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Job Title: DevOps Engineer (Security Clearance Eligible)

Location: United Kingdom (U.K.) – Hybrid

The Company:

At Amber Labs, we are a cutting-edge UK and European technology consultancy that prioritises empowering autonomy, promoting experimentation, and facilitating rapid learning to provide exceptional value to our clients. Our company culture is centred around collaboration, where all colleagues, regardless of their role, work together to minimise risk and shorten delivery times. Our team consists of highly-skilled cross-functional consultants, analysts, and support staff.


We are seeking a talented and experienced DevOps Engineer to join our FinOps project team within the U.K. Public Sector. As a key member of the team, you will play a crucial role in optimizing our financial operations through the effective implementation and management of DevOps practices. This position offers an exciting opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects, contribute to the improvement of financial efficiency, and support the overall mission of the public sector.

Key Responsibilities:
The primary objective of the project is to migrate on-premise machines to Azure Virtual Machines (VMs). Currently, all applications are manually installed and configured by the Geospatial team. The goal is to automate the deployment and configuration process using PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC).

DevOps Engineer Responsibilities:
• Reviewing Applications: Conduct a thorough review of the applications utilized by the Geospatial team to understand the feasibility of scripting for deployment.
• Script Development: Develop scripts to automate the deployment of applications and their configurations based on the requirements specified by the Geospatial team.
• Azure Automation Configuration: Configure Azure Automation to facilitate the deployment of configurations to the designated machines within the Azure environment.
• Knowledge Transfer: Upon successful completion of User Acceptance Testing (UAT), transition ownership of the scripts to the Geospatial Team for ongoing management and maintenance.
• Documentation: Document the entire solution achieved through Azure Automate tooling. Including documenting any steps or configurations that cannot be automated through scripting, providing clear instructions for manual intervention when necessary.

Skills Required
• Proficiency in PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) for scripting and deploying configurations effectively.
• Expertise in Azure Automation for hosting, updating and executing automation tasks on Windows Server.
• Expertise in integrating source control using Azure DevOps to efficiently manage and version all configuration scripts & Azure Automation tasks.
• Experience in setting up and managing Azure DevOps pipelines to automate the deployment process throughout multiple environments.
• High level of proficiency with Windows, PowerShell, PowerShell DSC & Bash. Including scripting, package management and deploying applications on both Windows Server and Ubuntu environments within a cloud infrastructure.
• Proficiency in diagnosing and resolving issues related to deployment, configuration, and automation, ensuring smooth operation and minimizing downtime.
Understanding of security principles and best practices in cloud environments, including identity and access management, encryption, and compliance standards, to ensure the integrity and security of deployed configurations and infrastructure.


* Join a rapidly expanding startup where personal growth is a part of our DNA.

* Benefit from a flexible work environment focused on deliverable outcomes.

* Receive private medical insurance through Aviva.

* Enjoy the benefits of a company pension plan through Nest.

* 25 days of annual leave plus UK bank holidays.

* Access Perkbox, a global employee rewards platform offering discounts, perks, and wellness resources.

* Participate in a generous employee referral program.

* A highly collaborative and collegial environment with opportunities for career advancement.

* Be encouraged to take bold steps and embrace a mindset of experimentation.

* Choose your preferred device, PC or Mac.

Diversity & Inclusion:

Here at Amber Labs, we are dedicated to fostering an inclusive and equitable workplace for all. Our commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion includes:

* Valuing the unique experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds of all employees and creating an environment where everyone feels welcomed, respected, and valued.

* Prohibiting all forms of harassment, bullying, discrimination, and victimisation and promoting a culture of dignity and respect for all.

* Educating all new hires on our Diversity and Inclusion policies and ensuring they are aware of their rights and responsibilities to create a safe and inclusive workplace.

* By taking these steps, we are dedicated to building a workplace that reflects and celebrates the diversity of our employees and communities.

What Happens Next?

Our Talent Acquisition team will be in touch to advise you on the next steps. We have a two-stage interview process for most of our consultants. In certain cases, we may include a third and final stage, which is a conversation with the company Partners. This will only be considered if deemed necessary

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