Close Brothers Group, a FTSE 250 company, is leading UK merchant banking group consisting of a diversified set of specialist financial services business units providing lending, deposit taking, wealth management services and securities trading.
The Commercial Division (comprising the Asset Finance & Leasing and Invoice & Speciality Finance business units) is in the midst of an exciting transformation process that will have a significant impact on the organisation over the next 2-3 years. As a result we have an exciting opportunity for a DevOps Engineer to join our team, working alongside Agile delivery squads, in helping simplify, standardise and automate change delivery processes.
The DevOps Engineer will also work closely with Infrastructure, development and architecture teams as well as collaborating with peers across the various Business Units in helping establish (and apply) best practice.
Promoting and implementing DevOps best practices in pursuit of streamlined delivery.
Designing and implementing secure automation solutions (CI/CD pipelines) across development, testing, and production environments covering Hybrid (Cloud/On-Premise) architectures.
Continuously evaluating existing systems against industry standards; making recommendations for improvements and implementing as agreed.
Ensuring Governance is built into the automation pipelines – including traceability of change and control of environments.
Inspect, adapt and improve constantly to increase the Quality & Velocity of deliveries.
Development and support of the DevOps toolchain.
Development and maintenance of automated solution covering operational administration, system/data backup, disaster recovery, and security/performance monitoring
Facilitating the process of knowledge sharing across delivery and operations teams.
WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU IF:
Minimum 3 years’ experience as a DevOps Engineer.
Hands-on experience in SDLC Automation; the creation of CI/CD pipelines; Configuration Management; and Change & Release Management.
Experience of working in an Agile/SCRUM development environment.
DevOps tooling: Jenkins, GIT, GitLab CI/CD, Nexus, Artifactory, SonarQube.
Firm understanding of various branching/merging strategies.
Knowledge of secure coding and testing concepts across a variety of tools (static, dynamic, and both automated and manual) and vulnerability management.
Knowledge of Container solutions such as Docker/Kubernetes.
Ability to achieve goals and milestones while valuing and maintaining a strong attention to detail.
Excellent judgment, analytical thinking, and problem-solving skills
You’re passionate about technology and excited about working with us
At Close Brothers we look to recruit individuals from all different backgrounds and encourage you to apply even if you don’t tick every box. We celebrate diversity, promote inclusivity and are open to discuss flexible work options to help you balance your work and home life.