DevOps Engineer

Category: Project Management
Main location: United Kingdom, UK Wide - Various, UK Wide - Various
Position ID: J0524-0495
Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description:

Do you want to take your career to the next level as part of one of the big five IT and business process firms in the world? Be part of something and join CGI as a DevOps Engineer in our Cloud Services team, delivering services across multiple clients in the UK.

If you’re looking for a challenge that stretches your talents and you want to make a real difference in people’s lives, come and help us support the digital transformation of the UK. We're looking for a DevOps professional to work with high profile public and commercial clients, improving systems that make the everyday easier.

We are proud to be recognised in the Sunday Times Best Places to Work List 2024, with CGI in the UK ranking in the top 10 for 'Very Big Organisations' and receiving high commendation for our commitment to ethnic minorities and young professionals. We have also been named one of the ‘World’s Best Employers’ by Forbes magazine.

We offer a competitive salary, excellent pension, private healthcare, plus a share scheme (3.5% + 3.5% matching) which makes you a CGI partner not just an employee. CGI are committed to inclusivity, building a genuinely diverse community of tech talent and inspiring everyone to pursue careers in our sector, including our Armed Forces, and are proud to hold a Gold Award in recognition of our support of the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant. Join us and you’ll be part of an open, friendly community of experts. We’ll train and support you in taking your career wherever you want it to go.

The team are based across the UK with a hub of Engineers based in the South Wales area, we're open to considering candidates on a UK wide basis with flexibility for very occasional travel to Waterton / Reading for team and client meetings.

All applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo National Security Vetting (NSV) Security Check (SC) level.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

You will be an experienced DevOps Engineer and be an important part of cloud-native software delivery teams for clients across multiple industries. Our DevOps Engineers work as part of close-nit teams with Software Developers, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Cloud Architects, Security specialists etc. with the same shared objective; rapid, continuous delivery of high-quality code.

As a DevOps Engineer here at CGI, you will be the engine that makes the team function, enabling practitioners through automated tools, testing, orchestration techniques and communication to satisfy customers.

This role involves:

• Work closely with colleagues, mentoring software developers, architecture teams and operators within an organization to teach them how to deploy software that is easily scalable
• Work as a cross functional engineer as part of an Agile team
• Collaborate with IT and security teams to ensure quality releases
• Create and manage virtual environments
• Analyse and automate existing processes
• Engage with clients, or their representatives, to understand underlying requirements
• For our senior DevOps Engineers; Clearly communicate the characteristics of the Dev Ops Lifecycle, being able to advise what good looks like and supporting and guiding junior members of the team

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

Firstly, our DevOps Engineers need a mix of “soft” and “hard” skills. We are looking for strong interpersonal and communications skills (verbal and written) as well as tooling and technical skills.

Secondly, our DevOps Engineers must be team players, supporting their colleagues throughout sprints or software iterations. We are looking for skills to mentor and advise team members on the best ways to deliver code through a pipeline, what tools to use and how to test the latest features.

You will possess a range of the following skills and experiences:

• A good working knowledge and competence in Agile practices.
• Passionate about automation and continuous improvement.
• Extensive and detailed understanding of automation technologies (such as build, configuration, test, deployment, delivery, monitoring)
• A systematic and thorough approach to work; identifying deficiencies, while also maintaining a balance between process adherence and pragmatism, engaging with the project team accordingly to maintain this balance.
• Trusted to represent CGI professionally.
• AWS/Azure certifications desirable.

Different development strategies necessitate different technical skills and with the vast choice available, our clients use various different tools. To this end, we value a curious mind-set and the ability to pick up new tools quickly is important for the role.

Desirable skills in any of the following will be useful but not essential:

• Cloud hyperscalers - Azure / AWS / GCP / OCI
• DevOps CI/CD tooling for IaC and software release –
• IaC and DSC - Terraform / Terragrunt / Ansible
• Azure ARM Templates
• AWS Cloud Formation / Code Star
• Container management tools – Helm / Sonarqube / Neuvector / Blackduck
• Docker / Kubernetes
• Jenkins
• A coding language – Javascript / Node.js / python
• Jira / ServiceNow

Skills:

  • Cloud Computing
  • DevOps
  • ServiceNow

What you can expect from us:

Together, as owners, let’s turn meaningful insights into action.

Life at CGI is rooted in ownership, teamwork, respect and belonging. Here, you’ll reach your full potential because…

You are invited to be an owner from day 1 as we work together to bring our Dream to life. That’s why we call ourselves CGI Partners rather than employees. We benefit from our collective success and actively shape our company’s strategy and direction.

Your work creates value. You’ll develop innovative solutions and build relationships with teammates and clients while accessing global capabilities to scale your ideas, embrace new opportunities, and benefit from expansive industry and technology expertise.

You’ll shape your career by joining a company built to grow and last. You’ll be supported by leaders who care about your health and well-being and provide you with opportunities to deepen your skills and broaden your horizons.

Come join our team—one of the largest IT and business consulting services firms in the world.