At AKQA we believe in the imaginative application of art and science to create beautiful ideas, products and services. With an entrepreneurial and collaborative approach, we design adaptive digital services and applications that capture the imagination, delivering impressive returns for our clients.
You will love working in a team of highly skilled people, all with strong opinions about various technologies, frameworks and approaches to delivery. You will be able to articulate your ideas to your colleagues effectively and will take on board the ideas of others. You will thrive when faced with new challenges and will constantly look to improve clients’ deliverables.
Our DevOps engineers create a bridge between development and operations by applying a software engineering mindset to system administration and service management. They split their time between operations/on-call duties and developing systems and software that help increase site reliability and performance.
As a Senior DevOps Engineer you will use your experience in managing production and non-production environments, to diagnose and solve problems, and optimise solutions to drive measurable SLA outcomes for our clients. You will be mentoring junior team members and champion the principles of site reliability.
- Work with development teams to design and implement an automated DevOps process to support continuous integration and deployment of application builds
- Work with architects to come up with strategies to improve the scalability and reliability of the production and non-production environments
- Work as part of development team to write build scripts and configuration, and apply DevOps best practices for environment specific configuration and deployment
- Champion continuous improvement of cloud infrastructure and application hosting performance, support tooling and apply industry best-practices
- Provision host machines, VMs and containers on a variety of infrastructure providers – both on-premises and cloud
- Provision IaaS and PaaS services on cloud environments – Azure, AWS
- Provisioning of various applications – .Net based web applications & micro-services, as well as CMS systems like Sitecore & Episerver/Optimizely
- Overall monitoring, performance, reliability and quality of our clients’ applications in production and non-production environments
- Work with incident management and development teams to triage, diagnose and solve problems encountered on customer’s ecommerce platforms and cloud production environment issues.
QUALITIES AND CHARACTERISTICS
- Strong experience in Windows System Administration, package management and OS hardening.
- Strong working knowledge of internet backbone technologies: TCP/IP, Networks and subnetting, TLS, DNS, WAF/CDNs, SMTP etc.
- Comprehensive understanding of the web: protocols, web architectures, infrastructure, web servers like IIS, proxies, load balancing, session state management, clustering, high availability and disaster recovery
- Good knowledge of modern Service Management, Alerting, Operations and Observability tools and practices
- Knowledge of Configuration Management and Deployment tools such as Puppet, Ansible, Chef, Terraform etc.
- Knowledge of CI/CD pipelines and automation tools (such as Octopus Deploy, TeamCity, Jenkins, Bamboo, GIT, Azure DEVOPS etc)
- Experience in delivering Infrastructure as Code utilising tools such as Azure and ARM templates or Terraform
- Exposure to container technologies like Docker and Kubernetes
- 2+ years of experience working with cloud platforms Azure or AWS (IaaS, Paas & SaaS)
- Exposure to provisioning and maintaining customer experience platforms such as Sitecore, Episserver/Optimizely and digital ecosystems in the enterprise space on cloud platforms (Azure / AWS)
- Exposure to complementary cloud technologies and architectures including databases (MySQL, MSSQL), storage and backup technologies.
- Excellent problem solving and production environment diagnosis skills
AKQA is committed to developing wellbeing and supporting life choices for our team. We provide an extensive range of benefits. To find out more click here.
AKQA is an Equal Opportunities Employer, we believe that diversity is vital to AKQA’s ability to provide our clients with the best recommendations and are committed to fostering a varied and inclusive work environment. Your race, colour, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or veteran status have no bearing on our hiring decisions. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.