Avanade Inc. DevOps Consultant in London, United Kingdom

About Avanade:

Avanade is a global technology consultancy - the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. We are driven by developing leading-edge technology solutions for our clients that are change the way people live in work in today’s world. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for our clients and their customers.

We work with many different types of organizations – non-profit start-ups to Fortune 500 global enterprises - around the world. What’s great about the work we do is you actually see the impact: for example, our point of service solutions for Delta airlines are in the hands of flight attendants each day, improving in-flight customer experience, service efficiency, and providing valuable insights. Using technology to connect data, digital and the experience is what it’s really all about. And the tech landscape is constantly changing, which means there’s always something new and challenging to explore.

With 30,000 digitally connected people across 23, countries and a collaborative culture that not only honours diversity; but also reflects the communities in which we operate. Joining Avanade means working in a place where you’re included, supported, valued and rewarded on merit.

And as an organization we are evolving everyday to bring a digital workplace to life for our people, equipping them with the tools and technologies to do your job virtually anywhere. The way we operate, from our vision and values to our operating model, gives our people the freedom and flexibility to pursue what they love – both at work and in their personal lives. You will be challenged, but it’s also important that you are happy!

We are excited about the outlook for our future. We have maintained impressive, but consistent, growth over the past fifteen years and are looking to grow our team with those who can help us continue to bring our vision to life.

Learn more at www.avanade.com at http://www.avanade.comm/ .

The Role:

Avanade is looking to hire an experienced DevOps Engineer with Cloud experience to join our growing team. As is the nature of working within a global professional services environment, your clients and projects will change over time so the flexibility to travel is a pre requisite All of our roles are project based so typically will involve working on client site throughout the UK: we work both in and outside London and have major projects in cities including Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Swindon and Cambridge.

You can expect up to 80% travel as well as periods working on a dedicated client site.

The role will

You will be responsible for taking visions of product, services or roadmaps and bringing them to life. You will leverage your technical development expertise and create offerings that can be used across Avanade clients. Technical design, coding and unit testing of software solutions for technology platforms in support of system design, development, and maintenance or enhancement efforts. You will often oversee the work of analysts and off-shore developers.

As a DevOps Engineer you will plan, analyse, design, test, deploy and migrate enterprise scale Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure Solutions. You will have experience with DevOps methodologies and a solid understanding of development & operations best practices. You will develop relationships with key customer stakeholders to help them achieve their business goals.

You will be involved with the following:

Designing and deploying enterprise-wide, complex cloud infrastructure solutions.

Leading technical discussions with senior customer executives that drive decisions and implementation.

Reviewing and managing technical requirements and business functional requirements for establishing new could platforms.

Designing architecture with Microsoft Azure that meets customer’s technical, security, and business needs for apps/workloads.

Executing technical feasibility for moving workloads to Azure.

Traveling to customer sites as needed.

• Designing and Implementing Continuous Integration, automated testing and deployment while managing the product release pipeline

• Integrating 3rd party tools (Such as Jenkins, Grunt, Maven) with TFS / VSTS. / Azure Team Services


About you:

You are equally comfortable working independently and as a team member. You are flexible and can work analytically in a problem-solving environment. You should have at least four years of relevant experience, preferably with some management experience.


Design and implementation of testing strategy for test automation, performance and load tests (CodedUI, Selenium, Apache JMeter, HPE LoadRunner, etc)

Excellent knowledge of Agile methodology (by using Scrum or Kanban templates), and its usage and implementation/customization over ALM tools (TFS/VSTS, Atlassian Jira etc.)

Cutting edge of skills across functional areas of project management techniques, technology skills, architecture and design and testing capability.

Consulting experience with large scale migrations to Microsoft Azure.

Knowledge of cloud technologies, including enterprise or hosting provider services SaaS, PaaS and IaaS Solutions

Strong Knowledge of TFS / VSTS.

Software Build/Integration/Deployment Systems; Operational Release Management Systems, Configuration Management Systems; and Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD)

Experience with version control systems including Git

Experience with Configuration Management tools including Puppet or Chef

Release management, Deployment/Migrations, Environment management, Continuous Integration, Configuration Management, DevOps, Production Support

Experience with provisioning a virtualized cloud service environment

Knowledge of cloud system engineering principles and considerations

Experience with PowerShell, PowerShell Workflow and troubleshooting PowerShell ISE

Knowledge of IT security risks

Knowledge of Containers, Dockers

Working knowledge of following technologies:

Service Management Automation (SMA) and/or Windows Azure Pack (WAP)

Microsoft System Center (VMM, OM, SM, Orchestrator)

Hyper-V (VMware, KVM hypervisor exposure desired)

Identity Management (Active Directory, Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Identity Manager/FIM)

Education: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or technology-related field preferred

Requisition ID - 52497

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud-enabling services, business solutions and design-led experiences, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation and has 30,000 professionals in 24 countries. Visit us at www.avanade.com.

Category: Software Engineering

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