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Senior DevOps Engineer


Cambridge, United Kingdom

World-leading cyber security business Thales e-Security is seeking a talented Senior DevOps Engineer to join its ranks in securing some of the world’s most valuable information. Based in central Cambridge near the railway station, the business provides vital, trusted crypto security systems to companies all over the world and is responsible for protecting more than 80% of worldwide payment transactions.

Cryptography is the backbone of online and mobile security and our encryption products are used by 19 out of 20 of the world’s largest banks, high profile technology companies and a multitude of well-known companies. An Agile approach is used in product development with engineers working in small teams of six to eight. This allows them to interact, collaborate, respond to change; and they are empowered to make decisions on a daily basis.

Thales e-Security also prides itself on encouraging and supporting innovation and creativity among its teams and the company is working in a number of exciting and emerging markets.

Key Tasks
Development and maintenance of automated Continuous Integration and Release Systems for a complex codebase and multiple projects
Tailor our infrastructure and tool stack to the needs of the software, test & release engineering teams
Install new tools, develop and maintain scripts on Jenkins, Puppet, and POSIX systems
Improve reliability, stability and performance of the existing automated build and test systems
Become expert in internal systems and provide support to the software and test teams

Your skills and experience
Detailed understanding of Continuous Delivery practices (build, test & release pipeline system design and infrastructure)
Knowledge and experience of design and programming on POSIX (Linux/UNIX) and on Windows based operating systems
Detailed knowledge and experience of a variety of platforms and environments including system administration of Linux/UNIX and Windows systems
Experience supporting configuration management (e.g. Perforce, Git)
Experience in the set up and maintenance of continuous build and test management tools (e.g. Jenkins, Bamboo)
Knowledge of virtualisation (VMware)
Knowledge of containerisation technologies (Docker)
Strong experience in Python and Shell scripting (e.g. Bash)
Excellent understanding of the software development lifecycle

In line with Thales' security requirements, candidates will be asked to achieve baseline security level clearance, and provide proof of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment/education history for the past 3 years.

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