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AWS DevOps Engineer

Date:  04-May-2021
City:  London
Company:  GFT Technologies SE

AWS DevOps Engineer (L3/4)

About GFT
GFT is driving the digital transformation of the world’s leading companies in the financial and insurance sectors, as well as in the manufacturing industry. As an IT services and software engineering provider, GFT offers strong consulting and development skills across all aspects of pioneering technologies, such as cloud engineering, artificial intelligence, mainframe modernisation and the Internet of Things for Industry 4.0.

With its in-depth technological expertise, profound market know-how and strong partnerships, GFT implements scalable IT solutions to increase productivity. This provides clients with faster access to new IT applications and innovative business models, while also reducing risk.

Role Summary 
We are looking for a technologist to join the GFT team and help build out our rapidly expanding AWS business. You will be part of GFTs elite AWS DevOps team and as such you will be helping our financial services clients design and implement technology solutions using the latest in cloud-based technologies. As a member of the team, you will need to keep up to date with the latest developments from AWS with regards to their DevOps and Landing Zone solutions as well as 3rd party alternatives. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to continue to build experience in cloud technologies and DevOps.


Role Responsibilities

  • Act as trusted advisor to clients and help them deliver cloud based solutions using DevOps methodology and cloud based services.
  • Work as part of an agile pod to estimate and deliver complex technical requirements
  • Keep up to speed with the latest technology releases from cloud providers and maintain continuous learning by gaining certifications
  • Contribute to the tech community by writing occasional blogs, posting on linkedin and attending events such as webinars and conferences.
  • Assist with pre-sales activities when required, building up the GFT DevOps collateral.


Competencies and Skills Needed

Mandatory Skills

  • Strong knowledge of Windows & Linux based systems
  • DevOps background/experience including scripting ability (ideally Python and bash)
  • Experience building infrastructure as code with CloudFormation and Terraform.
  • Secondary knowledge in one of the following is an advantage; Puppet, Chef or Ansible
  • Knowledge of AWS core services: VPCs, Availability Zones, Route 53, S3, API Gateway, SQS, SNS, EC2, Auto Scaling Groups, AuroraDB, RDS.
  • Knowledge of basic AWS security controls; IAM, Security Groups, Guard Duty, CloudTrail, AWS WAF.
  • Previous Experience using AWS higher level services such AWS Redshift or AWS Sagemaker would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of Containers and Container Orchestration such as Docker or Kubernetes
  • Demonstrable experience across a range of DevOps tooling:
    • CI – Jenkins/TeamCity/CircleCI/Azure DevOps
    • SCM – Bitbucket/GitHub/Gitlab
    • CD – Spinnaker/Octopus/Bamboo
    • Testing - JMeter/Cucumber/Pester


Behavioural Skills

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills to be able to establish rapport with people at all levels.
  • An eye for detail and accuracy, and an affinity with design issues and the ability to help establish an own a vision for our solutions.
  • The ability to work in teams and knowledge of agile processes & ceremonies such as Scrum, SaFe and Kanban
  • Organizational ability and tenacity; able to think ahead in order to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others.
  • Take a proactive approach to work, good with handling uncertainty and can manage their work without close supervision.
  • A strong sense of ownership and a desire to deliver quality outcomes for the business.
  • Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills.

What we offer you:
You will be working with some of the brightest people in business and technology on challenging and rewarding projects in a team of like-minded individuals. GFT prides itself on its international environment that promotes professional and cultural exchange and encourages further individual development.

Founded in 1987 and located in 13 countries to ensure close proximity to its clients, GFT employs over 5,000 people. GFT provides them with career opportunities in all areas of software engineering and innovation. The GFT Technologies SE share is listed in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.


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