Senior Operations Engineer

Are you from a "DevOps" background using Linux and cloud based software such as AWS? If so, please read on, this could be the ideal next opportunity for you...My client, a highly reputable and established organisation based central Bristol are currently seeking a Senior IT Operations Engineer to join their growing team. This is an excellent opportunity for those who are looking to expand on their skill set and enjoy an excellent work / life balance. This company also offers excellent routes for progression.

The Senior Operations Engineer will provide hands-on technical expertise and leadership to improve and develop Operations' systems and practices. Providing technical assistance and support to a team of engineers and other departments whose systems are maintained by the IT department.

Candidate Requirements -

  • Champion exemplar DevOps engineering practices and to foster a culture of pro-activity and continuous improvement.
  • Streamline delivery and increase agility, through increased automation and monitoring.
  • Contribute and adhere to enterprise architecture and design principles, ensuring that solutions are well engineered to respond to evolving business needs.
  • Assist in development of support engineering staff
  • Ensure that platform and infrastructure risks are identified, recorded, and clearly communicated to stakeholders.
  • Scheduling of risk mitigation tasks through the team planning process and meetings, balancing with business objectives.
  • Escalate risks to the IT risk governance group.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to retain consistency between Operations and strategy.
  • Proactively bring technology capabilities, ideas, vision and proposals to stakeholders.
  • Contribute to the development of a results-driven team culture, promote collaboration, efficiency and improvement.
  • Contribute to motivating the team and talent development, promoting job satisfaction and empowerment.
  • To stay up to date with best practices and champion appropriate technologies and methodologies.


* 5 years+ working in a "DevOps" environment that provides technical support, monitoring, and incident response.
* Min 5+ years' experience in configuring and managing Linux based infrastructure.
* Advanced cloud hosting expertise in AWS in an Enterprise environment including maintaining the following services - EC2, RDS, S3, EBS, CloudFormer, CloudWatch.
* Experienced in using automation to automate infrastructure tasks (Puppet, Chef etc)
* Experience with scripting including, but not limited to: PowerShell, Bash, Ruby, or Python
* Exposure to "DevOps" style working practices, developing and automating solutions related to Continuous Integration/ Continuous Delivery.
* Experience of use of code repositories such as Git.
* Experience working with VMware server virtualization.
* Knowledge and direct experience implementing ITIL based service delivery principles and best practices.
* Demonstrated ability to manage projects and tasks within an agile and dynamic operational environment
* Experience managing network security monitoring, detection, and analysis tools, to include IDS, IPS, DLP, SEIM, etc.

If you have experience with the above requirements and are interested in making a progressive move with a fast growing company then please click 'apply now' to submit your updated CV. Alternatively you can contact me direct -

Do not delay, this is a great opportunity, not to be missed!

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01/06/2019 17:26:00
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