Senior DevOps Engineer

Development   |   Nottingham

POSTED: 03/05/2019

Purpose of Role

To implement DevOps technologies and processes, develop tooling to aid and supplement our off-the-shelf tools.

To train and mentor junior team members in technologies and practices used in day-to-day DevOps team work.

To train and mentor other business units in DevOps principles, practices and in-house tooling.

To design, implement and maintain platform infrastructure.

Reporting Line

DevOps Manager

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for coaching / mentoring junior team members
  • Involved in communicating effectively with the Product team to identify needs and evaluate alternative business solutions
  • Involved in creating and reviewing technical requirements produced from requirements / stories created by Product team
  • Involved in questioning and clarifying requirements with the Product team as necessary as development progresses
  • Accountable for ensuring code reviews are carried out within the team.
  • Involved in assisting support teams in bug fixing of released functionality.
  • Developing tooling to supplement product capabilities.
  • Developing tooling to supplement development team capabilities.
  • Implementing and maintaining CI/CD processes, technologies and tools.
  • Troubleshooting deployment incidents if they happen.
  • Developing and maintaining technical documentation.
  • Work across multiple engineering teams, breaking down silos and identifying common threads, issues and solutions to offer enhanced development practices
  • Evangelise DevOps best practice to technical and non-technical teams alike; the DevOps culture does not stop with Engineers and Developers
  • Share your knowledge of Lean/Agile practices and artifacts, encouraging collaboration and communication between individuals and teams
  • Help the DevOps team in implementation of tooling and processes to achieve “Elite DevOps”
  • Mentor and coach DevOps team members and delivery teams in tooling, technology and practices.


  • Higher Education Qualification or equivalent (desirable)
  • Degree or equivalent (desirable)
  • Industry recognized software development qualification (desirable)

Culture & Experience

  • The desire to work in a faced paced environment.
  • Ability to coach junior team members and self-manage.
  • Knowledge of software development life-cycles.
  • Creative and capable of presenting ideas for systems improvements
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Demonstrated experience applying good DevOps principles
  • Experience delivering cloud-based CI/CD solutions
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum development
  • Good knowledge of API-driven, extensible, loosely coupled systems
  • Good knowledge relating to automation, security, stability and scalability in private and public cloud environments.
  • More than 5 years Software Engineering experience 

Essential Skills:

It is essential that the individual has advanced applicable knowledge and skills in relation to some of the following –

  • Build systems – Jenkins, Azure DevOps
  • Automation technologies – Chef, Puppet, Ansible, ARM
  • Source control and code management – GitHub, Bitbucket, Azure DevOps
  • Public Cloud – Azure, AWS, GCP
  • Containers – Docker, Kubernetes
  • Operational monitoring - AppDynamics, New Relic, Splunk, ELK, Application Insights
  • Application security and Vault technologies - Hashicorp Vault, AWS Certificate Manager, Azure Key Vault
  • Scripting language – Bash, Powershell
  • Virutalisation technologies – vSphere/VMWare, Hyper-V
  • Operating systems – Windows, Linux
  • Programming languages – C#, Java, Javascript, Node, Go, Python