DevOps Engineer – Project Rome


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R3 is revolutionizing the way banking and commercial transactions happen with our distributed ledger technology, Corda.  DLT, aka ‘blockchain’, allows for not only dramatic efficiencies in the way commercial transactions occur but enables new things that haven’t even been dreamed up yet.  We are creating a new future for global commerce.This role of DevOps Engineer is part of “project Rome”, a newly formed team working closely with selected partners to bring their application to market as a service. This exciting project combines the best of Corda based solutions and allows customers to use them in an unapparelled experience. The DevOps Engineer is a pivotal role in the design, implementation and operation of the services R3 offers to its customers.  You will be working in a multidisciplinary team, developing and bringing this new service to market. You will work alongside, and support our Customers, as well as many different teams within R3 – therefore being a team player, having a great personality, a sense of humor, being able to work under pressure, being empathetic towards different cultures, communicating effectively and hitting deadlines are all paramount to enjoying life at R3. You will have a strong technical background in financial services, telecoms or critical infrastructure service provider. You embrace the DevOps Culture. Working with distributed teams and carrying out peer code reviews is second nature.You have a “go getter attitude” by taking proactive approach into fixing issues that appear from continuous improvement changes or you detect them by carrying out day to day tasks.You believe strongly in delivering experiences, not just lines of code. You are focused on the end result for the customer, with a service-led approach, and have a strong background in operating, maintaining and improving services to the highest possible standards.Affinity and, or experience with an Agile way of working and design thinking methodologies will help you excel as part of a multidisciplinary team.


  • Keep repositories up to date with software releases within the DevOps software tooling currently used. As well as innovating and driving for changes that will benefit the entire team
  • Collaboration across different teams
  • Driving for infrastructural improvements that can help improve high availability and scalability of existing and new service offerings
  • Owning and advocating the approach of automation first
  • Producing clear operational documentation
  • Delivering on high quality work that meet customer requirements on existing services for other Production department teams such as Business operations, Security. While still being able to drive for improvements of the current process in place.
  • Act as the service champion within delivery squads, advocating for best practices in line with service management methodologies. R3 is undertaking a SOC 2 assessment within the next 9 months.
  • Responsible for pushing for changes both in Development and Operations that are essential and necessary to be running a high standard Managed Service.
  • Educate other team members both on simple and complex operational and administrative tasks

Minimum requirements:

  • First and foremost, we want you to love what you do. You’ll need to be a DevOps evangelist within R3 and the community of Corda Network and Corda Managed Service participants, both current and future.
  • You’ll have eight or more years experience in an Operational type role, with at least five of those in an DevOps role. We’d love to see evidence of other experience too, you might have been a sysadmin, network operations person, or worked in support in previous roles.
  • We believe that we work better as a team. You’ll be working in a diverse team of people with a variety of skills and backgrounds, a high level of emotional intelligence will be assumed. People skills are essential.
  • You’ll need excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. We operate under IaC, this means you are able to pick up and understand code changes on a daily basis.
  • You’ll need experience in working with at least one public cloud provider. We currently use Azure, but experience with other cloud providers such as AWS or GCP is just as good.
  • You’ll have extensive Linux experience. You’ll need to have been deploying infrastructure as code in your previous role. We use Terraform and Ansible for this. We’d love it if you had direct experience of these, but we’re still interested if you’ve used other automated provisioning and configuration management tools.
  • You’ll need to be able to automate things. Working knowledge of at least one contemporary scripting language is essential.
  • Exposure to Kubernetes clusters in production systems/services

Prefered requirements:

  • Exposure to Cloud Native Landscape software.
  • Relevant professional qualifications would be great.
  • An engineering or science degree would be great, but appropriate career experience is just as important. Be prepared to tell us all about that experience
At R3, we prioritise encouraging a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you don’t meet all of the above criteria, but you think you’d be a great fit, send us your CV- we’re always interested in meeting collaborative people who are excited to work with us.
How We’re Handling Covid-19We 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’ersWe 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 AWS Azure GCP Go High availability Kubernetes Linux Terraform
Job region(s): Europe
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