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Head of DevOps/ Lead DevOps Engineer

Job Title: Head of DevOps/ Lead DevOps Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, London
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Excellent bonus, healthcare & pension
Start Date: ASAP
REF: NW/555872
Contact Name: Nicole Wright
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

Lead DevOps Engineer - AWS, Docker, Cloudformation, Ansible

I'm partnering a multi-award winning, Media giant which has been established for over a hundred years, on a Lead DevOps Engineer opportunity. The business already enjoys over a hundred million unique monthly users across their mobile and web platforms and is now focused on the goal of continuous delivery and adopting a strong DevOps culture. This is the perfect time to join an award winning team to help shape the tools, technology and culture within the engineering department.

As the Lead Engineer in the team, you'll be instrumental in delivering the technology that leads to wider DevOps adoption across engineering. You will be a leader with a passion for DevOps and the ability to mentor and bring along others in the team. You will have excellent scripting skills, applied to infrastructure provisioning within AWS. You will be working across many product and engineering teams and be an excellent communicator who can get stuff done.

Role Responsibility
*Be the Subject Matter Expert of DevOps and lead a team of developers and engineers to build a DevOps culture
*Proactively and relentlessly seek opportunities to automate manual process
*Lead a team of developers and engineers build a DevOps culture in engineering
*Produce a product roadmap, prioritise and organise the team to deliver that roadmap
*Recruit, manage and mentor other team members where appropriate.
*Work with the developers, testers, product managers and sysadmins to improve and automate our software delivery processes.
*Empower the product delivery teams by providing the infrastructure, development tools, automation, logging and monitoring solutions that facilitate a DevOps culture.
*Drive through the full integration of automated workflows into a continuous delivery framework
The Ideal Candidate
*Experience of setting a technology strategy and roadmap, specifically in relation to DevOps.
*Experience with virtualisation and cloud technologies like AWS
*Understanding how to deliver value through infrastructure scripting, tooling, automation, monitoring and logging
*Experience with container technologies and in depth technical knowledge of Docker
*Understanding of, and experience with, continuous integration, continuous delivery and continuous deployment
*Linux administration experience
*Excellent scripting skills and experience with scripting infrastructure, using tools such as Cloudformation or Ansible
*Experience with delivering infrastructure as code
*Track record of delivery in an agile environment and working with multiple teams

In return you're being offered the opportunity to join a genuinely brilliant business, where you'll enjoy lots of autonomy and have the backing of an outstanding team. You will also be rewarded with an excellent basic salary, bonus pension, healthcare and generous bonus.

Parallel Consulting is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.