Lead Devops Engineer


London, England

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£70000 - £80000.00 per annum

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Darren Brown

Our market leading client located in central London is currently recruiting for a Lead Devops Engineer on a permanent contract to start ASAP, we are looking for a Lead Devops who has built large-scale applications in the cloud, experience building DevOps teams and is passionate about automation, build pipelines, release trains, infrastructure-as-code, IaaS, PaaS and all things DevOps.

The Lead DevOps engineer role is a blend of coaching, nurturing and hands-on engineering. Building an environment where continuous integration, delivery and deployment is a key focus and where everyone's common goal is to deliver outstanding software as fast as possible whilst having fun.

Your day will look a little like this:

As a Lead DevOps Engineer you will be responsible for:

  • Supporting your teams towards continuous delivery
  • Be the evangelist of the DevOps mindset, through coaching, mentoring and training
  • Set or influence the platform, tools and environment for DevOps
  • Strive for almost 100% automation of our DevOps processes
  • Work both inside and outside of multiple Scrum teams
  • Lead platform migrations and upgrades
  • Continuously improve platform reliability, monitoring, alerting, performance and security
  • Empower and support team members to remove impediments, and escalate organisational blockers
  • Help to establish and actively participate in the DevOps Community of Practice, sometimes taking the lead

Being a leader:

  • Mentor & nurture less experienced members of the DevOps team
  • Perform line management duties such as appraisals
  • Grow your team by assisting in the hiring process
  • You have a cool head, remaining calm under pressure & cope with uncertainty
  • You will have good persuading & listening skills

Some Tools our client use today

  • Terraform, Amazon Web Services, Bitbucket and Jenkins, amongst others.

What our client is looking for in you

  • At least 3 years experience as a DevOps Engineer
  • Passionate about automation, build pipelines, release trains, infrastructure-as-code, IaaS, PaaS and all things DevOps
  • A servant leader attitude
  • Adept at coaching software engineers in the principles and tools of DevOps to enable them to become self-sufficient
  • You have built large-scale applications in the cloud supporting millions of customers, preferably running on the JVM at the back-end with both mobile & web apps
  • Can demonstrate expert level proficiency in one or more of the usual DevOps scripting languages like Groovy, Python or shell scripting
  • Experience building DevOps teams from the ground up in a high-growth business
  • Exposure to Agile principles, processes, and practices
  • Bonus points if you have SecOps skills or exposure to security projects and/or big data experience

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