Lead DevOps Engineer

Location: Birmingham
Date Posted: 15/08/2022
Salary: £80,000 - 100,000
Expires: 15/08/2023
Role Type: Permanent

Would you like to work for a company that has a huge emphasis on progressing it’s employees with an unlimited training budget whilst at the same time working on the most complex AWS infrastructures across any industry?

If you’re an experienced Lead DevOps Engineer then this is the role for you. You will be leading a highly experienced team of DevOps Engineers on key projects. You will get involved with setting the direction of projects, choosing tech and mentoring members of the team amongst lots of other things. However, this is still very much a hands-on role.

You would be working for a company that has four promotion review periods a year so you’re not having to wait for that “yearly pay rise”. You will get a detailed breakdown of what you need to do to get to the next level and will be encouraged to get there with the support of your team. In terms of training, they have an unlimited budget for you to get upskilled in certain areas with time out of work to study / take exams. These include AWS, Terraform and Kubernetes certs and also attendance of key tech events.

Here are some interesting facts detailing why this could be the job for you:

  • Working on some of the largest, most complex AWS projects in the UK
  • Working on critical applications using the latest AWS tech that interacts with millions of people on a daily basis
  • They are a true Kubernetes experts – you will get to work on projects involving some of the largest Kubernetes pods (100,000+) / clusters. This truly is Kubernetes at scale.
  • Sustainability – working closely with AWS to ensure that they are doing as much as they can to reduce emissions generated from there cloud computing
  • Flexibility on projects with the opportunity to move regularly to broaden your experience of different tech, infrastructure and environments

As a Lead DevOps Engineer you will be leading teams working with technology including AWS, Terraform, Kubernetes, Lambda, Python, Golang etc. You will also work closely with key stakeholders, get involved with presentations and demos, as well as mentoring and leading junior members of the team.

Candidates from either an infrastructure or software engineering background will be considered.

The tech you are working on may be considered latest and greatest but they have the flexibility to always adapt and work with up and coming tools, provided it solves the right problem and benefits the project

This role will be remote with travel needed infrequently for key meetings (max 1 or 2 times a month). In the last 3 months, current employees have had to go in the office twice but they will remain open for people that do prefer going into an office environment.

There is flexible salary available for this role typically £80,000 - £100,000 + benefits.

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