What is the purpose of this role?

As a at ANS, you will be empowered to make wide ranging and impactful technology decisions that both you, and your team deliver against for ANS’ products and services. You will be given the opportunity to work on a wide range of exciting projects, using the latest technologies and advancements, and work in a team of DevOps engineers of varied experience levels.

You will spend your time, creating or updating Automation Pipelines, IaC Templates, Scripting, Coding, Container Orchestration, Config Management, Performance and Reliability Engineering, reviewing peers and your teams work, and contributing to projects in all ways.

What will I be doing?

  • Be part of a multi-skilled team of DevOps engineers, with varied skillsets (Automation Pipelines, IaC Templates, Scripting, Coding, Container Orchestration, Config Management, Performance and Reliability Engineering, etc).
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement and continuous development (CI/CD) by promoting DevOps principles and practices leading to faster innovation and improved time to market.
  • Keep close to the technology market and be aware of changes and direction of travel of the industry, to support ANS’ in keeping ahead.
  • Understand the impact of technical decisions on both projects and departmental practices and take responsibility for your decisions.
  • Be confident enough to admit when you don't know something and be passionate about finding solutions.
  • Be a good judge of criticality, prioritizing tasks and projects accordingly. o Support the definition and adoption of best practices and standards and ensure effective governance to uphold those standards.
  • Understand that "done is better than perfect" to maintain productivity and progress.
  • Contribute to planning sessions in an Agile fashion using Kanban boards. o Develop new, and mature existing product stacks and automation.
  • Help create / update supporting documentation for new and existing products. o Creation of automation pipelines for use by delivery teams.
  • Automate, automate and automate wherever possible to drive efficiencies, minimise human error and manual input.
  • Ensure security risks are considered, identified, reduced, and mitigated when designing, developing, testing, and implementing new products & services.

What will I bring to the role?

  • Experince in a DevOps engineering role and able to demonstrate capability to deliver high quality, automation pipelines, scripting, inrastructure as code – even when under pressure
  • Demonstrable experience in using DevOps tools such as Azure DevOps, GitHub, GitLab, AWS CodeDeploy, Jenkins, Ansible, etc
  • Exceptional understanding of IaC techniques and tooling such as Terraform, CloudFormation, ARM, etc.
  • Demonstrable experience in using development languages such as Python, Go, JavaScript, Ruby, Shell or other languages, to build reusable tools.
  • Public and or Private cloud experience, (AWS, Azure, VMware)
  • Experience working with containers (Azure AKS, Amazon ECS, Kubernetes, Docker)
  • Deep understanding of Linux
  • Scripting experience with BASH/PowerShell
  • Practical knowledge of system architectures and networking.
  • Experience of delivering and managing systems on VMware technologies.
  • Experience working with containers in Azure (Azure Kubernetes Service, Containers for Azure App Service)

What is needed to do the role?

Any of the below certifications are desirable.

  • Azure DevOps Expert (Az 400)
  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer (Professional)
  • Terraform Associate (003)
  • Docker Certified Associate (DCA)
  • Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA)

Why work for ANS?

At ANS, we’ve created a place where everyone can be themselves, and we empower our people to get the job done. Openness, ambition, honesty, and passion are what drive us every day. We are bold, courageous, and innovative – and we do it like no other. We invest in our people. In training, development, health and more – we give you the benefits and flexibility to maintain a happy work-life balance.

We’re proud of the inclusive, fun, dynamic environment we’ve created. It’s a safe space that works for all. You don’t have to be a techie to work in tech. Bring your authentic self and find your dream role here. Find out more at LinkedIn pages.

What’s in it for you?

With fantastic benefits, an inclusive culture, and a cool office space, we’re your kind of workplace. 

Company benefits

  • As standard: 25 days’ holiday, plus you can buy up to 5 more days
  • A little extra: we’ll give you your birthday off, and an extra celebration day for whatever you want! Tying the knot? You get 5 days’ additional holiday in the year you get married. Oh, and 5 volunteer days!
  • Private health insurance
  • Pension contribution match and 4 x life assurance
  • Flexible working and work from anywhere for up to 30 days per year (some exceptions)
  • Maternity: 16 weeks’ full pay, Paternity: 3 weeks’ full pay, Adoption: 16 weeks’ full pay
  • Company social events – get ready for a jam-packed calendar
  • Electric car scheme
  • 12 days of personal growth development time

ANS are an equal opportunities employer. We encourage diversity and anyone applying for a role at our organisation can be assured that their application will be treated fairly, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, gender expression, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and sex or sexual orientation. We sometimes ask for information relating to individuals for equal opportunities monitoring purposes only.

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