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Dow Jones Lead DevOps Engineer - Engineering Productivity in Glasgow, United Kingdom

Job Description:

We are looking for a Lead Software Engineer for the Dow Jones Engineering Productivity team, a small group of developers working on strategic projects across the full suite of Dow Jones products. The candidate will work alongside other cloud and application engineers to help maintain a deployment and management strategy primarily in Amazon cloud, as well as help in creating and maintaining an automation framework around the software development lifecycle. Strong scripting and/or software development skills are essential. In this position, you will work to understand, define, and promote the software development process, and craft an operational environment that increases the elasticity of our cloud as well as the efficiency of our developers.

About Dow Jones:

DowJones is part of News Corp, which among others also includes The Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch and Barron’s. It brings together world-leading data, media, membership and intelligence solutions to power the most ambitious companies and professionals, offering different kinds of products to achieve it:

Factiva, a powerful research platform that offers a collection of global news and data integrated with advanced feeds and APIs;

Risk and Compliance, a global leader tool in data intelligence for anti-money laundering, anti-corruption, economic sanctions and third-party data and commercial risk;

Newswires, a market-moving, trusted news tool to get exclusive insights and rich data sets for financial firms, professionals and investors;

DNA Developer Platform, to unlock industry-leading data, news and analytics for your enterprise.


  • Solving problems using a software development mindset.

  • Candidate works on deployment strategies and automation for cloud native applications.

  • Support automated build pipeline, continuous integration, continuous deployment, and test automation frameworks with tools such as Git, Jenkins, Chef, Terraform, Docker, and Istio.

  • Develops automation using shell scripting, Linux, Perl, Python, and Packer.

  • Works on implementing application monitoring and logging strategies using tools like Prometheus and Big Panda

  • Assist building tools and services from scratch to fill the existing technology gaps.

  • Works on troubleshooting application integration issues with development teams.

  • Get requirements and facilitate infrastructure changes like FW rules, DNS, and load-balancers.

  • Understands best practices for code promotion across the various environments. (builds, approvals, release) - understands SDLC and Agile/Iterative practices

Skills & Experience:

  • Software programming experience with any of these languages (Node.js, Python, Ruby, Java or .net)

  • Possesses a solid understanding of modern web application architecture, TCP/IP, HTTP, and complex cloud network and security topologies

  • Hands-on experience with administering Linux systems.

  • Scripting experience with Shell, Python, or Ruby.

  • Experience with AWS services such as EC2, VPC, RDS, CloudWatch, CloudFront, Route53, etc.

  • Familiarity with SQL and relational databases (PostgreSQL, MySQL) and NoSQL databases (MongoDB, Redis)

  • Knowledge of monitoring, logging and management tools or services that integrate with AWS.

  • Ability to use a wide variety of open source technologies and cloud services.

  • Willingness to learn and build new tools from scratch.

What we’re looking for in a candidate:

  • Passion about technology and the solutions we are designing.

  • Communication that is articulate, clear and concise in regular conversation with your team and the wider stakeholder groups.

  • Attention to detail and focused on the little things that make a difference.

  • Delivery focus; pragmatic and driven to get solutions live.

  • A proactive attitude that shows you are a self-starter who seeks out opportunities for yourself and your team.

  • Awareness of industry trends, challenges, and best practices.

  • A positive attitude generating enthusiasm among team members.

  • Awareness of, and the ability to manage business and technology expectations.

What we’re offering:

  • Competitive Salary

  • Private Health Insurance

  • Flexible working hours

  • Virgin app to get extra money doing exercise (yes, the more you walk, the more you get)

  • Possibility to work from home sometimes

  • Internal Hackathons

  • Lunch and learn events

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Job Category: IT Development Group

Req ID: 28669