• DevOps Consultant

    Location(s) UK-Greater London-Hayes
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    Professional Services
  • About Rackspace

    Rackspace is modernizing IT in today’s multi-cloud world. We have been honored by Fortune, Forbes, Glassdoor and others as one of the best places to work. We serve over 50% of the Fortune 100 companies & customers in 120 countries around the globe. Our achievements are powered by our people – we call them Rackers.  We grow & thrive through world-class development opportunities, learning & selling bleeding-edge technologies & solutions, and most importantly, connecting with each other (the best & brightest in the industry). Are you a Racker? Join us!


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    Rackers aren’t all alike. We look different. We think uniquely. We are from many places and our beliefs & backgrounds vary. But, being a Racker — a valued member of a winning team on an inspiring mission – is what connects us all. Rackers are encouraged to bring their whole self to work every day, as we know that unique perspectives fuel innovation and enable us to best serve our customers & communities around the globe. We welcome you to apply today and want you to know that we are committed to offering equal employment opportunity without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender reassignment or identity or expression, genetic information, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity status, military or veteran status, nationality, ethnic or national origin, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or any legally protected characteristic. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

    Overview & Responsibilities

    This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Developer who has been working with mission-critical systems and understands the importance of automation, culture, measurement, and iterative processes – and how to overcome challenges both exotic and commonplace.


    The ideal candidate for the role will have several years’ experience with cloud platforms like AWS and tools related to Continuous Integration and Delivery, Infrastructure Automation, Containers, Application testing, API usage, Agile methodologies, centralised logging and metrics, and Cloud-first application architecture. We are looking for the top talent in the industry, highly-skilled in orchestrating application deployments and adept at the design and implementation of complex automation systems.


    Your engagements will see you working directly with customers and prospects as well as educating other Rackers about the value of a balanced, pragmatic approach to using DevOps tools for automation. Each engagement will see you understanding our customers and prospects specific needs, and require you to understand complex applications that may sit across a multitude of service models and technologies.


    You will have confidence in knowing your skills (and limitations), you are calm and collected under pressure and always available to mentor the less experienced. Your colleagues see you as a good team player who is keen to share knowledge as well as to listen and learn from others.

    • Provide customer-facing workshops to educate customers and prospects and gather information for analysis and recommendations.
    • Work with Solutions Architects and DevOps Engineering team to design and implement automation systems.
    • Work with Project Managers to deliver customer outcomes on time and on budget.
    • Write and maintain world-class documentation and materials for customer and Rackspace internal audiences.


    The ideal candidate for this role will have an excellent understanding of CI/CD, Configuration Management, Infrastructure Automation, and Application development methodologies. In addition, the right candidate will have the following skills:

    • Deep expertise with a CI/CD automation system (e.g. Jenkins, TeamCity, Bamboo).
    • Expert working knowledge of a Configuration Management system (e.g. Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Powershell DSC).
    • Expert working knowledge of Operating Systems (Windows and/or Linux).
    • Advanced knowledge of relevant web services, mail, backup, and application monitoring.
    • Advanced knowledge and demonstrable proficiency in any programming language (e.g. Python, Java, PHP, JavaScript)
    • Good knowledge of AWS (e.g. EC2, VPC, S3, RDS, Beanstalk, ECS, CodeDeploy, CloudWatch, CloudFormation)
    • Good knowledge of data storage systems and consistency/availability trade-offs (e.g. SQL Server, MySQL, Redis, MongoDB, Cassandra).
    • Good knowledge of networking fundamentals.
    • Good knowledge of collaborative application development using Agile methodologies and distributed revision control (e.g. Git).
    • Familiarity with Linux containers: usage and orchestration (e.g. Docker, Mesosphere, Kubernetes, Amazon ECS).


    One or some of these would accreditations be advantageous: AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate, AWS Certified DevOps Professional.