• Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + FULLY REMOTE, 10% bonus
  • Technology: Microsoft Azure Jobs
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Date Posted: 21st Jul, 2021
  • Reference: DE343555JFI

Lead DevOps Engineer - Fully Remote

Salary up to £70k with bonus

Due to continued success and growth, my client are expanding and are now looking for a Lead DevOps Engineer to join our team. The role will be building the DevOps Continuous Improvement, Continuous Delivery platform and coding framework that underpins our core products.

They are looking for someone who is passionate about automation, creative and innovative, with a track record of fully automated cloud Infrastructure and CI/CD application pipelines. You must be able to demonstrate a mindset for Open Source technologies and have implemented continuous improvement / continuous delivery effectively. The ideal candidate will be comfortable with infrastructure automation as they'll with Application Continuous Delivery.


  • Handle Infrastructure as code, contributing to making our infrastructure fully automated, simple, reliable, and easy to operate

  • Awareness of industry direction and trends in infrastructure as code tooling and best practices

  • Develop and implement systems that aid and facilitate our rapid growth including the implementation of deployment policies, future procedures, configuration management and planning for capacity upgrades

  • Design, operate and automate operational tasks, such as Networking configuration, Server provisioning, backup/restore, disaster recovery, monitoring and alerting

  • Implement an on-going cloud cost optimisation process

  • Implement security best practices

  • Working with your agile team colleagues, your technical leaders and the Scrum Master and Product Owner to build quality solutions that are capable of long term testability and growth whilst delivering focused, value driven changes to a high-quality standard

  • Help the team avoid performance bottlenecks, security vulnerabilities and help with architecture decisions while ensuring that applications and services run quickly, efficiently and securely with minimum oversight

  • Lead and maintain a clear task backlog with Jira


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or other relevant discipline

  • 5+ years' experience in DevOps/Software Configuration Management role

  • Programming experience required, preferably Python or Java

  • Excellent CI/CD experience with Jenkins/Bamboo/ CircleCI/ AWS Code pipeline

  • Working knowledge Docker containers, Kubernetes, AWS ECS

  • Excellent Linux experience, and experience in at least one of the following tools: Puppet, Chef or Ansible

Proven experience:

  • Managing the cloud infrastructure as code, using Terraform.

  • Maintaining highly available and performant environments.

  • Monitoring tools, such as Sumologic, Datadog, Zabbix, Nagios, New Relic.

  • Managing and deploying AWS Load Balancers, RDS, Route 53, CloudFront, S3.

  • Managing and deploying Serverless applications: Lambda, API Gateway, DynamoDB

  • Familiarity and experience with Agile/SCRUM based development methodology

  • Networking, network security and have a deep knowledge of TCP/IP

  • Excellent automated builds and deployments experience.

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