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Automation Engineer (Inside IR35) | Ref: PSR0024512

Job Description

Imagine having a talent that could benefit someone you've never met and solve problems you didn't even know existed. Well, you do, and you can. And we're here to help you do just that. At PSR we are the go-to place for talented contractors and temps for a rich variety of public sector roles. As an Automation Engineer your main responsibilities would be: + Support all aspects of the software development lifecycle, applying DevOps principles and to lead on developing, implementing, enhancing and managing DevOps practices following agreed processes and best practices. + Applying industry best practices and patterns across infrastructure and application components e.g. availability, security, performance and scalability. + Leading on the design, release and implementation of automated, repeatable, efficient delivery pipelines and holds responsibility for the management, delivery and improvements of the deployments onto Production. + Lead delivery, integration, administration and configuration of DevOps tools, seeking continual improvement and ensuring effective transition onto operational support (where applicable). This includes tools for source control, build, CI & CD support, code reviews, security scans, test automation, monitoring and agile management etc. + Implementing and configuring DevOps specific monitoring, alerting, auditing and notification strategies and be an advocate for security and performance standards in the organisation + Identifying, tracking and support managing of DevOps specific risks and issues in adherence to established reporting standards. + Contributing to technical decisions and directions in a collaborative team environment, including solution architecture, estimations, product planning, user stories (requirement) creation. + Attending Team and Agile Scrum meetings. + Sharing knowledge and expertise and providing mentorship and training to other members of the team, enabling them to work in an automated, repeatable fashion. + Promoting and encouraging the use of test automation and infrastructure-as-code within delivery teams.

Candidate Description

You'll have relevant experience in: + Strong understanding of DevOps principles and experience of working in a DevOps or iterative development culture. + Excellent knowledge and proven experience implementing continuous integration (CI) and continuous deployment (CD) tools, including pipeline design and administration. + Experience with automated testing and embedding this in CI/CD pipelines. + Demonstrable experience in service support including troubleshooting and incident resolution. + Experience in identification and tracking of risks and issues. + Experience of knowledge sharing and mentoring junior members of the team. Skills required: + Windows Batch + Powershell + Bash + Substantial experience in administration and configuration of Azure DevOps Pipelines (preferred), Jenkins or other CI/CD orchestration tools. Substantial experience supporting the build and deployment of one or more of the following: + Java + .Net Experience in managing and supporting one or more of the following source control tools, + Good understanding of Azure Infrastructure Services, Azure Platform Services and Azure Active Directory. + Experience with static code analysis and security scan tools (such as SonarQube, Veracode). + Experience with automated testing tools such as PostMan, Selenium, Browser Stack, SpecFlow, JMeter, Serenity. + Experience with artefact storage and package management tools such as Azure Artifacts or Artifactory + Domain expertise of deploying and configuring cloud infrastructure solutions on Azure. + Experience working with quality management approaches, techniques and principles. + Knowledge of OpenShift Container Platform. + Knowledge of IBM Integration stack tools - IBM Integration Bus, Data Power, API Connect.