Azure DevOps Engineer

The role

 

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future.

 

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

 

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

 

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 4000 specialists in consumer and manufacturing, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government and public services, health and life sciences, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists.

 

We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Netherlands and Nordics.

 

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life

At the heart of our business are our people: strategists, technologists, digital specialists, consultants, designers, scientists, and engineers; all of whom bring real-world experience and apply it at pace. Our data engineering practice works closely with our Agile team, creating a tight-knit methodology for DevOps-enabled Azure deployments. We anticipate that you’ll bring passionate innovation to this already advanced capability.

We are searching for people who know what the data platform of the future looks like and know how it interacts with existing clients’ legacy architecture. As an end-to-end firm, we also hope that you will have a broad experience, and be comfortable with, providing advisory service alongside skilful delivery to ensure that our clients receive a solution that not only serves their needs but evolves their business.

When you join PA, we ask for your forward thinking, commitment, and authenticity. In return we’ll give you stimulating work that improves people’s lives, opportunities to learn from brilliant people, and a supportive culture where you can thrive. Additionally, through our Microsoft Gold Partner status, we offer a range of technical benefits including certification discounts and prototyping environments.

Required skills & experience

  • Highly skilled with SQL and SQL Server Management Studio (or alternative)
  • Expertise building and managing ETL, ELT, & ELTL workloads, including:
    • designing and building data interfaces to source systems
    • combining and transforming data into appropriate storage formats
    • engineering data sets for analytics purposes
    • developing automated and robust pipelines with error handling
  • Experience working with Azure DevOps, Pipelines, and Kubernetes

Desirable skills & experience

  • Good practice in working to an Agile methodology
  • Basic automation knowledge with Python, Bash, or PowerShell
  • Skilled in Spark or PySpark for Azure DataBricks workloads
  • Experience with data modelling and visualisation in Power BI (or alternative)
  • An understanding of architecting data platforms, BI, MI, or analytics solutions
  • Expertise using Big Data, relational, or streaming technologies
  • One, or more, of the following certifications:
    • Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Fundamentals
    • Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Engineer Associate
    • Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate
       

The Engineering team

We have deep full-stack development expertise across multiple technologies. We have specialists in Architecture, Quality Assurance and DevOps – as well as colleagues with expertise in Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and Technology Innovation.

More about Engineering & Devops
Front-End Developer

Claire Bates

"The thing I love most about working here is the people. I really enjoy working with people who make an effort to share knowledge, take mental health at work seriously, and care about addressing anything that isn’t working well."

Benefits

We all work best when we feel valued, supported and life feels balanced, so we got the folks who actually work here to design our benefits.

Looking after you and yours

Flexible healthcare plans just for you or your family. Depending on your office location, we offer a range of benefits including dental, eye tests, gym discounts, Cycle to Work, and more.

Finding work/life balance

Now, more than ever, we recognise the value of flexible working. As soon as you join, we’ll have an open discussion about what works best for you. We’ve also enhanced our parental leave, so you can make more time for those major family milestones.

Taking a break

Because there’s more to life than just work… All our office locations have competitive annual leave allowances. You can also buy up to five extra days per year in addition to your standard allowance.

Personal growth

Learning never stops – it feeds the mind, expands our skills, and strengthens our team. We offer a range of ongoing internal and external training programmes covering everything you'll need to grow your career ambitions and keep you curious.

Planning for the future

We offer all the sensible things as well, including a pension, life assurance, income protection schemes, and PA shares.

Giving back

Take advantage of our great Give as You Earn scheme, or why not volunteer up to three days a year for a charity close to your heart?

A home for everyone

Whether you’re just starting out, or you’re a practiced hand, we have active and firm-wide support communities in place to help everyone at PA get the support they need.
Find out more

Going further afield

With offices spread across the globe, we’re able to relocate our people who want to move – whether temporarily or permanently. Your starting location doesn’t have to be forever, as your career takes off – so can you.

Location

The base office for this role is Victoria, London. However, you may sometimes be required to work onsite at client offices, too. You can find out more about our offices and remote working approach on our Locations page.

Address

10 Bressenden Place, Westminster, London SW1E 5DN

Transport links

Our office is a short walk from Victoria station. Victoria is on the National Rail as well as Circle & District and Victoria Underground lines.

Victoria – 2 minutes walk
Charing Cross – 15 minutes by tube
Waterloo – 15 minutes by tube

Our offices

Additional Information

Benefits

  • Private medical insurance
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
  • Company pension scheme
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • Life and Income protection insurance
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn, childcare benefits)
  • Voluntary benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)