Hermes Parcelnet

DevOps Engineer

3 months ago
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We are Hermes the UK’s leading consumer delivery company handing over 270 million parcels per year with a 15% growth year on year for the last five years.


We are embarking on a journey, utilising cutting edge technology to ultimately engage our customers at every touch point in their digital experience.


As a team, we innovate and challenge the status quo to meet the needs of our broad and varied client base.

We believe that every team member will play their part in achieving the goals of the team, department and company.  


As an individual, you'll have the support to grow and progress your career. We are building a learning culture, where it's safe to fail, and failures seen as learning opportunities.


We are establishing a team of skilled individuals with a passion for technology. 

Working in a fast paced agile environment, using eXtreme programming and software craftsmanship principles to produce high-quality solutions at speed.


Role Overview


Hermes UK has invested in a significant IT programme of change to support a wider Business Transformation Programme.  Hermes requires a practical engineer and technologist to support and empower the engineering teams with pipeline automation of infrastructure and application.  The role will require you to work closely with the Engineering teams providing support, guidance and governance.


The DevOps Platform Engineer is required to actively collaborate with the agile delivery teams providing and supporting the tools and infrastructure to the product development teams.


This role requires a solid background managing enterprise-level infrastructure environments as well as configuration management and scripting.


Work with the other DevOps engineers to provide the technical leadership necessary to drive DevOps adoption to make engineering more efficient and effective including software configuration management practices.


Input to the Enterprise Technology Standards, Policies and Frameworks and contributing to the Enterprise Technology Catalogue to ensure delivery teams are working consistently towards the target state.


Highlight deviations from technology standards.


Providing thought leadership for technologies, techniques and tools to ensure Hermes can leverage the maximum benefits through automated pipeline such as testing, build and deployment.


  • Experience building and maintaining production systems on AWS (EC2, RDS, S3, ELB, Lambda, ELB, Beanstalk) using Cloudformation & Ansible.
  • Experience working in a DevOps/Agile environment and strong scripting skills (BASH, Powershell).
  • Experience with application containerisation platforms and registry e.g. Docker & ECR.
  • Ensure development environments are rapidly available and repeatable & support development efforts.  Experience with CI/CD tools e.g. GoCD, Concourse, Jenkins.
  • Strong practical Linux and Windows based systems administration skills on a cloud platform.
  • Knowledge of logging solutions such as Cloudwatch and Splunk.
  • Experience with Application Performance Monitoring tools e.g. AppDynamics.
  • Demonstrated experience with source control management e.g. GIT.
  • Network skills beneficial to support Security Group management, VPN and Direct Connect configuration.
  • Logical thinker and effective communicator comfortable interacting across all levels within IT.
  • Able to manage own time and achieve milestones and objectives.
  • Degree or equivalent professional experience.


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