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DevOps Manager

  • Location: Kent
  • Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + additional benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Development
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Role: DevOps Manager

Location: Beckenham

Salary: £50,000 plus benefits

Role Purpose

The DevOps Manager will be a key member in a team that will provide full lifecycle assistance from development right through to Production, managing infrastructure and applications. Manging a team of 7, the DevOps Manager will be a technical lead with expertise in the following technology stack, Azure, MS Server OS, MS SQL Server, Powershell, IIS, Octopus, Teamcity and Oracle Server. They will support development in design and architecture of the systems to ensure conformity with the Group Enterprise Architects.

Working with the Head of DevOps, Senior Team and other Managers, to influence and determine best practice, tooling and methodology to enhance and grow the DevOps Department capability and ultimately the quality of the service able to be provided by the Business to our Clients. Additionally, responsible for aligning team and personal objectives with wider group and Department level strategy /objectives and to ensure delivery of the same.

Accountabilities and Responsibilities

Accountable:

  • For the operational support and continuous improvement of the infrastructure estate, and processes, for Development and Test environments (System, Load, Performance, UAT) for CAS SS up to and including Production;
  • Automation, process efficiency and appropriate tooling (Management and Deployment/Configurations) is utilised to reduce cycle times, and improve reliability, audit and traceability for all system deployments across multiple applications;
  • Process, best practice and system build standards are consistently applied and constantly improved upon;
  • Ensuring that, working with DevOps, the Development Team has the right environment to maximise the development Teams' efficacy and obstacles are removed and automation introduced where appropriate;
  • Ensuring Production is managed, supported and controlled with the appropriate level of governance and agility.

Responsible:

  • Production environments are protected by governance, good practice/process, design and 'fit for purpose' environments, to the left of Pre-Prod, supporting all project and change activity;
  • Team management for several DevOps engineers and application life cycle professionals.
  • Ensuring project and change release(s) are packaged to the right quality, repeatable between environments without change or modification and deployed to the target environments - ultimately to Production without detriment or issue in agreed timescales;
  • Providing skilled, capable resource to Project/Change Managers suited to the delivery. Where gaps in skills or resource exists; these are managed to reduce the risk to Change, Projects or the Business;
  • Ensuring software and application design is challenged, and contribute to design in any Change/Project, ensuring it is the best it can be aligned to the constraints of the Project/Change;
  • Weak points in Process, Technology and Service is addressed through a culture of continual improvement;
  • Software and processes are correctly documented to ensure single points of knowledge do not become a problem and skills are distributed across the team and department;
  • Ensuring that software Deliverables/Artefacts, as part of any Change/Project, are progressed providing appropriate status reporting and updates as requested by the Line/Project/Change Manager;

Key Competencies

The following capabilities are particularly important for this role:

  • Proven track record of 'Hands On' Operational/Infrastructure Production management skills, design and technical engineering with demonstrable responsibility, and experience, for Production environment(s);
  • Demonstrable technical expertise in Enterprise Architectural Design, Virtualisation, Cloud Design, Capacity, Resilience, Monitoring, Network and Performance Management;
  • Experience and clear expertise to challenge and create credible alternative technical designs/views/solutions of Lead Technical Staff.
  • Previous experience in data management, code and test, scaling, automation, source control, deployment and back up.
  • Build, monitor and support knowledge of Windows 2008/12/16 Server, Azure, MS BizTalk, Microsoft SQL Server 2014/16, Microsoft IIS install and management, Unix, Oracle Server, SAN/storage technologies.
  • Resourcefulness in getting over problems and establishing clarity.
  • Able to define and contribute to Strategic Departmental Objectives.

Capita IT Resourcing welcome applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of gender, race, disability, age or sexual orientation.

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