PayPoint - Careers
DevOps Automation Lead
Welwyn Garden City
6/2/2019

WHO WE ARE
 
Established in 1996, PayPoint offers in store payment services for consumers via 28,000 retail outlets and secure mobile and online multi-channel payment solutions for payment cards. Via these retail and multichannel services PayPoint manage £15 billion worth of transactions every year, for over 6,000 clients.
 
OUR PURPOSE
 
At PayPoint we believe businesses need to reflect the communities they serve. We have a long term commitment to working with local schools and promoting from within. This is our key driver in order to support and develop the talent that surrounds us. It allows us to further build on our culture and sits in line with our company values. We want you to join PayPoint and enjoy coming into work with that feeling you are making a difference.  
 
WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING AND THE KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
 
We are looking for a talented DevOps build engineer to join our Solution Architecture team, to develop and implement software-based automation solutions on the Azure DevOps platform. The ideal candidate will be an independent performer who is self-motivated with excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities.
 
In your role as the DevOps Automation Lead you will be working with delivery teams and architects to help them to leverage the Azure DevOps tools to deliver software. You will be responsible for supporting and maintaining the Azure DevOps platform and provide guidance in the creation of Azure DevOps Pipelines and the adoption of DevOps engineering practices, for Delivery teams migrating to this new platform.
 
You will be responsible for automation of the build and release processes and the integrations of other plugins and tools, into Azure DevOps pipelines.
 
Strong interpersonal skills and good written and verbal communication skills are essential, as you will be required to coach a variety of technical teams and provide technical documentation for the CI/CD platform.
 
  • Support & maintain the Azure DevOps platform, Artefact Repositories and Container Registries.
  • Support delivery teams deployment of software releases into Test and UAT environments, provisioned both on-premise and in the cloud.
  • Support delivery teams with the provision of Cloud services and infrastructure through ARM templates for Azure.
  • Create and maintain Pipeline templates for build and deployment pipelines aligning to the Continuous Delivery, Continuous Integration, Automated Provisioning, Automated Testing (Unit tests, Integration tests, Security and Static Code Analysis).
  • Maintain documentation standards for all DevOps processes and pipelines in the corporate confluence.
WHAT WE WOULD LIKE FROM YOU
  • A strong understanding of IT automation and everything as code.
  • A solid understanding of Azure DevOps or VSTS or an equivalent pipeline tool.
  • Experience of creating Build and Release Pipelines
  • Strong knowledge of Version Control using GIT.
  • Solid understanding of Cloud concepts - elasticity, scalability, designing for failure, designing for scale, shared nothing architectures, the imperative to automate every aspect of the development lifecycle.
  • Knowledge of Azure Cloud Services.
  • A strong knowledge of either Kubernetes or Docker Swarm or equivalent containerization and orchestration platform.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Networking fundamentals.
  • A software engineering or development background.
IT WOULD BE GREAT IF YOU HAVE THE FOLOWING BUT DON’T WORRY IF YOU DON’T
  • An understanding of PowerShell and an understanding of PowerShell DSC.
  • Windows Server (2012-2016) administration.
  • Linux CentOS/ Ubuntu or other.
  • Awareness VMware NSX including understanding of the distributed firewall and load balancing services.
  • PKI and use of certificates for server.
  • Previous experience of working within a PCI-DSS compliant environment.
WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU
 
You can expect a truly special experience working with us in our Head Office Location in Welwyn Garden City.
Our journey into Agile is truly underway along with our investment into a cloud based architecture and further consistent updates of our technologies which you will have the chance to use day in day out.
 
You will benefit from a range of standard company benefits like our 25 days holiday, on site gym, free parking, a canteen which caters for breakfast and lunch.
We also provide onsite yoga classes and other health and vitality sessions which includes chiropractors and mini massage taster sessions.
 
At PayPoint we feel strongly about the development of our people. That’s why we offer the opportunities and support to progress people in their careers.
 
For a further list of our company benefits please visit our website.
 
 

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