Senior DevOps Engineer

Job Title: Senior DevOps Engineer
Job Reference: SC/HQ00054894

Location: Cambridge
Job Type: Contract

£500 - £600 per day
Sector: IT

Posted 12 days ago

  • Senior DevOps Engineer
  • £600 per day
  • 3 month contract
  • Role based in Cambridge or Manchester

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


Do you have a passion for Continuous Integration and DevOps?

Would you like to apply your expertise to embedded, mobile and supercomputing environments?


The Dev Ops team are seeking an experienced contractor to improve the efficiency and quality of their products.


This position is available in Manchester and Cambridge working with both local and remote team members.


Education and Qualifications

A university degree or equivalent on the job experience and knowledge.


Skills and Experience
  • You are comfortable using Linux Command Line (e.g. Bash) for day-to-day work.
  • You use version control, such as Git and Gerrit.
  • You are familiar with code review process.
  • You have written Jenkins Pipelines.
  • You know how to integrate Static Analysis tools such as SonarQube and Coverity into Jenkins Pipelines.
  • You use Infrastructure-as-Code (IAC) such as Ansible and Terraform.
  • Strong communication and team working skills. The role involves collaborating with development teams to deliver improvements to continuous integration. Excellent problem-solving abilities are required.
  • A good level of proficiency in at least one programming language such as Python, Java or Go.
  • Understanding of the full software development lifecycle including design, implementation and testing. Agile and SCRUM methodologies.

The following additional key skills and behaviours are desirable for the role but are not essential. You will be given the opportunity to develop new skills.
  • Much of your work uses virtual machines and cloud technologies. Having worked in this context before you have skills in technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, Vagrant, Terraform and OpenStack.
  • Integration with Artifactory or Nexus for artefact storage.
  • Have used tooling to visualize metrics using Kibana and Grafana.
  • Experience with automated test frameworks, such as Robot Framework.

You will make the biggest impact in this role if you are:
  • Self-motivated.
  • Hardworking.
  • 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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Jenrick Commercial - From strength to strength

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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