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Senior DevOps Engineer


Cambridge (United Kingdom)

Category: IT SysAdmin / DevOps

Posted on: 14 Apr 2021

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We're looking for a Senior DevOps Engineer to drive the advancement, improvement and maintenance of our development environment, hosted system architecture and associated infrastructure. Having ownership of the underlying technology supporting our platform, this role is at the heart of everything Cognidox achieves in pushing the boundaries of what a business-changing SaaS solution can do for its customers with a high quality of service. You will be part of a small but growing Engineering team, led by a founder CTO, where flexibility and being hands-on are key to its success.

Your responsibilities:

Key aspects of the role are to:

    Identify improvements to the infrastructure, tools and build process, then define, implement and deliver to the agreed plan. Such improvements will drive the efficiency of the development team along with the quality and robustness of the solution
    Monitor and pro-actively resolve network and service issues for our SaaS offering
    Deliver product/service improvements, in conjunction with third party infrastructure partners as appropriate, with the ability to delight customers
    Interact with customers on problem solving field Issues related to IT Infrastructure
    Develop, update and maintain design environment and infrastructure technical documentation
    Provide internal support for system-related questions and issues


The successful candidate will have the following attributes and experience:

    Highly experienced Linux Engineer
    Expert in managing and improving infrastructure, tools and build processes, ideally related to SaaS products. Understanding key practices that help accelerate product delivery to customers

      Continuous Integration
      Automated system test

    Must have a good working knowledge of CentOS, Ansible, Selenium and Windows 2019. Preferably experience of using Linode and AWS.
    Skilled in identifying opportunities for improvement and implementing monitoring and diagnostics instrumentation to ensure that benefits are being seen

      Linux system health checks and fixes
      Network efficiency and monitoring (e.g. Nagios)
      Security admin and monitoring (e.g. fail2ban, firewalld, Wireguard, Libreswan, SELinux)
      Write scripts and plug ins for ad-hoc networking tasks
      General ad-hoc development support
      Interface with third-party systems via RESTful APIs
      Generate network and service performance metrics for reporting

    Broad understanding of SaaS platforms and associated best practices for providing a secure solution
    Experienced In modern development environments and practices

      Product testing using Selenium
      Continuous integration
      Development tools such as SVN, Git/GitLab and VisualStudio Online

    Problem solving within a mixed IT corporate solution environment
    Strong communicator with a passion for pushing the boundaries of what's possible

      Able to solve problems or develop solutions based on a high level description of the requirements
      Self-starter who is able to take an idea and run with it to conclusion
      Understands and drives the writing & maintenance of technical documentation
      Strong attention to detail
      Excellent English communication skills
      Be adept at customer interaction when required
      Ready to manage relationships with infrastructure providers and suppliers
      Passionate about learning new tools, development practices and technologies

What you will get:

    Up to £50,000 p.a.
    Benefits package including pension, bonus, share options, 28 days paid holiday a year and flexibility around ways of working
    Great working environment with a friendly and experienced team

Job Source: Stackoverflow (Will expire by: 2021-05-29 00:00:00)

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