements (both procedural and technical) and prioritize the task internally
  • Liaise with Development and support teams and drive application stability
  • Work closely with the Integration team on application on boarding and provide specifications for tools needed within the operational space to minimize time taken on manual tasks

What skills and qualifications will you ideally possess?

  • Mi nimum 5 years' experience engineering and supporting infrastructure solutions
  • Solid foundation in Dev/Ops and SRE methodologies

  • Good experience of monitoring tools and solutions for transparency into the health of application components (monitoring, automated health checks, performance capture tools, extend/tailor existing
  • Good troubleshooting skills required for level 3 escalation point for junior members of the team and clients of the platform.
  • Good understanding of infrastructure (hardware) components and networking
  • Working knowledge of Python preferable
  • Experienced in managing complex distributed application stacks preferable
  • Attention to details and exercising due care in daily tasks
  • Good work ethic and team player

  • Solid Python and scripting experience
  • Familiarity with at least some of the following technologies like continuous integration/delivery (buildbot), Kerberos, SSL, MySQL, databases, grid, messaging, scheduling

About Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Bank of America is one of the world's leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses, large corporations and governments with a full range of financial and risk management products and services. Bank of America Merrill Lynch is the marketing name for the global banking and markets businesses.
The company has had a presence in EMEA since 1922. With offices in 23 countries on three continents, it offers an integrated and comprehensive set of products and services across Global Corporate and Investment Banking, Global Markets and Consumer Card, serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and government clients, combining the best of local knowledge and global expertise. Developing solutions for social and environmental challenges is at the core of Bank of America Merrill Lynch's responsibility platform. In more than 90 countries around the world, we partner with employees, clients and stakeholders to help make financial lives better.


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