DevOps Technical Lead


Organically growing business? Tick! Genuinely changing and improving users lives on a Global scale? Tick! Commitment to delivering world-class product builds with progressive technology? Tick! I could talk about how much we at affix love this crew for days, but let’s get to the point to here shall we?

We looking to build up the internal CloudOps team who frame and operate digital platforms, run infrastructure, and services across this Global organisation – currently focusing on Big Data and utilising emerging Cloud offerings. What we’re seeking is someone to take the next level of Leadership within DevOps, the ability to guide the team, higher complex projects, drive scrum processes and influence drive and progression.

This role sits within a team made up of passionate and driven members, always seeking to push the boundaries as well as source new ideas and uplift capabilities. There are a number of silos’ being looked after within Cloud Platforms and the new strategy across technology is focused on innovation and proof of concepts, experimentation, and innovation – which is a pretty nice place to be if you ask me!

As the DevOps Technical Lead, you will play a leading role in delivering new capability on the Enterprise Cloud platform, will ensure the operational excellence of the existing cloud workloads and tooling, and will actively work on knowledge sharing of DevOps practices across the Technology organisation.

The team are moving deep into AWS, pushing towards a serverless way of life and have a strong focus on automation from the start of each journey – allowing for a lot of flexibility in innovating with the tech and tools provided to them and influence quality architecture.

As a company, they aren’t afraid of failure and are growing by the day, so you’ll have the opportunity to get a breadth of exposure to different business areas, stakeholders and opportunities for personal and professional growth. If you come with the right initiative and abilities, you’ll have the choice of getting involved in the masses and impact great change throughout the organisation.
Must haves:

  • Strong technical experience, with great communication and leadership skills to boot   
  • Have run automation within the Cloud around platform modelling and confident working with strategic workflows and an understanding of platforms and large-scale systems   
  • Ability to work within a large corporate, and complex matrix environment and be able to consult to, manage, and present to both internal and external stakeholders at all levels (consulting exposure highly desired)   
  • Knowledge of your technology inside out – not just what the team is currently using, but any emerging tech/tools/frameworks that could be implemented to improve not just what you’re doing for the internal team, but also its users   
  • An ambiguous, flexible resilient mindset as well as motivation to drive your own outcomes and agenda   

Let’s talk more about the tech competencies:

  • Certification in AWS and experience in either a Technical or Engineering Lead role, covering DevOps responsibilities while also being across hands-on scripting in high-level languages   
  • Experience in multiple scripting or formal programming languages, such as: Python, Java, Groovy, Go, node.js, Unix Shell, PowerShell etc   
  • Experience with designing and operating big data analytics tools such as Splunk, Sumologic, Tableau etc.   
  • Experience using infra-code and software delivery technologies, such as: AWS CloudFormation, Puppet, Ansible, Chef, Vagrant, Packer-io, Docker, ServerSpec etc.   
  • Knowledge of restful API design and microservices architecture.   

What others bit do I need to know? 
This is a newly created leadership role. So, what the means is you’re going to have an impact. You will have accountability for designing new best practice cloud solutions, coaching and mentoring Senior and Junior Engineer team members and also incorporate delivery and operational leadership.
In a nutshell? It’s a multi-faceted role including leadership of technical design, implementation and direction, breaking down of high-level business requirements to actionable tasks, sound operational capability and providing technical direction to members of the DevOps & Cloud practice and wider technology groups.

What happens now?
If working with a great bunch of folk, experimenting with projects focused on image recognition, machine learning, and data analytics peaks your interest – reach out and let me know a bit about who you are, and why this sounds like your kinda gig!

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Permanent / Full Time