Infrastructure and DevOps Lead

Start date: After notice period DOE London

As a Hands-On DevOps Lead, you will play a pivotal role in managing and optimising our corporate infrastructure and Azure cloud environment. You will lead a small team of 3-4 DevOps engineers to ensure that our infrastructure, applications, and services are reliable, scalable, and secure. This is a hands-on role that requires a deep understanding of Azure cloud technologies, DevOps best practices, a commitment to the principles of DORA (DevOps Research and Assessment), and infrastructure management expertise.

Key Responsibilities

Technical Leadership: Lead a team of DevOps engineers, providing guidance, mentoring, and technical expertise. Foster a culture of continuous improvement and collaboration within the team.

Azure Cloud Management: Manage, configure, and optimize our Azure cloud infrastructure to ensure high availability, scalability, and cost-effectiveness.

Infrastructure as Code: Implement and maintain Infrastructure as Code practices, using tools like Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates and Terraform to automate infrastructure provisioning and configuration.

Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment: Establish and maintain CI/CD pipelines to automate application deployments, with a focus on reliability, speed, and quality, adhering to the principles of DORA.

Monitoring and Alerting: Set up comprehensive monitoring, logging, and alerting systems to proactively detect and address issues. Ensure the team can respond quickly to incidents while monitoring key DORA metrics such as lead time, deployment frequency, and MTTR (Mean Time to Recover).

Security and Compliance: Implement and enforce security best practices, ensuring that our Azure environment is compliant with industry standards and company policies while maintaining a strong focus on security as a part of the DORA model.

Infrastructure Management: Oversee the configuration, optimization, and management of network, storage, and compute resources in the Azure cloud, ensuring performance, availability, and scalability.

Capacity Planning: Collaborate with cross-functional teams to plan and forecast resource requirements, ensuring the infrastructure can support the growth and needs of the organization.

Cost Management: Monitor and control infrastructure costs, optimizing resource utilization and recommending cost-saving measures where necessary.

Documentation: Maintain detailed documentation of configurations, processes, and best practices for the team, by the DORA practice of Knowledge Sharing.

Vendor Relations: Build and maintain relationships with Azure vendors and stay up to date with the latest Azure cloud technologies and offerings, following the DORA model of continuous learning.

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Technology, or a related field (or equivalent work experience).

  • Strong expertise in Azure cloud services and resources.

  • Proven experience in leading DevOps teams.

  • Proficiency in Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools, such as ARM templates, Terraform, or similar.

  • In-depth knowledge of CI/CD pipelines and related tools like Azure DevOps, Jenkins, or GitLab CI.

  • Experience with containerization and orchestration technologies (Docker, Kubernetes).

  • Strong scripting and automation skills (PowerShell, Bash, Python).

  • Solid understanding of security and compliance in cloud environments.

  • Excellent problem-solving and communication skills.

  • Relevant certifications (e.g., Microsoft Certified: Azure DevOps Engineer Expert) are a plus.

We value innovation, teamwork, and personal growth. We offer a dynamic and collaborative work environment, opportunities for professional development, and a competitive compensation package. Join us and be part of a forward-thinking team that is driving innovation in the cloud technology space.

If you're a leader with a passion for Azure and a commitment to excellence, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity to lead our DevOps team, follow the principles of DORA, and shape the future of our Azure cloud environment while managing infrastructure effectively.

Aventum Group is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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