DevOps Engineer

London

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R3 builds blockchain technology to transform the way the world does business. Our global network of partners works with us to develop innovative apps for finance and commerce on our blockchain platform, Corda. Corda is a cutting-edge blockchain platform that removes costly friction in business transactions by enabling institutions to transact directly. 
Corda Operations Engineers (COE) will be responsible for the upkeep, configuration and reliable operation of R3’s Production, Testing, Staging and QA Environments running Corda plus any associated toolsets, such as DataDog, PagerDuty etc. The COE will seek to ensure that the uptime, performance, availability and security of those environments and associated resources is maintained to industry standards – 99.999% availability, SOC2 compliant etc. They will work alongside, and support our Customers, the Business, Development, Dev Ops, Security Ops and other Technical teams within R3 – therefore being a team player, having a great personality, a sense of humour, being able to work under pressure, being empathetic towards different cultures, communicating effectively and hitting deadlines are all paramount to enjoying life at R3

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Rapidly install, configure, test and maintain operating systems, application software and system management tools for all environments under change control/configuration management.
  • Quickly and correctly diagnose issues with environments, including identifying patterns that could indicate a security threat.
  • Support the execution of tests and other activities on testing environments, including liaising with customers and associated project management and planning.
  • Deploy and operate internal/external testing environments.
  • Create, update and own environment configuration documentation.
  • Ensure parity between environments, where applicable.
  • Manage and monitor all installed systems and infrastructure.
  • Proactively ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability.
  • Monitor and test application performance for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions, and work with developers to implement those fixes.
  • Maintain and operate security, backup, and redundancy strategies.
  • Write and maintain custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks.
  • Maintain an in-depth knowledge of current technologies and trends in networking, hosting, operations.
  • Liaise with vendors, customers, team members and other IT personnel for problem resolution.

Qualifications

  • Proven working experience in installing, configuring and troubleshooting UNIX /Linux based environments, preferably for a financial services institution
  • Solid experience in the administration and performance tuning of Java application stacks
  • Solid Cloud experience, preferably in Azure
  • Experience with monitoring systems (DataDog, Graphite/Grafana)
  • Solid experience with automation software (Ansible & Terraform)
  • Experience with central logging systems (preferable ELK)
  • Experience of deploying, using and managing the Atlassian tool set (Jira, Service Desk etc).
  • Solid experience with containerisation (Kubernetes)
  • Solid scripting skills (shell, Python)
  • Solid networking knowledge
  • Solid understanding and experience of security engineering
  • Deep and broad understanding of computer science and engineering principles, most likely obtained through significant professional experience
  • Experience with one or more blockchain technologies desirable but not essential
How We’re Handling Covid-19
We are extremely grateful to continue to grow as a company during these unprecedented times. Our #1 priority is the health, safety, and wellbeing of our current and future R3’ers. We want to share with you what we’re doing and what you can expect throughout our interview and on-boarding processes.
Since March, most R3’ers have been working remotely, although we have opened some key office locations global, with limited capacity for those that cannot work from home or need to come into the office.
As you go through the virtual interview process with us, please don't worry if children or pets make a guest appearance. We understand these things happen- it’s real life after all! If we are fortunate enough to welcome you to the team, we’ll get a laptop couriered to you and get you set up virtually on your first day.  We also provide you with a “Work From Home” allowance to enable you to purchase some equipment to be more comfortable and productive.
We Have And Will Continue To Take Steps To Ease Some Of The Burden For Our R3’ers
We understand that Work From Home (WFH) life can be challenging in many ways, so some of the additional support measures we have in place include; ·        New Starter WFH allowance (as mentioned above) to get you setup to work productively at home·        Additional access to wellbeing resources (as well as the support provided as part of your Vitality Private Medical) including a year’s free subscription to the Headspace app and modules on our Lessonly training platform from MindGym (including Goal getting, Stress Busters and Virtual Work)
We also have additional health and wellbeing resources available on our wiki pages when you join.
Job tags: Ansible Azure ELK Go Grafana Java Jira Kubernetes Linux Python Terraform Unix
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