Lead AWS DevOps
London / £90000 - £100000
£90000 - £100000
Lead AWS DevOps Engineer
Up to £100,000
AWS, Terraform, DevOps, Kubernetes, Typescript, SQL, Kotlin, Python, CI/CD, Helm, RDS, Arora, Jenkins
This financial services company is looking for a Lead DevOps engineer. They help fintechs to build new banking applications. They operate as a start-up but have the strong financial backing to continue to operate and create new products.
- Help lead the team to complete software best practices
- Design, development and maintain CI/CD Pipelines and infrastructure
- Collaborate with teams to ensure smooth deployment of code and infrastructure
- Work closely with system performance and security tools
- Help with performance appraisals and mentoring.
- Commercial experience working with AWS
- Experience working with different programming languages (Python, Typescript, Kotlin)
- Hands-on experience with Terraform and HELM
- Strong experience working with CI/CD Pipelines (Github Actions)
- Experience alternating tools to fit the required actions and task
- Experience working with containerisation like Kubernetes
You will receive a salary of up to £100,000. You get 28 days holidays + bank holidays. Other benefits include: 5% Matched Pension, Life assurance, Team Socials and Healthy Plan.
1 - 1 Hour Chat: General CV run through
2 - Technical Interview
3 - Final Interview: Sign of Chat
4 - Offer!!!
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How Is Hiring For DevOps In Germany Speeding Up? | Harnham Recruitment post
The DevOps market is experiencing strong and continued growth. In fact, recent forecasts tell us that the global DevOps market accounted for $4,461.2 million in 2020 and may reach up to $23,362.8 million by 2027. That’s an impressive surge. As we look at this growth, there are a myriad of opportunities stemming from the continued success of the DevOps market to pull apart.One of the most prominent opportunities lies within Germany. Home to some of the best established (and most dynamic) tech hubs in Europe from Berlin to Munich to Hamburg; the number of DevOps opportunities are vast and show no signs of slowing.The market for DevOps in Germany is transforming. Here’s how.DevOps is becoming a critical part of a businessDevOps reduces the most important aspect that every business looks for, and that is the reduction and the deployment of time. It helps to streamline processes, drive productivity, and provide a well-rounded experience for consumers and employees alike.For example, this can look at the delivery of code to the production and then to the live environment. So, it all just comes down to how quickly companies can get their products out. And with DevOps, that time is completely reduced because everything is now automated and run on the cloud. It’s an autonomous process. It’s facing a candidate-led marketDevOps is currently an area that is experiencing high demand, with too little supply to keep pace. Fundamentally, there’s a real issue with sourcing high-quality candidates.Across the German function, our teams have approximately 12,000 active job postings for DevOps in Germany. But, visibly within the market, we have just 3,000 candidates with the job title of DevOps Engineer or Senior DevOps Engineer. This means that the demand is four times as much as the supply; we’re in a very fast-paced market. As a result of this, on average, each candidate, regardless of their seniority or experience in DevOps, is receiving around two to three offers at once.In particular, candidates skilled in AWS, Kubernetes, Jenkins, and Terraform are amongst the frequently sought-after. There’s been rapid changeIn the last six months, we noticed a lot of fluctuation. There was not a lot of hiring taking place, but for those roles that were being filled, there was a significant salary decrease, which put candidates off exploring new opportunities. At that point, an average salary was around €70,000. However, this has changed dramatically now, as the average salary for DevOps Engineers move from around €85,000 upwards. This rapid increase can only be explained by the severe candidate shortages the industry is facing and companies are doing whatever they can to entice talent. More and more industries are seeing the value of DevOpsFrom start-ups all the way to large corporates, everybody’s trying to get a built-in DevOps structure.From health-tech, e-commerce, fintech and beyond, the need for this function within teams across a number of industries is becoming more apparent. Pretty much every industry has a demand for at least one or two DevOps Engineers. If it’s not in DevOps, then it’s at least a cloud architect or a cloud automation engineer.However, one trend we have seen is the exclusion of the pharma industry in realising the need for DevOps teams to support their work. We’re keen to help them to understand its value, particularly when it comes to handling large amounts of sensitive data and utilising this in the best way. For Life Sciences and Pharma, DevOps will be the next big discovery. It’s just about pointing them in the right direction.As more organisations and industries experience growth across major German cities, there will be a domino effect, as the value and time efficiency of these candidates comes to the fore.Organisations that had once stalled or stopped hiring are now looking to fill those gaps, and new ones too, as the economy unlocks, and organisations need the skills of DevOps Engineers to get projects moving. The role of specialists to help to secure the right candidate, away from the most visible talent pools, has never been more important for organisations seeking the best engineers.Now is the time to make your next DevOps hire in Germany. Don’t miss out on top talent. Get in touch today.
DevOps: The Cure To Pharma’s Problem? | Harnham Recruitment post
DevOps quite literally does what it says on the tin, a streamlined partnership of development and operations which gives companies the tools to deliver much faster services. Removing the usual barriered siloes between the two divisions, not only is DevOps more efficient than its traditional counterparts, but the increased coordination and collaboration provided within DevOps undoubtedly produces much stronger, more reliable products. As mentioned in one of our previous articles, the DevOps market is one that has seen unprecedented growth and is forecasted to continue doing so for the foreseeable future. Its benefits are second-to-none, from ensuring the smooth-running of processes to increasing levels of productivity, DevOps’ autonomous nature reduces, and in some cases eradicates, many of the pain points businesses face.However, not all industries have been quick to adopt this transformative specialism. Pharmaceuticals is one key example, with many companies citing security as their main concern for choosing not to adopt the technology. In the US alone, data breaches in the healthcare industry cost $5.6 billion every year, and the infamous attack on the UK’s NHS by hacker group, The WannaCry, cost £92m alone. Nevertheless, as the industry begins to understand the key areas where it is most at risk of breaches, such as its complex supply chain and current use of outdated devices due to the longevity of many companies, changes and updates are being made to make DevOps adoption more secure. But why is it so important that the industry adopts DevOps? Here are three key reasons:Improved efficiency of clinical trialsIt can take up to 10 years for a new drug to come to market, and the longest part of the process is, more often than not, the clinical trials which can take anywhere between six to seven years to complete.However, certain elements of DevOps, such as the use of the cloud for data collection, can improve the efficiency of this process ten-fold. When used alongside technology such as wearable devices and electronic diaries, the collection and analysis of crucial data, such as a trial participants vitals, can be done in real-time from anywhere and everywhere. Cheaper product creationThe pharmaceutical industry is heavily regulated to ensure that the drugs created do not cause harm, and this includes monitoring its software and hardware components as much as anything else.Using Computer System Validation (CSV) is the most common way of companies being regulated by the FDA, but there’s no denying that this system is time-consuming and expensive. Using DevOps for this process allows businesses to autonomously reduce the risk of bugs, avoid bottlenecking all without damaging productivity and reliability. Not only do all these elements within DevOps mean the regulation process becomes far more streamlined, but regulations are more likely to be adhered to and products are able to be taken to market much faster, improving ROI and revenue. Reduce complexity of big-data deploymentAs of 2020, it was reported that there were 2,314 exabytes of healthcare data globally. This huge amount of insight provides a goldmine of information for pharmaceutical companies but the task of sifting through it manually to spot trends, improve upon patient care and explore new avenues for drug creation is impossible. The implementation of DevOps not only accelerates the process of scouring this data but improves our ability to spot threats on the horizon and makes drug development much cheaper. As suggested in Healthcare, “The ability to leverage DevOps in the analysis of big data healthcare sets can help providers reduce treatment costs, predict outbreaks of epidemics, avoid preventable diseases and improve patient quality of care and outcomes.’’Of course, where technology is involved, there is no way to completely eradicate risk. Pharma must look carefully at how a fine line can be struck between implementing DevOps and keeping patient data safe. However, as the ability of security systems greatly improves over time, it is very likely that we will see more and more Life Science and Pharmaceutical businesses adopting and reaping the rewards from DevOps. To learn more about the roles we currently have available in the take a look at our devops jobs or get in touch with one of our expert consultants to find out more.
Site Reliability Engineering: The Next Big Career Wave To Ride | Harnham Recruitment post
The adoption of new technologies, combined with the increased speed in application delivery and pressure for automation, has caused a spike in demand for IT operations professionals with comprehensive and up to date skills and knowledge. As a result, careers that offer improvements to system reliability and efficiency, such as DevOps and Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), are experiencing a flood of interest. At Harnham, we are seeing this play out before our eyes – so what is SRE and how can professionals break into this escalating space?
Where did SRE come from?
Much of the excitement around SRE originated from Google putting it on the map as the next big role to recruit for. Today, Google defines it simply as ‘what happens when you ask a software engineer to solve an operational problem.’Since then, it has gained substantial momentum and in January 2022, LinkedIn listed SRE as the 21st job with the highest global demand throughout the past five years.
SRE is often considered a step up from DevOps engineering or from cloud engineering, building on existing infrastructure to reach system reliability. Whilst DevOps is an overarching concept aimed at ensuring the rapid release of stable, secure software. SRE involves prescriptive ways of achieving reliability and has been developed with a narrow focus in mind: to create a set of practices that allow for improved collaboration and service delivery.
DevOps Engineers are ops-focused engineers who solve development pipeline problems, while Site Reliability Engineers are development-focused engineers who solve operational, scale and reliability problems, while working closely with software development and IT operations teams. Once the system is “reliable enough”, SRE efforts shift to adding new features or creating new products.
What route can those already in the market take to secure SRE roles?
For companies looking to hire into the SRE space, candidates with previous experience in the role will naturally take precedence. But those who are open to hiring outside of the SRE sphere, will likely prioritise applicants from a software or systems engineering background above those with DevOps engineer or a data engineer title.
For Software Engineers looking to transition, a strong starting point would be to improve their skills in troubleshooting, incident management and monitoring, maintaining infrastructure in the cloud environment and experience with the Linux operating system. Systems Engineers will likely already have knowledge on Linux and troubleshooting topics. So boosting their skills in coding and programming languages like C, Java, and Python and ensuring that they're able to write code as well as review it, is highly recommended.
How can candidates give themselves the best chance of securing a SRE role?In previous years software engineers would be working in a team of other engineers and communicating with largely technical stakeholders. But now the role is expected to fulfill tasks that were traditionally reserved for business intelligence professionals, such as collaborating with both technical to non-technical colleagues.
As a result, when choosing between candidates, one of the fundamental deciding factors for hiring managers, outside of technical ability, are the soft skills that complement their expertise. Applicants who can demonstrate experience in, or a tenacity for, cross department collaboration and an ability to interact with colleagues with varying levels of expertise, will hold the competitive edge.
So how should companies and the sector be improving the flow of talent into SRE roles?
SRE is growing exponentially, and we expect it to continue to do so. Findings from the 2022 Upskilling Report found that 40 per cent of respondents felt that a SRE operational framework is a must-have. The most limiting factor to the continuation to this growth will be whether the pipeline of talent is able to sustain the rate of expansion. There is a particular bottleneck when it comes to junior talent. Companies may be eager to employ senior candidates with extensive experience and are willing to pay exceptionally high salaries to secure them, but they often overlook the prospect of hiring into more junior positions or establishing internship programmes to help cultivate and develop theses talent streams. SRE as a career may not have been the radar of many students until relatively recently but as awareness increases, the demand for courses to reflect this is likely to rise.
When we consider the evolution of other emerging roles such as Data Engineering, we can see how they went from being a niche specialism to commanding a whole university master's courses dedicated to the subject. SRE is likely to go the same way. To bypass expensive salary wars, organisations should also consider if there is any scope for reskilling or upskilling existing staff. Larger companies in particular could benefit from selecting a few people from their software teams and upskilling them to be SRE engineers, which will streamline and cut the costs of their processes. Upskilling as a Site Reliability Engineer could be a great alternative avenue for those not considering going down a management path but who still want to pursue career progression. Looking for your next big role in Data & Analytics or need to source exceptional talent? Take a look at our latest SRE jobs or get in touch with one of our expert consultants to find out more.
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