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|SKA Observatory: DevOps Engineer||Closing date: 2021-08-18
Contact: Human Resources
|An amazing opportunity for a talented DevOps engineer to join an international, multicultural team.
|At the SKAO we are coordinating a global effort to deliver one of the largest science facilities on the planet. The SKAO telescopes will be next-generation instruments that will help to answer key questions in astrophysics, drive technological innovation and support human capital development.
More than a dozen partner countries and over a thousand scientists and engineers around the world are already on board, making the SKA project an international collaboration like no other, and one of the most ambitious science and engineering endeavours of the 21st century.
Headquartered in the UK, with telescope sites in Australia and South Africa, the SKAO will be one observatory operating two telescopes, an endeavour spanning three continents. Multinational by design, in early 2021 the SKAO became an intergovernmental organisation, one of only a select handful of science infrastructures to do so worldwide.
Our Global HQ is located near the buzzing city of Manchester at the historic Jodrell Bank Observatory, a UNESCO World Heritage site located in the Cheshire countryside. It is home to a rapidly expanding international team of more than a hundred, working in a highly collaborative and inclusive way, in coordination with SKAO teams in Australia and South Africa as part of a global astronomy and engineering community.
Being part of Team SKA means contributing to something extraordinary: a uniquely exciting project to advance human knowledge that will last for decades. In return, we offer a diverse multicultural working environment, 30 days annual leave plus public holidays, a generous pension scheme, regular social events, a family-friendly environment and much more. Come and join us!
The SKAO Computing and Software team is looking for a talented DevOps Engineer to work with other software engineers in establishing the Continuous Delivery pipeline supporting a software system that will have to last, and be continually developed, for decades. Enabling flow in delivering working software to the telescopes, from version control to automated deployment in a highly regulated environment, at scale, is our challenge. A strong understanding of DevOps practices and principles will be essential in identifying, communicating and implementing the strategies to be
adopted in our environment.
In line with our Flexible Working Policy, flexibility around working hours may be accommodated in agreement with the Line Manager where operationally viable, ensuring telescope delivery is not impacted.
Key Responsibilities, Accountabilities and Duties
The main functions of this role will be to:
- Work in collaboration with the SKAO Software team to define and implement the Continuous Delivery pipeline for the SKA software system.
- Work with the SAFeŽ system team to support and help agile development teams in adopting DevOps practices as defined.
- Support and relentlessly improve the integration and delivery of high quality software products.
- Travel to SKAO partner sites worldwide as necessary and when possible in the context of any international travel restrictions (travel for this sort of role has typically been for up to one week, 2-4 times per year.
To find out more about this role, including how to apply, please visit our website here: https://recruitment.skatelescope.org/vacancy/devops-engineer-449037.html
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