DevOps Engineer

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Location: London, GB

McLaren Applied Technologies

McLaren Applied Technologies is a high-performance technology company which combines fresh thinking and innovation to solve crucial challenges and improve people's lives in industries as diverse as health, public transport, automotive and motorsport.

Our team

Our self-organised and agile concept teams work collaboratively to solve crucial challenges in the health and transport industries.

Concept teams are formed of Data Scientists, C#, Scala, Java, Front End, Mobile and Simulation Engineers, and are responsible for the design, commit, deploy, maintenance and operations of our projects guided by the governance of our delivery framework.

The role

As a result of our continued growth and investment we are currently seeking a number of talented DevOps Engineers. 

The successful applicant will engage with technical leaders in the identification of medium-term business solutions consistent with best practices for cross-functional implementation and continued optimisation. You will set the direction for and steer medium-term enhancements of integrated standards and significant business performance drivers across multiple areas of responsibility.

Work to create improvements that take into account the critical, underlying and less apparent relationships between internal businesses, technology and systems platforms. Devise approaches that integrate system components for assigned projects. Conduct risk evaluations and resolves issues regarding significant changes and upgrades.

  • Strong background in Linux/Unix administration
  • Experience with automation/configuration management using Puppet, Chef or an equivalent
  • Ability to use a wide variety of open source technologies and cloud services such as AWS (Cloud Formation) and Cloud Orchestration
  • Strong experience with SQL, MySQL and NoSQL
  • A working understanding of coding and scripting using Python, Ruby/Perl
  • A working understanding of Azure, Team City, would be advantageous
  • Strong understanding of Agile                                        

Skills and expertise

  • Have knowledge of a configuration management tools;
  • Have experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS);
  • Have a First-class degree or upper 2nd in Computer Science or practical commercial experience.
  • Are able to engage with a broad range of stakeholders and work within a matrix organisation.

Personal attributes

We are looking for engineers who are passionate about technology to join our team and help us provide timely insight into data for our customers.
The work environment

You will be based at our unique offices in the South Bank area of London. The building boasts spacious offices and meeting rooms, a gaming lounge and stunning views of London. It also hosts weekly events, classes, workshops and happy hours, encouraging the best and brightest to network and discuss the next big idea to hit the tech industry over a drink or two.

Some travel to the McLaren Technology Centre (Woking, Surrey) will be required.

McLaren’s Product Innovation Framework

Take the unique opportunity to bring your own ideas to life, whether it’s a software package or a tangible product. If the application for your idea is successful, it will be backed by a significant pledge from the business to fund time and materials costs. Our ambition is that we continue to foster the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship within Applied Technologies.

The recruitment process

  • If your application is successful, you will be invited for a phone interview with one of our experienced technical recruiters. 
  • If our recruiter believes you're suitable for the role, you will then be asked to complete a technical challenge. This will be completed in your own time. 
  • If you are successful, you’ll then be invited for a phone interview with one of the hiring managers which will include technical questions relating to the job role. 
  • The final stage involves a face to face interview in London or at the McLaren Technology Centre, with the hiring manager and other members of the team. 

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