What are we looking for?

You will already be working within DevOps and used to handling several projects at a time. We’ll want you to hit the ground running so you’ll be able to demonstrate your knowledge and experience either as a developer that has networking know-how or as a Systems Administrator/Network Ops with a flair for developing code. You’ll need to be passionate about technology and enjoy the fast-paced nature of the industry for your continual professional development.

We’re true to our values and we’re looking for the right candidate who is self-driven and respects and represents these in their work:

  • Openness
  • Fairness
  • Innovation
  • Independence
  • Influential

Main responsibilities

In this position, you will work with the development team to ensure we’re making the most out of the DevOps cycle. At Simwood we have built our network and platforms on Open Source technologies and robust practices so the right candidate will help us ensure we have the highest quality product and feature releases on time.

Key activities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Work across the entire lifecycle of our products, from development and test to deployment to operations
  • Evolve and improve processes to improve the pace of delivery
  • Collaborating across the business to ensure you have the information to achieve the right results

Qualifications

Demonstration of the ability to deliver may be more important than specific qualifications but a degree in an area of computing will be advantageous. As a minimum to qualify for the interview stage, candidates must have grades of A*-C in GCSEs or equivalent in English and Mathematics.

Experience or skills

  • Multiple programming languages
  • Scripting and automation
  • IT operations
  • Containerisation/orchestration platforms including Docker, Swarm, and Kubernetes
  • Relational and non-relational databases
  • RESTful APIs
  • AWS and GCP
  • Asynchronous task/message queues
  • VoIP and real time communications
  • Networking

Essential

 

Desirable

Skills

  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • The ability to work independently and flexibly
  • The capacity to prioritise and work across multiple projects
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • Organisational skills with the ability to deliver a high volume of quality work
  • Strong verbal communication skills for articulating ideas to colleagues and clients
  • Strong written communication skills for creating documentation
  • Creative skills for contributing new and innovative ideas
  • The ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines

Benefits

  • Getting kitted for working remotely with Chromebooks / External monitors / Hardware etc
  • Flexible / remote working
  • Private healthcare
  • Life insurance
  • Great Pension scheme
  • Potential career progression within the company

For those based and able to use our Bristol office, there are other benefits that occur from time to time including car washes, on site hair cuts during office hours and much more!

How to apply and the process

Our application process is straightforward and successful candidates will be invited for an online interview. We will ask you to complete a short technical challenge prior to the interview, which will form part of your discussions with the interviewers.

Direct applicants only – we do not work with recruiters at this point

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