DevOps Engineer at Immersive Labs, Bristol, 6 Months, £Contract Rate

  • Contract Spy
  • Bristol, UK
  • Jul 21, 2021
6 Months or more

Contract Description

DevOps Engineer - 6 months Contract

Collaborative people that create ingenious solutions

Get on board with the fastest-growing cybersecurity company in the UK

We love a challenge and are quick to adapt

 This is a 6 month contract opportunity to identify areas of improvement through tooling and automation in our CI & CD processes.

If you have a lack of respect for the status-quo and enjoy finding the best solutions to complex problems we want to hear from you.

Scope of work

  • Identifying areas for improvement through tooling and automation in CI and CD processes
  • Researching existing tooling and weighing up against building in-house
  • Migrating our primary Ruby-on-Rails and Typescript monolithic apps to use an external deployment coordination tool for CD
  • Developing standardised local development tooling such as a CLI for common tasks like pulling changes, installing new dependencies, and running database migrations
  • Automating the update of QA environments with latest versions of applications under test, via CI 
  • Automating the termination of QA environments upon release of applications under test, via CI
  • Integrate the running of existing smoke tests into the CD process for all related applications
  • Improve the performance of local development environments

To be successful 

  • Excellent Kubernetes knowledge
  • Experience of YAML based CI platforms such as Github Actions, CircleCI, Gitlab CI
  • Strong written communication skills (major decisions will be supported by RFCs)
  • Familiarity with OO scripting languages, preferably Ruby and Python
  • Experience building CLI / web tools whose primary users are engineers
  • A lack of respect for the status-quo. Just because we do something one way today doesn’t make dramatically alternative options off the table where there’s a good reason for change!
  • A pragmatic mind for complex solutions. We don’t fear complexity outright, but we won’t stand for it where a much simpler solution is almost as good

About Immersive Labs

Immersive Labs are the cyber skill experts. We equip, exercise and evidence the cyber skills of entire workforces, preparing organisations to counter the latest cyber threats. Our game-changing platform transforms the way people learn by engaging their curiosity and unleashing their potential with content informed by real-world events and threats.

Where we are now

Immersive Labs was founded in 2017. Since then we’ve grown to over 200 employees and announced funding of more than £80 million. Our technology is already helping enterprises, including security teams at KPMG, Sophos and the NHS, to power up their cyber workforces.

We encourage people of all different backgrounds and identities to apply. We are committed to maintaining an inclusive, supportive place for you to be you and do your very best work.

Immersive Labs’ growth has been fuelled by our values that underpin everything we do, here's how they relate to this role:

  • Inclusive - we create an environment of psychological safety
  • Driven - we all have the same goal, to be a must have in every company's defence against cyber attacks
  • Agile - we are a scaling organisation which means things change. Constantly.