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LOCATION

Newcastle

JOB TYPE

Computer Science & IT

ENTRY LEVEL

Any / Not Applicable

ORGANISATION SIZE

501+ employees

Currently we are looking for Azure DevOps Engineers (Mid-Level to Senior) to strengthen the team in our Newcastle office.


To be successful you will have a strong technical background in various areas of modern technology stacks with a focus on deployment to Azure. You will be a highly motivated, self-directed technical expert with practical experience delivering digital platforms. You will have a ‘can-do’ attitude and be capable of multitasking and working under pressure. Ideally you would also have experience and understanding of Agile methodology and popular Agile frameworks, such as Scrum and Kanban.


RESPONSIBILITIES

•    Develop and manage CI/CD process for different types of application and automate as many processes as possible

•    Manage and support customer environments in Microsoft Azure cloud

•    Consult customers on technical aspects of installation, sizing, scaling

•    Support development teams in technical questions of continuous integration and continuous delivery

•    Set up monitoring and optimise for cost and performance

•    Manage the full release and support process


REQUIREMENTS

•    Strong experience in configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting Azure based production systems with one of either Windows or Linux OS

•    Microsoft Azure Cloud:

o    ARM templates writing, setup automation for resources provisioning (Azure PowerShell)

o    Azure services (Azure App Service, Azure SQL, Azure Service Fabric, Azure Storage Account

o    Understanding of load balancers, DNS, virtual networks and firewalls in cloud environment

o    Setup monitoring (performance metrics, OMS)

•    Azure Active Directory basics:

o    Azure AD authentication

o    Integration of Azure AD as authentication for other systems

o    Implementation of Role Based Access Control

•    Develop, build and manage CI/CD pipelines in one tool (eg Azure DevOps) for both application and infrastructure code, including:

o    Automated build and release pipelines

o    Code quality checks

o    Unit, integration and functional tests integrated into pipeline

o    PowerShell scripting for custom tasks automation

•    Understanding of git usage and branching

•    Experience of Agile delivery (eg Scrum or Kanban) as part of a team

•    Able to document the work you are doing

•    Customer-oriented, diligent, proactive, focused on achieving customer’s business objectives as top priority

•    Able to work successfully both individually and as a team member

•    Easy-going, friendly, communicative, positive in relations with colleagues, in every situation strives to see opportunities rather than problems

•    Azure associate or above certification

•    Skills in multiple CI/CD tools (e.g. Azure DevOps, Jenkins, Octopus, Ansible, Terraform)

•    Skills in both Windows and Linux OS

•    Skills in a second cloud platform (e.g. AWS/GCP)


WE OFFER

•    We offer a range of benefits including

•    A competitive group pension plan, life assurance and income protection

•    Private medical insurance, private dental care and critical illness cover

•    Cycle scheme Tech scheme and season ticket loan

•    Employee assistance program

•    Various perks such as Gym discount, Friday lunch, on-site massage and regular social events

•    Unlimited access to LinkedIn learning solutions

•    Some of these benefits may be available only after you have passed your probationary period


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