Senior DevOps Engineer – Wellington – Randstad Technologies

Expanding DevOps environment
Collaborative culture
Central Wellington Location

Randstad Technologies is currently assisting a large financial service provider to expand the DevOps team. As a Senior DevOps Engineer you will be responsible for the operational testing environments and continuous improvements in deployment, implementation, and build process. You will also provide input at an architectural level for internal technical teams to ensure environments align with DevOps best practise.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Ensure testing environments in the SDLC are operational and maintained to a high standard
Collaborate closely with development, testing and management teams to ensure delivery targets are met
Coordinate with the Release Manager to schedule and perform code releases into production environments
Be the subject matter expertise to project and technical teams
Demonstrate thought leadership when contributing to technical road maps
Deliver technical presentations and demonstrations to the business and technical teams
Assist in improving the DevOps practice, including continuous delivery, automation, process, and platform solutions
Achieve and maintain certification in relevant product and technology areas
Provide guidance on infrastructure and cloud architecture for technical teams and projects
Assist to build and maintain the DevOps culture within the technical team

Knowledge & Experience:
Proven problem solving ability when troubleshooting complex system problems
Understanding of Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery methodologies and experience with related products
Understanding of Automated Provisioning and Deployment methodologies and experience with related products
Understanding of DevOps principles and practices
Understanding of Cloud architecture and design principles, and knowledge of industry best practice
Experience with IT Service Management standards, processes, and tools
Experience with working in an agile centric software development team/environment

Technical Skills:
Public Cloud Providers: AWS
Provisioning and Orchestration tools: Chef and/or Puppet, Ansible
Infrastructure: Operating Systems (CentOS, RHEL and Windows), Databases (PostgreSQL, MongoDB and MSSQL), Directories, Security, and Networking
Middleware: Web Servers (httpd, nginx), Application Servers (tomcat), Messaging Servers (RabbitMQ)
Programming/Scripting: 3+ years of experience as a developer with a good grasp of best practices in programming. Ability to program/script for task automation is desired.

Preferred additional Technical Skills and Experience:
Infrastructure as Code: Docker and its eco system, Vagrant
Deployment Techniques: Canary Release, Blue/Green Deployment
Monitoring Tools: Splunk, Zenoss

If you are ready for a change or curious to know more about this opportunity please feel free to call Sherena Dullabh on 04 471 4871 or alternatively email your details for review to sherena.dullabh@randstad.co.nz

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