Senior Windows Platform Engineer – Devops Engineer – Manchester (North West)
Senior Windows Platform Engineer – Devops Engineer – sought by genuine market leader at their offices in Manchester, North West. Please note that some travel to client site and other organisation offices will be associated with this role.
Key technical skills & experience:
-Strong commercial experience of managing complex multi-tier enterprise infrastructure environments.
-In-depth knowledge of Microsoft technologies, Windows Server operating systems and Microsoft BackOffice system administration.
-In-depth configuration management, automation and scripting skills including use of Powershell and scripting languages such as Python or Ruby.
-In-depth knowledge of Windows platform and application automated deployment technologies (e.g. Powershell DSC, Octopus Deploy, Puppet, SCCM, Chef, Tivoli Provisioning Manager, WinAutomation)
-In-depth knowledge of infrastructure principles such as networking (routing, load-balancing, firewalls, protocols, security) and storage (RAID, NAS/SAN, Multi-Site, Backup strategies).
-In depth knowledge of virtualisation platforms and cloud orchestration technologies such as AWS, Azure, Google Compute Engine, VSphere, vDirector, Hyper-V, KVM, Xenserver, Xen, Cloudstack and Openstack.
-Exposure to iterative/agile development methodologies (SCRUM/Kanban, XP, DSDM, RUP etc.)
-Good experience of working within a DevOps practice.
-Good experience of continuous integration and build tools (Jenkins/Hudson, TFS, Bamboo).
-Good experience of using source code version control.
-Understanding of scalable, multi-tier enterprise software architecture
-Good database knowledge and SQL skills (on an enterprise database such as Oracle or SQLServer).
-In addition to the essential skills listed above, experience of one or more of the following competencies are desirable:
-Software development experience.
-Linux/Unix system administration skills.
-Experience of application servers such as WebSphere, WebLogic, JBOSS or Tomcat.
-Exposure or knowledge of web security, e.g. OWASP.
-Exposure to ITIL service management.
A full job description & company information is available to candidates meeting the above minimum criteria, please apply in the first instance with your latest CV outlining your availability & salary expectations for an immediate response.