DevOps Analyst at Wunderman Thompson Commerce, Watford, £Contract Rate

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  • Watford WD17, UK
  • Feb 16, 2021
Duration not stated

Contract Description

DevOps Analyst

  • Actively working with clients on Azure Cloud and Azure DevOps solutions, designs, and delivery programmes.
  • Developing, maintaining, and enhancing design standards and patterns for infrastructure and system components
  • Establishing and creating deployment and provisioning techniques and tooling across the development teams using Azure DevOps and GitHub Actions
  • Working with our architecture teams to identify the best platform technologies and process for our clients
  • Security and access control to services and resources, data security and protection.
  • Observability, integrating SaaS APM, Log Aggregation and Metrics collection and visualisations
  • Assist with defining NFRs and SLAs for infrastructure build and operations
  • Support PreProd and Prod service sizing
  • Assist with costings for Azure infrastructure and SaaS solutions
  • Assist with infrastructure rollout planning; prioritisation, dependency mapping, etc
  • Own quality of infra tooling build / ensure adherence to best practice
  • Own CDN and networking design for both front door and downstream integrations
  • Own infra design to support phased rollout of services to end customers
  • Own design of observability platforms and integration with third party tools
  • Assist with documentation of security view of the architecture including patching, secure management of data in transit and at rest, secrets management, etc
  • Assist with Ops team engagement as part of Service Transition


Talented, enthusiastic, focused, eye for detail, professional. Keen to learn and to challenge for smarter ways of doing things; a team player proud of their work who wants to share it. You like working in a fast-paced environment and are ready to inspire outstanding online shopper experiences for consumers and brands, no matter what product, service, sector, device or channel! 

You will have a customer-first mindset, with the maturity and initiative to do what it takes keep our clients happy, including some working at client locations.

You want a career path that enables you to progress with the rapid adoption of cloud computing.

We need you to be really great at:

  • Expert level understanding of DevOpsSec principles and ability to translate that into working designs for supporting tooling

Azure Cloud Provisioning – DNS, API Management, Functions, Virtual Machines, Load Balancers, Blob Storage, Cosmos DB, Queue Storage, AKS, Log Analytics/Monitor - with hands-on experience using IaC

Azure DevOps - practical experience with Pipelines, Artifacts, Test Plans and Repos

Understanding and communicating the strengths and weaknesses of:

  • Infrastructure and Configuration as Code
  • Safe deployment strategies and CI/CD
  • Cloud-based and cloud-native system design
  • Observability
  • Developer Experience
  • DevOps and SRE

Working with our clients to deliver the best cloud infrastructure solutions as part of an experienced cross-disciplinary team with hands-on experience and involvement with leading the design, development and deployment of business applications at scale.

Acting as a technical authority with customer facing skills to engage and steer discussions on best practice and risk mitigation.

If you know any of this even better

  • Experience in a Commerce environment
  • Experience supporting commodity cloud provider infrastructure in production environments
  • Familiarity with multiple programming languages - Typescript, Java, Groovy, Golang, PHP - and their testing frameworks
  • Experience in network configuration, management and security in a cloud environment
  • Experience with Kubernetes, and familiarity with cloud provider implementations
  • Hands-on with Terraform – familiarity with the ecosystem (Terragrunt, Terratest, Inspec)
  • Experience with Chef, Puppet, Salt, or Ansible
  • Management of automation tooling – Jenkins, CircleCI, GitLab CI, Github Actions
  • Experience with automated testing tools (ie. Selenium, JMeter)
  • Strong scripting skills, i.e. Bash, Powershell, Python, Ruby, Perl, etc

Wunderman Thompson Commerce is a global eCommerce consultancy that applies strategy, technical know-how and outstanding design to make a big impact through eCommerce.

How? By creating outstanding websites and inspired shopper journeys. It’s why we work with some of the most exciting brands around such as GAME, Halfords, Sainsbury’s, Selfridges, Specialized and Ted Baker.

Tell me more! We’re an inclusive group of more than 1550 thinkers and doers from WPP’s leading commerce agencies: Salmon, POSSIBLE Commerce and Gorilla Group alongside two Amazon specialists - all under the world-renowned Wunderman brand. Our reputation is based on having the best in the business – people who are inspired yet straight-talking, and who really want to understand not just our clients but their customers. We are passionate about innovation in everything we do, and proud of what our people achieve, empowering and respecting every one of them.

Together, we keep our clients and their customers inspired and ahead through digital, future-ready sites, solutions and services. When our clients win – we win.

With new, state-of-the-art offices in Watford, and two other agency offices in London, we’ve got 20 locations mapped across Europe, North America and Asia within the wider group.

As our business grows internationally, we’re seeking new people who share our values and work ethic. We especially want to encourage more women to join, and take a key role in shaping some of the best eCommerce sites and experiences in the world.

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