DevOps Engineer

  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Cloud and Data Center, Security
  • Job Id

Cisco Systems is offering an extraordinary opportunity to be part of a small, innovative team with a low process, high throughput culture. The team is working on Cisco Defense Orchestrator, which manages policy and configuration of Security Business Group's firewalls.  We are looking for an energetic DevOps engineer to contribute to all parts of our infrastructure stack. The DevOps Engineer will be responsible for the production process, including continuous delivery of features, infrastructure automation, configuration management, high availability, and related tooling. Candidates may also be expected to contribute to software development and testing.


  • Participate as a technical contributor on a fast paced project team of engineers involved in the development of SaaS security products;
  • Continuously evolve cloud infrastructure, making it more resilient, scalable and secure;
  • Aggressively automate any and all manual procedures;
  • Partner with the engineering organization to converge on common infrastructure setup, tooling and deployment processes;
  • Research and recommend technologies to help further product goals;
  • Create innovative solutions for complex technical problems;
  • Respond to and resolve infrastructure related escalations.
  • Manage and participate in on-call rotation, rotated through engineering team
  • Interface with the greater Cisco technical support team

Required Experience and Skills

  • Proven ability to manage builds, release, and deployment in a SaaS environment with a strict SLA;
  • Extensive and proven experience with running production software in AWS at scale;
  • Strong working knowledge of Linux based systems;
  • SaaS deployment and upgrade automation using configuration management tools such as Chef and/or Puppet;
  • Infrastructure automation tools such as Terraform and CloudFormation;
  • Automated application of configuration changes across multi-use environments (dev, test, staging, prod, etc);
  • Create and manage a safe deployment procedure of new product changes across multiple environments;
  • Ability to build SaaS monitoring solutions that detect and automatically remediate system faults;
  • Setting up, configuring, maintaining and evolving a continuous delivery environment using CI tools such as Jenkins/TeamCity/Bamboo/etc;
  • General purpose language such as Ruby/Python plus shell scripting.
  • SaaS operations such as maintenance, escalations & triage;

  • Understanding on system security;
  • Debugging and troubleshooting in a distributed environment;

  • BS/CS with 5+ years of DevOps experience.

Desired Experience and Skills

  • Agile software development;

  • Development experience in an object oriented language;
  • Team player, with strong communication skills.

Cisco Covid-19 Vaccination Requirements
The health and safety of Cisco's employees, customers, and partners is a top priority. Our goal is to protect and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 infection for strong business resiliency during the pandemic. Therefore, Cisco may require new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if the role requires business-related travel, meeting with customers/partners (including visiting third-party sites on behalf of Cisco), attending trade events, and Cisco office entry, unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law, and in countries where COVID-19 vaccination is legally required. The company will consider legally required accommodations/exceptions for medical, religious, and other reasons as per the requirements of the role and in accordance with applicable law. Additional information will be provided to candidates about the requirements and accommodation process at the offer time based on region.