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DevOps Engineer

Date: Feb 10, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID139598BR
Job TitleDevOps Engineer
CountryUnited Kingdom
FunctionManagement Consulting
Service LineMC Technology
Service Line InformationIn KPMG's Management Consulting practice, we don't limit ourselves to either strategy or implementation. Instead, we deliver both - equally well. Indeed, it's this broad capability that's seen us accelerate to become a 1000-strong team in less than five years. Since our creation, we've developed in-depth knowledge of an incredibly broad spread of sectors.

In IT Advisory we leverage technology to help achieve clients' business strategy and help deliver sustainable business benefits.

KPMG OverviewKPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.

With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Job DescriptionThe Team

Technology is now driving innovation across every industry and changing at a rapid pace. For businesses these changes present new opportunities but also bring challenges to the increased complexity of change involved. Within KPMG, we leverage technology to help achieve clients' business strategy and help deliver sustainable business benefits.

In particular, we help clients to build and manage large–scale, multi–country, complex, technology–enabled business transformation programmes. We drive this transformation through the adoption of Cloud based technologies and have strategic relationships with Amazon, Google, Microsoft and IBM to name a few.

In our DevOps capability we develop and manage cloud based solutions for our clients. As an integral member of the DevOps capability you will be working with a talented mix of product managers, solution/cloud architects, cloud engineers, software engineers, test automation engineers & site reliability engineers to plan, build, deliver and manage products & solutions. Solutions are always client issue led and can vary in size and range from automated client onboarding, online banking to predictive analytics.
Thanks to our ambitious growth plans for the team in adopting a product and services based approach to delivering our solutions, your future here is something to get excited about. As a valued member of the team, you’ll be expected to keep up to date with the tech field and we will gladly sponsor certifications and training courses.

The Role

We welcome Cloud / DevOps Engineers with experience in cloud environments who are happy to bring their experience on board and add another dimension to our solutions. As part of our rigorous recruitment process, we’ll thoroughly test your ability to build, design and deploy scalable systems with peerless precision, quality and clarity. To make you the best you can be, we would like you to have:


A never ending appetite for technology and driving best technology and software development practices into the team with passion and enthusiasm


Desire to work closely with a multi-disciplined team of technology directors & product managers, solution/cloud architects, software engineers, test automation engineers & site reliability engineers


Passionate about their work and committed to helping the team improve


Passion for developing solutions that solve client problems

The Person


Hands-on experience in building and implementing reliable infrastructure components to deliver highly scalable services on AWS (e.g. Lambda, API Gateway, S3, ECS, ECR, DynamoDB, Aurora, VPC, CloudFront, Elasticsearch, Cloudwatch, Auto Scaling, Identity & Access management , etc.)


Experience in automating deployment, administration and monitoring of our large-scale cloud environments


Experience of using languages such as Python and tools such as Terraform for codified infrastructure delivery


Experience of optimising cloud deployments from speed, scalability and cost


Experience of source code control (GitHub or bitbucket) and CI/CD tools for automation, configuration and build (i.e. Jenkins, Team City, Octopus)


Demonstrable experience in working in an Agile environment using Atlassian Stack (Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket)


Experience of integration with logging/monitoring tools (CloudWatch, DataDog, LogStash, StackDriver Monitoring, New Relic,


Experience with a broad range of open source technologies and integrating open source and cloud services technologies e.g. containers such as Docker, Kubernetes and RDBMS such as MySQL, MS SQLServer

Desirable experience and skills


Experience of working with software and site reliability engineers to enhance, document, establish process and improve the operability and security of our systems


Knowledge of best practices and IT operations (e.g. ITIL) in an always-up, always-available service


Knowledge and understanding of canary releases, blue/green deployment and A/B testing


Knowledge of Data Warehouses, Data Analytics and Business Intelligence


Knowledge of RESTful APIs and microservices best practice

Our DealIf the chance to work with interesting clients and innovative technology wasn’t rewarding enough, we’ll motivate you in other ways too. At KPMG you can expect real responsibilities and opportunities to grow professionally.

‘Our Deal’ sets out all the different ways you’ll be rewarded at KPMG. Among other things you can benefit from honest conversations about your career as well as a range of other rewards. In all these ways and more, we have created an environment that can bring out the best in you.

Flexible WorkingWhile some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.

We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.

Applying with a DisabilityKPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require, with your recruitment contact.

KPMG's commitment to diversity

KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG.

Returning to work after a break

At KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment. This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.

Policy for Agencies

KPMG has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. Please check here to see our policy on agencies: Policy

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