IOP Publishing | science first

DevOps Engineer - Placement year

Salary & Benefits
Competitive salary plus excellent benefits
Job Advert Description

About IOP Publishing Tech

IOP Publishing Tech is the digital technology division of the Institute of Physics Publishing, an international scientific publisher, delivering leading-edge research content worldwide.  Our digital portfolio includes the IOPscience journals platform, Physics World news and regional websites.

IOP Publishing Tech is made up of two departments:

  • Digital Transformation - leading on digital delivery and global digital services, and
  • Engineering - providing technology leadership for the enterprise architecture, software product development, quality assurance, DevOps and application support.  

We have approximately 50 members of staff and work closely with an offshore development team.

The role

We want you to have an enjoyable and interesting year where you will learn a variety of hands-on engineering skills and contribute to multiple business critical teams.  We will offer you the chance to rotate every three months and spend your last three months specialising in an area of your choice.  You will work with:

Service delivery team – their mission is dedicated to the infrastructure that runs the business; Networks, firewalls, cyber security threat detection and mitigation, backups, disaster recovery and maintaining a well-architected AWS estate.

Platform product team – Our bespoke journal and book publishing platform IOPscience is developed and maintained by our DevOps product teams.  You will work alongside the UX and web front end team developing new client facing features; the content team who manage our semantically enriched XML datastore and the production platform team who create the ingestion and dissemination workflows for the 40,000 articles and ebooks we publish each year.

Enterprise systems – Our Enterprise teams are responsible for all commercial systems including Salesforce, subscriptions management, access & entitlement and our ERP finance system.  Working with this group you will gain experience of big data to support business intelligence, experimentation with AI as well as industry specific peer review, publishing and production platforms.

Why apply?

We are committed to Agile, DevOps and Continuous Delivery practices across all our engineering teams. We can’t pretend we don’t have our fair share of legacy tech, but we are modernising our stack and have a continuous improvement culture.  You will be working on modern technologies such as:

  • Containerisation using Docker
  • Automation using Puppet
  • Cyber threat detection using Vectra
  • Cloud through AWS
  • Java, Spring Boot, Maven, MarkLogic, RedHat, CentOS, GIT, Bamboo, Jenkins, ELK, Cloud Formation and Troposphere

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a recent software engineering graduate or year in industry student who is passionate about what digital technology can deliver and who shares our values:

  • Customer led
  • Collaborative
  • Simplicity
  • Learn fast
  • Scientific

You will have a keen interest and a willingness to learn about Cloud computing, automation, containerisation, continuous deployment and DevOps.  We want you to teach us new things.

Other benefits

Individual employee benefits include:

  • Pension – employee contribution starting at 1%; IOP contribution up to 12% (8% employee).
  • Private medical insurance for individual (after completion of 6 month probationary period)
  • Generous annual leave – 25 days per year plus bank holidays
  • Non-contractual annual performance related bonus
  • Group life assurance (4 x your salary)
  • Season ticket loans
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Corporate membership benefits with Bristol Zoo, the Wild Place Project, At-Bristol, Tobacco Factory Theatres and ss Great Britain
  • Other flexible benefits e.g. dental insurance, Gymflex, critical illness insurance and travel insurance, technology purchase option
  • ‘Give as you earn’ charity donation scheme
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