Lead DevOps / Cloud Engineer

Brighton, East Sussex
£650 - £750 per day

LEAD DEVOPS / CLOUD ENGINEER

£650-750 PER DAY

6 MONTHS

SUSSEX

Are you looking for an opportunity to lead an agile team in DevOps practices? You will be helping to deploy, automate and configure their AWS platform - so if you are an expert in all things AWS please apply!

THE COMPANY

As a Lead DevOps / Cloud Engineer you will have the chance to work for a leading financial institute. They are looking to hire a DevOps and Cloud expert who they want to lead a small team and orchestrate the development of their AWS platform across many areas of the company. You will be working aside not only developers, but also data scientists and engineers to help implement solutions on the Cloud!

THE ROLE

You will be working on overseeing a data transformation project in which the company seeks to move all their data from legacy systems across to the cloud. As a Lead DevOps / Cloud Engineer you will be helping to deploy java applications from the cloud. You will also be in charge of the operation of the AWS platform and ensuring its stability through building firewalls and identifying best practices. You will be building solutions from AWS components using tools such as CloudFormation and Ansible.

You can expect to be involving in the following:

  • Working within the DevOps delivery team to build and implement the Cloud platform
  • Executing continuous delivery strategies within AWS

YOUR SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

The successful DevOps/ Cloud Engineer will have the following skills and experience:

  • Deep knowledge of AWS and its components such as; EC2, S3, ERM, Redshift
  • Expert level knowledge in implementing and operating the AWS cloud platforms
  • Expertise of cloud security and identity best practices
  • Exposure to Big Data Technologies such as Spark, Hadoop
  • Experience of managing a small team in an agile environment

THE BENEFITS

A very competitive day rate of up to £750

The chance to lead a small team

HOW TO APPLY:
Please register your interest by sending your CV to Anna Greenhill via the Apply link on this page.

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