Senior DevOps Engineer

  • altius
  • Godalming, UK
  • Apr 24, 2020
Full time Consultant DevOps Information Technology Software Engineering Technology

Job Description

We have ambition!

Altius is a leading data focused technology consultancy specialising in data, performance management and data science solutions. We’re leading the UK market in delivering Microsoft Azure based data platforms and our data science team is at the cutting edge of delivering machine and deep learning solutions. The business has an average annual growth of over 50% and employ 380 people across the UK, The Netherlands and India. Altius brings industry expertise in multiple industry sectors predominately for the retail, travel and transport, infrastructure, and public sectors.

In March 2020, Avanade, the leading digital innovator on the Microsoft ecosystem announced its acquisition of Altius. Combining Altius’ blend of in-depth technical knowledge and advanced architecture skills with Avanade’s breadth of offerings and its close partnership with Microsoft will enable clients to realise the true value of their business data. In addition, Altius’ expertise in enterprise performance management is a valuable addition to Avanade’s technology capabilities.

We’re a dynamic group of bright and talented people who are passionate about their work and offer clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honours diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. This is a fantastic opportunity to operate at the forefront of technology and once the business has transitioned to Avanade, work on a global platform with 29,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries.

More details on Altius and Avanade can be found on

What will be your challenge?

We are recruiting a talented Sr. DevOps Engineer to join our Managed Services Practice.

At Altius, our clients come first. Our Managed Services team ensure our customers applications and hosted systems are operating without incident and constantly developing with the evolution of new & exciting technologies.

This is unique opportunity for a highly experienced DevOps/DataOps data engineer to take a role in the operational running of enterprise scale Microsoft Azure data and Business Intelligence solutions.  You will be a confident communicator who loves problem-solving and thrives in a dynamic & collaborative environment. You adapt quickly to changing priorities and customer needs and work best when given a challenge.

You will be involved with both delivery and managed service to ensure highly effective operational delivery of our data platforms.  You will collaborate closely with the Development and Quality Assurance teams to ensure we continue to deliver world-class applications for our clients.

What makes you successful?

You share our drive to set standards. You understand data and the opportunity for clients to gain advantage from their data.  You are an ambitious technologist who wishes to work with the latest cloud technology. 

 In short you have:

  • A good understanding of C#, SQL, database design & ETL solutions
  • Experience working with Microsoft Azure
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills
  • A passion for technology & a thirst for knowledge

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Incident resolution, deployments, patches, upgrades, and reliability and performance improvements
  • Involvement with DevOps of Data Platform solutions through a regular delivery of continual enhancements and improvement, ensuring we drive towards zero production incidents
  • Implement, maintain, and improve our continuous integration and delivery pipelines.
  • Be part of an on-call rota that provides escalation support for Production Incidents.
  • Implement Monitoring and Alerting solutions
  • Define and evangelize DevOps/DataOps best practices to improve reliability and performance
  • Help to scale our services globally
  • Development of automation where possible to create self-healing platforms enabling time to focus on continual improvement and innovation

Additional Skills & Experience

This is a role for ambitious technologists who wish to work with the latest cloud technology from Microsoft. Whilst we do not expect everyone to have experience with all the technologies below, candidates will need to show their ability to rapidly learn new technologies.

  • Experience working within a DevOps/DataOps environment delivering critical data application services
  • CI/CD – continuous integration / continuous development
  • Experience of Agile working environments – Scrum or Kanban
  • C# / Python
  • Azure Data Factory
  • Azure Data Lake Store
  • Azure Databricks
  • Power BI and wider Power Platform
  • Azure SQL / Azure SQL Data Warehouse with PolyBase
  • Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS)
  • Good understanding of provisioning and configuration systems –ARM, Terraform
  • Traditional Microsoft BI stack: SSRS / SSAS (Tabular with DAX & OLAP with MDX) / SSIS
  • Understanding of Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing concepts and methods

Additional information

Applications are only invited from candidates with the right to reside and work within the UK.

Office Location: Godalming, Surrey or London

Company Benefits

  • 25 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays)
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Private healthcare, critical illness, life & travel insurance and income protection
  • Equal employer who value diversity
  • Fantastic parental leave
  • Flat working structure
  • Friday drinks & monthly team socials
  • A variety of snack foods and a fully stocked kitchen
  • Excellent work-life balance
  • Personal development, training days, and external training