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DevOps Platform Engineer

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Recruiter: Schroders
Listed on: 12th September 2019
Location: London
Type: Permanent

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Who we're looking for
We are looking for a DevOps Platform Engineer to join our Global Technology team in London, reporting into the Head of DevOps. It will be your responsibility to support, maintain and enhance our DevOps Platform by working closely with several teams within our IT function.
About Schroders
We're a global investment manager. We help institutions, intermediaries and individuals around the world invest money to meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future.We have around 4,000 people on six continents. And we've been around for over 200 years, but keep adapting as society and technology changes. What doesn't change is our commitment to helping our clients, and society, prosper.The base
The Global Technology Engineering team are based in London at 1 London Wall Place, EC2Y 5AU. The team
The DevOps team, part of the Enterprise Architecture, enables Product Teams (c.60) globally to provide value to Business early through collaboration, integration, automation and innovation. The Team ensures that the "DevOps Product", provided by the Team, always meets the requirements of global Product Teams by constantly measuring capability and outputs, gathering feedback and implementing the required changes through innovation, improvements, and evolution.The Team owns all DevOps related tools and processes within the SDLC. The set of tools behind the core capabilities (c.20) and processes are collectively known as the "DevOps Platform". In addition to offering the basic delivery pipeline, it also offers advanced analytics in application development to improve product and service quality and speed of delivery.In collaboration with other teams and functions, the team designs and implements tailored processes to remove constraints, reduce lead times etc. The Team ensures that the DevOps culture is embedded into the fabric of global Product Teams and that they are self-sufficient in use of DevOps capabilities.The Team provides ongoing SME Support for tools & processes and continuous coaching to teams & individuals as "DevOps Product" evolves.What you'll do
The DevOps Support (DOS) Team, provides:
 1st - 2nd line support for the DevOps Platform
 Incident Management
 Upgrades the DevOps Platform
 Basic training/advice to Product Team on the Platform In relation to the DOS Team, this role will:
 Act as an escalation point, providing 3rd - 4th line support
 Own Problem Management
 Supervise upgrades (3-4 per month)
 Coach and train DOS staff
 SME-level training/advice to Product Teams on the PlatformTools, enabling capabilities of the Platform, are delivered by the DevOps Enablers. You will work closely with them to ensure that deliverables are fully on-boarded by the DOS Team, as well as decommission replaced tools once the migration is completed.  In addition to the above, you will focus on extending the functionality of existing tools by:
 Developing new features using c# or powershell
 Working with developers to code review and implement their additions to the Platform (e.g. custom build tasks, deployment steps etc.)The Platform needs to be fully monitored. Monitoring metrics together with usage metrics are used to:
 ensure the Platform is performant and available
 enable Product Teams to understand the progress and quality of their code
 and how their service is performing in ProductionAs capabilities evolve the self-help guides and other training materials for the DevOps Platform will need to be kept up-to-date.DevOps Platform Engineer will work with Infrastructure teams to enable and maintain integration of automated provisioning of infrastructure with the Platform. The DevOps Champions (DOCs) team acts as a conduit between Product Teams and the central DevOps function. This role will work closely with DOCs to:
 aid the adoption of the Platform by Product teams
 improve the Platform based on the feedback from Product Teams.The knowledge, experience and qualifications you need
 Solid understanding of SDLC
 Understanding of ITIL
 Understanding of testing types, cycles, and frameworks
 Experience of Agile delivery and engineering practices is a must
 Project management (Agile/Waterfall/Prince etc)
 Good development (c# or java) or scripting (powershell or bash/python; and t-sql) skills
 Good Windows server administration skills
 Understanding of TCP/IP (web hosting, raising firewall rules, what is load balancing etc.), DNS and SSL
 VSTS (Azure DevOps)
 Backlog management (VSTS/Jira/etc.)
 VCS - Git
 Repositories - npm/bower/nugget/Docker/python/choco/maven (Artifactory/etc.)
 Build engineering & automation of deployments (TFS/TeamCity/Jenkins/msbuild/ant & Octopus)
 Code quality & security gates (sonarqube/checkmarx/whitesource/black duck)
 Test Case Management (ALM/TestRail/Zephyr)
 Application and infrastructure monitoring, automation of monitoring configuration
 Log correlation and analysis (Splunk or alternatives - GreyLog, ELK Stack etc.)
 Atlassian stack (Confluence in particular)
 Azure/AWS & Terraform
 The experience of working with Open Source tools. The knowledge, experience and qualifications that will help
 Linux administration
 LAMP stack
 Exposure to Docker or similar containers
 Knowledge of configuration management tools (Puppet/Ansible/Chef)
General skills
 Experience of devops in software delivery company desirable
 Process design and optimisation skills highly desirable
What you'll be like
 Advocate for the use of best practice
 Good problem-solving skills, able to demonstrate initiative as well as logical, structured thought processes
 Good communication skills - written, pictorial, presentational, verbal.
 Good relationship management skills - able to engage with and gain confidence of others
 Comfortable working independently, but a good collaborator
 Flexible and adaptable while at the same time maintaining focus and a drive to deliver
 A technically minded person with a desire to keep abreast of technological, regulatory and other environmental changes impacting financial services
 Ability to challenge existing processes in SDLC
We're looking for the best, whoever they areSchroders is an equal opportunities employer. You're welcome here whatever your sex, marital status, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religious belief or age.Note to Agencies:
Schroders does not accept speculative CVs from agencies. We do have a PSL who are invited to support us when required.  We only pay fees to agencies instructed to send CVs and are submitted through our recruitment portal.  We do not pay fees on speculative or unsolicited CVs sent to Schroders or Schroders employees and reserve the right to contact unsolicited CVs directly.