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Jira Engineer (6 Month Contract - Inside IR35)

  • Location: Knutsford
  • Salary: Negotiable per year
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 17 days ago

  • Sector: digital & technology
  • Contact: Chris Bouroutzis
  • Contact Email:
  • Duration: 6 Months
  • Expiry Date: 10 November 2021
  • Job Ref: BBBH92478

Jira Engineer/Atlassian Engineer (6 Month Contract - Inside IR35)

We are working with an international Media organisation looking for an expert in Jira, ideally certified, to be responsible for IT System Administration and development for Jira and Confluence. The role would be typically 65% focused on Jira/Confluence and the rest of the time working as part of the Infrastructure/IT Engineering team that look after Applications, Storage, Servers and Firewalls etc.

Responsibilities will include:

Atlassian responsibilities:

  • Support the business in creating Jira projects and Confluence spaces

  • Creating workflows, fields, screens, reports, dashboards etc. based on custom requirements

  • Provide new ideas or processes for using the Atlassian suite more effectively

  • Administer the backend Atlassian infrastructure and ensure the platform is highly available, reliable and secure

  • Administrate the patching, backup and recovery of the Atlassian infrastructure

Other IT Systems responsibilities:

  • Work within a team of other engineers/administrators to:

    • Maintain and monitor all network, security, and computer systems.

    • Provide management, maintenance, and architecture of storage, virtualized environment, servers, network devices, and productivity tools.

What you'll need to succeed:

  • Experience in the administration, configuration and support of Jira including:

    • Jira add-ons, associated plug-ins and extensions

    • In-depth Jira configuration and workflow changes

    • JIRA reporting and report filters

    • JIRA projects, access and administration

    • Working knowledge of using Jira REST API or other REST based web services.

    • Skills to develop solutions for integration with other tools, automate manual processes, data migration routines and extract data for reporting and analytics purposes.

    • Deep understanding of Atlassian architecture, focussing on JIRA, Jira Service Desk and Confluence with a deep understanding of modularized workflows, permission schemes, notification schemes

  • Strong working knowledge of PowerShell scripting

  • Experience with Bash, JavaScript, Python, Groovy, Go or Java

  • Experience with system logging and monitoring

  • Proficiency in Linux server command line troubleshooting utilities

  • Experience in working with relational databases (ORACLE, MySQL, PostgreSQL)

  • Experience with AWS, GCP, Jenkins

  • Basic understanding of networking, routing, firewalls, proxies and load balancing.

  • Experience working with NetApp storage (cluster mode) / Cisco UCS / FlexPod beneficial.

  • Working knowledge of enterprise authentication systems (Active Directory, LDAP,

If your skill set matches the requirements, please email your CV to Chris Bouroutzis on

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