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Senior Azure DevOps Engineer


Department:

Product Development

Location:

Milton Keynes / Home based

Overview:

We are a British healthcare software development company that build and deliver market leading applications in the integrated care record and population health space. A “Cloud First” organisation, we are one of Microsoft’s largest UK healthcare data customers with a variety of Azure services and technologies embedded across our suite of solutions. We’ve recently been awarded “Outstanding” by Best Companies, earning a top 100 spot in the mid-sized companies’ category. Following recent successes of our solutions, we’re looking to expand and continue to innovate in our space.

You will join an experienced and cross dimensional team operating under a Scaled Agile framework, with access to a range of industry leading tools and plenty of opportunities to grow and increase your skillset.

We are growing fast and looking to bring in highly skilled individuals to help continue our adoption of Azure-native services and building a best-of-breed scalable SaaS platform for our solutions.

The person we are looking for will need to have 4+ years enterprise experience with Azure, who can demonstrate a real passion for cloud technologies, with strong problem solving and critical thinking, good communication skills and a strong work ethic.

Working at the sharp end of the existing DevOps team, the individual will have a strong influence and diverse workload covering (but not limited to):

  • Mentoring more junior staff
  • Automation of infrastructure and software rollout using Azure DevOps pipelines, including quality gates such as peer reviews
  • Design and develop Infrastructure, using an IaC approach
  • Design and develop automated scaling and failover using deep health checks and insights
  • Work closely with other departments, such as Development and Architecture, to ensure that Azure technologies are being used correctly
  • Work closely with other departments, such as Ops and TechOps, to facilitate the smooth running of the cloud services by providing utilities/dashboards/scripts etc
  • Work closely with the Security teams to analyse and help remediate on internal and SoC flagged issues, along with assisting in internal vulnerability checks/ethical hacking
  • Keeping up to date with emerging technologies and advising on how they could be used to better the existing architecture (this may also include PoC)
  • Continuous improvement and testing of DR/BCP to ensure high availability

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
  • Have a desire to keep up with the latest tools and techniques

Experience & Skills Required:

  • A thorough understanding of Azure PaaS components. Key areas:
    • AKS (deployment + management)
    • API Management
    • App Services
    • Azure SQL and MI
    • Functions
    • Networking
    • App Insights
  • Proven experience with Azure DevOps (ADO)
  • Solid understanding of
    • Terraform (desired) / Bicep / Pulumi
    • HELM charts
    • Powershell / Azure CLI

Advantageous:

  • Healthcare or Government related industry experience
  • Understanding of JIRA and Confluence

Qualifications:

  • Microsoft certification(s) in Azure, such as AZ-104, AZ-400, AZ-303/4
    • Experience is valued over accreditation, however, as we’re a Microsoft partner, there will be encouragement to gain accreditation during employment.

Applications:

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