Cloud DevOps Engineer

Technology · London, London, City of
Department Technology
Employment Type Open to various working patterns
Minimum Experience Experienced

About Metapraxis

Our purpose is to empower good businesses with data-driven insight. Our financial analytics technology, Empower, is used by finance teams to transform manual planning, analysis and reporting processes, with automation and intelligence, improving insight and efficiency. It is highly valued by our blue-chip customer base who regularly publicly advocate our solutions, whether that is at our own Tomorrow's CFO seminars or the Davos World Economic Forum.


We have a talented team of 60 people, with offices in London and New York and we are committed to maintaining a diverse working environment and a strong company culture. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and a values driven business.


Over the last five years we have achieved 15% year on year growth in the UK and 30% in the US, to +£6m in revenues, while launching tier one partnerships with EY in the US and Avant Corporation in Japan.  We have just raised £3.5m of investment to accelerate our cloud roadmap, launch our Empower community and expand our sales and marketing activities, with the goal of achieving +£20m in revenues by 2025.


About the Software team

The Metapraxis Technology Team drives and delivers the vision and roadmap for our industry leading, proprietary financial analytics platform, Empower.  The Empower platform is the foundation for our solutions and applications and is developed and supported by our in-house team of technology specialists, developers, testers and business analysts, with a supporting cast of product managers, solution architects & finance professionals. The platform comprises a robust data modelling layer with a calculation and algorithm engine, all exposed through an analytic reporting and application building front-end.


The platform is currently built primarily in Microsoft technologies (C++, C#, ASP.NET, TypeScript, HTML5) and in the current phase of evolution, we are looking to migrate the platform to a cloud architecture to leverage the web services available in Azure – the Metapraxis Cloud.


Role summary

Reporting to the Software Delivery Director, the Cloud DevOps Engineer will be responsible for:

  • Providing guidance for best practice implementation of Cloud infrastructure and configuration
  • Planning, building and testing the Cloud infrastructure required for the efficient operation of the development process
  • Understanding the technologies, tools and techniques used within the software development team
  • Ensuring the smooth operation of the internal software build and deployment process
  • Undertaking R&D on relevant tools and technologies that will enhance the effectiveness of the software delivery and deployment process
  • Communicating regularly and effectively with both the software development team and the client services team to ensure that software delivery and deployment is fit for purpose
  • Continually improving the efficiency of software delivery and deployment through automation of routine tasks


You may be asked to perform tasks as required by management deemed as a reasonable request. This job description is a summary of the typical functions of the role, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of possible role responsibilities, tasks and duties and is subject to review. The responsibilities, tasks and duties of the job holder might differ from those outlined in the job description and other duties, as assigned, might form part of the job.


As Government restrictions are relaxed and life after Covid is gradually returning to normal, we are embracing a hybrid working outlook that gives us the opportunity to work remotely 2 or 3 days a week as well as from the office. This offers a work life balance and flexibility that is valued by our employees, as well as providing a space where we can connect and collaborate.


Support Provided

You will receive training to enable you to get up to speed rapidly with our existing software applications, as well as the opportunity to undertake relevant training tailored to you and the needs of your role, comprising on the job learning, self-study, internal and external led training.


Skills & experience

  • Experienced DevOps Engineer with experience of using Azure DevOps Services
  • Ability to understand and analyse technical requirements rapidly, devising the most appropriate design for a solution
  • Excellent attention to detail, and verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills, and the ability to come up with creative solutions
  • The ability to work rapidly and effectively on individual projects, and as part of a team
  • Collaborative approach to software development and deployment
  • Confident in putting forward ideas and opinions
  • A passion for new ideas and technologies


Required education/skills

  • Deep knowledge of general DevOps processes, including, but not limited to, Development Build processes, Continuous Integration, Test Automation, Automated Deployment, Continuous Delivery
  • Good knowledge of Azure DevOps Services
  • Wide knowledge and experience of a range of tooling options for code build and deployment
  • Experience of Git (or similar) version control software

 

Any of the following experience, skills & understanding would be an advantage in this role, but are not essential

  • Knowledge of C++, C#, .Net, TypeScript and HTML5
  • Knowledge of build and automation tools such as Terraform, MSBuild, Grunt, Node etc.
  • Knowledge of the Software Development Life Cycle
  • Agile Kanban process methodology
  • Knowledge of other cloud provider technology, e.g. AWS, Google Cloud
  • Experience of Jira work tracking software


Benefits & package

We offer a comprehensive package including:

  • Highly competitive entry level salary
  • Performance related bonus
  • 27 days holiday per annum
  • Pension, private medical, life insurance & group income protection
  • Excellent maternity and paternity leave benefits

 

** Please note we are open to applications from full time/part time/contractors - please indicate on your application what working pattern is of interest to you**

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  • Location
    London, London, City of
  • Department
    Technology
  • Employment Type
    Open to various working patterns
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced