Azure Devops Engineer

Location: Redhill, Surrey Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Sector: IT & Telecoms Type: Permanent
Contact: Sam Francis Job Published: 24 days ago

Azure DevOps Engineering


£40,000-£80,000 + benefits

We are looking for a Azure DevOps/infrastructure Engineer to join our growing engineering organisation. As a DevOps Engineer, you will work with a peer to jointly take ownership for a wide range of infrastructure and tooling aspects supporting the engineering teams developing our successful Insurance Product.

The Role

  • Define and implement best practices for Application Lifecycle Management,
  • Work with relevant stakeholders to create and manage your own backlog of infrastructure items, consisting of a mix of high-priority tasks and long-term strategic improvement plans,
  • Work with Lead Software Engineers to maintain and improve the existing continuous integration pipeline, optimising and upgrading build systems on an ongoing basis,
  • Extend and monitor the various CI/build/QA/project dashboards to ensure they remain "green",
  • Debug tooling and infrastructure issues or performance bottlenecks as required, and dispatching product-related issues to the teams,
  • Participate in product design meetings to ensure the infrastructure required to support new product requirements is identified upfront and put in place in a timely manner,
  • Work with the QA Leads to ensure on-premise and Azure-based test environments are continuously optimized to execute a high volume of test cases in a fast and cost-efficient way,
  • Design, implement and document test environments and frameworks, assist in the design and implementation of automated tests,
  • Take ownership for signing, obfuscation, security testing and packaging tools and systems, and for the application of such systems to the actual products developed by the teams,
  • Act as the bridge between the development team and the Engineering Services and Corporate IT teams with regards to the management of the overall infrastructure estate supporting the development teams (>100 servers), decommission unused or obsolete servers and set up new servers as required, ensuring servers are switched off when not in use to optimize costs,
  • Keep an inventory of the various tools supporting the development environment and continuously modernise/upgrade them, provide guidance and instructions to the development team as required
  • Participate in scrum meetings as relevant (e.g. sprint demos and retrospectives),
  • Liaise with other teams and infrastructure engineers to share ALM technologies and best practices.


  • Extensive experience administering CI systems, creating build configurations and pipelines (VSTS/Azure DevOps, TeamCity, NuGet, MSBuild)
  • Experience administering version control systems such as VSTS / Git and SVN
  • Familiarity with Microsoft .NET development environment, Visual Studio
  • Strong background in Windows operating systems (7/8/10, Windows Server)
  • Strong scripting skills (PowerShell), software development skills using C# .NET
  • Self-reliance, attention to detail, commitment to high-quality, ability to learn quickly and to innovate
  • Strong problem-solving skills, including providing simple solutions to complex situations
  • Strong team player with the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively

Other highly desirable, but not essential skills are:

  • Experience of cloud technologies (primarily Azure but also AWS), and of migrating on-premise infrastructure to the cloud
  • Knowledge of Linux operating systems e.g. RHEL/OpenShift
  • Understanding of network topologies and common network protocols and services
  • Database skills e.g. SQL Server administration Knowledge of security best practices and tools
  • Experience of Windows & Linux containers and orchestration platforms (Docker, Kubernetes)
  • MS Test or other unit testing frameworks, mocking framework, GUI test frameworks such as Ranorex
  • Experience designing, developing and executing unit, integration, system and performance tests
  • Experience of working in an Agile/Scrum environment

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