DevOps Developer

Website Think Digital Group

We create digital solutions to improve research, communication and education for the global asset management industry.

About the role

Due to continued global growth and expansion into new markets we are expanding our team.

We are looking to consolidate and simplify our infrastructure and development workflow which is currently spread between managed service providers such as Rackspace and Pantheon. You will be responsible for helping to architect robust and scalable infrastructure solutions based on the AWS cloud to help support our growing business. By moving to a continuous deployment model we hope to ship better code, faster and allow us to focus more on delivering great products to our customers without having to worry about our deployment and development workflows so much.

Working under the Head of Technology you will be helping to transform our current infrastructure and reduce infrastructure costs, bringing our product set onto a unified platform that will allow easier management and scaling.

We follow agile principles and all opinions matter equally, from our junior developers right up to our Head of Technology. This is a real opportunity for an ambitious engineer to help shape the future of a successful and growing product in an established team.

About the candidate

You have:

  • A desire to create best-in-class products and stay on top of the latest web trends and technologies.
  • A positive attitude and love working with a team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to work in a fast paced environment and manage multiple projects with strict deadlines.
  • High level of self ­management and organisational skills.

Essential Skills

  • Server Administration and Architecture including load balancing and auto scaling groups. (Primary Linux; RHEL and Ubuntu)
  • LAMP, LEMP and MEAN stack deployments
  • Continuous integration and build systems such as Travis or Jenkins
  • Working knowledge of AWS including EC2, S3, Cloudfront CDN, Auto Scaling groups and load balancing
  • Code deployment systems such as Chef
  • Experience with MySQL, MongoDB/NoSQL architecture, deployment/configuration and administration. Including HA configuration
  • Git and version control experience along with experience working with continuous deployment and git hooks
  • At least one server side programming language such as Python, Perl, Ruby or Java or similar

Desirable Skills

  • Experience with Web application firewalls, networking and firewall configuration and management
  • Experience of working within a PHP web development team an advantage
  • Experience working with media streaming and transcoding beneficial
  • Experience with other cloud platforms such as Rackspace or Google Cloud

What’s on offer

We work from a modern open-plan office in Harpenden (Hertfordshire) with great rail links to London St Pancras (20 minutes) and easy access to the A1 and M1. We choose to be here because it’s a collaborative environment and we don’t have to spend hours commuting!

  • Market leading salary with regular reviews
  • 29 days holiday, including your birthday and bank holidays
  • A company contribution to your personal pension
  • Access to further training
  • PerkBox employee rewards (discounts on the high street and online)
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