DevOps Lead at Which? (London, UK)
Location: London, UK
Type: Full Time
Created: 2021-11-03 05:00:07
We're looking for a Lead DevOps Engineer to join our Which? Technology team on a permanent, full-time basis.
Despite the current circumstances we are still actively recruiting for roles. In compliance with UK Government advice relating to COVID-19, this role may initially be remotely based in line with the rest of our workforce and we will supply you with the tools and technologies to enable you to work in this way. During this phase, interviews will likely be conducted over video conferencing technology, e.g. Google Hangouts or similar.
It's a pivotal time for Technology at Which? as we drive forward our ambitious transformation programme, putting users at the heart of every product we create, evolving our technologies to deliver best in class user experiences. Over the next twelve months we will be developing both our commercial and advocacy product offering, trialling new ways of working, driving innovation and enabling the teams we work with, both supporting existing systems and in the provision of new ones.
What you'll be doing
As a Lead DevOps Engineer you will:
- Manage the Digital DevOps team to build cloud based infrastructure and ensure that all systems are well maintained and secure.
- Support the more junior team members through mentoring, peer reviews and paired working.
- Lead the recruitment, mentoring and performance management of the DevOps Engineers.
- Proactively promote and contribute to a knowledge sharing culture.
- Accountable for all DevOps resource planning for both the agile development teams as well as the platforms team.
The application technology stack is fairly diverse and includes Ruby, Python, PHP, Java, NodeJS, Redis, Postgres and MySQL. We work on a varied selection of projects with numerous teams across the business, using mainly Scrum within the Scaled Agile (SAFe) framework.
What we'll need from you
You will be accountable for all DevOps resource planning for both the agile development teams as well as the platforms team. You will ensure that DevOps management activities are carried out on a regular basis for all team members including: 1-2-1 meetings, career planning, identification of training needs and subsequent mentoring.
We would like someone to lead by example and is an active member within the DevOps community. You keep abreast of the latest DevOps technologies, trends, tools and practices. You will evaluate new technologies and help to introduce them into the DevOps team where appropriate. you are accountable for code quality and the output of the DevOps team.
What we'll offer you
We believe in getting the best out of people, and our refurbished modern working environment is relaxed and friendly, including a subsidised canteen with access to its own roof terrace. There are excellent benefits including 28 days annual leave, private healthcare, an excellent pension scheme and the usuals like flexible working, Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loan and Childcare Vouchers etc. We even have a private section of Regent's Park which is handy for hot summers and team building events!
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At Which? we value diversity and we're committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential. We want to receive applications from all regardless of age, gender identity, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, social economic background etc. We believe that a diverse workforce helps us to understand and create a positive impact for consumers. We want to ensure that everybody can apply and be part of our recruitment processes, and therefore when required we make reasonable adjustments to accommodate our candidates.