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DevOps Engineer

Job Introduction

Our team is responsible for the design, implementation and ongoing maintenance of infrastructure and systems to support the Bauer Publishing websites, assets and services

Role Responsibility

The Devops Engineer (DE) role involves the design, implementation and ongoing maintenance of infrastructure and systems to support the Bauer Publishing websites, assets and services. The DE will be required to manage a diverse set of infrastructure ranging from simple EC2 instances all the way through to production Kubernetes clusters.

Key Responsibilities and tasks:

  • Work with the DevOps team alongside developers and other stakeholders to implement solutions that meet the business requirement.
  • Maintain, patch, refine and extend existing infrastructure
  • Design and implement new infrastructure as required
  • Maintain and develop Infrastructure As Code solutions.
  • Maintain and develop build systems & pipelines
  • Ensure software systems are as up to date as possible
  • Peer review code and have code per reviewed
  • Communicate clearly with Software Engineering and Product teams
  • Maintain and extend our monitoring, metrics and alerting systems
  • Migrate legacy systems using appropriate automation technologies.

 

The Ideal Candidate

 

What you will bring:

The DE will have experience of implementing infrastructure within heterogenous hosting environments as well as developing Infrastructure As Code solutions. The DE will be able to work autonomously as well as part of a multi-skilled team with the ability to clearly communicate both with technical and non-technical stakeholders.

The DE will also require a good understanding of build systems and pipelines: from Developer machines through to production deployments, with an understanding of source control systems and development workflows such as Gitflow.

The DE will be able to demonstrate experience/knowledge of many of the following technologies and systems:

  • AWS: EC2, ALB, VPC, VPN, RDS
  • Networking
  • Kubernetes (Kops, Kubespray, Helm charts)
  • Jenkins
  • Terraform
  • Scripting languages e.g. Powershell, Bash
  • Source control systems e.g. Git/GitHub and Gitflow
  • Software Development principles and practices

Familiarity with the following would be beneficial:

  • Windows administration
  • Linux administration
  • Kops, Kubespray
  • MSBuild
  • Prometheus, Grafana & AlertManager
  • Nginx
  • Packer & Ansible

Package Description

Rewards packages at Bauer Media offer a range of salary sacrifice Benefits, such as our pension scheme and flexible holidays, as well as exclusive Perks like great deals and discounts for everyday life.

Flexible Working

We want to make sure that we find the right people to work in our teams, and we know that the traditional 9-5, five days a week doesn’t suit everyone. So, we would love to hear from you if you feel you’re a great fit for this role and would like to work flexibly. If you are the right person for this role, we’ll find the right working approach for you. 

 

About the Company

About Bauer Media Group

Bauer Media Group has become an enduringly successful media corporation by focusing on creating content that matters most to millions of people around the world: from print and online publishing to radio and money-helper services for consumers, as well as sales and marketing services for SMB. Family-owned in the 5th generation, Bauer focuses on the long term, with a consumer-first mindset that guides us across our increasingly diverse portfolio. Our workforce of 15,000 shares a passion – to deliver content and services that are popular with, and helpful to, our customers and partners.

As the UK’s biggest selling magazine publisher, we create iconic and influential magazine media brands, digital properties and associated consumer and B2B live events for diverse, passionate audiences.  We reach 25 million consumers through our portfolio, which includes heat, Grazia, Closer, Empire, Motor Cycle News, Parkers, Mother& Baby, TV Choice, Take a Break, Bella, Yours, Garden News and Country Walking.  Our scale, coupled with the breadth of our portfolio, gives us an advantage over pure play magazine competitors. It also gives us a huge responsibility - our brands become the lens through which our audiences see the world, and for this reason, we take our responsibilities as a media outlet very seriously, recognising that we are responsible for shaping perceptions in the wider world.

Belonging at Bauer Mission statement

People are at the heart of everything we do. Inclusivity is part of who we are. We celebrate diversity in all its forms, and encourage authenticity, knowing that our differences are celebrated.

What we will offer you

Quite simply, our promise to you is that Bauer Media is a great place to do great work with great people. Our people take an enormous amount of pride in the brands they support. They like their team members, and they feel supported by their managers. We all take collective responsibility for our culture, because we know it has a ripple effect out across our brands. That’s why our culture of inclusion at work, Belonging at Bauer, is at the heart of everything we do. Belonging at Bauer is about our dual goals of being as representative as we can of the audiences we serve, and about creating a working environment where all our people feel able to bring their whole selves to work every day. It’s part of everything we do, and everyone who works here is responsible. If you join us, you’ll be an important part of this as well.


Our mental health at work

We’re proud to be the driving force behind the “Where’s your head at?” campaign, which is working to put Mental Health First Aiders on an equal footing with traditional workplace First Aiders. This is a priority for all of us that work at Bauer and we now have fully trained Mental Health First Aiders supporting and working across all of our UK locations.


Bauer Core Values

Creativity - We create unique, high quality content that delights our audiences.

Ambition - We think big and bold, pushing boundaries and embracing change.

Passion - We approach every day with curiosity, commitment and a lively positive mindset.

Teamwork - We learn from each other and take the time to understand both challenges and opportunities, working together to find the right solution.

Trust - We are open, respectful and honest.

Inclusivity - We encourage different points of view and perspectives and value all contributions.

Responsibility - We make measured and thoughtful decisions that support the business vision.
 

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