Senior DevOps Engineer / Technical Lead

  • SSE Plc
  • United Kingdom, ENG
  • Nov 11, 2020
Technology Full Time - Continuing, Flexible

Job Description:

Base Location: Reading or Havant

Salary:£51,946 - £68,603 depending on skills and experience + excellent company benefits

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time, 37 hours | Flexible Working options available

About the Department

SSE IT underpins the technology needs of all the different businesses that make up the SSE group. From emerging technologies to data and analytics to cyber security - we power SSE's growth and enable it to generate value, while keeping it secure. As a trusted business partner that helps SSE lead in a low carbon world, we are proud of our service. Working for SSE IT is all about equipping SSE for now and the future.

What is the Role?

SSE is transforming the way it delivers value from data and is implementing an Analytics Platform to help execute on that vision.

As a Senior Azure DevOps Engineer / Technical Lead you'll be working within the Data and Analytics team to manage platform capability and work with a team to deliver new capability, enhancements and deal with day-to-day operational matters.

What do I need?

As well as excellent experience and a deep understanding of Microsoft Azure, you'll demonstrate excellent technical leadership and mentoring skills alongside the ability to lead on technical matters and become the focal point for advice, guidance and appropriate decision making.

With the need to have high levels of automation and re-use then adopting infrastructure as code principles is an important goal of the team. You should therefore have a good level of hands-on experience in this area. Given that the team are responsible for standing up and supporting data related capabilities then experience with associated resources in an Azure context (e.g. SQL Database, Synapse, Data Factory, Databricks, Tableau etc.) is advantageous.

We're looking for you to have very good ability and experience in:

- Advising, and applying best practice, around integral aspects of Azure such as security, monitoring, configuration, costing etc.

- Ensuring the quality of deliverables through appropriate validation and test procedures

- Use of Azure DevOps as a primary tool for work item tracking, repositories etc.

- Automation; the use of Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates for automated deployments

- Practical scripting skills (PowerShell) for automation and configuration tasks

- Monitoring, cost management and other related Azure activities

Our Benefits

We're committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package. Click here to find out what else is on offer.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online however to discuss any adjustments you may require submitting your application please get in touch with [email protected] We'll let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date.

If you successfully secure a role with us, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining.

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.