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Python DevOps Engineer

  • UKTV Media Ltd
  • Remote
  • 19/07/2021
Full time Engineering

Job Description

UKTV is part of BBC Studios and has been at the forefront of branded television for over 25 years, entertaining the nation with programmes they love. Its leading brands - Dave, Gold, W, Drama, Alibi, Eden and Yesterday.


UKTV is a social and vibrant place to work with numerous opportunities to enhance your career. With this in mind we welcome all applicants from all diverse backgrounds.


We have an exciting opportunity for a Python DevOps Engineer to join the Digital Products, Commercial Team. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver key server-side development projects end to end using python and AWS services 
  • Take stakeholder requirements to architect, build and code new services, selecting and using appropriate AWS features and technologies 
  • Use Python to create APIs and microservices for our consumer products or integrate with third party systems through JSON or XML type feeds where appropriate 
  • Use Python Django to build and maintain our direct to consumer websites 
  • Monitor and pro-actively maintain the infrastructure estate to prevent downtime or errors 
  • Investigate anomalous events using tools like Cloudwatch and Datadog and provide prompt resolutions where required 
  • Interact with teams across the business to provide new tools and features or investigate when issues occur with other business systems such as the broadcast cms 
  • Think cloud-native and serverless for all solutions and consider scalability in everything we do using services like Fargate, ALB Load Balancing, Elastic Beanstalk and Lambda 
  • Create and maintain documentation for our code and systems 
  • Manage code deployments using Chalice for Lambda or CircleCI for CI/CD pipelines 
  • Manage stakeholders, discussing requirements and providing solutions that meet their needs 
  • Research and investigate new technologies and see how they can be applied to either improve services or reduce costs 
  • Produce well formed, understandable code that is commented, unit tested and documented where required 
  • Carry out systematic testing of both your own code and the coding output of the team 
  • Participate in multiple projects concurrently requiring excellent organisation and be adaptable to changing priorities 
  • Develop new, innovative and creative solutions to business and departmental challenges 
  • Harness team spirit across UKTV and collaborate with colleagues across the business, to deliver successful projects and tasks 
  • Promote and display trust to build successful internal relationships 


Knowledge and skills:

  • Has experience of writing software in Python 
  • Has experience in the Django framework or similar 
  • Has some knowledge and experience of AWS services like Lambda and DynamoDB 
  • Understands Docker and how it is used to host applications in containers 
  • Working knowledge of relational and non-relational databases (MySQL, Aurora, Redis) 
  • Understands AWS VPC networking and security systems to protect the data and reputation of the business. 
  • Has solid software engineering practices 
  • Has experience in using Git for source control 
  • Has knowledge of Continuous Integration/Deployment using, for example CircleCI 
  • Is familiar with the unix shell and bash on macs 
  • Is familiar with other common concepts such as cloud computing platforms and host configuration systems 


Closing date: 2nd August 2021