Azure DevOps Engineer

Job Description

The role will lead DevOps activities as a Technical Leader, who will work across the Information Management and Technology (IM&T). Directorate to streamline the development lifecycle, improving productivity, delivery speed, and quality.  The role will coordinate with IT operations, development, and engineering teams to identify and resolve pain points and inefficiencies in delivery and operations. The successful candidate will be a hands-on DevOps Engineer who is comfortable writing code and dealing with ambiguous operation issues.


  • Lead the implementation and operation of reliable, consistent, and responsive deployment process​es across multiple products.
  • Ensure that the cost, security, and resilience of deployments are regularly reviewed and optimised.
  • Own the processes that enable independent implementation, testing, and deployment of new features into production safely and efficiently.
  • Ensure that engineering and development teams are adhering to agreed solution architectures, to maintain the performance and operability of the solutions they develop.
  • Develop and implement automated application and infrastructure provisioning, configuration, and deployment processes.
  • Ensure that systems meet business and customer needs for reliability and availability.
  • Manage application performance and service quality, whilst ensuring cost optimisation.
  • Ensure that deployment architectures are well documented.
  • Promote DevOps principles and culture across the IM&T directorate.


  • Hands-on experience with incident management.
  • Experience developing CI/CD workflows and tools, ideally using Azure Pipelines.
  • Automation scripting skills, including proficiency with Terraform and PowerShell.
  • Proficiency in one or more coding languages (eg .net, C#, Python).
  • Development experience with Azure, Docker, and Azure Kubernetes Service.
  • Experience in configuration management, test-driven development, and release management.
  • Effective analytical and troubleshooting skills.
  • Experience with agile development and an understanding of DevOps principles.
  • Ability to investigate and analyse information, and to draw conclusions.
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and desire to learn new languages and technologies.
  • Effective communication and stakeholders’ management skills. 
  • Effective collaboration skills, with a demonstrated ability to work well as part of a team.

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We understand the importance of work-life balance and we offer our staff the flexibility to work within our core hours and the option to vary their location between both the office and home. If you are looking for further flexibility, speak to us at interview stage so that we can consider your request.


We value our staff and we offer a competitive benefits package to ensure our staff can achieve their best throughout their journey with us. This includes 30 days annual leave (plus bank holidays); a holiday buy and sell scheme; private medical and dental cover; a season ticket loan and travel subsidy; access to a cycle to work scheme; volunteer leave; a performance related bonus and pension.