Lead DevOps Engineer

Aberdeen City, Berkshire, Highland Council, Perth and Kinross, Portsmouth, Reading, Renfrewshire
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SSE plc
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SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £20.5 billion in low carbon projects to 2027, we have significant growth plans and are well on our way to achieving our ambition to build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

Join us on our journey to net zero and help us power change.

About the Role

Location: Reading, Thatcham, Havant, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Perth and Inverness

Salary: £62,324- £71,370 + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

We are looking for a passionate Azure development professional to join our dynamic new team who are responsible for maintaining and enhancing in house developed applications across the SSE landscape. You will be working in a fun, self-managing Agile team with a strong culture of teamwork, support and accountability.

The Lead DevOps Engineer plays a pivotal role in the development and maintenance of applications and infrastructure to facilitate speedy software development and deployment, whilst supporting the current team.

With a unique combination of technical support and IT operations, they ensure that critical applications and products are consistently improved and updated to align with business requirements. They will also help to identify and resolve complex incidents and problems while devising technical solutions that cater to the needs of the business.

You will need to:

- Design, develop and maintain web applications (NodeJS & Angular) as part of an agile team in a DevOps environment, with a focus of whole application systems and services (front end and backend).

- Diagnose and resolve problems with application systems in the production environment, collaborating with team members in the fixing of faults as appropriate. This includes troubleshooting and resolving issues related to infrastructure, applications, and data.

- Code according to industry standards and specifications. This includes writing secure, clean, maintainable, and efficient code that meets the organisation's coding standards and best practices.

- Have 'development level' involvement throughout the full software development life cycle. This includes participating in all stages of the software development life cycle, including planning, design, development, testing, deployment, and maintenance.

- Effectively communicate with team members, including the Delivery Manager and Product Owner. This includes collaborating with other team members and stakeholders to ensure that requirements are understood and that everyone is working toward the same goals.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would need you to have:

- Considerable, relevant Developer experience with proven experience in software engineering using technologies such as Javascript, HTML, CSS, PHP, NodeJS, Angular and Selenium.

- Excellent technical computing, analysis, design and development skills to a proven professional level including understanding impact to business.

- Understanding of software release processes: from receipt of incidents, analysis and then through the testing and release processes.

- Extensive experience of developing using Azure components including Microsoft Visual Studio, Azure Data Factory, Azure Blobs, AppInsights, Azure Keyvault, API Management, Azure Active Directory, Azure Functions, AppGateway, CosmosDB and ETL Tooling.

- Fully conversant with Agile and DevOps development methodology and concepts, including CI/CD coding, security testing best practice and standards. This must include a good understanding of CI/CD pipelines and development repositories such as Git.

About our Business

SSE IT underpins the technology needs of all the different businesses that make up the SSE group. From emerging technologies to data and analytics to cyber security - we power SSE's growth and enable it to generate value, while keeping it secure. As a trusted business partner that helps SSE lead in a low carbon world, we are proud of our service. Working for SSE IT is all about equipping SSE for now and the future.

What's in it for you?

We offer an excellent package with 34 days annual leave entitlement. Enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments you need during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

Further actions

All applications should be made online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working flexibly requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact David on david.brickell@sse.com / 01738 275846.

Before commencing your role with SSE, you'll need to complete our pre-employment screening process. This will consist of a criminality and credit check.