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DevOps Engineer - Azure Hybrid Cloud - Full Remote

Skillfinder International London, United Kingdom
Posted 7 months ago Contract Up to £420 Inside IR35
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James Li
International Recruitment Consultant
One of the leading financial organisations is currently looking for a Senior DevOps Engineer for a 6-month contract full remotely. Will work within the global Azure Cloud Services team who are responsible for building highly resilient, scalable, reusable and performant Azure infrastructure in an automated and efficient manner. You will also be reporting to the Azure Engineering Lead and working across the Azure Cloud Services team, Microsoft and Cyber Security to ensure that the client is able to deliver functional patterns that are secure-by-design and compliant with the clients mandatory policies and security standards.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Build and manage the clients Azure foundation platform to enable application deploymentst 
  • Engineer solutions on Azure foundation platform using Infrastructure-as-Code methods (e.g. Terraform)
  • Execute the functional pattern lifecycle process (design, document, develop and maintain) code library
  • Integrate, configure, deploy and manage centrally provided common cloud services (e.g. IAM, networking, monitoring, Operating systems, Containers.)
  • Manage Azure connectivity and networking e.g. Express Route, DNS, IP allocation and traffic routing, NSG’s and Azure Firewall
  • Consume centrally agreed base clients Hardened OS (Linux and Windows)
  • Ensure compliance with centrally defined Security
  • Ensure compliancy with Operational risk standards (E.g. Network, Firewall, OS, Logging, Monitoring, Availability, Resiliency)
  • Build and support continuous integration (CI), continuous delivery (CD) and continuous testing activities
  • Engineering activities to implement patches provided centrally
  • Support non-functional testing
  • Update support and operational documentation as required
  • Fault find and support Applications teams
  • Maintain and advance deep technical skills and knowledge, keeping up to date with market trends and competitive insights, and share within the technical community
  • Clients standards Business contingency standards
  • Develop and promote the reuse of patterns
  • Be an Azure Platform evangelist with customers, partners and external communities
  • Provide Management reporting to ensure data driven discussions for continuous improvement


Skills and Requirements

  • Experience of building a range of Services in Azure
  • Expert understanding of DevOps principles and Infrastructure-as-Code concepts and techniques
  • Proficient understanding and implementation of CI/CD pipeline on multiple technology stacks
  • Security and Compliance, e.g. IAM and cloud compliance/auditing/monitoring tools
  • Customer/stakeholder focus. Ability to build strong relationships with Application teams, cross functional IT and global/local IT teams
  • Good leadership and teamwork skills - Works collaboratively in an agile environment with DevOps application 'pods' to provide Azure specific capability/skills required to deliver the service
  • Operational effectiveness - delivers solutions that align to approved design patterns and security standards
  • Risk management effectiveness
  • Excellent skills in at least one of following: ARM, Powershell and Terraform
  • Experience in dealing with multiple support groups that contribute to a service
  • A track record of constantly looking for ways to do things better and an excellent understanding of the mechanism necessary to successfully implement change
  • Set and achieved challenging short, medium and long term goals which exceeded the standards in their field
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills; an ability to communicate with impact, ensuring complex information is articulated in a meaningful way to wide and varied audiences
  • Essential Skills:
  • Demonstrable Azure experience - infrastructure build and configurations of a variety of services including Compute, Storage, SDN Managing their own time and prioritising workloads
  • Experience implementing CI/CD pipeline on multiple technology stacks
  • Experience working with highly available/high-load web infrastructure e.g. web proxies, reverse proxies
  • Technical knowledge and breadth of Azure technology services (Identity, Networking, Compute, Storage, Web, Mobile, Containers, Databases, Analytics, AI & Machine learning)
  • Have excellent written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Demonstrable risk management knowledge
  • Keen problem solving skills (Analytical and Creative)
  • Experience working within an Agile team environment
  • Ability to quickly acquire new skills


Desirable Skills:

  • Industry recognised cloud certifications
  • Programming experience in the following languages: PowerShell, Terraform, Go, Bash, Windows command prompt and object orientated programming languages
  • Demonstrable experience of Linux administration and scripting preferably Red Hat
  • Experience operating
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