DevOps SME (Asset management) - Ex Dev or Code reviewer

  • Salary:£500 - £700
  • Location:London, England, United Kingdom
  • Job Type:Contract, Full time
  • Company:Alexander Ash Consulting
  • Updated on:16 Dec 17

My client a Tier-1 Financial Asset management company is currently recruiting for a DevOps SME to join them on a contract basis in London. You’ll be joining an Enterprise architecture team, which enables Product Teams globally to provide value to Business early through collaboration, integration, automation and innovation.

Client

My client a Tier-1 Financial Asset management company is currently recruiting for a DevOps SME to join them on a contract basis in London. You’ll be joining an Enterprise architecture team, which enables Product Teams globally to provide value to Business early through collaboration, integration, automation and innovation.

The Team owns all DevOps related tools and processes within the SDLC. The set of tools behind the core capabilities and processes are collectively known as the “DevOps Platform”. In addition to offering the basic delivery pipeline, it also offers advanced analytics in application development to improve product and service quality and speed of delivery.

 

Skills

  • Understanding of testing types, cycles, and frameworks
  • Code quality & security gates (sonarqube/checkmarx/crucible/black duck/version eye)
  • Experience of Agile delivery and engineering practices is a must
  • Build engineering & automation of deployments (TFS/TeamCity/Jenkins/msbuild/ant & Octopus)
  • Good development (c# or java) and scripting (powershell or bash/python; and t-sql) skills
  • Good Windows server administration skills
  • Understanding of TCP/IP (web hosting, raising firewall rules, what is load balancing etc.), DNS and SSL
  • VSTS
  • Backlog management (TFS/Jira/etc.)
  • VCS – Git/TFSVC
  • Repositories - npm/bower/nugget/Docker/python/choco/maven (ProGet/Artefactory/etc.)
  • Test Case Management (ALM/TestRail/Zephyr)
  • Application and infrastructure monitoring, automation of monitoring configuration
  • Log correlation and analysis (Splunk or alternatives - GreyLog, ELK Stack etc.)
  • Atlassian stack (Confluence in particular)
  • Azure/AWS
  • IIS/Tomcat
  • The experience of working with Open Source tools.

Responsibilities

  • Act as an escalation point, providing 3rd – 4th line support
  • Own Problem Management
  • Supervise upgrades (3-4 per month)
  • Coach and train DOS staff
  • SME-level training/advice to Product Team on the Platform

 

Tools, enabling capabilities of the Platform, are delivered by virtual DevOps Enablers teams. This role will work closely with them to ensure that deliverables are fully on-boarded by the DOS Team. As well as decommission replaced tools once the migration is completed. 

In addition to the above, this role focuses on extending the functionality of existing tools by:

  • Developing new features using c# or powershell
  • Working with developers to code review and implement their additions to the Platform (e.g. custom build tasks, deployment steps etc.)

 

The Platform needs to be fully monitored. Monitoring metrics together with usage metrics are used to:

  • ensure the Platform is performant and available
  • enable Product Teams to understand the progress and quality of their code

and how their service is performing in Production