Senior DevOps Engineer - Azure

Job Title: Senior DevOps Engineer - Azure
Job Reference: SC/HQ156594

Location: Redhill
Job Type: Permanent

£55000 - £90000 per annum
Sector: IT

Posted 18 days ago

  • Senior DevOps Engineer - Azure
  • Benefits include generous pension, 27 days holiday, life assurance, private medical, Share Scheme
  • Remote initially but will be based in Brighton or Redhill, Surrey once offices re-open

Working for a global Financial Services company we are looking for an experienced Senior DevOps Engineer to join the team on their 5 year transformation programme with will see many of the legacy application re-written, re-factored and migrated from on-premise data centres to Azure Cloud hosted.

This is a hands on role looking for someone who has an understanding of the end to end architecture; how it works, how to build pipelines from scratch in a large and complex Azure environment. This is mainly data driven architecture so the ideal candidate will come from Insurance, Financial Services, Banking or Telecomms and work with process data. 

Broad experience within Azure including Azure foundation and scaffolding and Azure IaaS, SaaS and PaaS 

  • Taking on technical ownership of Azure Cloud Environments and technical resources
  • Working closely with the Network, IT Security and Compliance team as well as the Cloud Architect to build and maintain the Azure cloud environments.
  • Working closely with the development teams, Operations, Security and Architects to build and maintain the Application deployment pipelines and to ensure all solutions are Secure by Design and Secure in Practice.
  • Create and maintain the documentations for knowledge sharing and training
  • Able to act as a master trouble shooter and SME in configuration management
  • Support the DevOps and Cloud adoption for our application teams and review current and proposed architecture and design deliverables
  • Work with business stakeholders to identify strategic cloud adoption requirements
  • Executes POCs and feasibility studies to validate next-gen product concepts and technologies leveraging results to guide business and technology decisions.
  • Work closely with IT Security, Compliance, and Risk Teams to ensure all solutions are Secure by Design and Secure in Practice.
  • Work with Scrum masters and product owners and other functional teams to translate the roadmap into releases
  • Keep abreast of and gain expertise in the evolving technology and understand how new technologies could be applied to our Cloud estate

  • Strong technical skills in Building and Maintaining Azure Cloud Infrastructure.
  • Must be technically Hands-on and has track record of building/provisioning large and complex Azure Cloud environments
  • Good understanding and usage of Azure Foundations and Scaffolding
  • Azure IaaS, PaaS and SaaS Connectivity
  • Azure Networking (Express Route, Virtual Networks, ASG / NSG, Azure Firewall)
  • Azure Active Directory, Identity Management, RBAC, AAD Connect
  • Azure SQL - PaaS Databases and Managed Instance
  • Azure Virtual Machines, Storage provisioning and configurations
  • Azure BLOB, Data Factory and PaaS Storage provisioning
  • Linux VM in Azure
  • Azure Automation with PowerShell and ARM Templates, Preferably Terraform or Ansible.
  • Technical skills in Devops and CI/CD - Jenkins
  • Docker experience
  • Kubernetes/AKS – (Standalone/Managed)
  • Source Control - Bitbucket/GIT
  • Agile Planning – Jira, Confluence
  • Virtualisation essential
  • Azure Security centre, Log analytics and Azure monitor
  • Azure update management, End point protection and Antimalware/Antivirus solutions
  • Azure Network IP design and configurations
  • Azure Cost / billing management
  • Self-motivation towards personal development

Trevor  Lee


Trevor Lee

Managing Director

In 2006 I decided to form Jenrick Commercial and now nearly 15 years later the business has thankfully gone from strength to strength. Having now been in the mad world of recruitment for nearly 25 years, I've seen a massive amount of change in that time (in my early days we used to fax CV's off to a client and if you were looking for work you use to photocopy your CV and even hand-deliver it into the agency, there was no internet in the early days!!) 

The foundation of our success has always been to build the greatest relationships with both our clients and candidates, we are always super honest and try to leave the greatest impression with everyone you connect with. 

My father taught me that life is very much what you put in, put a little in and you get a little out, put a lot in, and of course, you get a lot out. This is a rule I firmly believe in and has served me well over the years. 

What can I tell you about me? Well, I have been married for nearly 25 years (my wife is extremely lucky or completely mad) and we have a beautiful son Toron who is 15 now. I also cannot function properly without a triple shot skinny wet latte first thing in the morning. If you ever catch me before this time then I apologise in advance! I go to the gym every day and I've probably been on a diet since I was born so I am very body and image-conscious. 

I am also a glass half full type so love listening to Tony Robbins motivational podcasts to give me that extra kick. I support West Ham United so I definitely need something positive as I don't get it from the team I support. I also love the good old US of A (California). I think my music taste is great (it's very eclectic) however the team in the office are always moaning about my playlists (it's them that have no taste).

Why recruitment? Well, I love people, I genuinely love to understand how people tick, and after 25 years I know I'm damn good at what we do. In this job, every day is different and I'm humbled and grateful that I have met some amazing people over the 20+ years, plus it's always lovely to change peoples lives for the better so to play a part in their journey of life is something I am truly grateful for. 

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