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Belfast, Northern Ireland


Senior 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 Senior DevOps Engineer, you'll be working as part of a larger team who are collectively responsible for delivering functioning solutions to our clients. You'll be competent at owning and delivering solutions and being the design authority for how features are implemented.

    As a Senior DevOps Engineer you'll be and/or have:

    • Expertise in architecture, you'll feel comfortable advising and contributing to higher level architectural discussions
    • Knowledge of the development process, taking ownership for certain aspects of the process, and putting appropriate methods and tools in place
    • A trusted member of the team, and you'll be empowered to move things forward on your own steam
    • Comfortable having regular conversations with the client directly
    • Coaching and mentoring more junior members and comfortable deputising for the team principal
    • The support of experienced professionals within the team, who can give you guidance and help you make decisions
    • Helping shaping and contributing to bids, working with a bid team on the approach or proposal and perhaps even presenting in part to clients in a formal selection process

    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
    • An understanding of scalability, high availability and disaster recovery requirements

    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)
    • Voluntary benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)
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