DevOps Engineer

at Hiscox
Location York
Date Posted January 11, 2022
Category All Jobs
Job Type Full-time


Within Hiscox our primary focus for our DevOps Engineer is to be a key and influential member of our Group IT Team with a focus on dedicated DevOps support to our various BAU and Change squads as we create new "Cloud" solutions to add value to the business.

Key responsibilities

  • Create and maintain the pipelines for publishing infrastructure code to Azure
  • Oversee and coach squads in intra-day deployments mechanisms
  • Drive the DevOps principles and culture across Group squads
  • Coach and influence engineers to DevOps maturity
  • Oversee and direct the vendor DevOps and Infrastructure resources
  • Create and maintain Azure infrastructure across all environments
  • Perform cost projection, analysis and monitoring
  • Propose and implement time-saving initiatives
  • Create and maintain monitoring at all levels (infrastructure, app, data)
  • Monitor issues and availability and ensure the correct escalation path is followed
  • Monitor performance and propose improvements
  • Implement auto-scaling of resources to meet the needs of the moment
  • Collaborate with all Group Chapters
  • Help to commoditise cloud services where possible
  • Identify engineering limits, bottlenecks and tipping points before they're reached

Technical Skills

  • Knowledge of Terraform and Azure Resource Management Templates preferred
  • Experience with technologies and toolchains such as Puppet, Jenkins, Bitbucket, C#, Visual Studio, Azure DevOps, Powershell, Kubernetes, Microsoft SQL/Azure SQL
  • Proven accountability for delivering technical components of both IT or commercial projects and on-going "BAU" programmes
  • Knowledge of Cloud native, microservices, containerized systems, preferably with Microsoft Azure
  • Knowledge and understanding of latest trends in DevOps methodologies, processes and tools, as well as emerging solutions and ability to apply them when appropriate
  • Previous experience of application support and operations - understanding how to troubleshoot system issues and find a pragmatic solution in a timely manner
  • A strong interest and awareness of all cloud providers and their services
  • Some knowledge of the Insurance Market with Lloyd's market experience particularly useful

At Hiscox we care about our people. We hire the best people for the job and we're committed to diversity and creating a truly inclusive culture, which we believe drives success.  We have also learned over the past 15 months that working life doesn't always have to be in the office, and when it's safe to do so, we will be introducing hybrid ways of working to encourage a healthy work life balance. 

We anticipate the successful candidate for this role will be in the office 1 day every week to meet up with the wider engineering team

We see it as the best of both worlds: structure and sociability on one hand, and independence and flexibility on the other.


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