Role: DevOps Engineer
Job Type: Fixed Term Contract, 2 years
Badenoch & Clark are proud to be partnering with Public Health England to supply the best IT talent for a number of opportunities to support the ongoing digitalisation and evolution of services over the next 1-2 years. Public Health England exist to protect and improve the nation's health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities. Public Health England do this through world-leading science, research, knowledge and intelligence, advocacy, partnerships and providing specialist public health services. As a result, we are looking to recruit a DevOps Engineer on a 24-month Fixed Term Contract to work within the Information and Communications Technology Department.
The Information and Communications Technology Department (ICT) has primary responsibility for service technical infrastructure and support. ICT has staff at a number of locations throughout the Organisation. The key functions of ICT are to provide and support such systems required by the staff of Public Health England (PHE), and to provide the technical infrastructure to enable all forms of corporate communication, both within the Organisation and between the Organisation and its customers and stakeholders.
* Learning and development tailored to your role
*An environment with flexible working options
* A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
* A Civil Service pension
The PHE ICT Development team support PHE's work in promoting the public's health and reducing health inequalities by delivering services which meet and maintain the Government Digital Service (GDS) Digital by Default Service Standard. PHE Digital's recruitment uses the Civil Service DDaT (Digital, Data and Technology Professions) Framework which is designed to align technology professionals' career paths across government.
Main Duties & Responsibilities
*Lead development and rollout of a continuous integration and deployment pipeline across PHE Digital's estate of apps and services, use of containerisation techniques where appropriate, and working collaboratively with other departments
*Support developers, system administrators and technical architects to use DevOps approaches to design, architect, automate and implement highly available and fault-tolerant environments.
*Work with technical colleagues to define and implement DevOps methodology using practices recommended in the GDS Digital by Default Service Standard.
*Write infrastructure as code for AWS or Azure. Use cross-platform APIs and automation/deployment technologies such as Ansible or similar to orchestrate cloud platform deployments
*Support and fix bugs in existing application deployment pipelines, using standard debugging tools to track down and identify root causes.
*Review existing applications, advising and supporting colleagues on configuring and converting them for deployment to the cloud or migrate from other cloud providers.
*Working in sprints in a multidisciplinary scrum team, collaborate and liaise with delivery managers, product owners and other stakeholders to identify business requirements and implement user stories
*Educated to degree level in relevant subject such as computer science with core development element or equivalent level qualification or experience
*Proficient with DevOps approaches to application testing and deployment.
*Experience of automated deployment of applications and services to AWS or Azure.
*Design, development and support of CI/CD pipelines (e.g. Jenkins) in a microservice architecture
*Knowledge/experience of appropriate standards, methods and tools to design systems using DevOps principles
*Knowledge/experience of cloud automation technologies such as Ansible, Terraform or others.
Things you need to know
*Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
*People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.
Selection process details
*Open to all external applicants (anyone) from outside the Civil Service (including by definition internal applicants).
*Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.
Badenoch & Clark and Public Health England are equal opportunities employers. If you are unfortunately unsuccessful for this opportunity, we will keep your details on file and may contact you about any other suitable opportunities.
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