Principal DevOps Engineer

About Capco 

Capco is a fully independent, global management and technology consultancy. For 20 years we have combined innovative thinking with deep industry knowledge to deliver business consulting, digital transformation and technology services to Finance and Energy markets. Our collaborative and efficient approach helps clients reduce costs and manage risk and regulatory change while increasing revenues. We are thinkers, innovators, and disruptors. We are small enough to care but large enough to matter.

The Role

We are looking for engineers who want to play a key part in supporting the evolution of the Financial Services industry one project at a time. You will be expected to be a strong team player who prides themselves on delivering modern, first class cloud based platforms through practicing best in class Agile ways of working at all times.

DevOps at Capco

Here's a few reasons why you should join us:

  • You’ll be part of excellent teams developing the new financial services apps, having the opportunity to work on exciting greenfield projects as well as on established Tier 1 banking applications that are already adopted by millions of users.
  • You will be able to work on automating and optimising DevOps processes, improving your knowledge and skills to become an expert on CI/CD.
  • You’ll be able to work across different technology stacks, ranging from serverless deployments through to on-premise private cloud deployments.
  • You will have also the opportunity to learn and work with other mobile technologies whenever you want to wide your expertise.
  • We will offer you the opportunity to train with the best courses and portals available online and gain certifications to help become the best version of DevOps engineer you can.

About you

Capco is looking for hardworking, innovative and creative people to join our Digital Engineering team.

We'd also like to see:

    • Demonstrate practical experience of engineering best practices, while being obsessed with continuous improvement
    • Have expertise in a set of the team's domains, including the breadth of services, how they interact, and data flows between systems
    • Able to work individually or with teams drawing on experience to recommend tooling and solutions aligning with organisational strategies. Influences organisation wide testing strategy
    • Architects services and systems using well accepted design patterns to allow for iterative, autonomous development and future scaling. Guides teams in anticipation of future use cases and helps them make design choices that minimise the cost of future changes
    • Actively contributes to security designs based on the organisation's security strategy. Fosters a security first mindset across teams, and leads by example. Has advanced knowledge of key security technologies, protocols & techniques (e.g. TLS, OAuth, Encryption, Networks)
    • Be comfortable managing engineers ensuring they are tracking the team's efficiency and quality of work, they assist in regularly adjusting processes and timelines to ensure high quality work is delivered
    • Have personally made valuable contributions to products, solutions and teams and can articulate the value to customers.
    • Have played a role in the delivery of critical business applications and ideally customer facing applications.
    • Have the ability to communicate complex ideas to non-experts with eloquence and confidence.
    • Have an awareness and understanding of new technologies being used in finance and other industries and loves to experiment.
    • Have a passion for being part of the engineering team that is forming the future of finance

Skills & Expertise

You will have experience working with some of the following Methodologies/Technologies;

    • Expert in the Software Development Lifecycle with both a Dev and Ops mindset
    • Hands on development experience in at least one object-orientated language e.g. Java/C#, JavaScript, Golang.
    • Deep understanding of containerisation and aware of container orchestration concepts, including hands on Docker experience
    • Proven experience using one of Azure, GCP or AWS with a strong understanding of CSP networking and security features and services
    • Great appreciation of DevOps and Infrastructure as a Code concept and techniques, including Terraform and CloudFormation
    • Hands on experience of using scripting with Python, Groovy to build CI/CD pipelines on Jenkins, CircleCI, GoCD
    • Driven the implementation of DevOps solutions within a project or organisation, ensuring compliance with organisation standards and best practice
    • Understanding of application and system monitoring tools with experience of auto-healing, autoscaling and predictive monitoring
    • Experienced in Automation and Configuration Management tools such as Ansible, Chef, Puppet and Helm
    • TDD or BDD understanding and how to enable and orchestrate the different types of tests required by the quality phase
    • Experience of Kubernetes, Istio and knowledge of related tools (Kiali, Fortio etc)
    • Wider Engineering technical expertise
    • Ability to lead teams of engineers and manage technical product transformations

We'd also like to see:

    • Strong commercial background in either Financial Services or FS Consulting.
    • Having a strong commercial focus and the ability to develop client relationships, spearhead sales opportunities and DevOps propositions.
    • An appetite to contribute to the wider Capco business outside of project assignments. This can be achieved through various means including thought leadership activities, supporting RFP's and the coaching/mentoring of more junior engineering team members.
    • Hands on Test Orchestration experience with Cucumber, Karate, Selenium.
    • Experience migrating on-premise solutions to a cloud ecosystem.

We offer:

  • A work culture focused on innovation and building lasting value for our clients and employees
  • Ongoing learning opportunities to help you acquire new skills or deepen existing expertise
  • A flat, non-hierarchical structure that will enable you to work with senior partners and directly with clients
  • A diverse, inclusive, meritocratic culture
  • Enhanced and competitive family friendly benefits, including maternity / adoption / shared parental leave and paid leave for sickness, pregnancy loss, fertility treatment, menopause, and bereavement

Joining Capco means joining an organisation that is committed to an inclusive working environment where you’re encouraged to #BeYourselfAtWork. We celebrate individuality and recognize that diversity and inclusion, in all forms, is critical to success. It’s important to us that we recruit and develop as diverse a range of talent as we can and we believe that everyone brings something different to the table – so we’d love to know what makes you different. Such differences may mean we need to make changes to our process to allow you the best possible platform to succeed, and we are happy to cater to any reasonable adjustments you may require. You will find the section to let us know of these at the bottom of your application form or you can mention it directly to your recruiter at any stage and they will be happy to help.

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