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Cloud DevOps Technical Engineer

Job Title: Cloud DevOps Technical Engineer
Location: Newcastle
Contract Type: Contract
Sector: IT

Working within a large, exciting and genuinely fast paced team, we have a number of exciting positions within the Newcastle Cloud DevOps Team, supporting multiple accounts. Working as part of the Cloud DevOps team of experienced Linux technicians, the role involves software packaging and application integration, close collaboration with other IT providers / application developers, the build and commission of technical environments, including the development of automated processes, and the integration of those environments with the wider estate.
The team has adopted an Agile approach to IT delivery and are specialists with niche skills. The Newcastle DevOps team are part of a technical capability that is driving forward automation in both architectural and delivery, therefore knowledge and experience in this field is essential.

Primary Skills
Strong technical background – predominantly in Unix, Red Hat Linux and Windows Server. Proven working knowledge and experience with Cloud Platforms including AWS and Azure. System administrator experience preferred.
Strong working knowledge and experience with Azure – including networking; backup and storage; monitoring; active directory etc.
Proven experience in technical automation and tools, including Ansible, Jenkins, Nexus and Git.
Experience in the installation and configuration of the following applications – Weblogic, Oracle, Tibco, Universe, Business Objects – with a view to automating using Ansible.
Scripting experience in Powershell/UNIX Shell
Windows update server and group policy experience.
Excellent technical analytical skills and experience with software packaging and application integration.
Ability to work in a disciplined environment and to meet challenging deadlines, under pressure.
Understanding / previous experience working with Agile Methodologies.
Effective interpersonal skills. Ability to work unsupervised and with a self start mentality.

Desirable Skills and Qualifications
Knowledge and experience of RPMS would be highly advantageous.
Knowledge and experience of the Atlassian Software Suite, including JIRA, Confluence, bit bucket etc
Knowledge and experience of Open Source continuous integration including Trello, Gitlab, Jenkins, etc
Day to Day Responsibilities
Azure framework administration;
Building Production and Technical Test services as required;
Creation of Ansible Playbooks and Roles to support automation;
Installation; configuration and integration of Apps across the environments (with a view to automate);
Ability to analyse and fault find often complex technical issues including network and db connectivity;
Investigating issues with infrastructure for all services;
Assisting and contributing to plans and running orders to document all activities;
Identifying and rectifying build / deployment problems;
Collaborating with other parties within HP (Project Managers, DBA teams, Test Teams etc) to complete builds efficiently
Ensuring all build documentation is up to date under change control and is baselined with Configuration Management.

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