DevOps Engineering Lead


Ref: 356Wednesday 20 September 2023

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 Fantastic hands-on tech leadership opportunity to join a Greenfield product build, start-up venture with the new technical team co-located in Galway. This is a lead role, so you will have key responsibility and autonomy to make a significant difference and advance your career with a relatively unique experience to build a new tech platform from scratch.

As Staff  DevOps Engineering Leader, you will be the expert in Cloud DevOps and IaC, industry practices. You will play a lead role in designing, implementing, and managing all infrastructure and deployment processes This role requires expertise in Azure and Terraform whilst leading a team of DevOps engineers, collaborating with cross-functional teams, to drive the green field platform build and continuous improvement in our DevOps practices.

What you will do:

  • Lead DevOps practices and team to create a highly robust and scalable tech platform. The focus will be on Azure cloud build.
  • Strong expertise in designing and implementing infrastructure on Azure, including virtual machines, networking, storage, and security.
  • In-depth knowledge of CI/CD concepts and experience implementing pipelines using tools like Azure DevOps, Jenkins, or GitLab.
  • Utilise Terraform for infrastructure provisioning and automation. Containerization based platform using technologies such as Docker and orchestration tools like Kubernetes.
  • Knowledge of security best practices for cloud environments and experience implementing security control
  • Attract, develop, and retain talent, building skills in new technologies and best practices across DevOps practices.

Who you are:

    • Excellent solution-led tech leadership skills. Bring your personality to your team comms and be able to inspire and build a new team to solve complex technical problems.
    • Proven experience as a Lead DevOps Engineer or similar role for several years, with a focus on Azure and Terraform.
    • Acumen in tech and people leadership and a passion for team development.
    • At least 10 years’ experience in software development with at least 5 years in a DevOps role.
    • Track record delivering DevOps IaC platforms, incorporating industry-leading containerisation, security, and CI/CD practices.

What skills you will need to bring

    • Strong Proficiency in Terraform for infrastructure provisioning and automation.
    • In-depth knowledge of CI/CD concepts and experience implementing pipelines using tools like Azure DevOps, Jenkins, or GitLab.
    • Experience with configuration management tools like Ansible, Puppet, or Chef.
    • Strong scripting skills (e.g., PowerShell, Bash, Python) for automation and tooling.
    • Real team player and can build strong relationships at all levels. Like to have fun at work and a positive mentality with the ability to build trust and respect from team members.
    • Hands-on experience with monitoring and logging tools such as Azure Monitor, Application Insights, or ELK stack.