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Belfast, Northern Ireland


Lead DevOps Engineer

  • As a team, we transform our client’s businesses using a combination of strategic thinking, customer-centric service design, and agile engineering practices. We do this at internet scale – driving innovation, and enriching people’s lives. Our skills and talent enable PA’s purpose of creating a positive human future in a technology driven world.

    As part of our Digital team, you’ll work alongside colleagues from across PA – delivering transformative digital solutions to today’s most complex business challenges. Our teams are trusted to deliver and given the space to be awesome. We’re an inclusive community for the curious, generous, pragmatic and committed digital practitioner.

    As a Lead DevOps Engineer, we'll be looking at you to set direction and take responsibility for successfully achieving an outcome or deliverable. You may have a team of people to support, be leading a development team(a small team with a mix of technology skills that work together in a collaborative environment), or else you could be working across multiple teams, providing some centralised expertise necessary for a larger program of work.

    Your clients and colleagues will look to you for:

    • Expertise in architecture
    • Knowledge of the development process, perhaps being responsible for the overall process across a team, or multiple teams, creating strong values and putting robust methods and patterns in place
    • Maintaining communication with the client regularly, being one of the key points of engagement between the client and the project
    • Coaching and mentoring the team
    • Help shaping and contributing to bids, working with a bid team on the approach or proposal and perhaps even presenting to clients in a formal selection process
    • Playing a role in account management and strong consulting skills

    What we're looking for

    • Experience with AWS, Azure or GCP
    • Building and implementing CI/CD Pipelines, experience working with repos, build automation tools, build orchestration and environment automation is very interesting E.g. Jenkins, GIT, SVN, CVS, Cloud-Formation, Terraform, Chef, Ansible, Puppet, Code Pipeline, Azure Stack
    • Implementing microservices and containers E.g. Kubernetes, Docker, OpenShift
    • Implementing tools for logging, monitoring and alerting. E.g. TICK Stack, ELK Stack, Splunk, CloudWatch
    • Creating and automating virtual machines in the cloud deployed on compute instances
    • Implementing other cloud infrastructure and networking required to host a digital service, including storage, firewall and network configuration
    • High availability, business continuity and disaster recovery solutions in the cloud
    • Deploying serverless functions E.g. AWS Lambda, GCP Cloud Functions, Azure Cloud Functions
    • Working knowledge of OS including CLI experience, deploying and configuring application or web servers in virtual machines. E.g. Linux, Tomcat, JBoss, Windows Server, IIS
    • Solving environmental and configuration issues across the stack
    • Application of operational process, such as, patching strategies and dependency management of environments and virtual machines

    About us

    We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.

    As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

    Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

    An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 3,200 specialists in consumer, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government, health and life sciences, manufacturing, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists. We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Europe, and the Nordics.

    Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

    Benefits at PA:

    • Private medical insurance
    • Interest free season ticket loan
    • 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
    • Company pension scheme
    • Annual performance-based bonus
    • Life and Income protection insurance
    • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn, childcare benefits)
    • Voluntary benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)
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