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Automation Engineer

G-Research is embarking on a transformation journey and step change in how it deliveries infrastructure and associated open source technologies. The business has big plans to invest in a hybrid cloud platform on which to build the next generation of applications, distributed platforms and deliver development efficiencies.

There is a big focus on applying automation, Infrastructure as Code and using CI tools and methodologies in all of our engineering work. We are using open source tooling and best practices to increase the pace of delivery. We are working hard to embed a Continuous Improvement culture and philosophy across the organisation and are striving to learn from the best practitioners in the industry. This could be you!

Your role

You will be part of a new Automation Team embedded within our IAAS function, which will help mature our existing infrastructure automation with a primary emphasis on Infrastructure-as-Code. The team will work closely with IaaS Engineering, PaaS, Security and Development teams within the business. You will help shape and engineer the correct tooling and automation capabilities to enable consumption of our new private cloud platform, while helping to enable development teams to work at pace by providing self-serviceable infrastructure. You will also help define automation standards, frameworks and reporting.

Responsibilities:

  • Working with Infrastructure as Code principles, to enable the company to expand its private cloud capabilities.

  • Expand existing deployment code for private cloud.

  • Ansible orchestration development, and management of existing codebase

    • Glue for infrastructure tooling.

    • Defining new workflows to be consumed via self-service.

    • Development and management of Go and Python libraries.

  • Terraform development, and management of existing codebase.

    • Modular development of reusable infrastructure components.

    • Maintain and expand a catalogue of reusable infrastructure services.

  • Autonomous infrastructure testing, to enable changes to be pushed from test, to live with minimal effort, using linting and testing environments

               

In return G-Research will provide an exciting and challenging work environment working with some of the best engineers in the industry as well as investment in technology, training, conference attendance, career development and cross team growth opportunities.

Your experience

Essential:

  • Strong exposure to scripting or programming languages, Go or Python is preferred but capability in any high-level languages is acceptable.

  • Understanding of Unit Testing techniques.

  • Understanding of CI/CD principals

  • Experience in applying infrastructure as code concepts to:

    • Configuration Management

    • Immutable Infrastructure

  • Exposure to the following tooling or the ability to quickly pick-up automation tooling.

    • Terraform

    • Ansible

    • Jenkins (CI/CD)

    • Windows/Linux

    • OpenStack

    • Kubernetes

Why should you apply?

  • Highly competitive compensation plus annual discretionary bonus
  • Informal dress code and work/life balance
  • Comprehensive healthcare and life assurance
  • 25 days holiday
  • 9% company pension contributions
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Monthly company events
  • Central London office close to 5 stations and 6 tube lines
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