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DevOps Engineer - Platform Support (Night Shift)


Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ref: NP559-505

Job description / Role

Employment: Contract

Our Client

A leading Investment Brokerage in Abu Dhabi requires an experienced DevOps Engineer to work night shifts, based in Abu Dhabi, on-site, for an initial 12 month contract with a view to migrating onto a permanent contract thereafter.

Your Responsibilities

• Act as part of Global support team supporting the firm’s applications at all site and data centres.
• Initiate and develop use of tools (bespoke and third-party) to automate key areas of Software Engineering and Delivery.
• Mainly responsible for the support and maintenance of all Trading Applications and developing and implementing tools for automating key software engineering processes such as monitoring, continuous integration, testing, environment deployments & releases. Also including scripting regular manual tasks to improve on-going business processes.
• Support, Monitor, Enhance and Operate Retail and Institutional Financial Trading platforms and other in-house applications as well as third party applications.
• Manage Service Delivery under ITIL service delivery and incident management procedures. Follow escalation procedures where necessary.
• Working closely with the in-house Development and QA teams to bridge gap with the Business and Front Office.
• Applying and/or Co-ordinating new changes and updates/patches/releases to Applications.
• Administer and enhance monitoring tools/solutions to ensure applications are available and operating efficiently. Any outages are promptly identified, and any on-going risks addressed promptly.
• Create and implement automated scripts to standardize regular routine activities and checks on a day to day basis.
• Assist line manager in identifying gaps and providing temporary and permanent fixes on existing support and service management framework.
• Assist line manager in creating automated tools and scripts to make the most out of available infrastructure (back end optimization)
• Provide onsite and remote support to users where that is required
• Ability to troubleshoot both trading and core applications as well as niche applications where those are required end to end.
• Quick learner, multi-task and adapt easily to all environments with very keen interest in and ability to learn new technologies.
• Provide support out of hours and on call
• Provide staggered support and operate in rosters covering various timezones from Abu Dhabi office.


Your Qualifications

• BSc IT, Computer Science or Engineering discipline
• Supporting experience with Windows and Linux based applications.
• Supporting experience with Windows and Linux servers in virtualized and CLOUD environments as well as bare-metal.
• Development/Scripting experience in any of C++, C#, Java, Python, PowerShell, Ruby etc preferred.
• Experience/Familiarity with DevOps tools such as Cucumber, Jenkins Puppet, Docker, Bamboo, Terraform, Kubernetes, Gitlab, Kibana etc.
• At least 6 years of experience in user support/management, working with multi-cultural/multinational environment.
• Previous experience with supporting Low Latency high frequency environments infrastructure an added advantage
• PostgreSQL experience and exposure an advantage
• Exposure working with Heterogeneous database technologies.
• Cloud technologies knowledge and exposure preferred
• Experience in supporting Forex and Equity trading Applications and Platforms is an added advantage.
• ITIL Foundation certificate, MCSE, CCNA, CCNP, Systems & Security certifications and any further IT accreditations are a strong advantage to the right candidate.

About the Company

Founded in 1996, Halian is an IT services company with a strong track record of delivering value for our customers across the UK, Europe, The Middle East and Africa.

The experience we have gained means that we can help our clients reduce information technology costs, increase IT systems performance, and free up valuable internal resource to focus on core business activities. Our knowledge base covers a variety of industry sectors including Government, Healthcare, Telecommunications and Pharmaceuticals, as well as a specialist Financial markets capability in our Luxembourg office.

We operate with a culture of openness and trust that helps us to develop strong working relationships with our clients and with our core technology partners Dell, Oracle, Red Hat and Symantec.

Our three key service offerings of Managed Services, Resourcing Services and Professional Services can be used independently or integrated to provide a truly comprehensive service.

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