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Vacancy for Senior DevOps Engineer

Salary Salary of up to £54,646 plus an additional allowance of up to £10,000 for exceptional candidates. (Additional London weighting of £4,729 for those based in our London office)
Directorate Customer and Corporate Services
Function Digital
Job Type Permanent
Hours of Work 37hpw

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Location: London, Birmingham, Bristol, Nottingham, Preston, Leeds or Newcastle

Salary of up to £54,646 plus an additional allowance of up to £10,000 for exceptional candidates. (Additional London weighting of £4,729 for those based in our London office)

Benefits package includes: holiday allowance of 27 days + bank holidays, NHS Pension Scheme, NHS fleet solutions car lease scheme, Cycle to work scheme, family friendly policies and Childcare voucher scheme/tax free childcare.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 4th November 2018 at 11:45pm

Be part of our Digital transformation!

About CQC

The Care Quality Commission is the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England. We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and we encourage care services to improve.

We have already transformed our organisation, putting the public and best practice at the heart of everything we do. The work continues as CQC is undergoing a significant digital transformation. The Digital directorate, headed by Pete Sinden, Chief Digital Officer, will be overseeing delivery of our information management and technology strategy, setting out to overhaul our systems over the next few years. We are looking to strengthen our Digital function to deliver on our business priorities. Our core methodology and delivery approach will shift from a waterfall to an agile method. 

About the Role

As an experienced Senior DevOps Engineer you will design, build test and maintain the cloud application infrastructure, working collaboratively with Software Engineering to deploy and operate CQC’s systems.

You will also be responsible for building services that are secure, stable and scalable, maintaining tools for continual integration and deployment, monitoring and operations, designing, documenting, implementing and monitoring scheduled maintenance plans and finally troubleshooting and resolving issues.

About You

You should be educated to degree level or have an equivalent qualification and experience of architecting, securing, scaling and administering cloud based solutions on platforms such as Microsoft Azure, utilising IaaS or PaaS based services.

Essential skills and experience:

  • Experience with LAMP based systems and applications
  • Experience debugging a complex, multi-server service in a high availability production environment
  • Experience of building and optimising deployment pipelines and deployment strategies on popular CI/CD tools such as Jenkins
  • Experience of Containerisation with tools such as Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Experience using scripting languages such as PHP or a high-level programming language such as C#.Net

Previous experience working in multidisciplinary Agile teams (with Agile tools and processes, such as Kanban, SCRUM JIRA, etc.) and knowledge of networking (switching, routing, VPN’s, Load balancing) and security (including Firewalls IPS/IDS, Antivirus, SIEM, IDaM, DDOS) is desirable in this post.

For more information please download full job description.

External Candidate Information

Please provide referee details for a full 3-year employment history on your application along with relevant information to support any gaps in employment, we will not approach your referees without your prior consent. Please note that if you have not heard from us within 6 weeks of this vacancy closing, you can assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications being received across all of our vacancies, we are unable to provide individual feedback at application stage. We must also inform you that, in line with the majority of government organisations, we do not pay travelling expenses for interviewees.

Tier 2

CQC are currently not able to accept applications from anyone requiring Tier 2 sponsorship because there are currently no Tier 2 vacancies.

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