Principal/Senior Build/Release Engineer

Location: UK (Belfast) / India (Bangalore)
Type: Full-time

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Who We Are

Established in 1999, Optiva is a leading provider of mission-critical, cloud-native revenue management software, delivered on the private and public cloud. We serve more than 70 telecommunications operators in over 60 countries, processing over three billion transactions per hour with our BSS solutions.

Our solutions allow operators to grow and innovate with speed and agility, and with the freedom to experiment – introduce new services rapidly and accelerate business velocity. We leverage technologies, including cloud, Open API, open architecture, edge, and automation, to maximize digital, 5G, IoT, and emerging market opportunities.

Optiva’s operational expertise offers a proven track record of deploying large-scale platforms for global Tier 1 operators. Optiva solutions and support are battle-tested with proven results for operators’ profitable growth, agile innovation, and success.


Who You Are

You will be a technical problem solver, developing strategies and solutions for complex challenges and outage situations. You will need to work closely with internal technical teams, such as Software, Engineering, and Database Administration. To be successful in this role you will be a technical professional willing to roll up your sleeves and dig deep to solve problems with your team.

The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills, curiosity for new challenges and will be champion in his domain with a customer-centric approach. He should have experience and familiarity with virtualization and be highly experienced with cloud computing, build tools and Infrastructure As Code


What You’ll Do

The Release Engineer will support our existing build & release system and the entire infrastructure around it. He will be providing guidance to different R&D teams regarding production of software artifacts and will work to migrate off our legacy system to a modern CI/CD based environment.


Must have:

  • Senior level Linux administration (OS, Scripting, Configuration)
  • Python, Perl Scripting knowledge or Java scripts to deploy, configure, and maintain SaaS solutions for internal and customer facing applications hosted by Optiva
  • Coding experience – C#, Java, JavaScript
  • IaC (Infrastructure as Code) – Ansible/Terraform
  • CI/CD experience in successfully constructing a DevOps automated pipeline using trending tools such as Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Jenkins, Bamboo, Docker, Kubernetes with Helm / Kustomize, Terraform, Prometheus, Git / GitHub and Grafana
  • Build tools experience: Maven, Graddle, CMake


Soft Skill:

  • You own and take responsibility for the projects and tasks you’re assigned to. You lead them towards a solution and do whatever it takes to get to resolution. You are proactive and seek help and teamwork to move forward.
  • Good analytical and abstract thinking skills: able to find innovative solutions to complex problems
  • You take a top down approach to solve problems and manage projects. You start first with the bigger picture. You are able to leave small details and problems to be tackled only after the high level solution is defined and agreed.


Nice to have:

  • IBM Clearcase administration
  • Solaris/Unix administration
  • Private Cloud knowledge – Openstack/Openshift, RHEL virtualisation, VmWare
  • Public Cloud experience – GCP/Azure/AWS – deploying and managing services and infrastructures, scaling, cost management
  • Experience with Docker or similar container solution
  • Experience with orchestration tooling – Kubernetes
  • Monitoring solutions implementation – Nagios/Grafana/Zabbix
  • Professional Solution Architect certification in Azure, GCP, AWS
  • Professional Cloud Network Engineer certification in Azure, GCP, AWS
  • Netapp NCSA/NCSE certification
  • Professional Cisco certification – CCNA,CCNP


Why Job Seekers Choose Optiva

If you enjoy working with the latest virtualization technologies – Openshift, Tanzu, etc. and be part of a team of experts, this is the right environment for you. We prefer to coach rather than micro-manage, to lead by example and to work flexible hours as long as the job is done within the deadlines. We offer and require trust at all levels, we encourage you to work independently wherever possible and support you whenever needed in order to get the job done.


How We Work

At Optiva, we understand that the world is always changing and that we need to change with it. Optiva has adopted a work-from-home model which requires that you have a reliable internet connection with at least 50mb DL/10mb UL. Remote work is supported with cloud-based applications, collaboration tools and asynchronous working. The health and safety of employees are a top priority. We encourage work-life balance and keep the Optiva culture going strong with online social events, chat rooms and gatherings. 

We believe that ensuring diversity is fundamental to our future growth and progress and is an integral part of our business. We believe that success happens where new ideas can flourish – in an environment that is rich in diversity and a place where people from various backgrounds can work together. Optiva encourages applications from all qualified individuals.

Join us and help reshape the future of Telecom BSS/OSS !


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