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Site Reliability Engineer in Guildford, United Kingdom at IDBS

Date Posted: 5/18/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job ID: IDB000030

About Us

IDBS is a leading global provider of advanced software for research and development (R&D) organizations to securely capture, manage, share and exploit structured and unstructured data. 

Our customers around the globe trust us with their data, their business and their success and we enable them to get back to what they do best: science.


The Site Reliability Engineer is responsible for managing and supporting a 99.9% uptime Linux based production environment in AWS and supporting our product development teams by building, administering and evolving a department wide infrastructure of software development tools and support systems; such as automated build and continuous integration. This infrastructure covers that whole software development lifecycle with particular focus on the virtualisation infrastructure and build and deployment. Maintaining a department wide perspective and ensuring that we have a high-quality set of tools, while avoiding duplication and unnecessary inconsistencies is a central part of this role.

Core Responsibilities 


The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

Work with the team to deliver department wide infrastructure for:

- Server virtualization, both on premise and cloud based (focusing on the development, test and production environments)

- Source code management and source repository management

- Automated Build, deployment and continuous integration

- Test scripting and result management

- Work tracking and collaboration

- Manage relationships with 3rd party software and service providers involved in the infrastructure.

- Ensure compliance of the infrastructure to the IDBS Quality Management System

- Keep abreast of developments in the relevant areas, ensuring that new developments are taken advantage of as quickly as possible.

- Support Feature Teams in making use of the infrastructure by providing documentation, training and day to day advice.

Job Requirements


Skills/Requirements/Tools (but not limited to):

Experience building and managing business critical Amazon Web Services environments (or on similar cloud services)

- Experience using Jenkins, Maven and Bamboo build tools to create and manage CI (continuous integration) and CD (continuous delivery) pipelines

- Git and/or Subversion

- Strong Linux/Unix Administration

- Experience with automation/configuration management using either Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Salt or an equivalent 

- Able to script / programme at expert level in at least one of the following languages – Ruby, Python, Perl, PHP, Java, J2EE, SQL or similar language

Desirable Competencies:

Familiarity with the installation and administration of Oracle/MySQL/MongoDB/PostgresSQL

- Atlassian product suite

- Passionate about open source tooling

- Production experience with Docker and containers

- Interest in ChatOps

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.
Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.