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The deadline was Monday 19 December 2016

Senior DevOps engineer: Linux, WEB, AWS, automation, scripting,security, networking

0 Incomplete applications

20 Completed applications

18 SME, 2 large

Important dates

Monday 12 December 2016
Deadline for asking questions
Wednesday 14 December 2016 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Monday 19 December 2016 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Web operations engineer
Summary of the work
Senior DevOps engineer with good knowledge of Linux, cloud computing, WEB applications, Puppet config management, AWS, UNIX open source tools, networking, Internet security, containerisation. Scripting languages Bash+Ruby/Python
Latest start date
Expected contract length
6 months rolling
Organisation the work is for
Maximum day rate
500-700 depending on experience

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
You'll be working in the team of senior DevOps engineers. Closely interacting with multiple DEV teams, testers and security.
What the specialist will work on
1. Improve and expand AWS platform 2. Apply changes using configuration management tools(Puppet, Ansible). 2. Rotate between agile
Development projects providing DevOps expertise and establishing best practices (working with applications written in java/nodejs/scala) 3.
Support and troubleshoot complex microservice
based environment(Haproxy/Nginx loadbalancing) 4. Improve monitoring and performance
measurement tools(Sensu/Grafana/Logstash/ELK) 5. Participate in the oncall rota 6. Work on containerisation of the services(Docker, Kubernetes)
7. Perform DBA tasks on variety of Databases(Postgres, Mongo, Mysql) 8. Implement and improve security stack/tools 9. Configure continues
integration pipelines for deployment 10. Containerisation 11. Automating various tasks using puppet, ansible and scripting (Shell + Ruby/Python)

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
2 Marsham Street
Working arrangements
Successful candidate: will be working onsite with a flexibility of 1 day working from home after first few month of onboarding will be assigned to one of the Project teams and will have to participate in their daily standup will be part of the Core Platform DevOps team working on
continuously improving the Toolset providing platform as a service.
Security clearance
SC cleared or willing to undertake SC clearance.

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions

Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate suppliers’ technical competence.

Essential skills and experience
  • Linux
  • AWS, services, SDK
  • Puppet
  • Shell/Bash
  • Ruby/Python or any other high level language
  • WEB servers (Apache, Nginx)
  • Networking(TCP/IP, LoadBalancing, Firewalls)
  • Databases(Mongo,Postgres or alternative)
  • RabbitMQ or alternative
  • Troubleshooting
  • HTTP
  • Security in the cloud
  • DNS
  • Continues integration for developing applications (Jenkins, GIT, Nexus, Artifactory or alternative tools)
  • Logstash/Kibana/ELK
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • Ossec
  • Naxsi

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Demostrate proactive approach
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Take responsibility for their work
  • Share knowledge and experience with other team members
Assessment methods
Work history
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




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