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Head of Ops

Job Description

This is an exciting role at an important UK government agency for a leader in the Azure DevOps space.  


  • Maintain and manage the infrastructure required for the rollout of continuous integration and deployment pipelines across the department estate of apps and services

  • Build awareness on the potential of CI/CD and DevSecOps practices and build a culture of leveraging these practices for doing things better, reducing re-work, increasing the productivity and optimising the use of existing resources

  • Lead the service optimisations and automations that reduce technical debt; reduce operational costs and risks; automate toil; and improve the quality and resilience of our service infrastructure

  • Develop delivery pipelines using GitHub/GitLab and Jenkins for deployments into our path-to-live environments across multiple services

  • Undertake skilled platform build/support activities, such as developing hardened base containers, deploying platform services through a CI pipeline making use of infrastructure as code

  • Support DevOps engineers in service topology discovery; helping to define QA and deployment pipelines; monitoring and continuous improvement

  • Expert knowledge in the use, development, and maintenance of agile and SecDevOps tooling suites and methods and how these can be implemented into an organisation that is transitioning to new ways of working

  • Leading, managing, and developing all direct reports, ensuring that Technology and the department culture and ways of working are embedded across the team