Junior DevOps Engineer within Digital & Data Transformation

Engine Transformation (ET) creates, accelerates, designs, and builds the future for our clients. We combine the creativity of an agency with the robustness of a consultancy and the technical agility of a start-up. Built on Research. Driven by Design. Fuelled by Data. Powered by Technology.

We Transform organisations through a world class research, design, data, and technology culture, delivering better digital and multichannel experiences.  We combine depth of expertise with a breadth of experience, working across both public and private sector to deliver tangible outcomes in partnership with our clients, built on a philosophy of transparency, collaboration, and agility.

Our services include strategy & innovation, market & customer research, change & delivery, service design, data driven transformation and solutions, technology strategy and data and software engineering

We are proud to work for clients as diverse as Sky, Avon, Santander, Holland & Barrett, Lexus, Ministry of Justice, Department for International Trade, Defra, and Home Office. We have offices in London, Manchester, Sydney & Melbourne.

We are a part of the Engine Group’s UK operations and form one of three business pillars, alongside our colleagues in Creative (advertising and marketing) and Communications (PR).  In total, Engine UK has over 800 staff in our London and Manchester offices.

Find out more at: https://transformation.enginegroup.com/

The Role: Junior DevOps Engineer

As our technology practice has grown rapidly and due to the constant evolution of the DevOps space, we are looking to add a Junior DevOps Engineer who will be our growing champion of DevOps practice.

To become a DevOps specialist, you need to have both technical and soft skills to seamlessly integrate with multiple teams. Engineers use tools to deploy infrastructure as code, create automation and test the platform during deployment and hook in monitoring systems for rapid up to date reporting; commitment to communication bridges it all together and breaks down team silos. By creating a DevOps culture, businesses deliver systems faster, cheaper and without sacrificing high quality by working in-line with agile methodology and pushing it to the limits to manage the entire lifecycle of software.

Don't worry, you're not expected to know how to do all of this already, we are here to help you grow.  We can take your already outstanding skillsets and train you much further to the level of a specialist consultant.

We want to help you grow into someone that can use niche skillsets from Continuous Delivery to Cloud Platforms and everything in between. By training in with our world class training partners we will make you a specialist consultant who will then work with our clients to help them realise their business needs.

  • Key Responsibilities:
    • Culture. Championing a ‘Shift Left’/’Test Early and Often’ culture across the organisation covering the delivery of client projects and the adoption on internal projects and products.
    • Advisory & Engagement. Partner with our internal and customer’s engineering team to ensure quality for a product/feature, assess risks and ensure features ship with a high-quality bar.
    • Partnerships. Partner with software engineering, quality engineering and data engineering teams to leverage automation for scalable solutions to prevent manual regressions and ensure reliability of product.
    • Outreach & Contribution. Get involved in the wider QE community and participate and organise in Meet Ups, also look at opportunities to support Opensource projects.
    • Collaborate. Collaborate with customer scrum teams for design reviews and provide input on requirements, product design and advise on potential infrastructure provisioning.
    • Delivery. Deliver quality test output required at every stage of product development lifecycle. Testing requirements, design, feature, integration etc.

We are technology agnostic but primarily cloud based and skew heavily towards open source. To give a flavour, here are some technology stacks from recent projects:

    • AWS, Serverless, Lambda, API Gateway, DynamoDB, S3, Auth0, CircleCI, Drone.io, GitFlow
    • Java, Kotlin, Scala, Ruby, Python, Node, React/React Native, Angular
    • Spring, Django, Play, Rails, Sinatra, Express, Meteor, Expo
  • Key Skills/Experiences:
    • Passionate about Agile development practices, continuous integration, and automation engineering
    • Able to configure web and application servers and possess a fundamental understanding of Linux.
    • Some software development experience, preferably Python.
    • Experience with public cloud platforms, preferably AWS or Azure.
    • Fundamental understanding of computer networking and distributed systems
    • Passionate about Metrics – Able to learn, define and work with senior engineers to implement measurements to determine deployment effectiveness, deployment efficiency, and measure the overall quality of the Product.
  • We like people who are:
    • Enthusiastic about what they do, and a delight to work with
    • Motivated and full of ideas
    • Data and technology fanatics, who can show an interest in and understanding of recent trends and the benefits they could bring
    • Passionate about working within data, digital and technology and with the drive and determination to continually improve
    • Able to build successful relationships to establish credibility
  • Our culture is built on:
    • Being one team; we work for and with each other with respect and positive intent; when the going is tough, we support not blame each other
    • We aim high and are ambitious; we bring the energy and positivity
    • We are curious and embrace new ideas and different perspectives, generous with our time and with each other
    • We are not afraid to fail, we learn from our failures, turning them into our future successes
    • We deliver quality in everything we do; we are open and honest with each other and our clients
  • Our benefits include:
    • Holiday entitlement, 28 days with the option to buy/sell up to 5 days
    • Day off (on or in the week of) your birthday
    • Pension eligibility, up to 5% matched contributions
    • Healthcare eligibility, private healthcare with Vitality, option to buy discounted family cover
    • Cycle to work scheme
    • Gym discounts
    • Regular social events/activities
    • Life Insurance

If this sounds like you, please get in touch to discuss in more detail.