DevOps Engineer

Job Title: DevOps Engineer
Job Reference: SC/HQ00054893

Location: Cambridge
Job Type: Contract

£400 - £500 per day
Sector: IT

Posted 12 days ago

  • Senior DevOps Engineer
  • £500 per day
  • 4 month contract
  • Role based in Cambridge

Working for a global semiconductor organisation we are looking for an experienced DevOps Engineer to join the team.


A successful candidate will be flexible, with a variety of software development skills and have a dedication to extend the breadth and depth of their knowledge in the following areas:
  • Define, develop, tailor and deliver and operate Core services such as Artifactory

This includes
  • Design and development of Helm Charts for Kubernetes
  • Troubleshooting issues with Kubernetes and the deployment
  • Creating a test suite run using Robot Framework CI in Jenkins
  • Creating Monitoring to predict any failures
  • Creating Backup and restore using Restic and Velero, with Cleversafe storage
  • Create comprehensive technical documentation
  • Creating reporting in Tableau for metrics
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Support for the engineering teams

Education and Qualifications

A university degree in math, physics, engineering, computer science, or equivalent is essential. Minimum 3 years working experience as DevOps as a contractor.


Skills and Experience
  • A demonstrable good level of proficiency in one or more programming languages such as Python or Java and a willingness and capability to learn more.
  • Proficient in Unix (Linux) Systems Administration and shell scripting
  • Reasonable Kubernetes Admin knowledge (or a basic knowledge and willingness to learn)
  • Version control and code review systems such as Git, Gerrit
  • Virtualization and cloud technologies such as Docker, Vagrant, OpenStack etc.

On top of this, you will need to have experience with at least one of the following technology areas:
  • Software build and test solutions such as Jenkins and Buildbot,
  • Automation tools like Puppet, Ansible, Foreman
  • Test automation framework like Robot Framework
  • Monitoring, Metrics and results visualization tooling
  • Development board build/test farm

You will make the biggest impact in this role if you are:
  • Self-motivated.
  • Passionate about making a difference.
  • Able to work independently and in a distributed team
  • Flexible and open to new challenges
Trevor  Lee


Trevor Lee

Managing Director

Having been in recruitment for 15 years, in 2006 I decided to form Jenrick Commercial (a new division of The Jenrick Group) and I have to say, it’s been one hell of a ride. Recruitment has changed drastically over the last 15 years, however, I’ve learnt that if you keep things simple, work hard, be honest and really understand your clients and candidates then you will do well.

My loves in life are my wife (Miriam) and my son (Toron). I’ve been married for nearly 20 years, so I was snapped up early (my wife clearly has good taste – or at least I like to think so!).

Related Industry Insights

How 2018 unfolded for Jenrick Commercial and our prediction for 2019

2018 wasn’t a particularly straightforward year for many businesses around the UK, however despite this 2018 was another steady year for us as a business. We saw our business thrive and peak in 2017, with it being our best year ever, and 2018 saw us level on par with that. So for us as a business having this continuity in strength was reassuring and gave us confidence despite the media advertising otherwise due to Brexit.


In Quarter 4 we did see the usual reduction of volume of candidate’s applications. We do find this to be the norm prior to Christmas, many candidates often put aside looking for a new role in November until the New Year so this wasn’t a surprise. Although we did see a lull in candidate movement at the back end of the year, a point to note is that not one candidate we spoke to advised that they were staying put until after Brexit.


What has been a surprise is that normally we do see higher response of volume on applications and candidates looking for work at this point of the year, following the theme ‘New year, new career’, however applications have been far lighter compared to the start of 2018. This highlights that the war on good, quality talent is becoming even more difficult.


On the flip side the volume of new jobs has been very steady, even rising slightly, since Jan 1st. This is based on our client growth as well as the strong relationships we have formed with our current clients – around  91% of our business is referred of repeat. January and February have been a great start to the year with both placement of permanent and contract positions increasing so we are seeing no slow down with new business.


Where’s the future at?


It goes without saying that Brexit will no doubt shape and define where the market goes. The likelihood is increasing that we will extend the negotiations and not leave as planned on the 29th March. While we are unsure as to how long the delay will be, it could dominate through to the end of 2019 meaning a steady and cautious, if not unpredictable, year.


Whatever the outcome is; a deal as planned, a delayed deal or even a no deal then we do foresee the market to the cautious throughout 2019. Obviously the sooner the decision is made then the more likely it will be that we will see stability in our industry and the overall market conditions of the UK bringing confidence back in and normality taking hold.


As most of our clients tend to sit within either; Technology, Professional Services, Financial Services we definitely haven’t seen any change with new opportunities, however the market is all around confident and if confidence is high then opportunity will flow.


If you are looking for exceptional staff or your next career move then contact us on 01932 230868 or

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2017 was our busiest year since we started trading over 11 years ago.  However, as the business has grown our levels of service to our clients and candidates has been maintained at the highest levels. Jumping back to 2016 when we closed on a record year when, we thought the market had peaked – 2017 only went and continued in the same fashion and superseded our expectations. We saw our business increase by 153% from 2016. The experience we have gained through these busy times has set us apart from a lot of other companies which is why we retain the vast majority of our clients and see candidates making us the first choice to help them find exceptional jobs.

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