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Job Ref:  204797502
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  London
City:  Central London
Salary:  £75000 - £85000/annum
15/10/2016 03:41
Head of Devops / IT - Digital

This extremely varied role as Head of Devops will give you responsibility for all aspects of IT and development within this digital consultancy. They pride themselves on developing unique solutions for businesses and organisations to facilitate growth within the digital economy. Their innovative approach has helped them secure European funding for original development and research.

The role

- Lead a team providing devops and operational support
- These are often experimental systems but some will evolve to be larger live services, and in addition include the corporate web site. They are often created in collaboration with partners.
- Lead a team of software engineers building Web platforms and components
- Provide strong leadership for processes, automation, best practices, documentation and budget management
- Provide both support and proactive improvements for internal IT systems including email, messaging, calendaring, expenses, CRM, accounting and finance, HR, printing, videoconferencing / telepresence and so on
- Technical accountability for security procedures and awareness including Cyber Essentials certification (working with our Security Architect)
- Manage the networking and systems for the Centre to with high availability for staff and visitors, including guest wifi, AV provision for events
- Participate creatively in showcasing and experimenting with the latest technologies at the Centre. An example is our role to create a large-scale low-power wide-area Internet of Things network, or our plans for virtual and augmented reality.

• Experience managing software development teams

• Architecture, planning and budgeting for cloud deployments; strong knowledge of available services across major providers such as AWS, Azure, Google

• Devops automation, containerisation and orchestration tools such as Chef, Ansible, Docker, Jenkins, Kubernetes, Mesos, CoreOS

• Operational experience with monitoring and alerting for web services, cloud deployments and networks

• Experience managing internal IT systems for organisations with over 50 employees, mixed Mac/Windows environment with cloud-based services and applications

• Strong networking knowledge and skills

• Excellent process management experience for documentation, agile software build and delivery, continuous testing and deployment, configuration management, source control

• Essential to have previous history of hands-on software development

• Experience with big data systems using frameworks such as Hadoop

• Detailed command of Linux

Location: London

Salary: £75,000 - £85,000
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