Devops Engineer - giffgaff

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Devops Engineer - giffgaff



Closing date:
31st January 2018

Job Description

giffgaff is a little different to your `normal` telecoms company. It`s a mobile business owned by Telefonica, but is run by its members. Sounds interesting? It is.

We want people to love what they do and love what giffgaff is all about. It`s important to feel that way, especially in this energetic and competitive market. Us folk at giffgaff are a spirited and disruptive bunch, not every now and then but everyday, yes, even on Monday mornings.

Each and every person, who comes and works at giffgaff must believe that we are a David amongst Goliaths in Mobile-land. And much like David, we are successfully making a positive change.

About the team

This is a chance to work for one of the most sought after UK companies highly regarded for its innovative online collaborative model and recognised numerous times including uSwitch Which? and Mobile Industry awards.

Your role

The role requires someone who has hands-on experience in delivering a security service and can demonstrate they have held responsibility and accountability for all associated security day to day activities on an account/customer they are working for.


-Ensure that all environments are available as required by our teams
-Install, configure and support the ongoing maintenance of our Linux systems and applications which include but not limited to Apache, Redis, OpenShift, Java, Tomcat
-Apply changes using Ansible Tower and make sure we have up to date playbooks for all application installations and configurations
-Proactively monitor the environments to detect potential failures or compromises
-Maintain the integrity, security and privacy of both on-premise and cloud environments
-Maintain build pipelines facilitating continuous integration through deployment, configuration management and system monitoring
-Feedback to product owners and architects, issues impacting services and opportunities for future improvement of products to customers
-Close liaison with development and operations to ensure that requirements are understood and implemented as expected
-Perform ongoing performance tuning and resource optimization as required
-Install and maintain security patches on all systems

Demonstrable Experience

-Experience in relevant technologies such as: Red Hat, Apache, Docker, AWS (Cloudformation, VPC, EC2, RDS, autoscaling, etc.), CI/CD tooling such as Jenkins.
-A strong background in deployment automation and configuration management (Ansible/Ansible Tower)
-A solid understanding of containerization and the principles around it
-Understanding of IP networking and Network security (Firewalls, load balancing, proxies, etc.)
-Excellent analytical and cyber security skills (Qualys, Tripwire, Aqua Securit)
-Agile working experience
-Report and documentation writing capabilities
-Strong process driven method of working with the ability to be flexible and open to new ideas

Desirable skills

OpenShift, Tripwire, Oracle, PostgreSQL, Hashicorp tools (Consul, Vault), SELinux.
In return for your efforts, you`ll be rewarded in typical Telefonica style:

A competitive salary and benefits that you get to choose, including our cycle to work scheme, carbon offsetting, flexible working and childcare vouchers. Great news if you`ve got little ones or other family commitments, or if you want to be more green. And of course you can expect support, recognition and the chance to progress with us.

Telefonica`s commitment to a great work-life balance allows us to consider flexible approaches to working. Like to know more? Feel free to raise it.

Joining Telefonica means opening up a world of freedom, support and possibility. A fascinating world where you`ll be able to think bigger, be bolder and try new things. And where there are endless opportunities to develop your career.

There`s so much to discover. Your adventure starts here.

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