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Cloud DevOps Architect (FTC – August 2021)

Location

Flexible (UK)

Overview

System C developers impact millions of people every day through our range of healthcare software systems. Used extensively throughout the NHS, you might be wondering why you have never heard of us – we pay far more attention to our software delivering value than shouting about our latest contracts.

We are looking for a talented and experienced DevOps architect to join our Architecture team.

The person we are looking for will need to have 2+ years of commercial experience with Azure, who can demonstrate a real passion for cloud architecture, with a flexible and creative attitude, good communication skills and a strong work ethic.

Working within an existing team that is focused on creating a scalable and resilient cloud hosting model, the individual will have a workload covering (but not limited to):

  • Developing and maintaining Azure DevOps pipelines
  • Automation of infrastructure and software rollout
  • Performance analysis and tuning
  • Security reviews and risk mitigation
  • Maintaining high availability of services
  • Keeping up to date with emerging technologies and advising how they can be used to improve the existing architecture

Personal attributes

  • Able to work well as an individual and as part of a team
  • Take part in architectural discussions with technical / non-technical team members
  • Able to self-manage and self-motivate
  • An eye for detail and a desire to adhere to best practices
  • Strong inter-personal and communication skills
  • Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Have a desire to keep up with the latest tools and techniques

Experience and skills required:

  • Understanding of cloud architecture concepts and best practises
  • Experience with building resilient and fault tolerant solutions
  • Building secure networked solutions
  • Proven experience with Azure DevOps
  • A thorough understanding of Azure components. Key areas:
    • AKS (scaling, resilience, management, security, monitoring and telemetry)
    • Service Endpoints and Private Links
    • Networking (Azure CNI)
    • Containerisation

Advantageous:

  • Nginx
  • Solid understanding of HELM & Powershell
  • Blue/Green deployments via AKS
  • Infrastructure as Code/ARM templates
  • Bash/Powershell/Azure CLI
  • Threat modelling
  • Azure SQL
    • Strategies for high availability and disaster recovery
    • Monitoring/scaling/automation
    • Data factory

Applications

Please apply in writing, sending a covering letter & CV to hrrecruitment@systemc.com

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