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Job Title:  Senior DevOps Engineer

Job ID:  1963
Department:  Development
Category:  IT Development

Birmingham, GB

Employment Type:  Permanent

Who We Are

We are a software as a service company, bringing true digital transformation to the global shipping industry by creating and bringing to market technology for the maritime industry that enhances the way shipping professionals work. We are dynamic and fast paced with a tech start-up environment ‘feel,’ but with the unique position of being part of a global FTSE250 company, Clarksons PLC (the world’s leading provider of integrated shipping services). 

Our premier platform, Sea/, is the world’s first end-to-end digital shipping platform that provides a suite of cloud-based applications that connect to create efficiencies and digitise workflows. This is Smarter Shipping.

This is a truly exciting time to join us and be part of a leading organisation that is working on industry changing technology solutions and where innovation never stops.

Are You Ready?

To understand more about us, please visit www.sea.live/about-maritech.


The Role
We are looking for an experienced Senior DevOps Engineer to join our Platform Engineering team in Birmingham. If you are a Senior DevOps/Platform Engineer who is well organised and methodical, passionate about technology, and have a good understanding of security principles and best practices, then this role could be for you.

Role Responsibilities
• Work with Senior Platform Engineers and DBAs to design, plan, implement, and release necessary changes according to the needs of the business.
• Work on everything from transitioning the on-prem teams into the cloud, helping move to an orchestrated container-based service architecture (Kubernetes and Docker).
• Add, improve, and maintain modules in our central Terraform & PowerShell Module library
• Consolidate existing Azure resources where possible and migrate on-prem services to PaaS/AKS services with assistance from the platform engineering team and developers.
• Manage and monitor systems to ensure that issues are quickly identified and resolved.
• Collaborate with the operations and development teams to plan and execute system changes e.g security and audit controls.
• Automate build and release manual activities.
• Create guides and documentation for the development team to operate and maintain products.
• Participate in incident management. Prioritise incidents to help deliver within SLAs. Carry out strong diagnosis to discover root cause and resolutions.

Skills and Experience
Essential Skills:
• Excellent hands-on experience with Microsoft Azure and Azure DevOps Pipelines.
• Hands-on working knowledge of Infrastructure as Code using Ansible, Terraform and PowerShell.
• Excellent hands-on knowledge on the usage of CI/CD processes including the integration of security & quality tooling.
• Good hands-on experience in engineering and automation of container orchestration with Kubernetes.
• Good understanding of information security principles, cloud security and best practice.
• Good working knowledge in setup, maintaining and supporting Kubernetes environments using cloud providers -vSphere for on-premises and Azure for cloud deployments.
• Good working knowledge of Teamcity and Octopus.
• Good knowledge of security scanning tools (Static Code Analysis, Opensource and Container Scanning tools).
• Able to produce clear documentation to support the development and implementation of critical projects.
• Good knowledge building solutions on and developing integrations using Azure services.
• Good knowledge with Secure Software Development Lifecycle (SSDLC) in an Azure world.
• Good knowledge implementing security controls across all infrastructure, platforms, and applications.
• Excellent knowledge of relevant Operations services and Agile methodologies.
• Excellent hands-on knowledge in logging and monitoring tools (Prometheus, Grafana, Victoria).

Highly Desirable:
• Experience with Elastic Search
• Experience with Linux, package management, config changes and basic tasks
• Good architecture knowledge for developing security solutions and best practices, focusing predominantly on cloud platforms (Azure)
• Experience implementing SIEM & SOAR Tools
• Experience in privileged access management, vulnerability management, secure remote access, secrets management and access control.
• Experience implementing security controls across all infrastructure, platforms, and applications.
• Experience implementing BC/DR plans/processes.
Personal Attributes:
• Excellent communication skills.
• Strong analytical, problem solving and issue resolution skills.
• Attention to detail.
• Mentoring and Coaching experience of working and supporting more junior staff.
• Team player with the ability to exercise independent decision making.
• Hands-on, dependable, detailed, quality-conscious and result driven.
• Flexible and able to adapt to new ideas with a can-do attitude.
• Able to learn and research independently.
• Able to plan successfully and understand the big picture.

What can you expect from us?
You will have an exciting opportunity to join and be part of a leading organisation that is shaping the maritime industry.
We offer an excellent package, comprising of a competitive salary, annual bonus opportunity and amazing benefits. Get in touch for more details!