DevOps Engineer

  • Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
  • £400 - 600 per day

An experienced DevOps Engineer is required on a contract basis in Manchester.

You will be working with an industry leading business, supporting the deployment, configuration, scaling and monitoring of their growing application portfolio.

This is an initial 6 month contract paying a competitive daily rate.

The work will include:

  • Build automation
  • Deployment Automation
  • Test infrastructure deployment & scaling
  • Application configuration
  • Migrating applications to HA configurations
  • Database deployment
  • Load testing and capacity planning
  • Application monitoring
  • Incident investigation

Essential Experience Required:

  • A background in automating application deployment and configuration management
  • Knowledge of Java ecosystem - how applications are deployed, configuration of servlet containers
  • Strong Linux Sysadmin skills
  • Basic programming/Scripting experience Python/Bash
  • Good knowledge of Internet communication concepts and protocols - TCP/IP, DNS, HTTP
  • Experience of deploying Continuous Integration solutions
  • An awareness of security considerations in web application deployment


Desirable Experience:

  • Experience of the Cassandra Database or Postgres or Redshift
  • Experience with provisioning tools - eg Chef, Puppet, Salt, Ansible
  • Knowledge of common web Servers - Nginx, Apache
  • Working knowledge of SSL certificate deployment, configuring hardening and domain registration
  • Experience of running non-trivial applications on AWS
  • Familiarity with Python application deployment - WSGI, PIP, VirtualEnv
  • Experience with load testing and scaling applications

If this is of interest to you, please do not hesitate to register your interest by sending your CV to OCC Computer Personnel in response to this advert.