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DevOps Engineer - VCharge
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Recruiter: OVO Energy
Listed on: 27th April 2018
Location: London
Salary/Rate: £Competitive salary DOE + Flexible Benefits, Bonus, Flexible Working Hours, 25 days
Salary Notes: £Competitive salary DOE + Flexible Benefits, Bonus, Flexible Working Hours, 25 days
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 920687_expired
Contact Name: OVO Energy

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VCharge is the centrepiece of OVO’s ambition in becoming the world leader in distributed energy technology. It is an intelligent control layer running on top of the already existing energy infrastructure, giving both the market players as well the end consumers a fast forward ticket to the distributed energy future. VCharge will be the nervous system of the OVO’s energy IoT landscape sitting between grid operators and end customers, and connecting energy suppliers, energy IoT, VPP.

Join a team of top notch tech talent in their quest to shape the energy ecosystem of the future. You will be working shoulder to shoulder with people from Facebook, Amazon, Manor Racing, Goldman Sachs, to name but a few.

What's it like to work at OVO?

This is a varied role where you’ll be exposed to the full technology stack, with assignments spanning deployment & infrastructure automation, SRE (site reliability engineering), performance engineering, release engineering and monitoring distributed systems, all with close collaboration with engineering teams.


Engineer tools that improve production & deployment capabilities for all teams; solutions that provide scalable foundations to building high-performing services
Work on defined assignments directly with teams that aim to give their operations a boost, leaving documentation and skills in place when you leave
Contribute to on-call support as an escalation point, providing guidance & coaching to teams enabling a ‘you build it, you run it’ model
Align with the rest of Production Operations in driving operational excellence & best practices around service performance, deployment, monitoring and availability

Ideal Experience

Strong background in Linux systems
Extensive software engineering and system design experience
SRE knowledge and skills
Distributed systems and data streaming architecture
AWS / GCP experience at scale
CD/CI tooling & continuous delivery best practices
Network & Security knowledge
Kubernetes and container orchestration
Experience in scripting languages and automation practices
Demonstrable experience across DevOps skillsets in agile and XP environments
Ability to use a wide variety of open source technologies and tools
Whilst experience is important, ultimately less so than your demonstrated abilities and attitude; we see Production Engineering as a mindset

Additional skills

Ability to articulate improvements within software engineering for operational benefit
An inquisitive and curious approach, with confidence to tackle difficult problems
Rapid adoptee of merit-proven new approaches & technologies
Problem solver / structured thinker
Patient and tenacious
Always happy to help and a natural sharer of knowledge

Sunday Times' top 20 list of the best companies to work for
The opportunity to get involved with conferences, meet-ups, hackathons, tech talks and teaching kids to code
A clearly defined career path
Open plan office in Notting Hill
Free breakfast every day and lunch on Fridays
Lots of social events
Training budget
Matched volunteering and matched fundraising

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