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DevOps Technical Lead

Location: Westbury Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Sector: Defence Type: Permanent
Contact: Jack Pleon Job Published: 23 days ago

DevOps Technical Lead

Westbury

PERMANENT

Brief

We have an exciting opportunity for a Lead DevOps Engineer to be based at our site in Westbury (Wiltshire) although there is an opportunity to conduct much of the work remotely. This role will involve leading a small team of engineers and taking responsibility for the ongoing development and support of the client which is deployed at a number of customer sites around the UK and plays a key role in the UKMFTS (UK Military Flight Training System) capability. You will be heavily involved in helping to shape the team in the UK and establishing and maintaining a business rhythm.

Note that occasional travel will be required to customer sites across the UK.

The successful candidate will be responsible for performing a range of software and systems engineering duties and system administration tasks for the UKMFTS (UK Military Flying Training System) programme. Typical duties may include:

  • Leading and mentoring the software team responsible for implementation of the CI/CD strategy
  • Designing, implementing and monitoring the TMIS software build and deployment pipeline
  • Driving the development and testing of new features
  • Managing software releases and ensuring that application issues are resolved in a timely manner
  • Implementing and leading an Agile-based development cycle, including daily team meetings and retrospectives, task estimation and prioritisation, planning, demonstration and reporting activities
  • Communicating on a daily basis with key internal and external stakeholders
  • Assisting the team with troubleshooting, database administration, and development of code and scripts

Required Skills:

  • Proven experience in leading software teams in an Agile environment
  • Solid understanding of the full software development lifecycle
  • Practical knowledge of Jira
  • Web application development using Java (including JSP), JavaScript, HTML and CSS
  • Experience in using and administrating relational databases
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to create presentation material
  • Excellent customer service skills

Desired Skills:

  • Agile certification (e.g. Scrum Master)
  • Requirements analysis and management (e.g. DOORS)
  • System and software design (e.g. UML, SysML)
  • Practical experience in using scripts to automate processes (e.g. Powershell)
  • Web Server administration and configuration (e.g. Apache Tomcat, WildFly)
  • JavaScript development using jQuery, and Angular and/or DHTMLX frameworks
  • Practical experience in using the Hibernate framework
  • Experience with Oracle SQL
  • Regular use of message-based middleware and protocols, e.g. (ActiveMQ, RabbitMQ, REST, SOAP)
  • Experience of fault finding web-based, database technologies and complimentary operating systems
  • Experience with Hyper-V and/or VMware
  • Experience with Oracle SQL
  • Practical knowledge of Windows and Windows Server administration.

Please note that eligibility for UK security clearance up to SC level is required for the DevOps Technical Lead position.

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