Red Bee Media Overview
Red Bee Media is the world’s leading Managed Service provider to the media industry. Working with the best media brands in the world, we enrich and ensure media experiences.
For content providers who want high quality media experiences for their audiences, Red Bee Media is trusted to manage and transform complex, mission-critical services with superior expertise, leading technology platforms and passion.
We consistently deliver the highest quality Managed Services utilizing the most agile and efficient solutions to reduce time-to-market and minimize business continuity risks. We can deliver our customers’ content to their audience on every device, ensuring it is discoverable and optimized. We ensure to be the best long-term partner to meet our customers’ complex and rapidly changing needs through our unique media heritage, technology experience and innovation focus. Our portfolio of services spans the entire media value chain including: Playout, Media Management, OTT, NuVu, Access, Content Discovery, Piero Sports, Graphics and Creative.
This is an exciting opportunity to carry out system administration develop tooling in support of the ongoing design, development and delivery of on-premises and cloud based solutions for Red Bee.
The DevOps Engineer is a key role within the platform development team working to contribute and further develop expertise in AWS, Linux, Windows, database and general infrastructure administration, particularly focused on enabling continuous delivery of the platforms under development.
This role requires working closely with architects, developers, testers, product owners and business stake holders to help innovate and design solutions across the domain of Media Management.
- Build and deploy a continuous integration pipeline using Git, Jenkins, Foreman etc.
- Promote and grow DevOps use by bridging Development and Operations.
- Lead and reinforce DevOps methodologies, including Continuous improvement, fast feedback, Infrastructure as Code, etc.
- Deliver system and environment automation for on premise and AWS deployments using Puppet, Ansible, Chef etc.
- Improve Configuration Management processes so systems can be restored from versioned configuration in an automated way.
- Champion best practices and standards for building scalable, reliable services.
- Research and introduce emerging technologies and tools.
- Provide mentoring and coaching to team members.
- Participate in 24x7 on-call rotation
- Excellent technical skills but also able to see a wider business perspective.
- Ability to consider differing technical options and select the appropriate solution.
- A team player who is recognised by their peers as an expert and the “go to” person.
- A track record of implementing stable and reliable 24x7 production systems.
- Ability to keep track of multiple tasks with deftness and attention to deadlines.
- Excellent attention to detail and a unfaltering desire to deliver exceptional service
- Lean software development
- Experience of automation for QA and DevOps
- Big data and machine learning
- Liaising with offshore and/or outsourced development teams
- Experience influencing product roadmaps
- An enthusiasm for new technologies and their application for both business and consumers.
- A natural curiosity and a passion for learning new skills. A continuous improvement mindset.
- The tenacity to keep going when things get difficult, an optimistic and upbeat personal manner.
- The interpersonal skills required to build credible, long term relationships with clients, colleagues and partners.
- The ability to provide solutions and guidelines that are strategic but also relevant, cost-effective and deliverable.
- Strong communication skills, both written and spoken. The ability to vocalise the issues and initiatives of the day in a positive manner.
- A suitably analytical approach, the ability to critically evaluate ideas and information, select relevant data, and identify key trends, issues, problems and solutions.
- An ability to deliver on time and on budget
- A demonstrable concern for results and achieving goals, with high standards of performance and a desire to improve on previous performance levels
- Able to gain commitment and confidence from teams who are not direct reports.
- High quality communication skills across all media and across a range of situations.
- Highly resilient, flexible and accommodating under pressure.
- Technical degree or equivalent experience required
- Computer Science, Broadcast Media or Maths background highly desired
- Working knowledge of software development practices and technologies highly desired