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Application Operations Engineer

Experienced

Advanced | Development | Leeds, England

Advanced are one of the UK’s largest and fastest-growing enterprise software companies. Our products sit at the heart of some of the country's best-known businesses, charities and public sector organisations, powering their key services and functions. Driven by the millions of people who interact with our products every day in hospitals, schools & Universities, transport providers, sports clubs and a wide range of instantly recognisable brands, in our 8-year history we’ve already grown phenomenally quickly to more than 2,000 staff serving 20,000 customers across the UK.

The Team & Role

We are looking for an Application Operations Lead to work with 2 Engineers on-site, with extensions to the team across multiple locations. You will have the opportunity to work with the latest in cloud technologies, working with highly skilled and experienced Engineers to progress your career. We’re keen to bring people in to the business who can help shape its future in terms of the technologies we use, the way we work and the products we deliver.

Key aspects of the Application Operations Lead:

• You'll be responsible for managing cloud and application level operations
• You'll get involved in our continuous delivery to production, improving our ability to release through automation and reduce the mean time to live
• You’ll work closely with the Engineering teams
• You'll support resolution of customer issues on our live systems
• You'll be responsible for ensuring AWS costs are controlled and managed

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

• Good grounding in Linux and Bash scripting
• Solid experience in AWS
• A grounded view of Production stability and the ability to assess risks
• Proactive attitude, happy to get involved and try new things
• Plenty of ideas, a desire to improve Operations processes
• Passionate about technology and delivery
• Managing priorities and workloads of yourself and others

Experience with/solid understanding of:

  • AWS
  • VPC, ELB, ALB, ASG-EC2, RDS
  • CloudWatch, CodeDeploy, CloudFormation 
  • Kinesis, SNS, SQS, SES
  • Redshift, Maria, Aurora
  • Linux
  • Apache, Tomcat
  • Bash

Reimagine your Future by Joining the Advanced Team

We hire for potential, and develop at pace.

Our hiring strategy is all about identifying potential. At Advanced, we don’t believe in CVs. We passionately believe that your individual personality and core strengths are what can make you right for us. Assessing you for behavioural fit and not for past experiences. We want you to learn, to discover, to experiment, to make a difference.  

With over a £254m turnover, over 19,000 customers and over 2,300 employees we pride ourselves on delivering focused software solutions for the public sector, enterprise commercial and health & care organisations that simplify complex business challenges and deliver immediate value.

Some of our  Key Benefits  from day one  are:

  • Generous Annual Leave - 25 days annual leave plus localised public holidays, with the ability to buy additional days
  • Advanced Perks At Work - Exclusive employee discount programme providing access to enhanced offers at high street retailers (including John Lewis, Tesco, Apple and Asos), discounted rates for cinema and theatre tickets, accommodation and travel bookings
  • Stunning office locations across 5 key hubs
  • Charity Fundraising - Proud to be a Patron of The Prince's Trust
  • Dedicated talent development team to help your Advanced career progress
  • Top Achievers Club – our internal award scheme recognising excellence in our Advanced colleagues
  • Pension Scheme (up to 5% matched contribution)
  • Life insurance - 4 times salary
  • Income protection insurance
  • Childcare voucher (salary sacrifice)
  • Cycle to work scheme (salary sacrifice)
  • Employee assistance programme

Why should you apply? Advanced are different – we hire for potential and develop at pace so if you can reimagine your future in a vibrant growing company we would like to hear from you. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to removing bias from the hiring process.

If your application is successful, you will initially be required to take an online assessment, undertake a telephone interview with the HR team and attend a final interview. Do not hesitate, apply now and a member of our in-house talent acquisition team will be in touch!