DevOps/Systems Engineer

Posted 28 February 2023
Salary £50000 - £75000 per annum
LocationBrighton and Hove
Job type Permanent
DisciplineDevOps & Cloud
Contact NameJames Redmond

Job description

Our client is a leading provider of application and networking services to the motorsport industry, working with high-profile clients in the Formula 1 sector. Their cutting-edge cloud-native technologies are supported by a skilled and ambitious software engineering team, and we are looking for a talented Cloud Systems Engineer to join our team.

The role is a remote position with occasional visits to our office located in Hove, East Sussex. You will be reporting to the Head of Systems Engineering and your responsibilities will include:
  • Maintaining, managing, and monitoring our cloud-native development and production systems based on Kubernetes.
  • Installing, configuring, testing, and maintaining operating systems, application software, and system management tools in an automated way.
  • Ensuring the security, backup, and redundancy strategies are maintained.
  • Providing third-line race support to help deliver Formula 1. This may require some weekend work.
  • Performing any other duties as deemed suitable to the post.
The ideal candidate should have expertise in Containerisation and Kubernetes, as well as experience in the following areas:
  • Message bus/queuing (MQ) systems, particularly Apache Kafka.
  • Infrastructure as Code (IAC) using tools like Packer, Terraform, and GIT.
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) - EC2, EKS, S3, ALBs, etc.
  • Monitoring tools such as Prometheus, Grafana, and Jaeger.
  • CI/CD using Gitops (Flux), Helm, and Kustomize.
Desired skills include proficiency in at least one server-based programming language (Python or Golang), multi-site TCP/IP networking, GitLab/Bitbucket Pipelines, Elasticsearch, MongoDB, Redis, load testing and performance optimization, and documentation using software such as Confluence and Bitbucket.

The ideal candidate should be keen to gain experience building and supporting high-end production systems for some of the world's most advanced customers. They should have a flexible attitude to working environment and be able to work as part of a small and dynamic team. They should also enjoy working with the latest in cloud-native and automated technologies, and have the ability to work on their own initiative and challenge the status quo, pushing to improve our technologies and processes.

The role will be working Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, with occasional weekend support work required due to the nature of the role. Lieu days will be provided to account for this.