• Location: England, Greater Manchester, Manchester
  • Salary: £80000 - £110000 per annum
  • Technology: Google Cloud Jobs
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Date Posted: 8th Jan, 2021
  • Reference: LEADEVOPS

DevOps Lead

GCP, Docker, Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Debian, CentOS, Jenkins, MySQL




A fantastic new opportunity has just arisen in one of the fastest growing IT Services firms in Europe! My client is looking for a DevOps Lead/Platform Engineer with extensive cloud experience (ideally in GCP but AWS and Azure considered) to lead a team of platform engineers in what is a really exciting time for the firm. This is a new position in a fast growing company that saw massive growth in what was generally a tough year for the economy in 2020.

  • Lead an experienced team of Platform Engineers, working with them on their personal development and growth
  • Coordinate resourcing with other areas of the services business
  • Work with senior management on the internal technology roadmap
  • Work with customers and Pre-sales to translate requirements into technical solutions
  • Design highly available, global and Cloud native platforms
  • Advise customers on modern software and architecture techniques such as 12 factor, microservices and serverless
  • Develop internal tooling for the wider Platform Team

Skills and Experience:

  • Extensive hands-on experience with at least one major cloud provider (GCP, AWS, Azure)
  • At least five years experience in a cloud focussed delivery role (DevOps or Software Development)
  • Previous experience in a consultancy or professional services role would be beneficial
  • Good customer facing skills are essential
  • Ability to write tooling in at least one programming language
  • A thorough understanding of Terraform and deployment methodologies associated with the tool
  • Solid knowledge of cloud architecture principles and highly available systems
  • Understanding of application development, delivery and infrastructure automation
  • Commercial Kubernetes operational experience
  • Knowledge of some of the following:
    • Containerisation technologies (e.g. Docker)
    • Configuration management tooling (e.g. Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Salt)
    • Excellent understanding of the Linux operating system (e.g. Debian, CentOS)
    • Continuous integration and deployment tool sets (e.g. Jenkins, ArgoCD, GoCD)
    • Common DevOps technology stacks (e.g. ELK, NGINX, Apache, RabbitMQ, Elasticsearch, Redis, Consul)
    • Site Reliability Engineering

Desirable Skills:
  • GCP/AWS professional certifications
  • Certified Kubernetes Administrator
  • Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)

Remote working, competitive salary, Private Healthcare, unlimited holiday!, Discounted Gym membership, Childcare vouchers, pension, wellbeing allowance and more!

***Please apply with your latest CV for immediate consideration***

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