We’re Hiring – Devops Engineer

The Student Room Group are looking for an DevOps Engineer to join our fantastic team based in the heart of Brighton.

What does a DevOps Engineer at TSR do?

Working within our platform team and reporting to the Head of IT, you will help us build and optimise our Private OpenStack Cloud.

We are currently working on several exciting projects, including:

  • Dockerisation of all services, on development, staging and live servers
  • Developing our CI and CD pipelines, making sure everything is monitored and secured
  • Creating the CRON system for the whole stack
  • Improving the micro-service benchmarking and capacity tracking

You will be responsible for the direction and decision making of the infrastructure and the technologies, including stability, scalability and performance of our products. Even though we are not yet at the scale of the likes of Google of Facebook, we do have exciting figures and will provide you with fun challenges as a DevOps Engineer.

Key role responsibilities

  • Managing, maintaining and providing training and support for development tools, systems and TSR’s deployment processes
  • Ensuring the systems are working as efficiently as possible and providing thought leadership on tools that could be used to improve and streamline processes
  • Taking responsibility for the reliability, efficiency and performance of our services
  • Reviewing and influencing the architecture, standards, and methods for operating services and systems
  • Participating in platform performance analysis, software optimisation and tuning, service capacity planning and demand forecasting
  • Developing effective professional relationships and working alongside our hosting partner to ensure the high level of service is maintained and business needs are met
  • Thinking strategically around TSR’s set up, operations and delivering on our key KPI’s as defined by management
  • Participating in out-of-hour support alongside our hosting partner as required
  • Responsibility for IT Support which includes technical support for internal IT infrastructure and ensuring that internal network, telephony, desktop and servers are running efficiently at all times

This opportunity will suit someone who has

  • Strong Experience working with Linux (we use Ubuntu)
  • Experience working with automation tools such as Puppet, Ansible and Jenkins
  • Good understanding of networking and systems architecture
  • Experience working with Cloud Platforms (we run a Private OpenStack cluster)
  • Advocate of the DevOps process and its benefits
  • Self-motivated, driven and goal oriented with a high tempo customer orientated work ethic
  • Ability to embrace and adapt to change
  • Social confidence with the ability to connect and understand different types of people
  • Good communication skills (written and oral)
  • The ability to work under pressure and is calm and professional
  • Language experience with PHP and Python (desirable not essential)
  • IT Related degree or equivalent (desirable not essential)

Could this be the next step in your career?

We encourage you to get in touch by sending your current CV and a cover letter to hr@thestudentroom.com. We would love to know more about you, your career aspirations and salary expectation.

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