• DevOps Engineer

    Job Locations United Kingdom
    Information Technology
  • Introduction

    The Economist Group logo


    The Economist is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver our information through a range of formats, from newspapers and magazines to Apple TV/OTT apps and VR Experiences. What ties us together is the objectivity of our opinion, the originality of our insight and our advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world.


    With a growing global circulation and a reputation for insightful analysis and opinion on every aspect of world events, The Economist is one of the most widely recognised and well-read current affairs publications.


    As a DevOps Engineer, you will work within a cross-functional Agile team in our Birmingham office to design and implement the infrastructure that serves as the backbone of our platforms.


    How you will contribute:


    • Strategize and implement the architecture of the AWS platform to support a distributed content authoring platform
    • Design and build monitoring tools to manage the health and performance of the system
    • Apply a Site Reliability Engineering approach to infrastructure, bringing an engineering, agile practice to operations, with a focus on automation
    • Collaborate with developers and third party vendors on operations and support
    • Customer focused, ensuring operational activities align with achieving overall project success and stakeholder requirements
    • Ensure timely completion of operational requests and activities, routinely interacts with stakeholders/customers to guarantee project success

    Experience, skills and professional attributes

    The ideal skills for this role are:


    • Eagerness to learn new things and unintimidated by new technology and complex problems. Can be flexible and adapt to changing projects, requirements and technologies
    • Strong professional communication skills across multi-skilled stakeholder teams (a consultant as well as a developer)
    • Experience designing, implementing, and automating infrastructure for distributed systems and Microservice Architecture in AWS
    • Prior/current experience implementing and mastering Continuous Integration DevOps (CI/CD) design for a streamlined build and deployment pipeline
    • Previous experience administering a continuous integration build management pipeline using tools such as CodePipeline, CircleCI, Travis, GoCD, Bamboo, or Elastic Beanstalk
    • Understanding and implementation of configuration management concepts and disciplines such as source code branching/merging strategies
    • An ability to coordinate automation release strategies with Product Managers, Project Managers, QA Leads, Development leads
    • An Agile, collaborative approach to solution development that relies on creating alignment
    • Experience with Docker and a preferably a management platform such as ECS, Mesos or Kubernetes, Vagrant
    • Experience with configuration management and automation tools eg.  Chef/Puppet/Salt/Ansible/SaltStack
    • Experience of monitoring tools and logging tools such as NewRelic, Datadog, ELK, CloudWatch
    • Knowledge of source control systems including Git and the ability to write scripts in Powershell or Bash


    Our Technologies

    • Hosting: AWS
    • Monitoring: CloudWatch, Splunk, New Relic
    • Continuous Delivery: CodeBuild, CodePipeline, Bamboo, Elastic Beanstalk.
    • Data: Oracle, RDS, MariaDB, S3, Elasticsearch, Redis
    • Languages: JavaScript, Java, Python, Go, PHP,
    • Scripting: PowerShell or Bash
    • Vagrant, Capistrano, Github, Docker, Cloud Formation, SAM
    • Windows and Linux


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