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DevOps Engineer

DevOps - engineer
United Kingdom
Canary Wharf
£650 - £750 Per Day

DevOps Engineer, Hortonworks, Azure, Microservices

£650-£750 per Day 

Canary Wharf - 6 months Contract (1 Year View) 

Joining an existing community for DevOps Engineers, you will be responsible for supporting projects, technical platforms and BAU.

Key responsibilities

  • Collaborating with teams who are provisioning infrastructure in a DevOps environment
  • Ensure principles of privacy, security and resilience are assessed and designed into solutions
  • Responsible for implementation and on-going administration of Hadoop infrastructure
  • Building and supporting the technical stack
  • Evaluating technology for use in the stack
  • Integrating technology to provide an end to end architecture
  • Aligning with the systems engineering team to propose and deploy new hardware and software environments required for Hadoop and to expand existing environment
  • Working with delivery teams to setup new Hadoop users, including setting up Linux users, Kerberos principles and testing HDFS and Hive access for new users
  • Monitor and maintain Hadoop ecosystem connectivity and security to guarantee confidentiality, integrity and availability
  • Working with the infrastructure, network, database, application and business intelligence teams to guarantee high data quality and availability
  • Support and maintain the service infrastructure with appropriate security and privacy controls and meets users’ needs
  • Business solutions comply with privacy and security requirements
  • Work in an agile way, collaborating with colleagues
  • Provide advice and assurance about the work of junior colleagues
  • Deliver new functionality to service platforms, with an emphasis on platform independence, automation and cost-benefit optimisation
  • Provide support and documentation to ensure knowledge transfer and retention
  • Ensure that governance rules, particularly security standards are always upheld
  • Key stakeholder relationships
  • The service technical leads and infrastructure engineers, who you will work with to determine and deliver platform technology strategies
  • The Data privacy and information security teams, and assure requirements are identified and addressed. Creating processes, automated tools and technical tools, protect and assure services
  • The service operational teams, who you will work with closely as you enable them to carry out their responsibilities on the platforms
  • The service business leads, who you will support as they make prioritisation decisions



  • Agile software engineering practices such as CI/CT/CD
  • Eagerness to prioritise collaboration and partnering within the team, experience defining and implementing effective data engineering working practices in agile teams and across teams
  • Experience with architecture/engineering of cloud-based distribution systems (such as Azure)
  • Experience of Microservices Architecture and APIs
  • Strong knowledge of Azure and its offerings and the Hadoop ecosystem using
  • Hortonworks (preferred) or Cloudera
  • Cloudbreak, Hive, Ambari, Sqoop, Oozie, SPARK, Atlas, Ranger, HBase, HDFS, YARN and ELK
  • Hands on experience connecting cloud infrastructure to on-prem networks
  • VPNs, tunnelling, AD connectors, routing
  • Knowledge of network protocols such as TCP, UDP, HTTP/HTTPS, SSL/TLS, and API's
  • Authentication technologies. i.e. LDAP, OAuth, 2FA, SAML, and SSO via Kerberos
  • Bash, Python, Java or Ruby
  • Experienced with security controls
  • VPNs, encryption & key/certificate management, endpoint protection, virtual
  • firewalls/ACLs/NSGs, setting up bastion nodes, etc
  • Background in distributed systems
  • databases, security, networking & load balancing, monitoring, scripting, automation
  • A deep understanding of distributed system design and dependency management
  • Operational expertise
  • troubleshooting skills, understanding of system capacity/bottlenecks, basics of memory, CPU, OS, storage, and networks
  • A strong grasp of protective monitoring tools, approach and implementation
  • Linux system administration (configuration, installs, automation, and monitoring)
  • Experience automating infrastructure and software delivery to production
  • Familiarity with open source configuration management and deployment tools such
  • as Ansible, Puppet and Terraform
  •  Proven record implementing solutions to meet legal/regulatory requirements, e.g. ISO27001


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