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Director of Technology - Principal DevOps Engineer (Director, Technology)

Job details
Posting date: 23 August 2019
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: Competitive
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 22 September 2019
Location: 63 Turnmill St, Farringdon, London EC1M 5RR
Company: Sapient Ltd.
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 52059

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Are you looking for an opportunity as a Senior DevOps practitioner which will give you unlimited career growth, project variety and client impact?

You will be a seasoned technologist wanting to further your technical and client consulting skills as part of collaborative, learning-driven culture dedicated to raising the bar.

Your Impact

You could be designing, building, and deploying state of the art tools for enterprise scale digital platforms across the financial services sector. You could be running continuous development of end to end extensible frameworks that can holistically deploy Front End, Back End, API and Big Data pipelines using Machine Learning. You could play a key technical role in helping to drive clients’ adoption of strategic DevOps initiatives, enabling our clients to become Agile by employing start-up like approaches to software delivery on an enterprise scale.

You'll find yourself working on a wide range of projects across the financial, retail and FMCG sectors. You'll get to work with the latest technologies, while providing strategic technical advice and complete software delivery automation solutions to some of the biggest companies in the world during this exciting era of technology transformation.

Your Skills and Experience

Technical Stewardship of globally distributed engineering teams

Prior experience in a senior consulting/engineering position within a software & services company

Extensive and current hands-on experience creating application build pipelines in a senior DevOps capacity

Expert level knowledge of public cloud solutions such as AWS, GCP or Azure

Proficiency in Shell Scripting and in one or more open source scripting languages like Groovy, Python, Ruby or others

Hands on skills and project experience with Automated configuration tools like Ansible, Chef or Puppet and build orchestration servers such as Jenkins 2.0 and TeamCity

Hands on skills and project experience with application build and packaging tools like Npm, Gulp, Maven and Gradle

Good understanding of PaaS and container infrastructure such as Kubernetes or Cloud Foundry

Hands on skills with Docker or other software container technologies

Hands on experience with continuous integration services like Travis and/or Circle CI

Strong understanding of application deployment tools such as UrbanCode deploy, Octopus Deploy etc.

Working knowledge of Junit and/or Jasmine non-functional, functional and unit test frameworks and tools

Basic infrastructure knowledge - Operating Systems, VM’s, Containers, Proxy, Nginx/Apache

Passion for code quality. A strong understanding of the entire DevOps tool chain from a quality perspective

Willingness to drive our clients to a true modern DevOps culture

Set Yourself Apart With

Strong software development background in one or more of Java, JavaScript, C#, C++

Strong awareness of security considerations and security tools used to integrate with the build pipeline covering OWASP top 10

Experience working with client's IT organisation to establish DevOps strategy at an application level

Experience providing thought leadership in the DevOps sphere

Benefits of Working Here

Comprehensive private healthcare covering pre-existing conditions

Life insurance

Dental insurance

33 days holiday including bank holidays

Free and delicious coffee served by our very own in-house baristas

Job Title: Director of Technology - Principal DevOps Engineer (Director, Technology)
Location: 63 Turnmill St, Farringdon, London EC1M 5RR
Start Date: 23/08/2019
End Date: 22/09/2019
Wage: Competitive
Working hours per week: 40

Publicis Sapient is a digital transformation partner helping established organizations get to their future, digitally-enabled state, both in the way they work and the way they serve their customers. We help unlock value through a start-up mindset and modern methods, fusing strategy, consulting and customer experience with agile engineering and problem-solving creativity. As digital pioneers with 20,000 people and 53 offices around the globe, our experience spanning technology, data sciences, consulting and customer obsession – combined with our culture of curiosity and relentlessness – enables us to accelerate our clients’ businesses through designing the products and services their customers truly value. Publicis Sapient is the digital business transformation hub of Publicis Groupe. For more information, visit

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