DevOps Practice Lead – £800/850pd

Date Posted: 19/10/2020

Job Ref: JOB-15639

Location: City of London, London

Sector: Insurance 

Job Type: Contract

Team Member Name: Billy Towner

Duration: 24 Months

Contract Rate Bands: £800 - £850 per day 

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My client is a leading boutique consultancy who offer IT & Business Change services to Central Government. My client is currently engaged with a Central Government organisation and require a DevOps Practice Lead to manage a team of engineers to develop efficient, proportionate and accessible digital services to enable access to justice via appropriate modern channels.

The Practice Lead must have strong DevOps skills and be ready to quickly manage a multi-disciplinary team of developers, designers, and analysts focused on one or more products or projects providing services capable of running high volume, reliable and flexible services that are relentlessly user-focused and continually improved through iterative development.

Key Skills/ Experience Required:
* Demonstrate technical capability & proven track record in operating & maintaining an enterprise grade continuous integration /continual delivery infrastructure for the reliable and consistent development, testing and delivery of primarily Java applications.
* Demonstrate experience in operating and maintaining cloud services on the Azure platform utilising Azure specific PaaS elements and associated monitoring services.
* Demonstrate experience of building, configuring &maintaining new virtual platforms and associated automated tooling and technologies (terraform, ansible, containerisation) adherence to approved designs to ensure reliable, consistent environments utilising full-version control.
* Demonstrate experience in best practice configuration management of artefacts and configuration files through version control and approved repositories.
* Evidence a track record in supporting development teams with configuring applications for deployment to ensure those development teams utilise automated deployment and configuration of applications
* Evidence a track record in enterprise level documentation and experience of undertaking knowledge transfer and retention to the Authority
* Demonstrate a track record in providing experienced Linux engineering support.
* Demonstrate experience of working in close collaboration with peers and colleagues in other workstreams e.g. Architecture, Security and Live support functions as examples
* Demonstrate the experience and ability to deploy the required number of appropriately skilled resources capable of fulfilling the required outcomes to meet the contract start date.
* Demonstrate experience of working with and successfully delivering digital services, ideally within an enterprise level organisation.
* Demonstrate the ability to deploy replacement engineers as required by the Authority within 10 days of the formal request being received.
* Specific to the Practice Lead, demonstrate experience of leading large scale Agile development/delivery teams.
* Demonstrate experience of managing a complex stakeholder environment, including senior stakeholder management and ensuring proper governance

Should you feel your background aligns with this opportunity please apply now and I will follow up with a call should you be suitable for the role.

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