DevOps / Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)

  • Location London, United Kingdom
  • Date Posted 25th May 2018
  • Category IT
  • Job Type Full-time
  • Requisition ID 599

Description

Why join Mintel? We are the world's leading market intelligence agency and technology underpins our success. We help our clients understand consumers and consumer markets and aspire to provide the market intelligence behind every great business decision. Our technology supports research, analysis, and operations work of Mintel staff and help us deliver data, insight and opinion in a compelling way to our clients across the globe.

We are evaluating systems and processes for modernising our entire technology stack, and we want Engineers with a passion for building reliable, scalable and secure systems that will form the foundation of our cloud based architecture.

If your skills and experience will help us to deliver these improvements effectively, we want to talk to you!

What you will be doing

  • Helping to maintain healthy Kubernetes clusters
  • Working on core-technology solutions used by our development teams such as clustered databases, search, streaming/message-queues and caching layers
  • Working on system monitoring tools and notification/alerting services
  • Helping to develop and optimize automated testing and deployment strategies
  • Collaborating with our development teams and helping to form a strategy to migrate systems to our new platform, and helping development teams embrace automation and re-use practises
  • Using and contributing to open source software

What we are looking for

  • Knowledge of Configuration Management Systems, using an infrastructure as code philosophy
  • An understanding of immutable infrastructure
  • Comfortable with working on cloud-based infrastructure
  • Strong problem-solving skills with a capacity for strategic thinking
  • Strong programming skills
  • An understanding of Continuous Integration & Continuous Delivery in the software engineering process
  • Ability to automate processes, along with excellent security practises
  • A mindset geared towards collaboration and open communication

Tools we’re using

  • Kubernetes for our underlying platform
  • Docker and Docker-Compose for development
  • Terraform and Ansible for provisioning cloud-based systems
  • Prometheus and Grafana for our monitoring and reporting
  • NoSQL, RDBMS, Caches, Queueing, ElasticSearch & Solr and more
  • Python, Go & Java
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