PwC

DevOps Engineer-Flexible Contracts

Recruiter
PwC
Location
Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Manchester
Salary
Competitive
Posted
28 Apr 2021
Closes
21 May 2021
Ref
47589BR
Role
Consultancy, IT
Contract Type
Permanent

This role is open specifically for people who are looking to work on a flexible contract.

We know everyone’s lives are different and that traditional working patterns may not be quite right for you. Whether you’ve taken a career break, had time out to support family or are looking to balance your career with another passion of yours, we can offer you a flexible contract to work the pattern that suits you.

  • We are open to flexible contracts

Once you’ve joined the firm you will have access to training, giving you the opportunity to upskill yourself on our various systems. You’ll also benefit from additional support designed to help you integrate into the firm and connect and build relationships with other flexible workers across our network.

A career in Information Technology, within Internal Firm Services, will provide you with the opportunity to support our core business functions by deploying applications that enable our people to work more efficiently and deliver the highest levels of service to our clients. Our Information Technology Generalist - Practice Support team focuses on managing the design and implementation of technology infrastructure within PwC, developing and enhancing internal applications, and providing technology tools that help create a competitive advantage for PwC to drive strategic business growth.

A DevOps Engineer can be new to the role, they operate under the leadership and mentorship of a more senior DevOps Engineer. They are invested in a career within software development but specialising in building, deploying and operating applications. They learn to work as part of the enablement function by assisting teams in integrating a DevOps approach by means of technical ability, process and mindset. A DevOps engineer will be passionate about technology and continual learning as they will be required to learn and subsequently guide teams on using the latest technologies - from source control systems to deployment tools to monitoring. They will learn how to effectively collaborate with teams to understand the dynamics and assist them in building pipelines to improve consistency and frequency into deployments.

DevOps Engineers help teams within a service by:

  • Helping building and run production systems
  • Helping teams have consistent, predictable and rapid build and deployment cycles
  • Assisting in automation of all aspects of the software development lifecycle
  • Working with developers to optimise existing applications and design new ones
  • Encouraging everyone (Developers, Agile Delivery Managers, Product Managers) to think about how new applications will be run and maintained

Role

  • Aware of the importance of considering developing process efficiency and the common ways in which processes are optimised. Supports specific activities to improve development processes. Able to spot or identify obvious deficiencies.
  • Understands key principles of modern standards approach, how they apply to the work they are undertaking, and will apply under guidance.
  • Collaborates with others when necessary to review specifications and uses these agreed specifications to design, code, test and document programs or scripts of medium to high complexity, using the right standards and tools.
  • Identifies, locates and competently fixes faults.
  • Translates logical designs into physical designs. Produces detailed designs, and documents all work using required standards, methods and tools, including prototyping tools where appropriate. Designs systems characterised by managed levels of risk, manageable business and technical complexity and meaningful impact. Works with well-understood technology and identifies appropriate patterns.
  • Able to build and test simple interfaces between systems, or can work on more complex integration as part of a wider team.

Experience required

  • Able to analyse solutions end to end and optimize accordingly. Work alongside a development team to enable quick feedback loops through use of automated testing and deployment.
  • Keeps up with the latest trends and techniques within the wider industry and is able to apply them in a relevant context. Ensures the teams are equipped with cutting edge tools and approaches.
  • Deep understanding of software engineering practices and technical excellence, drives innovation within the teams and solves complex technical problems.
  • Deep understanding of the products and related infrastructure, ability to rapidly triage, fix or remediate issues.
  • Understand and apply design techniques in relevant fashion. Work with technical architects on appropriate design methodologies and advise accordingly. Understand the approaches required for evolutionary, continuous and incremental design.
  • Ability to script solutions and work on interfaces between products to facilitate quick feedback loops. Adept at developing and managing deployment scripts and good knowledge of testing APIs and working with SDKs.

The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’ and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

Diversity

Valuing Difference. Driving Inclusion.

We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool because creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business, enabling us to solve important problems and deliver value to our clients. We encourage an inclusive culture where people can be themselves, are valued for their strengths and are empowered to be the best they can be. As an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we also support different ways of working offering flexible working arrangements.

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