DevOps Engineer - AWS and Azure - Leeds

£50k - £negotiable - Misc IT Technical
Ref: 796 Date Posted: Tuesday 19 Apr 2022
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Suitable for:       Senior or Lead DevOps Engineer or Platform Engineer or Cloud Engineer with AWS and Azure experience

Location:              Leeds, West Yorkshire (may include travel to client sites)

Duration:             Permanent

Salary:                  £50k - £?? negotiable DOE

Please note that unfortunately, our client is unable to offer sponsorship

Our client is looking for an experienced DevOps Engineer to lead the DevOps function and deliver client and project deliverables. This is a new opportunity to work in a cutting-edge delivery environment that uses a mix of cloud-based serverless and containerised deployment technologies, alongside advanced on-premise GPU compute capability.


  • Minimum 3-5 years experience as DevOps Engineer, Cloud Engineer, Platform Engineer or similar with experience of AWS and Azure
  • DevOps expertise working particularly with AWS or Azure and Ansible or Terraform
  • Strong commercial experience managing complex multi-tier enterprise infrastructure environments and cloud monitoring
  • Serverless compute concepts
  • In-depth configuration management, automation and scripting skills including use of a scripting language such as Python or Ruby, proficiency with shell scripting (e.g. BASH)
  • In-depth knowledge of platform and application automated deployment technologies
  • AWS/Azure Kubernetes and Containerisation (Docker)
  • Exposure to iterative/agile development methodologies – including Atlassian toolset
  • Exposure to continuous integration and build tools
  • Use of source code version control
  • Linux/Unix system administration skills
  • Understanding of software and infrastructure architecture
  • Good database knowledge and SQL skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate in non-technical language



  • Ideally, the Lead DevOps Engineer will have client-facing experience gained from a technical consultancy or software vendor
  • Experience working directly with executive and director level management
  • Technical leadership of multiple development squads

The Role:

The Lead DevOps Engineer will;

  • Lead a growing and talented DevOps team with a view to mentoring the continued team development,
  • Be responsible for the day-to-day technical aspects of a project, both internally and at client sites.
  • Work collaboratively with client teams to understand their requirements, design innovative Cloud or Hybrid architectures to ensure successful delivery of the projects across the whole DevOps arena.
  • The Lead DevOps Engineer will be comfortable taking responsibility for creating secure development and production environments, the build, release, deployment, configuration and support of key products and projects.
  • Have the confidence and ability to actively participate in technical architecture, strategy and process definition discussions.
  • Manage, support, maintain and improve the project’s infrastructure, IaC automation, continuous integration system and application release processes.
  • Act as a bridge between operations and development teams, lead on automating the rollout of applications.
  • A servant-leader mindset - to work with project squads, drive team interactions.
  • A delivery approach – support, motivate and nurture – working within Agile Frameworks and Methodologies for continuous improvements across the full agile end-to-end lifecycle.
  • Manage and maintain development and support systems such as GitLab, GitHub Actions, Azure Pipelines

Full Job description is available on request

To apply:  Please follow the online application process and upload your CV, in Word format

Please note: You must be eligible to work in the UK for your application to be considered (sorry, our client is unable to offer sponsorship).  Due to large numbers of applications, unfortunately we cannot provide detailed feedback to everyone, however, if you wish to find out how your application is progressing please call or e-mail the office and someone will help you / get back to you.

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