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IT consultancy providing industry leading engineering

Junior Site Reliability Engineer

£30k – £40k
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Junior Site Reliability Engineer

About Appvia
Appvia is a new and exciting IT start-up helping companies deliver software. We are developer focused and provide development teams with products and services that make their day-to-day lives easier, whilst also creating standardisation and best practice for the wider organisation. We are passionate about driving value to our clients and have a desire to make their organisation succeed.

One of the core principles to Appvia is company ethos. We have a positive and inclusive culture that ensures a happy team, committed to the quality of our work and who support each other to create a professional business environment. This helps us not only to maintain staff who feel contented and proud of where they work, but also happy and satisfied customers. It is not just our people who buy into our company culture, but our customers too.

Embark on your digital journey
You will be mentored by teams that have worked in the industry for 15+ years. You will learn how the market is constantly evolving and learn to evolve with it to develop platform solutions from cloud services to dedicated private infrastructures, generate cutting-edge software solutions and lead project delivery to transform clients’ digital landscapes.

The Role
Reporting to the Platform Lead, the Junior Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) will be part of a fast moving and highly technical team working on central platforms to support the software development life cycle. The Junior SRE will work within a central function dedicated to improving a platform built around self service for developers, and will care deeply about building reliable, well-tested systems, collaboratively with others.

Key Responsibilities:
Working through customer (developer) support issues and communicating in a professional and timely manner
Automating solutions for recurrent issues
Test out new ideas and products by building proof of concepts (POCs), and balancing trade offs between technical, analytical and product needs
Helping projects implement better ways of working using DevOps principles
Help the platform team identify engineering tasks and prioritise the backlog in relation to project and support need
Enhance operational reliability and scalability of existing products
Streamlining operational tasks through engineering and automation
Identify simple innovative technical solutions to complex engineering problems
Improve knowledge amongst the team through documentation, code reviews and pair working
Collaborate with product engineers regarding technical implementation and product improvements
Reduce the number of DevOps resources in projects by enabling developers to be more self-service.

We’re looking for someone with (from essential to desirable):
Basic programming skills
Excellent debugging and problem solving capabilities
Experience in the use of Linux Operating System
Fantastic communication skills, both written and verbal.
Great collaboration skills with people of all levels of technical ability
Ability to efficiently manage and prioritise changing workloads
Combination of analytical skills and a keen interest in technology
Extensive knowledge of container based technologies (Docker / Kubernetes)
Experience with cloud computing services (AWS or GCP)
Good knowledge of continuous integration and deployment practices
Software development experience in one or more general purpose programming languages
Be able to work well within a team of varying degrees of skill
Be empowered to push good ideas forward and challenge the status quo
Have the ability to innovate
Want to design and explore new solutions
Confidence to work independently, using your initiative
Creative yet structured thinking
Enjoys solving difficult technical problems
Relevant degree in Technology or Engineering, or equivalent qualification from an academic institution
Good understanding of industry best practices
Good software engineering principles

What you’ll get in return:
Competitive salary
On call allowance
25 Days Holiday (plus bank holidays)
Healthcare
Flexible working hours
Bonus
Pension

Note: As some of our customers require Security Clearance, you will need to be eligible, this means you will need:
● To have resided in the country for at least 5 years
● Have no criminal records
● Have no financial irregularities

Why Apply?
Be at the forefront of innovation and the heart of the digital revolution.
Experience the best opportunities to learn, grow and excel, by learning on-the-job, learning from others, and through formal learning.
Help to transform the technology landscapes of household named companies.