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Jim Rippon
2 assignments
Not working
St. Neots, England, United Kingdom
Not looking for work
Remote work
Not available
Lead DevOps Engineer
UK Government - Home Office: DevOps
Government & Civil Service
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Mar 2017 - Jun 2019

About the role

Working in the DevOps team supporting the platform hosting online passport applications services (both front-end citizen service, and back-end processing services) and the development teams producing the digital service.

A primarily hands-on position, requiring strategic feature development and direction as well as architectural system design improvements, in conjunction with the Technical Design Authority, Security teams and delivery teams' System Architects.

I joined the team as a Senior DevOps engineer shortly after the digital service had entered public beta stage, and moved into a Lead engineering role around 12 months into my time in the role.  Responsibility for production platform scalabiliy and availability, supporting 6 development teams and ensuring their use of the platform was appropriate and in line with security and architectural requirements.

Lots of troubleshooting and problem solving including in-depth mongodb maintenance and upgrades, coordinating across teams to respond to unprecendented peaks in traffic significantly above predicted levels causing strain on systems etc.

Skills
DevOps Technical Skills
  • Architecture
  • Cloud Security
  • Security
Environments
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Services
  • IT Security
  • Network Security
  • Remote Access / VPN
IT Infrastructure Expertise
  • Cloud Architecture
  • DevOps
  • IT Monitoring Tools & Management
  • Linux Engineering
  • Solution Architecture
IT Infrastructure Products
  • Amazon (AWS) EC2
  • Amazon AWS
  • AWS S3
  • Docker
  • ELK Stack
  • HAProxy
  • Linux
  • Nginx
  • PostgreSQL
  • Puppet Labs Puppet
  • Ubuntu
IT Infrastructure Technologies & Protocols
  • DNS
  • IPSec
  • NAT
  • SSH
  • SSL
  • TLS
  • VPN
IT Network Expertise
  • Network Deployment
IT Security Expertise
  • Security Architecture
IT Security Software & Tools
  • WAF
Programming Languages & Frameworks
  • Ansible
  • Python
Software Development Tools
  • AWS Lambda
  • ELK (ElasticSearch, Logstash, Kibana)
  • Git
  • GitLab
  • Jenkins
  • MongoDB
  • Puppet
  • RabbitMQ
Cloud Systems Engineer
The Book Depository (Amazon) (via Cloud Scale Consulting Limited): DevOps
IT company
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Oct 2015 - Mar 2017, Holborn, London

About the role

This role has no description

Skills
Business Activities
  • Forecasting of Costs & Revenue
DevOps Technical Skills
  • Architecture
  • Cloud Security
  • Networking
  • Security
Environments
  • Cloud Computing
IT Infrastructure Expertise
  • Cloud Architecture
  • Database Adminstration
  • IT Monitoring Tools & Management
  • Linux Engineering
IT Infrastructure Products
  • Amazon (AWS) EC2
  • Amazon AWS
  • AWS S3
  • Linux
  • MySQL
IT Infrastructure Technologies & Protocols
  • DNS
  • IPSec
  • NAT
  • SSH
  • SSL
  • TLS
  • VPN
IT Network Expertise
  • Network Deployment
IT Security Expertise
  • Cloud security
Programming Languages & Frameworks
  • Ansible
Software Development
  • Database Design
Software Development Tools
  • Chef
  • Git
  • Jenkins
Cloud Engineer/Site Reliability Engineer
Blinkx: DevOps
Marketing & Advertising company
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Oct 2014 - Oct 2015, Cambridge, UK

About the role

This role has no description

Skills
DevOps Technical Skills
  • Active Directory / LDAP
  • Cloud Security
  • Networking
  • Support
Environments
  • Cloud Computing
IT Infrastructure Expertise
  • Active Directory
  • Cloud Architecture
  • Firewalls
IT Infrastructure Products
  • Amazon (AWS) EC2
  • Amazon AWS
  • Amazon AWS Auto Scaling
  • AWS S3
  • Juniper Networks
  • Linux
  • Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
IT Infrastructure Technologies & Protocols
  • BGP
  • Firewall Policies
  • IPSec
  • SSL
  • TLS
  • VPN
IT Network Expertise
  • Network Automation
  • Network Deployment
  • Site to Site VPN
IT Security Expertise
  • Cloud security
  • Firewalls
Programming Languages & Frameworks
  • Ansible
  • Python
Project Management Project Types
  • Cloud Migrations
Senior Systems Administrator
Fanatix: DevOps
Social Media company
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May 2013 - Oct 2014, Notting Hill, London

About the role

This role has no description

Skills
DevOps Technical Skills
  • Cloud Security
  • Networking
  • Security
  • Virtualization
Environments
  • Cloud Computing
  • Content Delivery
IT Infrastructure Expertise
  • Database Adminstration
  • Firewalls
  • High Availability
  • Virtualisation
IT Infrastructure Products
  • MySQL
  • Nginx
  • Rackspace Hosting
IT Infrastructure Technologies & Protocols
  • DNS
  • Firewall Policies
  • NFS
  • VPN
IT Network Expertise
  • Network Deployment
  • Network Design
  • Network Implementation
  • Network Support
IT Security Expertise
  • Firewalls
Management IT Responsibilities
  • Firewall Policies
Project Management Project Types
  • Cloud Migrations
  • Data Migration
Software Development Tools
  • MongoDB
  • Puppet
  • Wordpress
Senior Systems Administrator
BrightTalk: DevOps
Media & Broadcasting company - TV, Music, Movies, Radio, Entertainment
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Jun 2012 - May 2013, London, UK

About the role

This role has no description

Skills
DevOps Technical Skills
  • Networking
  • Virtualization
Environments
  • IT Security
IT Infrastructure Expertise
  • Datacentre Migration
  • Firewalls
  • Hardware Maintenance
  • Virtualisation
IT Infrastructure Products
  • Asterisk
  • Nginx
IT Infrastructure Technologies & Protocols
  • Firewall Policies
  • VOIP
IT Security Expertise
  • Firewalls
Software Development Tools
  • Jenkins
  • Puppet
Senior Systems Administrator
Netbanx: DevOps
FinTech & Payments Provider
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Sep 2008 - Jun 2012, Cambridge, UK

About the role

This role has no description

Skills
Environments
  • IT Security
IT Infrastructure Expertise
  • Firewalls
  • High Availability
IT Infrastructure Products
  • BSD
  • Cisco
  • Cisco ASA
  • Cisco IOS
  • Linux
  • MySQL
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.x
  • VMware
  • VMware ESX
IT Infrastructure Technologies & Protocols
  • Firewall Policies
  • LDAP
  • SSL
  • TLS
  • VPN
IT Security Expertise
  • Encryption and Key Management
  • Firewalls
  • PCI Audit
IT Security Software & Tools
  • Red Hat Linux
Software Development Tools
  • Apache
Standards & Regulations
  • PCI-DSS
ICT Infrastructure Manager
Freebridge Community Housing: IT Security
Government & Civil Service
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Jan 2006 - Sep 2008, King's Lynn, Norfolk, UK

About the role

This role has no description

Skills
DevOps Technical Skills
  • Backup / Storage
  • Networking
Environments
  • Desktop
  • IT Hardware
  • Remote Access / VPN
IT Infrastructure Expertise
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Hardware Maintenance
  • Network Design
  • Windows Group Policy Management
IT Infrastructure Products
  • 3Com
  • Mitel
  • Symantec Netbackup
  • WatchGuard
  • Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
IT Infrastructure Technologies & Protocols
  • SSL VPN
  • VOIP
Management Consultancy Skills
  • Management and leadership
Project Management Project Types
  • Backup and Restore
  • Disaster Recovery
Database and Systems Administrator
Williams Refrigeration: IT Security
Manufacturing company
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Apr 2000 - Jan 2006, King's Lynn, Norfolk, UK

About the role

This role has no description

Skills
DevOps Technical Skills
  • Backup / Storage
  • Networking
Environments
  • Desktop
  • Microsoft Windows
IT Infrastructure Expertise
  • Active Directory
  • NAS
IT Infrastructure Products
  • AIX
  • Linux
IT Infrastructure Technologies & Protocols
  • VPN
IT Network Expertise
  • Network Support
Programming Languages & Frameworks
  • Delphi/Object Pascal¬†
  • Visual Basic
Project Management Project Types
  • Backup and Restore
Service Delivery Scope
  • Technical Support