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Senior DevOps Engineer

Location Manchester, United Kingdom
Posted 04-October-2021

Job Title: Senior DevOps Engineer
Location: Remote working/Manchester Office
Grade: Band CR3
Hours: 35 hours per week, full time

Do you have a desire to develop your knowledge within a DevOps organisation?
If you have Cloud (AWS) architecture expertise and an ability to drive, lead and motivate a team, then this permanent opportunity might be the one for you!

About Us
We are the bank for people with purpose. We believe in the power of 'we' and putting values and ethics first. We are looking for talented individuals who want to make their next career move in a bank that celebrates co-operative spirit. We put the customer at the heart of everything we do and wholly embrace advocates who truly connect and endorse our brand. And did we mention we are award winning? Year on year award winners for our products, our customer service and our commitment to communities. What's not to love!

About the role

Our Release and Availability team are responsible for developing our route to live systems, building & maintaining environments, and ensuring the operability of the services we offer. You'll get the opportunity help embed and foster a culture of DevOps across the business and teams you interact with including Architecture, Software Development and many others!

As a Senior DevOps Engineer you will lead in establishing of the DevOps culture across the bank, working with build and run teams to innovate the provision of delivery services. Working in an Agile software delivery life cycle, provision and support environments, monitoring systems and support the resolution of incidents. You will take an active role in promoting the principles of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery for both software and infrastructure, leading in service innovation and acting as an evangelist for a DevOps culture.

Key Accountabilities
* Lead a small team of DevOps engineers, including immediate line management
* Champion the vision and purpose of the Release and Availability team in the build and run organisation.
* Work to enable and support teams rather than provide a service - creating a self-service model of deployment and operations rather than building a dependency
* Collaborate with delivery teams to make deployments more Rapid, Reliable, Repeatable and Reproducible.
* Maintain strong relationships with developers, architects, testers and operations organisation
* Technically lead in production incidents to provide challenge, insight and agreement in incident diagnosis.
* Actively engage with stakeholders, taking ownership of requirements and developing solutions
* Ensure governance processes are maintained, fit-for-purpose and adhered to

Technical Capabilities

* Experience with Cloud based architectures including AWS
* Experience building CI toolchains using Gitlab, Jenkins, Maven, Ant etc
* Experience with tooling to support micro-services based architecture - Docker, Kubernetes etc
* A background in Systems Administration across Linux/AIX/WAS platforms
* Computer Science Degree/Cloud service provider certifications or accreditations
* Excellent troubleshooting/fault resolution skills

Additional Skills Required
* Experience working in a collaborative DevOps environment
* Ability to coach, lead, inspire, support, and motivate colleagues
* Knowledge and awareness of technology specific Retail and Commercial Banking industry trends, challenges, solutions and best practices

What You Can Expect From Us:

27 days holiday at start, rising to 30 daysAgile working including opportunity to work from homeCompetitive pension/income protection/life assurance2 paid days for volunteering per yearPositive working environment in contemporary offices centrally located in ManchesterStrong career path within a DevOps organisationFamily friendly policies and supportive working environmentRecognition scheme and a culture in which we celebrate successColleague network groups committed to inclusion and diversity within our Bank.
Our Bank is committed to continuing to create a diverse workforce and an inclusive environment where all colleagues can fulfil their potential. We welcome applications from talented individuals from all backgrounds and lifestyles who can work with us in maintaining a culture of belonging, where people are valued and respected.

Please note we may withdraw this vacancy prior to the closing date once sufficient applications have been reached. This vacancy will remain open for a minimum of 2 weeks for internal candidates.

As a reputable employer regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, all offers of employment for this role are subject to a series of background checks, including criminal (DBS) and financial checks.

Awards & Accolades for MyTechLogy
Winner of
Top 100 Asia
Finalist at SiTF Awards 2014 under the category Best Social & Community Product
Finalist at HR Vendor of the Year 2015 Awards under the category Best Learning Management System
Finalist at HR Vendor of the Year 2015 Awards under the category Best Talent Management Software
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