Cloud DevOps Manager

IQ Talent Solutions
London, UK
27 Aug 2019
25 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Summary
  • An experienced and passionate Cloud DevOps Manager to take responsibility for the Cloud Platform Engineering team where you will play a key role in leading the operations, delivery and continual improvement of our highly scalable cloud platform in line with industry defined DevOps practices
  • Shaping and maturing the strategic cloud platform; a robust, software developed, automated and scalable continuous delivery platform underpinning the development and delivery of key business services.
  • Working closely with senior stakeholders, application, security and development teams to ensure that the platform team and technology supports business and customer needs.

Job Description/ Responsibilities

Management / Leadership
  • Responsibility for a team comprising a mix of permanent, contract and consultant resources
  • Providing thought leadership and mentoring
  • Planning and prioritising work activities for team members effectively
  • Contributing to the Infrastructure strategy & roadmap
  • Develop and improve best practice processes, standards and controls
  • Deliver a proactive support and development capability for our cloud platform
  • Providing timely and professional communication to key customers and stakeholders
  • Embed a DevOps culture of collaboration, communication and automation

Operational Responsibilities
  • Your primary responsibility is to build, operate and improve a highly scalable, secure and reliable cloud platform service
  • Ensure that the cloud platform meets the performance, availability, security and capacity needs of the business
  • Ensure business service continuity and audit requirements are supported through the use of appropriate systems resilience, redundancy, backup and recovery
  • Establish and maintain appropriate cloud platform monitoring, alerting and reporting solutions
  • Drive continual improvement and efficiency through the automation of cloud platform operations
  • Maintain up to date documentation of cloud platform configuration, processes and procedures
  • Support the design and delivery of new and existing services onto cloud platforms
  • Develop and improve best practice processes, standards and controls
  • Ensure that stakeholders remain appraised of relevant issues, risks and achievements
  • Own operational support, transition and acceptance of new services into the cloud platform
  • Identify, report and manage risks related to service delivery
  • Work with portfolio, project and delivery teams assisting them to meet their goals

  • Leading/managing a team of Platform Engineers in a cloud environment
  • Experience of implementing a DevOps based ways of working using automation where possible
  • Delivering large scale or complex projects
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Experienced in how to successfully deliver highly available, consistent, secure and performant services using DevOps and Infrastructure-as-a-code best practices
  • Developing organizational Cloud strategy
  • Effective management and prioritisation of project delivery vs operational support
  • Building relationships with, and managing customer and stakeholder expectations effectively
  • 3rd party contract and service management
  • Financial Management Experience; budget planning, forecasting, tracking costs
  • Experience presenting to senior management
  • Familiar with concept of containers
  • Experience of ITIL/ Agile Service Management/
  • Modern development methodologies; agile, test automation and CD/CI pipeline management

  • Degree level education in a computing related subject
  • 5+ years IT Infrastructure experience
  • IT Industry qualifications an advantage

  • Cloud skills, Azure, Google, AWS
  • IaaS, PaaS, Identity, Networking, Security, RBAC, kubernetes, Containers, Databases, App Services, Monitoring, Backup, Site Recovery
  • Infrastructure Automation and configuration management
  • Experience of working in a DevOps environment
  • Experience of working with highly available infrastructure

Scripting (Azure ARM, Terraform, JSON, PowerShell)

InterQuest Group is acting as an employment agency for this vacancy. InterQuest Group is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of age, disability, gender, religion/belief, race, marriage, civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, sex or sexual orientation. Please make us aware if you require any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process.

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