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IT Automation Engineer

Job Reference: 00800000
Date Posted: 11 July 2019
Employer: William Hill
Location: Leeds , United Kingdom
Salary: Market Rate
Sector: I.T. & Communications
Job Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 14 August 2019

Job Description

We bet, we game and we love our tech. Join us and see how we’re setting the standard with our global platform.

About us
With over 16,000 people worldwide, we make a huge investment in everyone, offering great career development opportunities. Our people are at the heart of everything we do and we offer a fast-paced environment where we have fun, celebrate success and give you all the tools you’ll need to be your best self. It’s not just our colleagues we look after – we’ve got a responsibility to our customers too and we work hard on our ambition that nobody is harmed by gambling.

Your role in the team
We’re focused on developing industry leading Tech Automation for On-Prem, Public and Private Cloud technologies. We need talented, people who have a gift for making things work better. A multi tech role that delivers benefit through automation across the company to make a difference to the way we work, and improve our customers’ betting experience. 

It’s a hands-on role and you won’t ever be sat there twiddling your thumbs. We’re looking for a curious coder, a gifted operator or true tinkerer who wants to push things forward, faster and smarter, never settling for second best. And if you’re anything like us, you won’t rest until a problem is solved.

Skills needed
You’re thorough in your approach, and in your knowledge of OS’s, APIs, automation, monitoring, CI/CD, containerisation and platforms such as AWS / Mesos / Kubernetes.

You’ll be able to demonstrate a gift for improving tech, processes and systems through orchestration and automation. Must be open to learning new skills and experimenting with new technologies.  We use Ruby, Python, Go, PowerShell and Perl. Tools like Git, RunDeck, Puppet and Ansible and many more besides. Don’t worry if you haven’t used these technologies, as training and certification can be provided, and the direction is not set. Not to mention you will learn on the job.

Your tech skills are vital, of course, but it’s just as important that you can communicate well with our engineers and other teams around you. Your colleagues may sit ten steps away, or they may be in Gibraltar or Krakow, but you’ll need to work closely and effectively with everyone and make yourself heard.

What we offer
We’ll welcome you on-board with 25 days holiday (not to mention 8 bank holidays and an extra day for your birthday), a rewarding bonus scheme, healthcare, an attractive pension package, healthy gym discounts and a staff benefits scheme. Plus, our season ticket loan and handy Metro Card loan will save you money getting to work and getting around town. And if you see the journey to work as part of your fitness regime, you’ll just love our Cycle to Work scheme.

William Hill in Leeds
Right in the middle of the creative heart of the UK sit both of our Leeds offices. Leeds itself is a buzzy, busy place to work and live. A hub for tech, digital and gaming companies – there’s also five universities right on our doorstep. And away from work, we’re in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales and of course have got a competitive sports scene with Leeds United and Yorkshire Cricket and Rugby just up the road in Headingly.

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