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DevOps Consulting Lead

Business area: 

Software Engineering



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Security Clearance: 

Internal Background Check (DBS)

Job description

About us

Solirius Consulting delivers technical consultancy and application delivery to our clients in order to solve real world problems and allow our clients to respond to an ever-changing technical landscape. We partner closely with our clients, embedding our consultants into their businesses in order to provide a bespoke service, allowing us to truly understand our clients’ needs.

It is this close collaboration with our clients that has enabled us to grow rapidly in recent years and will drive our ambitious future growth plans. We currently have over 250 consultants working with a variety of key clients from both the public and private sectors such as the Ministry of Justice, Department for Education, FCDOS, UEFA, International Olympic Committee and Mercedes Benz; with plans to increase our client base further in the near future.

We operate as a flat organisation and believe in trusting and supporting our team to operate independently. We pride ourselves on being specialists at what we do, making the most of our consultants’ expertise in their fields in order to provide a best-in-class service to our clients. All our consultants have the opportunity to work on a range of different projects, providing a broad range of knowledge on which to develop their careers and progress in the direction they choose.

The role

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Software Engineering Practice, to build and develop our DevOps capability.

Working with our Head of Software Engineering, and building upon our existing DevOps capability you will help us to develop a culture of DevOps best-practice, define the DevOps services we offer to our clients and grow the size of our DevOps team. 

The role requires an experienced Lead DevOps Engineer who has a background in consultancy and has the ability to work closely with internal stakeholders and clients to further develop our DevOps propositions, taking ownership of the strategy and growth and training of the team.

We are looking for someone who has an entrepreneurial approach, and is interested in working with our senior management team on business development opportunities.

About You:

Our team is our strongest asset, you will be an excellent team player who recognises the strength of the team as a whole and can find their role within the Solirius team. 

Typical qualities of a Solirius consultant are:

  • Best in class technical skills in their sector

  • Outstanding communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and team working skills

  • Self motivated, enthusiastic and committed

  • The ideal candidates will share our values and be aligned with our ways of working.

Candidates should be open to working in different locations for different clients. Although most of our work is in London, candidates should be happy to travel as client needs dictate.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Defining and delivering the DevOps strategy

  • Advocating and evangelising DevOps capabilities, providing direction and influencing key stakeholders across our clients

  • Develop compelling services for our clients

  • Developing and scaling our organisational structure to support new services and clients

  • Assisting with business development opportunities, responding to client Invitations To Tender

  • Defining standards and patterns for DevOps capabilities and associated tooling

  • Establishing and directing a nascent DevOps team that works across clients

  • Implementing and managing continuous delivery systems and methodologies across cloud environments like Azure, AWS and GCP

  • Implementing and managing solutions to deploy and maintain highly available and scalable services and applications.

Key Skills/Experience:

  • Substantial experience of DevOps

  • Experienced in leading a team of engineers, helping develop their skills and defining career paths

  • Ability to work with senior stakeholders and detailed technical specialists.

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Experience of working with cloud infrastructure (Azure or AWS, GCP is beneficial)

  • Experience of working with Microsoft, AWS or open source DevOps tooling

  • Experience of developing, deploying and managing applications and infrastructure in the cloud (on premise is beneficial)

  • Experience of implementing full and partial CI/CD processes including automation, configuration management and infrastructure as code

  • Experience of monitoring and alerting for applications and services deployed to cloud or on-premise environments, including knowledge of associated applications (e.g. AppDynamics, DynaTrace, Splunk, etc.)

  • Experience working with Docker and Kubernetes in either Azure or AWS

  • Knowledge of unix or Windows based operating systems, including scripting languages.

  • Knowledge of best practices surrounding cloud infrastructure

  • Passionate, motivated and enthusiastic about developing technology solutions for our clients.

Package and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary, dependent on experience

  • Flexible/Hybrid working

  • Generous annual discretionary bonus

  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays

  • 10 days allocated development training per year

  • Contributory pension

  • Gym membership

  • Annual away days and social events

Equality and diversity

Solirius Consulting is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to creating a work environment that supports, celebrates, encourages and respects all individuals and in which all processes are based on merit, competence and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexuality, age, disability, ethnicity, marital status or any other protected characteristics.


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