DevOps Engineer

Are you a modern day thinking individual ready to join a dedicated DevOps team who work with the latest technology?

Based in Howden this role will suit a forward thinking, highly motivated individual who wants to work within an agile framework in a fast-moving ever-changing environment…. Sound like you? Want to know more?… Then read on…

A week in the life of: 

Every working week should begin with a nice cup of tea or coffee (or cold drink if that is your preference) while you sit down with other DevOps Engineers, Site Reliability Engineers, Development Engineers and sometimes the Operations team  to investigate any issues from the weekend to establish what went wrong, how it was fixed and what we can do to prevent it from happening again.

After any weekend issues are taken care the real fun begins;

  • Participate in the team stand-ups, discussing our great achievements and what else can be done to make us even more awesome
  • Take part in your squad stand-up and work with your fellow squad engineers to deliver business projects
  • Brainstorm with fellow Operations and Development specialists to ensure systems and services are ticking over nicely
  • Take some time out for a spot of lunch from one of the many local eateries Howden has to offer
  • Look into what mundane daily manual tasks can be automated
  • Investigate how to improve team efficiency and processes
  • Work with other teams across IT Operations to see what DevOps methodologies can assist them 

You’re naturally good at;

  • Forward thinking with a professional attitude: Not afraid to constructively challenge current concepts and be able to put new ideas for change forward
  • Knife and Chef skills: Not in the kitchen (although keen bakers are always welcome!), but the ability to write a Ruby recipe or cookbook for Chef is more what we’re looking for
  • Automation, research and improvement: Removal of the day to day manual and repetitive tasks; no one likes doing the same thing every day, we’d much rather be looking how to improve our systems/services whilst researching and testing the latest, greatest and coolest new technologies
  • Flexible & agile: Been able to touch your toes or get into a side-reclining leg lift, although impressive is not what’s needed here; the ability to make yourself available, take part in out of hours support and be adaptive to an ever-changing work environment would be much more beneficial

What makes you extra awesome;

  • Working knowledge of AWS and Terraform
  • CI/CD processes
  • OS knowledge: Linux or Windows server knowledge
  • Languages: knowledge of any of these would set you on the right track; Java, Perl, Php, Javascript/Node.JS, C++ or .NET C#
  • Scripting: Bash, PowerShell, Python
  • DB skills: MySQL, MSSQL, Percona, Mongo
  • CI and automation tooling: Bamboo, Chef, Jenkins, Rundeck
  • The ability to communicate and work as part of a team
  • Happy to travel to other sites when required


  • 25 days holiday a year with the option to purchase an extra 5 days
  • Possibility of working from home up to two days a week
  • Sports and social club offering discounts and occasional free food/beer
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Interest free travel loan
  • A remarkable amount of sandwich shops and restaurants within walking distance of the office

Please send CV and covering letter to Matthew Levitt, DevOps Manager


Closing date: 12 September 2019

The Company encourages applications from all sectors of the community.