Back End Ops Developer

Closing Date: 21 July 2017
Location: Glasgow

We have an exciting opportunity with our highly successful product development department to help shape STV’s Dev Ops team. You will have a passion for working with other departments to develop user-focused applications and be a part of a team who are developing leading edge digital products including, mobile apps and the STV Player.
Essential skills & experience:
  • Demonstrable knowledge and application of programming languages – PHP is preferred however experience in Python, Ruby or Java will be considered.
  • Experience of MVC frameworks such as Symfony2, Zend Framework 2, Rails, or Django.
  • Sound knowledge of object-oriented programming and design patterns.
  • Experience of working in a continuous delivery environment.
  • Devops and configuration management tools such as Chef or Puppet.
  • Experience of working on high-traffic, large-scale web applications.
  • Good understanding of Agile development processes.
  • Experience of working with and building REST APIs.
  • Working with version control systems such as Git or Subversion.
  • Solid understanding of web technologies and web development trends.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self motivated and the ability to maintain a high standard of quality whilst working to strict deadlines.
  • Pro-active attitude and willingness to constantly refine and enhance our products.
  • Evidence of team working and supporting and sharing knowledge with team members.                                                                                                  
It would be great if you also had knowledge of:
  • Test-driven development using PHPUnit or a similar unit-testing framework.·        
  • Behaviour-driven development with Cucumber, Behat, or similar.
  • Search services such as ElasticSearch or Solr.
  • Proficiency in using and troubleshooting Linux.
  • Hosting on cloud computing providers such as AWS.
  • Degree qualified or equivalent in a Computer Science or related degree.
  • ITIL Foundation experience or certification
  • Experience working in a Dev Ops team
 To apply please email a full CV and covering letter to

Early applications are encouraged and due to the anticipated high volume of applications received for this vacancy only candidates who have been shortlisted for interview will be contacted further in this regard.