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DevOps Technical Lead




DevOps Technical Lead

Permanent, London

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Online & Mobile DevOps Technical Lead to join a prestigious financial services organisation in the City. The successful candidate will make major contributions to the DevOps strategy as wells as implement and operate project and initiatives from the DevOps strategy.

Skills and experience required:

  • Use your extensive knowledge of the AWS platform to help make architectural decisions that result in a secure, scalable system for the bank.
  • Foster a rapid development cycle to support and innovative, iterative SDLC
  • The roles responsibilities include the operation and configuration of:
    • Development AWS environment (Linux and Windows)
    • Cloudformation
    • AWS S3 buckets
    • Biztalk
    • Configuration of AWS VMs within the AWS environment
    • Tomcat services
    • Backbase services
    • MuleSoft API gateway & runtimes
    • GIT repository (Gerrit) & branching strategies
    • CI build process ands build scripts (Jenkins, Artifactory, Gradle, Maven, Cloudformation)
    • SSL certificates
    • Dynatrace
    • Automation testing frameworks intergrated into the CI/CD process
    • Static code analysis tools

If this is of interest and you have the required skills, please submit your CV over for immediate consideration.

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.


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  • Java Developer - Risk

    Key Roles & Responsibilities

    • Experienced developers with previous experience in the end-to-end design, development and support of risk management systems

    • Ability to work and liaise directly with the Front Office, Middle Office, Product Control and various risk functions

    • Familiarity and confidence working in an agile development environment

    • Data and compute grid experience a plus

    • Functional programming experience a plus

    • Responsible for the full development lifecycle for implementing the Bank’s risk management system.

    • Design smart and scalable solutions following the bank standards

    • Write efficient, clean code and be able to articulate what has been implemented and explain as to why.

    Qualification & Skills

    Technical skills:

    • 8 years hands on development with investment banking IT experience
    • Java (essential), SCALA/Haskell is an advantage
    • Oracle development background, RAC is a plus.
    • Development experience on functional language, such as Haskell, is a strong plus.
    • SCRUM and Agile.


    • Strong architectural and engineering background with experience of delivery.
    • Strong Java and Oracle skills.
    • Strong knowledge and previous experience in end-to-end design, development and subsequent support of large scale data processing systems built on Oracle.
    • Familiarity and confidence working in an “agile” development environment.
    • Who can drive / facilitate the requirements and development effort with the business.

    McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.

  • Information Security Manager - Dorset
    £60000 - £70000 per annum

    Information Security Officer required to provide security expertise and guidance to key Security Programme which includes a number of projects as part of the organisations cyber strategy.

    The role will include input into the requirements and designs working with internal security teams and external parties to put in place agreed solutions to meet the aims of the programme. This is a dynamic role combining security solution design, implementation, assurance and review activities with standards, policy and procedure development.

    The Information Security Officer will come with strong analytical, information security and application security skills ,along with a technical understanding of the practical application of information security controls within financial services firms. The Information Security Officer is vital to ensuring that appropriate security controls and best practice are applied to emerging services within the organisation

    As a strategic role, it will require strong business acumen and detailed knowledge of information security & cyber security policies and procedures. The successful candidate will be someone who has a finely tuned understanding of the challenges of policy implementation and can respond in an agile and collaborative manner to ongoing business and regulatory requirements.

    The Information Security Officer will have previous experience of implementing; Privileged Access Management, End Point Security, Identity & Access Management, Supplier Security Assurance, Cloud Based security offerings and Security policies/procedures/standards

    This role faces off to the business and the successful candidate will be a first class communicator with strong C-level stakeholder management skills. They will play the lead role in driving key policy projects and programmes, the creation of a strategy for developing Policy outreach and awareness and contribute to the strategic plans for the policy and awareness teams.

    Applications from candidates with security related degrees and relevant security industry certifications such as CISSP, CISM, SSCP and CISA are welcomed.

    McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.

  • Python Software Engineer, VP - Greenfield Risk Engine - £130k
    £90000 - £130000 per annum bonus

    Python Software Engineer, VP (Cross Training Considered) - Greenfield Risk Engine - Tier 1 Investment Bank - up to £130k plus bonus

    An experienced Python software engineer, VP, is required to join a market leading tier one investment bank in London. The particular platform deals with risk calculations for Traders, Quants and Sales teams across the bank and is undegoing a huge re-generation project, which will involve a lot of greenfield work.

    Given the experience level required for the role, the succesful Python software engineer will be expected to actively engage in decisions around; design, architecture and the future direction of the Risk Engine and the team supporting it. The role will involve both BAU and the ability to innovatively work on the development of Greenfield ideas and solutions.

    If succesful the VP Python Software Engineer can expect to recieve £90k - £130k base plus package and healthy bonus


    • Ideally experience with OO Python (may also consider strong C ,Java, C# willing to cross-train)
    • Experience dealing with a variety of business users/stakeholders
    • Experience handling full software development lifecycle
    • Provide examples of innovative technological thinking
    • Previous examples of input into design/architecture

    Full job specification can be provided upon application

    McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.

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McGregor Boyall are a global Technology focussed Recruitment company with our head office being in London city. We are already beginning our search process for 2019's Graduate Training Academy!

If you are a money motivated, self driven, personable, confident and career minded individual, then Recruitment could be the perfect choice for you once you've graduated!

We'll be running our Graduate Training academies throughout 2019. If you would like to be considered, please tell us a bit about yourself by following the instructions below.

  1. To proceed to your video interview please go to:
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PLEASE NOTE: If you are using the Spark Hire App to complete your video you can create and account and complete your video using basic information. However, to ensure your application is as strong as possible, we advise that you also login to your account via a desktop to complete your profile – this can be done by using your LinkedIn Profile or you can upload a CV if you prefer.

What to expect:

  1. You will be asked to record answers to 5 questions. Questions will be along the lines of: What is your greatest/proudest achievement? (try not to use degree as an example) What makes a good recruiter? Talk about a time you have failed- how would you do it differently etc
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A webcam or the Spark Hire mobile application (available for iOS and Android). If needed, below are links to instructions depending on the device you choose:

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They offer their own investment solutions and access to those of others, and deliver services relating to investing. They are currently seeking a Cloud Ops engineer to join the team on a perm basis.

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  • Excellent knowledge of creating & managing continuous delivery pipelines
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The client is based in Tonbridge however, will offer occasional work from home & flexible working, my client is looking to pay up to £100,000 that also includes £27,000 package.

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Opportunity & Team;

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We have a strong benefits / incentive scheme as well as a very competitive commission and salary package. Salary is negotiable depending on experience and success.

Please contact Gemma for more information or to apply please send us your CV!

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.

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The Role: My Client is currently migrating our hosting environments from dedicated physical servers across to AWS utilising Infrastructure as Code and best practices. We are looking for an experienced Linux SysAdmin and Cloud engineer to join our agile development and devops team.

It is essential you have a good understanding and working knowledge of Terraform and Ansible. This position will be working in an environment where cross skilling is essential, and quality is the responsibility of everyone within the organisation.



- Ansible

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The role will include, but not limited to:
? Responsibility for the day to day running and upkeep of the environments.
? Providing the required infrastructure and access to the environments to the dev team and consumers of the software.
? Maintaining quality process documentation to an ISO27001 standard.
? Enforcing security standards within the business, including key and password policy, management and rotation.
? Server hardening procedures and OS / module patch, security best practices and encryption.
? Running regular internal penn tests and collaboration with external testing providers
? Monitoring of all services.
? Maintaining the Linux and Windows Operating Systems
? Ensuring backups, log rotation, retention policies are fully operational.

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? Proven experience of implementing and maintaining stable and secure environments for SaaS / web application platforms on Cloud using Infrastructure as Code.
? Expert knowledge of Ansible, Git, Linux , Terraform, Bash enc.
? AWS experience with EC2, RDS, ELB, S3, EFS, Route53, Packer, VPC.
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? Log management, rotation, scripting, analysis.
? Previous experience working in Lean/Agile Open Source software development teams.
? Good understanding of agile development processes, including CI, Git, GitLab, code quality and standards, QA and test automation.

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? Has high personal standards and promotes them in others
? Demonstrates a great attention to detail and a methodical approach to work
? Great communication skills with the ability to discuss difficult situations with ease

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.

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McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.

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McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.

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McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.

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If this is of interest and you have the required skills, please submit your CV over for immediate consideration.

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.

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McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.


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If this is of interest and you have the required skills, please submit your CV over for immediate consideration.

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.