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DevOps Lead

Posted 11 days ago

DevOps Lead

About the position:

We are building a DevOps engineering team for the Workspace Platform, which sits at the heart of the Access technology ecosystem. Usage of the platform is rapidly growing, and we are transforming our DevOps capabilities to enable and accelerate that growth. 

The DevOps Lead will be part of our management team, working closely with the Development Director and other Engineering managers. You will act as an enabler for your team to move current solutions into Azure and build a modern, robust pipeline. You will feed into future strategy and technology choices. You will be a critical member of a cross-divisional guild focussed on technology reuse and best practice. 

You will ensure work meet business requirements, aligns with technology and governance standards, and ensure delivery of on-time, quality solutions.

About you:

You have experience in technical leadership of small teams, providing hands-on coaching for them to achieve success in their roles. You are comfortable providing detailed technical solutions, but also know how to make the most of your team.

You are a DevOps evangelist - following a fail-fast inspect/adapt culture. You have been involved in digital and organisational transformation initiatives. You are able to translate DevOps principles into tangible practices and explain their benefit with stakeholder audiences in terms of business value. 

You will have worked in agile teams and be fluent in Scrum and/or other agile implementations and concepts. You have implemented metrics which demonstrate technical maturity. You are able to communicate with a wide group of collaborators and stakeholders, including Architecture, Product Management and Operations Teams.

Required experience:
• Leading teams through DevOps maturity initiatives, including;
a. On-premise solutions into Cloud, preferably Azure
b. Source Code tooling migrations, or repository streamlining
c. Introduction of containerisation technologies and supporting toolsets
• Strong infrastructure as code knowledge and experience with Configuration Management tooling such as Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Terraform
• Driving DevOps best practice and working within and beyond your local team to ensure reuse and automation where possible
• Strong technical background and ongoing interest in technology
• Familiarity with monitoring tooling at both an application and infrastructure level
• A ‘Security first’ mindset - experience of proactively assessing security vulnerabilities within CD pipelines. Experience with static/dynamic/manual testing tools and processes, plus remediation of exposure
• Collaborating with Engineering teams to ensure robust, efficient automated build and deployment processes, including a strong understanding of branching models, test automation and fast feedback loops

• Working with management teams focussed on people and team growth initiatives such as innovation days, team-building exercises, performance culture, career frameworks and recruitment activity

Desired Experience:
• Working knowledge of Azure DevOps, C#,  JavaScript, TypeScript
• Technical monitoring, performance management (e.g. load balancing etc.), capacity & availability management, reliability engineering
• Familiarity with Mobile Deployment Strategies (App Center)
• Technical Professional Certifications such as AZ-204, AZ-400

• Working with management teams focussed on people and team growth initiatives such as innovation days, team-building exercises, performance culture, career frameworks and recruitment activity

As a well-rounded DevOps Lead, your Skills and Experiences likely include: 
• Coaching and mentoring
• An open and collaborative working style
• Being pragmatic, competitive and driven
• Establishing and maintaining high standards, both technical and behavioural

• Fostering a diverse, high performance team culture

What does Access offer you?
We are a growing software company and we deliver on our promises! We take the development of our people very seriously and will work with you to carve out your success plan and provide an opportunity to accelerate your career and make a real difference. In addition to our standard benefits of 25 days holiday, a match contributory pension and healthcare you will get:  
• A Competitive Salary
• Giving Back/Charity days
• Quarterly Socials
• 6 weeks Sabbaticals (after 6 years of service)

• The Access Group Big Break: our all-expenses paid holiday to Spain

Become part of our amazing Access family!

At Access we're all about helping everyone Love Work and Love Life because we believe people can only be at their best when they can be themselves, love what they do and do what they love.

We love the fact that we’re all different. Having more diverse perspectives at work improves how we run our business, helps us support our customers, and when you think about it, it's just more fun. So, no matter what makes you individual, as long as you’re qualified, we can’t wait for your application.