DevOps Lead

Location: Belfast, County Antrim Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + 10% bonus
Sector: IT & Telecoms Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Harriet Houlton

DevOps Lead


DevOps Lead needed for a global organisation, based in their Belfast office, who are looking to employ an experienced DevOps Lead to be responsible for the company's reliability of their SaaS offerings.

DevOps Lead

The successful DevOps Lead will want to work for this client not just because it's a great opportunity but also because they will give you a wealth of benefits including:

  • 25 days holiday + public holidays
  • 10% bonus
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Dental Insurance
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Group Income Protection
  • Group Pension Scheme
  • + many more

What the role entails:

Some of the main duties of the DevOps Lead will include:

  • Responsible for ensuring that SRE is working well with Product Development teams
  • Own end-to-end availability for a product service
  • Work with product service teams to establish SLIs and error budget's, and nurture an environment that appreciates the value that they add
  • Ensuring that short-term hacks, are replaced with long-term solutions
  • Identify requirements surrounding load testing, security testing, availability and disaster recovery
  • Work with product owners and product engineering teams to perform capacity planning
  • Work with product engineering teams to understand performance and behavior patterns
  • Help mature the delivery process for teams; defining Jenkins pipelines, designing canary release deploys, building in automated fallbacks, optimizing the build chain etc
  • Optimize product service code to ensure that it's secure, scalable and performant
  • Optimize release engineering code to ensure that it's stable, repeatable and fast
  • Identify opportunity for increased monitoring capabilities (white-box & black-box)

What you need to be the successful DevOps Lead:

In order to be the successful DevOps Lead and have a chance to gain such an exciting opportunity you will ideally need to have the following:


  • Computer Science degree, or related industry experience managing a mission critical production team for at least 2 years

Essential skills:

  • Linux system administration experience
  • Experience with IaaS and Serverless services from a cloud provider
  • Comfortable writing code with one or more of the following languages: Python / Go / Java / C# / C / C++
  • An understanding in TCP/IP, DNS and experience designing networks
  • Strong conflict resolution competence
  • An understanding of a range of data storage technologies, including SQL databases
  • Experience managing services in AWS
  • Detail oriented. The ideal candidate is one who naturally digs as deep as they need to understand the why
  • Experience working with product owners and product development to prioritize work, flag risk and identify potential production engineering issues (e.g. scalability, resiliency, performance)

Desirable Skills

  • Python / Golang / Java / C# / C / C++ / Bash experience
  • Jenkins pipelines
  • MSSQL, Informix, Elasticsearch
  • Terraform, Packer & Docker
  • Zabbix, New Relic, ELK, Prometheus, Datadog

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a DevOps Lead to progress their career. If you are interested please apply as soon as possible as this position will be filled quickly so don't miss out!

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