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Senior Digital Web Ops

UK Central Government
UK, Yorkshire and the Humber, Yorkshire, Sheffield
£700+ per day
Contract, 6 month, Full time
Industry: Government
Discipline: Digital

Web Operations supports the development and operation of software through tools, environments and practices. Web operations engineers will learn throughout their work by assisting in the building of a complex story. Web operations engineers can act as a technical product owner, developing medium-long term strategies for product lines – identifying, testing and championing the adoption of emerging technologies.


You will have demonstrable experience of cloud technologies including AWS, Kubernetes and Terraform, plus excellent working knowledge of Linux (including troubleshooting, scripting and automation) along with practical experience of CI/CD pipelines.

An understanding of version control with Git is essential.

You will:

● Help build and run user-centred, open source, web systems to serve a variety of citizen and government needs

● Be responsible for automating the deployment of systems that follow standard patterns, or components of systems that are more complex

● Manage infrastructure for multiple environments through code

● Build tools to automate infrastructure management tasks

● Share knowledge of tools and techniques with the wider team and community, both developers and non-developers

● Help build and maintain a diverse, inclusive culture across the development community, growing awareness, inclusivity, and balance

● Occasionally participate in 2nd line support during office hours, and sometimes out of hours (for which you’ll be paid an allowance and further hourly payment when on call)


You'll have:

● Experience of modern development and deployment techniques, including continuous integration and continuous delivery

● An understanding of version control (ideally with Git)

● Experience working in agile environments

● Experience defining a solution using configuration management tools such as Terraform, Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Salt

● Awareness of how to set up and maintain continuous delivery and deployment pipelines using CircleCI, Jenkins, or similar

● Awareness of the use of containers, distributed schedulers, and minimal operating systems

● Worked with cloud providers such as AWS, Azure, Or Google Cloud in a production system

● A systematic approach to solving problems

● Familiarity with network protocols – TCP/IP, HTTP, TLS, etc

● An awareness of the use of programming languages such as Python, Javascript, etc within a production codebase

As a Senior Web Ops engineer you’ll also have:

● The ability to quickly learn new tools and techniques and willingness to pick the right tool for the job

● The ability to manage technical debt appropriately and proportionately

● Knowledge of open source principles and technologies

● Experience of mentoring and supporting your colleagues, whether one-to-one or in groups

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