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Role Overview

Senior DevOps Engineer

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Experience Dependent
Cambridge, Cambridge
Job Reference: J5637432
Status: Open to Applications
Updated: 02/02/2023
HRS are working with a Biotechnology company whose innovative technology is helping to change the lives of cancer patients. Through their ground-breaking developments in non-invasive diagnostic products, they help detect cancer at the early stage & help monitor treatment & recovery.

We are seeking to hire a Senior DevOps Engineer to join their rapidly growing team based in Cambridge and take responsibility for developing & maintaining the cloud infrastructure, automation & integration across their systems, managing code workflows and assisting with software releases.

This position will offer the flexibility to work on a hybrid basis, and will be an integral part of an innovative business who are utilising computational methodologies to improve the experience & outcomes of cancer patients. The business is currently in an exciting period of growth & transition and will offer the opportunity to shape the future direction of the company through numerous green-field projects.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Key duties and responsibilities:

As a Senior DevOps engineer, you will be responsible for maintaining & improving the current cloud-based infrastructure, working closely with a team of developers & computational scientists to produce code changes, planning & leading releases.
As a senior team member, you will also be leading & mentoring junior team members, acting as a point of escalation for the UK group and liaising / coordinating with colleagues and partners based in the USA.

Tech Stack:

- OS: Linux – RedHat family
- Infrastructure as code: Terraform Cloud, CloudFormation
- Configuration as code: Ansible
- Version Control and CI/CD: bitbucket (git + bitbucket pipelines for CI/CD), CircleCI, Jenkins
- VPN: openvpn, AWS VPN
- Monitoring: Prometheus, Cloudwatch, Grafana
- AWS: EC2, VPC (including transit gateway), S3, RDS, Route53, Control Tower, Transfer Family, CloudFormation (parallel cluster), Batch, ECR, ECS, EKS, SSO, Amazon Grafana, Amazon Prometheus, CloudWatch
- Azure: Some soft integrations with Azure (Azure DevOps, Blob Storage)
- HPC: all cloud based – AWS Parallel Cluster and AWS Batch

- Webapps: Python (django, gunicorn, celery), Java (gradle)
- Bioinformatics: Python, R, Perl, C++
- Mix of monolithic and containerized

Role Requirements


1. A BSc or higher qualification in Computer Science OR Equivalent industry experience
2. Proven experience as a DevOps engineer, working with:
- Linux systems and bash scripting
- infrastructure-as-code tools such as Terraform, Terraform Cloud, Terragrunt
- configuration-as-code tools such as Ansible
- CI/CD pipelines such as bitbucket pipelines, CircleCI, Jenkins or equivalent
- Containerization with Docker and ECS (Kubernetes and EKS nice to have)
3. Coding experience and understanding of deployment troubleshooting – ideally utilising Python.
Interested in this job? Apply for this position now!

Nathan Fairhurst

Your Recruitment Consultant:

Nathan Fairhurst


Hyper Recruitment Solutions Ltd (HRS) is an Equal Opportunities employer who are certified by Investors in People for our talent development. We welcome applications for any applicant who fulfil the role requirements for this position. HRS is a company exclusively supporting the science and technology sectors, and is made up of a collaboration of recruitment processionals and scientists. We look forward to helping you with your next career moves.
Sectors: Medical Device, Software, Life Sciences, Science, Diagnostics
Skills: IS&T - Infrastructure, IS&T - Dev Ops, IT Pharma - Computational - Bioinformatics, IT Pharma - Computational - Bioinformatician, IT Pharma - Computational - Python, IT Pharma - Computational - Programming, IT Pharma - Operations - AWS, IT Pharma - Operations - Azure, IT Pharma - Operations - Infrastructure, IT Pharma - Software - Python
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