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Ansible Automation Engineer (Contract)

G-Research is Europe’s leading quantitative finance research firm. We hire the brightest minds in the world to tackle some of the biggest questions in finance. We pair this expertise with machine learning, big data, and some of the most advanced technology available to predict movements in financial markets.

The role

We are seeking a contract Automation Engineer to work alongside our Infrastructure Automation team. You will be required to design and configure Ansible playbooks executed from within a Jenkins environment. It may also be necessary to create Ansible collections and custom Ansible modules and call back plugins.

You will work alongside, support, and be supported by the excellent engineers and domain experts who are responsible for running these systems, using successful established patterns.

Who are we looking for?

You will have experience of:

  • Writing Ansible Playbooks
  • Creating Ansible modules in Python
  • Python coding
  • Using CI/CD tooling such as Jenkins / GitLab / CircleCI / TeamCity
  • Storing your code in a shared VCS such as GitHub Enterprise
  • Applying Infrastructure as Code concepts to configuration management

Desirable skills and knowledge:

  • Experience of Jenkins DSL
  • Experience writing Jenkins shared libraries
  • Experience of outputting build logs to ELK
  • Experience of adding automated checks to CI/CD pipelines
  • Familiarity with deploying immutable infrastructure

Why should you apply?

  • Highly competitive compensation plus annual discretionary bonus
  • Lunch provided (via Just Eat for Business) and dedicated barista bar
  • 30 days’ annual leave
  • 9% contributory pension scheme
  • Informal dress code and excellent work/life balance
  • Comprehensive healthcare and life assurance
  • Cycle-to-work schemeMonthly company events

G-Research is committed to cultivating and preserving an inclusive work environment. We are an ideas-driven business and we place great value on diversity of experience and opinions.

We want to ensure that applicants receive a recruitment experience that enables them to perform at their best. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation please let us know in the relevant section.


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