DevOps Engineer at Gazprom, London, 6 Months, £Contractor Rate

  • Contract Spy
  • London, UK
  • Oct 10, 2019
6 Months or more

Contract Description



The DevOps Engineer is responsible for working with the delivery and operational functions to design, build and handover of all DevOps delivery requirements and enhancements, as well as continuous improvement of existing solutions in order to enhance efficiency, cost and operations.
GAZPROM Germania GmbH is a subsidiary of the worlds largest natural gas producer, Gazprom. Since its establishment in 1990, GAZPROM Germania has developed into an internationally operating group of 44 companies in 15 countries in Europe and Asia. Its main business activities include the storage and trading of natural gas. It employs approximately 1,800 employees, around 200 of whom work at its Berlin headquarters. Together with its strategic partners, GAZPROM Germania Group helps ensure a reliable, environmentally-friendly, and sustainable energy supply for Europe.

Gazprom Marketing & Trading (GM&T) is an integral part of the GAZPROM Germania Group. Headquartered in London, GM&T operates to provide a global marketing reach, round the clock operational coverage and excellent customer service. Established in 1999, GM&T has grown from a single office in London into a truly global organisation, with around 1000 employees worldwide. With offices in Europe, Asia and the USA, GM&T trades energy commodities including gas, power, oil, LPG, helium, emissions, LNG and FX.

Our culture is defined by our people. Through living our values every day we continue to create a culture that enables us all to succeed. We work as one team with our customers, our parent company and each other in order to understand each others needs. With an unstoppable passion for excellence, growth and learning, we are committed to creating an environment that fosters the development of knowledge, skills and experience, so that our people can thrive and prosper in their careers with us. We believe that we have the best team in the industry which makes us a trusted partner across international capital and energy markets. Our diverse employee base, with a wealth of expertise, knowledge and experience makes GM&T a truly exciting place to work. We encourage new ideas and initiatives as innovative thinking is central to how we do business. Most importantly, we are a growing and developing business where inspired individuals can make a difference and help shape our future.

The DevOps Engineer is responsible for working with the delivery and operational functions to design, build and handover of all DevOps delivery requirements and enhancements, as well as continuous improvement of existing solutions in order to enhance efficiency, cost and operations.

This is a technical role requiring a deep understanding of all DevOps related technologies and solutions in order to provide the best in class DevOps services to the business.

The purpose of the role is:
Infrastructure design
Defining standards, build quality and handover of the subsequent administration to Infrastructure Operations teams
Defining and agreeing the roadmap for the DevOps services
Design and delivery of complex technical I&O projects
Design and consultation with Transformation teams for business projects
To ensure appropriate use of technology and to constantly consider more effective and efficient technologies and processes.
Delivering enhancements in to existing systems and leading or supporting the delivery of Infrastructure projects
Escalation for BAU; incidents
4th line escalation for incidents, problems and change
Design and architecture
Build and test
Road maps to define ongoing improvements/enhancements
Project delivery
Proof of concept analysis
Early adoption testing of new technology
Work with the development teams to build out automated build/release tooling for the entire release cycle.
Manage the Build and release servers
Manage the provisioning of environments for project and BAU teams
Hands on management of the environments to ensure consistency across these environments
Build and extend the existing in house deployment tools to facilitate the change in needs by the development teams
Windows Server (All versions), Windows Server clustering
Linux (RHEL 7+, Centos 7+)
Active Directory (All versions), Exchange (All versions and Online), Lync (All versions)
System Center Operations Manager, Configuration Manager, Service Manager,
Virtual Machine Manager, Data Protection Manager, Orchestrator (Latest)
Hyper-V (All versions, especially latest)
Extensive Experience with scripting in PowerShell, DSC, Python,. bash
Experience with automation using Orchestrator and PowerShell
Cloud Services and IaaS (preferably Azure)
Citrix Netscalers, F5
Experience with MS SQL (All versions, including SSRS and SSAS)
Experience with Cloud Data Services (Blob, big data, SQL PaaS)
MSI/WiX (creation and troubleshooting)
Experience in owning and operating TFS (latest version)
Experience in C#. ASP.NET
Active Batch administration and scripting
Ansible, Puppet, Chef, DSC
Experience with Jenkins, GitLab, TFS, TeamCity, OpenShift (at least 2)
5 years + of experience in Infrastructure or Software engineering practices
Exposure to infrastructure architecture and design
Experience supporting large projects
Experience in high pressured, fast-paced environments with multiple critical systems and multiple delivery objectives simultaneously
Relevant experience/exposure to trading, financial or energy trading sector preferred
Hands-on DevOps experience including build, testing, deployment & management
 Hands on experience of using PowerShell in a DevOps role
Design and Management of CI/CD Pipeline
Exposure to development systems, such as NPM, Maven, Nuget, .NET, Java, Python