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Automation Engineer - Physical Hosting

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Automation Engineer - Physical Hosting
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Excellent salary + free Sky Q
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Manager / Mid-Level
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What you will do…

As an Automation Engineer within the Physical Hosting Squad, you will be responsible for the development and support of Sky Betting & Gaming's internal PaaS toolset. Building Infrastructure as Code and automating the management of SB&G's enterprise level infrastructure and datacentres. You will be an excellent communicator who is excited by technology, with an ability to communicate technical information to non-experts. You will be providing support in-person and via Slack to our internal customers and working closely with our colleagues in our Sheffield office. Working with the latest technologies driven by our roadmap and internal customer requirements.

How you will do it…

  • Developing and running self-service, API driven infrastructure
  • Experience with test driven development and continuous integration
  • You can explain how you can translate overall strategy into user stories deliverable by an autonomous small team
  • Knowledge of at least one object oriented programming language
  • Designing and implementing projects for new automation and shared tooling
  • Understanding of DRY principles
  • Supporting other Operational and Delivery teams with automation and shared toolset queries and requests
  • Support and develop our PaaS automation toolset
  • Work closely with other teams, implementing changes that help improve speed and release quality
  • Responsible for reviews of platform code changes, approving or suggesting improvements to authors as appropriate
  • Be an expert on the toolset
  • Own issues from initial diagnosis through to implementation of a fix
  • Write and keep up to date documentation
  • Challenge and suggest improvements to existing systems or processes on an ongoing basis
  • Own improvements to the tools, following the software development lifecycle through test and into live
  • Keep up to date with the latest open source technology and best practise, and suggest areas where new tools or practise can help the business achieve its goals

How we work…

  • Prioritising our work via Jira and Kanban boards
  • Supporting other Operational and Delivery teams with automation and shared toolset queries and requests
  • Identify areas where we can make efficiencies and avoid future workload by suggesting solutions that complement our existing tooling strategy
  • Working with colleagues' cross-site (Leeds and Sheffield) as one team
  • Inception sessions to collaborate on solutions and break down our project epics into stories.
  • Continuous Delivery using the toolset we maintain
  • Retrospective sessions to agree how we can improve technical delivery, operational support and team processes.

We will consider remote working (with at least 50% of time being in the base office), part-time working and flexible hours to accommodate your personal circumstances, providing we can meet our business needs.

We also offer an attractive relocation package for candidates that live outside the Yorkshire region, including those outside the UK.

Based in Yorkshire, we have grown to become one of the UK's leading online betting and gaming companies. A business driven by bleeding edge technology, that brings the excitement of sports betting, casino games, poker and bingo to over 200,000 customers a day & growing!

It's a workplace like no other, with a mission to make Betting & Gaming better.

And we want you to be part of it.

Our People Ambition is to attract & develop diverse & talented people to meet the current and future growth needs of SB&G. Together, our aim is to create the Best Digital Business to work at.

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