DevOps Platform Engineer

Salary & Benefits: Competitive Salary + Bens

Department / Function: Technical Consultancy

Location: West Midlands

Job Advert Description:

The Role

Our requirement is for a DevOps Platform Engineer to join our growing Platform Engineering Practice.

The role will work alongside Project Managers, Technical Leads, Development and Sys Admin/Operations staff on a daily basis to strengthen a currently immature DevOps and Platform engineering environment.

The role will require the Platform Engineer to conduct deployment/releases, coding and scripting for the releases, testing the releases which include preparing test data, analyzing results, troubleshooting problems and communicating issues back to development. The role offers a unique opportunity to work with a number of our Public and Private sector clients and helping them achieve outstanding results in their journey to the cloud by achieving efficiency saving using Automation and open source technology where possible.

The Opportunity

  • Working collaboratively with software engineering to deploy and operate client systems as well as discussing technical solutions with clients and providing innovative new ideas to those solutions
  • Play a central role in design workshops with cloud architects to orchestrate cloud platform solutions which are repeatable.
  • Have an “Automation First” approach to everything that is cloud and have a special interest in innovation and use of next generation technology like Augmented Reality (AR).
  • Contributing to documentation (instructional, pitch and technical specification)
  • Code configuration (SVN) management that includes creating branch, taking build, merging to trunk, etc.
  • Liaising with the Project Manager with regards to delivery schedule, issue and risk management, with the development teams (offshore/onshore) in addressing queries during build and with the testing teams (offshore/onshore) in triaging defects, defect assignment and tracking
  • Write well designed, testable and efficient scripts

The Person

  • Strong experience in Automated DevOps environments.
  • With a proven track record in the support and improvement of a robust, automated and scalable continuous delivery platform for the development and delivery of cloud services you will fully utilise your knowledge of:- Red Hat Linux – command line, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and APIs, including EC2, S3, VPC and IAM, Automation of configuration management and application deployment using Ansible, Cloud orchestration tools to establish and monitor systems management, GitHub Version Control Repository, Docker, Kubernetes
  • Coding/scripting in any of:- Python, Perl Java and/or Ruby
  • Exposure to the following would be advantageous:- Red Hat Openshift, Atlassian product suite (Jira, Bitbucket, Confluence, Bamboo), Experience of working on delivery projects with waterfall and agile methodologies, Good understanding of the STLC in Agile/Kanban environments, Knowledge of Deployment Automation/Configuration Management (Chef/Ansible/Puppet)
  • Demonstrable experience of the following tools:- Chef, Puppet, Jenkins, Docker, GIT, Rabbit MQ, Ant, Maven, JBPM, NodeJs, Spring Boot.
  • Ability to code and script, with experience of frequent, incremental code testing and deployment

Boiler Plate:

Join NTT DATA in the UK and you will be joining a growing company where you will be more than just another employee. With an entrepreneurial attitude you will have the opportunity to grow your career and stand out from the crowd. At NTT DATA we help develop innovative business and IT solutions for some of the most respected organisations in the public and private sectors. 

At NTT DATA we place great importance on the value of diversity. The powerful effect of being able to call on a diverse workforce and all the benefits that go with it are central to our culture. It's a core principle that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences, such as age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, religion or sexual orientation. We believe that building an inclusive and diverse workplace is essential to our success; we want our people to feel comfortable, be themselves and, as a result thrive.

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