Sysadmin / Cloud / DevOps jobs and careers
Sysadmin professionals manage, install and upgrade and software and hardware. They are typically involved in data backup and recovery, as well as maintaining operating systems, email, PCs, local and wide area networking both hardware and software and mid-range server hardware.
DevOps is a collaborative delivery process that highlights communication between operations and professionals. The main objective of a DevOps Engineer is to automate a smooth process that integrates software testing by forming and maintaining a harmonious environment in which software releasing can happen frequently.
Why consider a career in Sysadmin or DevOps?
If you’re keen to solve interesting and new problems, a role in DevOps or sysadmin does not fall along one career track and professionals often evolve into this type of position from a variety of backgrounds.
What a Sysadmin or DevOps career or job may entail…
You will be responsible for every stage of all hosting environments, from design to implementation to maintenance. You may provide capable assistance across all aspects of the Developer environment and client hosting platforms. Your knowledge and skills will grow through an introduction to new technologies and procedures and this will be used to improve systems throughout your remit. You may also evaluate and select new tech as well as improve all systems and processes around you.
Typical role titles include
Career progression example
Head of DevOps
At an entry level, junior / graduate Sysadmin or DevOps professionals on average will be earning between £20k-£30k. At the mid-level you’d be looking to earn £30k-£45k and seniors would be looking to earn £45k+.
Is it right for me? The skills it takes...
Popular skills within this market include:
Microsoft Azure | AWS (Amazon Web Services) | Google Cloud Platform | Windows Server | IIS | Source Control | Continuous Integration (Jenkins etc). | Virtualisation and networking knowledge | Automation tools such as Docker | Puppet, Saltstack, Ansible or Chef | AWS tech stack often includes EC2, CloudFront, CloudFormation, S3 etc | Linux based DevOps roles available which require strong LAMP admin | MySQL | scripting (PHP, Python, Ruby, Bash, Go) and more.
What qualifications does it take?
There aren’t any entry qualifications but it is possible to complete Microsoft certifications for Azure, achieve Amazon accreditation for AWS and GCP from Google.
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— New team within an innovative divisionLocation:WiltshireSalary:Negotiable (Please ask)Global tech business with growing Robotics division. Constant R&D, new & emerging tech, progressive product offering. Outstanding team, progression, personal development opportunities. One of the UK’s most innovative technical businesses are looking for a DevOps Engineer to join their team in Wiltshire. This is a new team which aims to develop innovative software systems into the robotics space, with lots of Greenfield work and autonomy to build state-of-the-art software algorithms from the ground up. What skills you’ll need Sound understanding of Linux OS, Linux customisation (Yocto) and open source software. Proven CI/CD capability, preferably with Gitlab, Bamboo or similar. Understanding of various build tools/systems; Ansible, Autotools, Bitbake, Cmake. Appreciation or experience in robotics would be beneficial though not essential. Awareness of the importance of thorough testing, covering everything from single components to full systems. A relevant degree in IT, Engineering or Electronics would be advantageous. Full understanding of the project/software lifecyle. What you’ll be doing Joining a new but rapidly-growing team you’ll take ownership of early-stage PoC systems in the robotics division, using progressive algorithms & innovative frameworks/techniques to improve overall quality before looking to deploy software to cloud/simulated robots. Quality assurance is incredibly important so it’s expected that you will establish a rigorous testing approach, ensuring that all aspects are covered, from single components to all-encompassing integrated systems. You’ll be given lots of autonomy to design, build & implement CI/CD workflows from scratch, as well as suggesting new ideas & approaches that will aim to make a real difference to growth of this new product delivery team. An adaptable mindset is key. What you’ll get in return for your talents An incredible opportunity to work for a global giant offering a competitive salary with long term progression, training and development, access to courses and conferences alongside a formidable benefits package. You can expect generous holidays (27 days), bonus, health options, pension scheme, smart offices, R&D time and more. What’s next? Sound like the right role for you? Send your CV to Joe ASAP or give us a call to find out more.
— Rapid business growth & career progressionLocation:BristolSalary:£45K - £60KGreenfield solutions with lots of autonomy. Outstanding team culture, progression and development opportunities. Modern offices, central location, close to public transport links. A well-reputed global consultancy in Central Bristol are looking for a DevOps Engineer with MS Azure knowledge to join them in Bristol. This role is part of a wider expansion plan and investment in technology services and would be a great opportunity for anyone who wants to play a key role in how their internal platforms are improved & maintained. What skills you’ll need Fluency in at least one server-side language, such as Java, PHP, Python or Perl. Proven experience of managing MS Azure/Google Cloud or VMware environments. Understanding of CI/CD pipelines and various deployment tools. Configuration management experience with things like Ansible, Salt or Puppet. Ability to validate requirements & troubleshoot deployments in a production environment, using tools like AzureDevOps or VSTS. Knowledge of establishing a secure, scalable data platform. Analytical & data-driven mindset. What you’ll be doing Joining a talented Agile team you’ll support the build of internal infrastructures, taking a cloud-first mindset to overall strategy and deploying various technology services to on-prem & on-cloud platforms. You will utilise a DevOps approach to your work, looking after secure configurations across all platforms and performing release deployments and continuous improvements to ensure the maintenance of these world-class solutions. The role involves operating multiple complex production data lake environments so you’ll need to be highly adaptable. What you’ll get in return for your talents This business is recognised as one of the best places to work in the UK and are committed to enhancing the firm’s social impact by creating a more inclusive and diverse society. With smart offices including Pool tables and state-of-the-art equipment, you can expect a stimulating work environment working alongside some of the brightest people in their industries. You’ll be rewarded with a competitive salary, discretionary bonus, 12% pension contribution and unmatched career progression with a global leader in its field. What's next? Like the sound of this one? Drop Joe a message now to find out more!
— Tech for good start-up.Location:BristolSalary:£38k-£55kFast-growing robotics company! Working with AWS, Docker and Terraform. Relaxed R&D environment! A fast-growing robotics company focused in decommissioning sectors are looking for a DevOps Engineer to join the highly experienced web development team in Bristol to support the development of their data delivery platform. They have ambitious plans and are looking for a DevOps engineer who is passionate about their work and wants to deliver highly scalable infrastructure. What skills you’ll need In a perfect world you will be working tirelessly with Amazon Web Services (AWS). You will have significant knowledge of Linux systems such as Ubuntu or even Debian. Ideally you will have worked with Linux security and image hardening. Demonstrable passion and experience of working with infrastructure as code using tools such as Terraform and CloudFormation. Hopefully you have been logging applications using ELK. What you’ll be doing You will be joining a web development team to help support the development of a browser-based data management system that provides data to wide range of tech for good clients and also help support the R&D team’s work as well. For this role you will have a strong track record in Linux system administration, AWS and docker. This is a multi-disciplinary role with a primary focus on the infrastructure and environment management, you will act as an advocate for DevOps practices across any project they embark on. Every day is different, offering a variety and exposure to a broad range of tech, working with a highly innovative and collaborative team. What you’ll get in return for your talents This is an incredible opportunity to work for a fast-growing robotics start-up based in central Bristol, offering a competitive salary (£38k-£55k). Along with the salary, you will receive a relaxed, R&D environment with mentorship instead of being micromanaged, 25 days holiday a year, flexible working policy with core and compressed hour principles, a generous pension scheme, In-house Gym, sponsorship to attend any relevant worldwide conferences and training and even the freedom to come up with your own new ideas. What’s next? If this role is of interest, get in touch with Sarah 01179 269 530 or on email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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