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DevOps Engineer


Payments Recruitment

£65,000 - £85,000 Per Annum

London, United Kingdom


Permanent | Full Time



Not specified

DevOps Engineer

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced DevOps Engineer to work closely with the
development team, on a real-time (faster) payments processing engine for major financial services providers globally.  

Successful candidates will have proven experience working effectively within highly collaborative
agile development teams.  They should see themselves as an advocate for quality and should be able
to demonstrate a passion for engineering effective solutions to complex challenges.  The candidate
needs automation experience and the ability to logically construct and implement quality
management processes.  We are looking for self-starters, who can readily take ownership and
continually strive to innovate.  

Role Specific Technical Skills

Production experience across the following:

  • System administration – Strong knowledge in Linux systems and performance metrics
  • Good understanding of global infrastructure, firewalls, networking, security and DMZ’s, proxy’s etc.
  • Networks: Good understanding of network principles and practical knowledge of load balancing technologies, like F5 Big-IP
  • Monitoring – Experience in managing monitoring tools e.g. Prometheus 
  • Automation – Implementation Experience to release and or server automation tools such as Ansible, Terraform and groovy
  • Knowledge of programming and scripting methodologies and demonstrate proficiency in writing code in one or more of the following languages; Python, Ansible (preferred), bash
  • Data – Experience into Log indexing product such as Splunk and Elastic Search
  • Experience of queueing technologies such as IBM MQ, Kafka, ArtemisMQ
  • Experience and good knowledge of large-scaled containerisation and orchestration toolssuch as kubernetes / docker / rancher and container persistent storage volumes etc.
  • Analytical skills - Ability to analyse data surrounding incidents to a fine level, investigate dependencies and evaluate possible areas for improvement, and actions with a view to automate resolution
  • Ability to liaise with developers, team members and customers at the appropriate level
  • Maintain standards to ensure consistency across applications and server estate

Desirable IT Skills

  • Test tools and harnesses – practical experience of testing tools like Jmeter and ZAP
  • Databases – exposure to or skills in MongoDB and other noSQL technologies. Bitbucket / Nexus / GIT
  • Experience in configuring and maintaining Java based build pipelines, such as CI/CD using maven
  • Understanding of application lifecycle and Agile methodology, good tasks management, prioritisation, risk management 
  • Appreciation of production processes, including change and release management
  • Good incident and problem management skills, with knowledge of ITIL beneficial
  • Experience of the AKKA framework

Personal Attributes:


  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and team player
  • Client focused, diligence and attention to details
  • Strong aptitude and interest in technology
  • High energy level coupled with a desire to take on responsibility
  • Able to multi-task & capable of working under pressure and to deadlines