SRE Engineer


London (UK)

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We are looking for a motivated and experienced SRE/DevOps Engineer to join our team in a challenging, evolving environment.

What you'll be doing

  • Working in the SRE team engaging with product teams to deliver, implement and support highly available tools and services and to assist with operational and development tasks
  • Embrace and contribute to our foundation services for automating, building and maintaining our product infrastructure in AWS
  • Partner with the development teams to manage entire product lifecycle from inception to production
  • Use and improve existing tools and services to automate development, build, test, release, deployment, scaling and security of internal and external products
  • Required skills

The Role

To be brilliant in this role you will have/be

  • Solid and demonstrable experience of SysAdmin/Operations/DevOps/SRE experience
  • Experienced in *nix especially open source Linux distributions such as Ubuntu
  • Excellent knowledge of AWS including designing, automating and running production workloads
  • Experience with configuration management tools e.g. Cloud Formation and Puppet
  • Proficient with scripting languages such as bash, python
  • Comfortable writing tools and other software with any language but especially java, python or ruby

The Person

  • Experience building, automating and supporting high volume, high traffic services
  • Experience of NoSQL - ideally Cassandra and DynamoDB
  • Experience with CI/CD concepts and systems
  • Good understanding of network security, firewalls, ACL's and IDS
  • Knowledge of user management systems integration e.g. AD, LDAP, OAuth, IAM
  • Experience with embedded devices, firmware optimisation, custom kernels, zigbee or similar network technology

Personal traits

  • Passionate about good software; active contribution to open source or personal projects on Github
  • Easy to work with; open, honest, and good sense of humour
  • Upbeat and optimistic; comfortable celebrating failure when it leads to learning and iteration.

The Company

Location; Aldwych, London

Salary; Competitive + bonus & excellent benefits

Centrica plc, a FTSE 100 company, has operations in UK, North America and Europe. With 30+ million customer-product relationships, Centrica's vision is to become the leading integrated supplier of energy and related services for its chosen markets and maximise value to shareholders. Centrica's brand names include British Gas, Direct Energy (North America). At Centrica, our purpose is to help people today and secure energy for tomorrow.

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