DevOps Engineer

Sandy Hook, CT or Manchester, UK

Company Overview

Overview: POWWR is a leading provider of cloud-based software and technology solutions designed to improve efficiency and increase productivity for the B2B energy market in the US and the UK. POWWR helps energy suppliers and brokers sell and manage energy more efficiently by providing advanced platforms and simple solutions for both suppliers and brokers.  In fact, we provide the only end-to-end connected journey for energy sales.

 

Background to Requirement

POWWR is at an incredibly exciting time in its evolution and although the company is small, we are incredibly ambitious.   The continued growth and appetite to add value means the business is seeking to expand its Technology team to continuously develop cutting edge, market leading solutions.

As the company continues into the next phase of significant global growth, the Technology team will be tasked with ensuring the products can scale, continuously evolve, and provide improve to support the growth plans of the business.

 

Summary of Requirements

This is a critical and multi-faceted role given the size of the company coupled with recent growth. The perfect candidate will be passionate in learning the latest technologies and willing to lean in when beneficial.

 

Role & Responsibilities

  • Manage improvements across the platform relating to Observability and Proactive Monitoring
  • Provide oversight of infrastructure including installing, configuring, testing, and maintaining operating systems, application software and system management tools.
  • Identify potential issues and proactively ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure accessibility
  • Monitor and test performance of applications, foreseeing potential bottlenecks and identifying possible solutions
  • Work with developers to implement enhancements
  • Harden security, including backup and redundancy strategies
  • Utilize security solutions and common defensive techniques to mitigate threats to our infrastructure, network, and applications.
  • Write and maintain custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower downtime due to required human intervention
  • Work alongside the team to help design information and operational support systems

 

Key Competencies

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to manage a range of stakeholders.
  • Experience of working in a high growth, private equity backed technology business.
  • Time management with the ability to manage a busy workload with the ability to prioritise important tasks.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Good knowledge of latest technologies and tools used in software development
  • Proven working experience installing, configuring, and troubleshooting Windows and/or Linux based environments
  • Experience in the administration and performance tuning of application stacks
  • Experience with Azure and its IaaS and PaaS offerings, Azure CLI, AppInsights, Azure Monitor, Azure Defender/Sentinel
  • Strong scripting experience with PowerShell or Bash or Python.
  • Strong networking knowledge (OSI network layers, TCP/IP) including network security and TLS/SSL
  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines

 

Desirable Skills & Experience

  • Experience with .Net, SQL Server, SDLC, etc.
  • Working knowledge of APM tools like AppInsights, New Relic, or Datadog and monitoring systems, logging solutions, and security implementations for incidents or problems impacting the platform or our users.
  • Experience with container and orchestration technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Familiarity with architecture principals for operations excellence, resilience, availability, capacity planning, etc.
  • Familiarity with GitOps
  • Experience working on middle technologies like RabbitMQ, REDIS, Elasticsearch etc.
  • Experience with designing and implementing Azure DevOps pipelines including YAML based
  • Experience with MSBuild, dotnet CLI and other build tools like npm
  • Experience with infrastructure as Code (e.g., Terraform, ARM)
  • Experience with container and orchestration technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Familiarity with architecture principals for operations excellence, resilience, availability, capacity planning, etc.
  • Familiarity with GitOps
  • Experience working on middle technologies like RabbitMQ, REDIS, Elasticsearch etc.
  • Experience with designing and implementing Azure DevOps pipelines including YAML based.
  • Experience with MSBuild, dotnet CLI and other build tools like npm
  • Experience with infrastructure as Code (e.g., Terraform, ARM)
  • Desire to work alongside the team to help design information and operational support systems

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