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Senior DevOps Engineer

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Recruiter: Sky
Listed on: 14th April
Location: Isleworth
Salary Notes: Excellent
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Want to do the best work of your life? With 24 million customers in 7 countries, make your mark at Europe's leading media and entertainment brand. A workplace where you can proudly be yourself; our people make Sky a truly exciting and inclusive place to work.

Our team develops and supports technologies for Sky, globally. No matter the device, the time or the place, we make sure that engaging large, diverse audiences with premium entertainment is possible. Our vision is to deliver the world's best entertainment.

What you'll do:

  • Design, create and deliver infrastructure, code or services to improve the availability, scalability, latency, and efficiency of our internal or customer-facing services
  • Driving technical excellence in everything we do and fostering a culture around data driven reliability, monitoring and automation following SRE principles
  • Be part of a team that contributes to and leads new designs, architectures and standards for large-scale distributed systems spanning multiple territories and regions
  • Enhancing and supporting a build framework for continuous deployment and platform automation
  • Working alongside development teams to develop and design scalable and high available services and establish effective ways of working
  • Work within the larger reliability department to ensure consistent design and reliability standards across the group
  • Engage in troubleshooting, service capacity planning and demand forecasting, software performance analysis and system tuning
  • Communicate work status regularly with a clear articulation of design choices along the way

What you'll bring:

  • Configuration management - experience with two or more of Ansible, Terraform, Puppet, Chef etc
  • CI/CD - build pipelines in one or more of Jenkins, Concourse, GoCD, gitlab-ci, TeamCity, Octopus etc
  • Cloud Platforms - designing infrastructure, deployment patterns and automation within at least one of e.g. AWS, GCP, Azure etc
  • Databases - expert in at least one of Oracle, MySql/Galera or Couchbase including HA, Clustering, Optimisation etc
  • Messaging - experience in Kafka, ActiveMQ etc.
  • Networking - in-depth knowledge of routing & switching as well as e.g. Firewall, Security
  • Storage Mgmt - provisioning, LVM, Raid-levels, NFS, Object-Storage, Block-Storage etc
  • Virtualisation - VMWare, Openstack, Xen etc
  • Containerisation / Orchestration - docker, containerd, Kubernetes
  • Monitoring - design and implementation of monitoring solutions, metric driven alerting, e.g. Prometheus, Grafana etc
  • Logging systems - deployment of Splunk, ELK etc
  • Scripting - one or more of Python, Bash, Powershell, Java
  • Security - knowledge of a number of practices, e.g. SSH/ SSL/ TLS/ HMac /IPS/ IDS
  • Networking - knowledge of routing and protocols, including network design best practices including security
  • Content Delivery Networks and Global Traffic Management/Load balancing - e.g. Akamai, Cloudflare, etc
  • Linux & Windows System administration - capacity planning and demand forecasting, software performance analysis and system tuning
  • Microservice architecture / immutable infrastructure / Infrastructure as Code

The Rewards:

There's a reason people can't stop talking about #LifeAtSky. Our great range of rewards really are something special, here are just a few:

Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place A generous pension package Private healthcare Discounted mobile and broadband

Where you'll work:


Our Osterley campus is a 10-minute walk from Syon Lane train station. Or you can hop on one of our free shuttle buses that run to and from Osterley, Chiswick Park, Gunnersbury, Acton Town and Ealing Broadway tube stations. There's also plenty of parking, bike shelters and showers.

On campus you'll find six subsidised restaurants and a Waitrose. You can keep in shape at our subsidised gym, catch the latest shows and movies at our cinema, get your car washed and even get pampered at our beauty salon.


Recognised as an 'Inclusive Top 50 Employer' and a 'Times Top 50 Employer for Women', we're working hard to ensure we're a truly inclusive place to work. This means we don't just look at your CV. We're more focused on who you are and the potential you'll bring to Sky. We also know that everyone has a life outside work, so we're happy to support you as much as we can with the option to start and finish earlier or later depending on your needs.

And we'll do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you.

Why wait?

Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can't wait to hear from you.

To find out more about working with us, search #LifeAtSky on social media. A job you love to talk about.

Just so you know: if your application is successful, we'll ask you to complete a criminal record check. And depending on the role you have applied for and the nature of any convictions you may have, we might have to withdraw the offer.