Site Reliability Engineer


£33.91 - 33.91 per hour


Sector: Automotive
Function: IT
Contact: Dave Harris
Phone: 01384 446168
Job Ref: 67570

Job details

If you have Unix OS experience and you're seeking a new contract role in Stretford, we want to hear from you. Jonathan Lee Recruitment is helping a collaborative company recruit a Site Reliability Engineer, and the role comes with a contract rate of £33.91 per hour. Inside IR35, this contract is initially fr 43 weeks from start date.

In this Site Reliability Engineer role, you will form part of a collaborative, iterative, and agile process in a multi-disciplined team, helping deliver best-in-class digital solutions. You will work on real projects alongside experienced engineers and with constant opportunities to learn and build your new site reliability career.

Key Responsibilities

  • Software design and code development to internal standards and practises
  • Guide and lead the development of parts of the software system
  • Contribute to CICD and DevOps practises
  • Support all agile development ceremonies
  • Lead on Issue investigation and resolution
  • Define and implement technical roadmaps for key areas of focus in the code base
  • Implementation of all applicable testing for software
  • Lead / Implement code reviews where appropriate

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Extensive experience in Unix OS and ideally recent experience in container orchestration (Docker, Kubernetes, etc) and a scripting language (e.g. Python, Bash)
  • Extensive experience of at least one major cloud provider (GCP, AWS, Azure) and Kubernetes experience
  • Strong experience of Site Reliability Engineering practices and principles
  • Strong experience in operational monitoring and dash-boarding for applications (ELK, SonarQube, Prometheus, Grafana)
  • Experience with containers and orchestration frameworks (Docker, k8s)
  • Experience with source code management and version control (Git/GitHub/GitLab)
  • Experience with modern CI/CD tools and techniques
  • Previous involvement in all stages of the software delivery lifecycle
  • Passion for mentoring and technical coaching of engineers
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Collaborative skills - being open to pair programming and working closely with engineers in cross functional teams
  • Infrastructure provisioning tools e.g. Terraform, Ansible
  • Good automation skills, including experience with unit testing and automated testing tools
  • Experience of operating enterprise scale production systems alongside monitoring and telemetry practices (SonarQube, Prometheus, Grafana)
  • Solid understanding of networking concepts, technologies, and protocols (TCP/IP, IPSec, HTTP, FTP, DHCP, and DNS)


  • Experience of Software Engineering with Go, Java, JavaScript or another language
  • Knowledge of Microservices architectures, RESTful APIs and message queues
  • Experience operating bespoke built enterprise scale cloud-native microservice applications
  • Experience with database technologies such as MySQL or NoSQL technologies (e.g. MongoDB)

Personal Profile

  • An individual with understanding and a passion for modern high-quality software engineering and DevOps practices
  • An individual with a customer first mind-set who is easy to do business with and makes people feel special, driven to deliver experiences that are personalised, transparent and dependable.
  • An individual who is results driven, demonstrates, tenacity, drive and perseverance, with the ability to deliver in a complex, highly demanding environment.
  • An individual who is resilient, energetic and enthusiastic, able to deliver results under pressure, whilst responding constructively to challenging new ideas and inputs
  • An individual who is able to challenge existing thinking in a positive way whilst building credibility and trust through experience and personal style
  • An effective team player, actively supports and collaborates with other team members

To apply for this position please send your CV to

Unfortunately we cannot progress candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK.

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

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