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Devops Practice Lead / Devops Architect

Job Title: Devops Practice Lead / Devops Architect
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
Salary: £70000.00 - £90000 per annum
Reference: BBBH58758_1537453699
Contact Name: Jason Coad
Contact Email: j.coad@parity.net
Job Published: September 20, 2018 15:28

Job Description

Devops Practice Lead / Devops Architect

£70,000 - £90,000 - Manchester City Centre

I imagine of you're reading this you'll be in 1 of 2 places with your Devops career. You'll either be an established Senior Devops who has nowhere to go in your current role or you'll be a Devops Architect who wants to lead a Devops practice mentoring the Devops Engineers and setting the technical landscape going forward. The good news is, we can cater for either in a company where they are recruiting heavily and are very open to using new technologies to help the business grow.

So what's really in it for you?

You'll be joining a company with massive financial backing and you'll be the one leading the Devops/Site Reliability practice so the salary is very good. They're not afraid to try new technologies and already have a great tech stack including AWS, Ansible, Docker, and Kubernetes, if you have worked with technical solutions that would help the business they'll be keen to hear about them! It's a proper Senior Level role, not just a job title, where you will lead the architecture, propose and ratify the technologies used, and mentor the Devops/SRE team as they take over the world (maybe or maybe not the last bit).

Key parts of the role:

  • SRE + Ops Chapter lead
  • Leading Devops / SRE Architecture
  • Lead the architectural forum including future architecture
  • Choose and ratify tech solutions
  • Become Mr IT security and wear a global hat - SOX etc.
  • Mentor to upskill existing operational teams on new technologies

What do they want from you?

To summarise, they are looking for someone who not only knows how to do things, they'll crack on and get things done while enabling others to do the same. If you're a beard stroking, sit in an ivory tower kind of leader watching from afar rather than getting down and dirty in the trenches with the team then this one just isn't for you!

The right person for this role will have skills/knowledge in as many of the following as possible:

  • Networking
  • IT Security
  • Cloud - AWS and/or AZURE
  • CI and CD frameworks
  • Containerisation - Docker, Kubernetes
  • Seasoned and current technologist
  • Chapter leading
  • Working Agile
  • Defining current and future architecture states
  • Credibility at exec levels

Here's what you get to play with technology wise:

  • Ansible
  • AWS
  • Kubernetes
  • ElasticSearch
  • Docker, Vagrant
  • Chocolatey
  • Jenkins
  • Azure
  • Linux
  • Apache Kafka
  • RabbitMQ
  • Windows
  • SQL

If this looks like you or looks like where you want to be with your career, please get in touch ASAP at

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