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Senior Azure DevOps Engineer (SC / DV)

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Recruiter: LA International Computer Consultants Ltd
Listed on: 15th July
Location: London
Salary/Rate: Market Rates Apply
Salary Notes: Market Rates Apply
Type: Contract
Start Date: ASAP

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My client urgently requires a Senior Azure DevOps Engineer to be based from the customer site in London on a contract basis.

Responsibilities
*Developing various infrastructure solutions including Public Cloud eg. Azure and AWS as well as datacenter / private cloud to deliver high availability, rapidly developed, fully automated solutions using predominately open source software which deliver value to the customer.
*Providing technical leadership, help and guidance to less experienced members of the team through mentoring, coaching, constructive review and active participation in various technical forums.
*Advising our customers on the latest technologies and methodologies, designing and implementing innovative approaches to their problems using Automation.
*Ensuring software standards are maintained, being able to train and mentor junior staff. Defining processes and procedures to ensure maximum re-use and maintaining standards.
*Understanding security policies and implementing solutions that satisfy the security requirements.
*Designing and implementing solutions which have high availability and are scalable.
*Providing feedback and demonstrating to a wider audience solutions currently being developed and introducing the team to new concepts and products.
*Advise on testing solutions that can be automated to deliver an end to end testing solution for products.
*Advise on monitoring solutions, which can automate error collection and display the results in real time that will improve the customer's experience.

Essential Skills
-Experience of working in an Agile environment.
-Hand-on experience of installing, managing and deploying Azure Stack
-Fundamental understanding of Microsoft Azure. Windows System administration, filesystem concepts etc.
-Fundamental understanding of the architecture of Hybrid Clouds
-Hands-on experience in PowerShell scripting and the typical variety of PowerShell cmdlets with main focus on Azure PowerShell
-Hands-on experience in infrastructure as code, applied with configuration management, automation and orchestration tools such as Ansible and Terraform.
-Fundamental understanding of networking in Azure.
-Experience of using AzureCLI to deploy workloads to Azure
-Experience of Azure Stack
-Understanding of programming patterns and constructs, an ability to learn is crucial/critical.
-Experience of using source control systems, CI/CD, unit testing. (Gitlab, including Jenkins and Azure DevOps toolset)


Desirable Skills
-Operating, maintaining and managing cloud infrastructure at scale, ideally Azure Hybrid Cloud
-Demonstrable experience of utilising PowerShell Pester module
-Production experience with database technologies. (MS SQL)
-Experience of Microsoft Azure, DevOps, Git branching, VMs, Web Apps, Blob Storage, Key Vault
-Understanding of how to monitor Azure based applications.
-Understanding of the Data Centre networking
-Understanding of backup and disaster recovery of Azure Stack in disconnected mode


Due to the nature and urgency of this post, candidates holding or who have held high level security clearance in the past are most welcome to apply. Please note successful applicants will be required to be security cleared prior to appointment which can take up to a minimum 18 weeks.

LA International Computer Consultants Ltd is an HMG Approved Consultancy and operates as an IT & Engineering Consultancy or as an Employment Business & Agency, depending upon the precise nature of the work, for security cleared jobs or non-clearance vacancies, we welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people with diverse experience and backgrounds.

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