DevOps Principal Software Engineer

  • General Dynamics
  • Mar 23, 2021
Full time Information Technology Telecommunications

Job Description

Join us as a Principal DevOps Engineer and you will work closely with the Development and Test teams, utilising your expertise in the implementation and management of DevOps processes and standards, supporting efficient software build and deployment through source code control, continuous integration and software quality tools and methods typically employed in the development of software products. You will work with the Product Owners to ensure deliverables are committed to and delivered on time and to the required quality by the development teams.

A typical day could include:

  • Leading a cross functional DevOps team through a software delivery project in a scaled Agile environment
  • Defining and managing the continuous integration, deployment and test approach
  • Supporting Build Release and Software licensing Requirements across the Product Development and Test Team
  • Monitoring metrics and feedback as to the health of the software builds, and instigating strategic actions to address root cause issues.
  • Planning of the DevOps initiatives and activities with the team
  • Facilitate discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution between the test and development organizations to resolve build and deployment issues

Working within a multi-disciplined engineering team, you will bring significant experience as a Scrum Master and possess detailed practical knowledge of all areas from DevOps processes & culture, software development & test, tooling, infrastructure provisioning, maintenance and upgrade. You will have experience of Jenkins/Jenkins Pipelines, Artifactory and Git/GitLab.

Ideally, you may also have experience of some of the following:

  • Working in virtualized environments (knowledge of VMWare vSphere)
  • Knowledge of Dell Storage solution
  • Scripting tools (e.g. groovy, bash, powershell)
  • Infrastructure as code (e.g. Ansible) automated deployment
  • Understanding of software architectures, and design patterns
  • Testing and deployment of software on Windows 10 and Server 2016
  • Test Management tools (e.g. Rational Quality Manager)
  • Web Technologies (e.g. OData, HTTP, TLS, and REST)

General Dynamics Mission Systems aims to be as flexible as possible so this role could either be based working from home, with a requirement for occasional travel to our site or based within our offices in South Wales depending upon your preference.

Our Company Benefits:

We pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose, offering highly competitive benefits:

  • A compressed nine-day fortnight - which means every other Friday off!
  • A flexible benefits scheme - allowing you to adapt your benefits to suit yours and your family's needs
  • A personalised career development plan, alongside regular progress reviews - supporting and valuing your progression within the Company
  • Professional training and development courses, both internal and external - allowing you to reach your full potential
  • A flexible working environment where your contributions are recognised and rewarded, which includes compressed hours, reduced hours and job share
  • A Company sports and social club, offering events at discounted prices - giving you the opportunity to meet and socialise with your fellow colleagues outside the workplace

About General Dynamics Mission Systems

General Dynamics Mission Systems engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of more than 13,000 top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defence and scientific arenas. In the UK, we employ more than 1,400 people and are leading the way in Armoured Fighting Vehicles, avionics and communication systems. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We believe in maintaining a diverse workplace - inclusive of beliefs, cultural background, job experiences, thoughts and ideas. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!