Dev Ops Engineer
SMS Plc
Cardiff
4d ago

The Role

Dev Ops Engineers are responsible for performing technical duties associated with cloud computing. The role requires the holder to apply a range of skills in IT architecture, software development and operations to deliver highly available, scalable and secure software systems running in the cloud.

SMS plc. uses Amazon Web Services to host business applications in the cloud. The cloud infrastructure team works with the application development teams to ensure high performance, uptime and scalability of business system critical to the running SMS.

The role provides the opportunity to keep up to date with current cloud services and trends, making recommendations as needed to continuously improve cloud infrastructure services. Objectives of this Role

  • Work in tandem with software development, information security and IT operations teams to identify and implement the most optimal cloud-based solutions for the company
  • Define and document best practices and strategies regarding application deployment and infrastructure maintenance
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to application development teams to build cloud competencies
  • Execute well architected reviews with application development teams to ensure application performance, uptime, and scalability of production systems
  • Managing cloud environments in accordance with company security guidelines
  • Typical Duties

  • Implement and maintain shared cloud infrastructure at the direction of cloud architect
  • Automating cloud infrastructure delivery
  • Troubleshoot incidents, identify root cause, fix and document problems, and implement preventive measures
  • Educate teams on the implementation of company cloud-based best practices, providing associated training as required
  • Keeping up to date with current cloud services and trend, making recommendations as needed to continuously improve cloud infrastructure services
  • Knowledge - The following list includes the practical experience required for the role. Essential

  • Proven hands-on experience with AWS Cloudformation
  • Proven scripting with Python 3
  • Proven experience using AWS SDK
  • experience working with Linux and Windows
  • Desirable

  • experience automating manual processes
  • experience with Jenkins or similar continuous integration tool
  • background in application development
  • hands-on experience with some of these AWS services :
  • Lambda
  • Systems Manager
  • Educational Qualifications / Memberships Essential

  • Degree (or equivalent), preferably in computer science or related subject
  • Desirable

  • AWS Certified Associate Solutions Architect / SysOps Administrator / Developer
  • AWS Certified Security Specialty
  • Microsoft Certified : Azure Administrator Associate
  • Personal Attributes

  • Seeks feedback and demonstrates desire for self-development
  • Curious about new ideas and able to translate them into recommended improvements
  • Ability to quickly learn new technical concepts
  • Attention to detail and quality focused
  • Contributes to team development through sharing expertise
  • In Return We support Mental, Physical and Financial wellbeing, and we're proud of our benefits package to reward great talent which includes :

  • 25 personal holiday days per year with additional allocation of 8 public holidays (includes options to buy and sell)
  • After 5 years’ service, you will be rewarded with an additional 5 days annual leave increasing your total to 30 personal days and 8 public holidays.
  • Smart Health Keeping our employees mentally and physically healthy is one of the things that matters most to us.

  • Employee Assistance Programme (free access to counselling & support) with easy access via My Healthy Advantage app.
  • Access to SmartHealth app - includes a free 24 / 7 online GP and a range of wellbeing services.
  • Cycle Scheme - lower your carbon footprint whilst staying healthy.
  • Smart Savings

  • Eligibility to join our Share Incentive Plan following 6 months employment
  • Life Insurance cover where your next of kin will receive 4 times your annual salary
  • Refer a friend bonus (£500)
  • Corporate season ticket travel
  • Length of service cash incentive
  • Automatic enrolment into the Company Stakeholder Pension Scheme following 3 months employment.
  • The future looks bright Your development is important to us - we support and encourage development including internal and external accredited courses, study support and E-Learning and internal promotion.

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