Azure DevOps and Platform Automation Engineer

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From £50,000 to £75,000 per annum excellent salary plus profit share p
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London and Southampton, UK Full-time or contract Job Description With increasingly vast seas of digital information, smart organisations can today do things that were up to now impossible; spot unseen business trends, prevent diseases, make our roads safer and so on. At Version 1 our Mission is to prove IT can make a real difference. We prove this every day and due to our continued expansion, we’re searching for like-minded individuals to help us ‘take it to the next level’. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly experienced DevOps and Data Platform Automation Engineer. A full time permanent position, you will join a team delivering a transformative cloud hosted data platform for a key Version 1 customer. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in automating the build and deployment of Microsoft Azure Platform solutions and APIs in a big data context with Enterprise level organisations. We are seeking someone who can design, create and deliver a range of DevOps Build Automation and Deployment solutions and who has a proven track record of solution excellence across with customers across many sectors. You will be highly proficient working with business stakeholders and directing project teams and will have direct experience of a range of Build and Deployment Automation solutions on the Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform particularly in relation to big data, geospatial platforms and data based APIs. You will ideally have at least 7 years’ experience and a proven track record of automating, deploying and maintaining enterprise level solution environments on distributed Cloud data platforms. You will be able effectively collaborate with others, obtain buy-in for your deployment automation approaches and manage your own priorities and performance to deliver high quality, highly performant solutions to our customer. Your main responsibilities will be: Working with Big Data developers to ensure high quality build automation and deployment input to class leading data platform solutions. Ensuring that platforms and data solutions can be deployed and operated in a highly repeatable and predictable manner through interaction and collaboration with relevant vendor and customer stakeholders. Defining relevant solution deployment architectures and data environment platform design. Deploying and managing multiple environments to support rapid, agile development approaches including demonstration environments. Production of DevOps specifications. Documentation of solutions (e.g. data models, deployment architectures configurations, and setup). Working within a project management/agile delivery methodology in a leading role as part of a wider team. Collaborate and liaise with other customer stakeholders/ end users in the software development lifecycle – PMs, BAs, testing etc Provide effective knowledge transfer and upskilling to relevant customer personnel to ensure an appropriate level of future self-sufficiency. Qualifications Direct experience of enterprise solution shaping and Microsoft Azure Cloud deployment architecture development including excellent documentation skills. Experience of setting up, deploying and managing multiple environments to support very, agile development approaches. Possession of either the Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions or Architecting Microsoft Azure certifications. It is essential that you have strong, in-depth and demonstrable hands-on experience with the large numbers of the following technologies: Windows Azure Platform and its relevant build, deployment, automation, networking and security technologies in cloud and hybrid environments. VSTS Application Lifecycle Management (Build, Deployment) including setting up Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment Knowledge of deployment automation for Linux and Windows Virtual Machines Knowledge of PowerShell, Git, ARM templates, JSON, BSH and big data platform deployment automation including the handling and transfer of very large data volumes. Microsoft Azure Identity Management and Security technologies including Azure Active Directory integration, custom SAML 2.0 providers Automated deployment of APIs via API Management / App Service and serverless solutions (Azure Functions, Docker etc) It is highly desirable that you have good knowledge and understanding of the following platforms and their deployment: CosmosDB, Cassandra, Mongo DB or similar technologies would additionally be very useful Microsoft Azure PaaS and SaaS solution development technologies including Azure Functions, Logic Apps, .NET, JavaScript, Python etc. Microsoft Azure App Service Fabric, App Service Environment, Microsoft Azure API Management platform technologies Microsoft Azure Operational and Monitoring tools Knowledge of deployment orchestration and configuration management tools (Jenkins, Chef, Puppet, Terraform, Kubernetes). Azure Service Bus and Azure Notifications Hub Azure Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning platforms – Microsoft Azure Machine Learning, Azure Cognitive Services Familiarity with any of the following would also be a distinct advantage: Azure Data Analytics platform (Cortana Intelligence Platform) including Azure Storage, Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Azure Data Lake, Azure Cosmos DB, Azure Search, Azure Databricks and Open Source technologies such Apache Spark, Atlas, Hadoop, NoSQL, Kafka, Solr. Any experience you have with best practice design principles and approaches for a range of application styles and technologies to help guide and steer decisions would be very desirable. Any experience working with structured and unstructured data including geospatial data. Any experience of working in highly dynamic teams using agile methodologies often under demanding timescales. Experience of collaborating and knowledge transfer to mixed customer and supplier teams whilst delivering to agreed timelines would be highly beneficial. … and you’ll be able to provide evidence and examples of where you have demonstrated these skills in the past. If so, we’d love to speak with you. Additional Information Roles will be based on a customer site in Southampton. Roles are envisaged to be Full time on-site. Expenses will be covered. London office base thereafter. Limited remote working might be possible but should not be assumed.For more info please get in touch.  For more info please get in touch. Permanent applications only. Must have work permit due to timeframes. Suzanne Whelan Talent Acquisition Manager 00353872200625 Please note: We have an internal recruitment team and does not accept agency candidates. If you want to join the team here at Version 1, get in touch with us directly!

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