DevOps Lead

What does the DevOps Lead do?

As DevOps Lead working in the Cyber Solutions team you will flourish on delivering challenging projects in a dynamic environment.

You will play a lead role in streamlining processes and improving the “time to value” of infrastructure and services Nominet deploys to its clients. This is vital work as these services are used to detect and disrupt real cyber security events manifesting amongst billions of DNS queries. 

You will live and breath automation in a cloud environment and will have a relentless drive for continuous improvement, increased automation and efficiency derived from both technical and process improvements.

You will have exposure to technologies like Ansible and Teraform and will have used them to deploy services in one or more cloud environments. Managing a small team of DevOps Engineers, you be responsible for the creation of robust infrastructure that can be quickly reconfigured and disposed of as improved iterations become available.

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What we expect from the DevOps Lead

Be accountable for implementation and deployment of Nominet’s Cyber Solutions cloud based Enterprise services. 

Own the delivery of robust, maintainable, standards-compliant configuration and infrastructure in an agile working environment.

Build an effective, productive relationship with Nominet’s operational teams to ensure that services can be transitioned into production in a planned, orderly manner to defined standards and performance characteristics.

Build relationships with other teams/ key stakeholders and work in a cohesive, friendly and collaborative manner to deliver real value for customers.

Work with the Head of Product Delivery to ensure accurate forecasting and reporting of project progress.

Ensure problems/issues are solved in a timely and satisfactory manner.

Actively unblock issues faced by the team during Sprint execution.

Provide clarity for the team through expert leadership.

Establish relationships with employees/key stakeholders and work in a cohesive, friendly and collaborative manner to deliver real value for Nominet’s customers.

Be an inspirational manager and mentor to team members ensuring high performance and delivery across the team.


Skills, experience and behaviours we look for

Extensive knowledge of at least one of the following platforms: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure or Net Actuate.

Excellent knowledge of Ansible.

Any knowledge of DNS, RPZ or BGP would be considered a huge plus for any potential candidate.

Excellent Linux administration skills (CentOS or RHL are preferable).

Excellent networking and security background.

Good understanding of the TCP/IP stack.

Good familiarity with version control systems like Subversion/Git.

Good knowledge of scripting.

Experience of CI (Continuous Integration)

Superb interpersonal communication skills.

Vision, drive and passion: someone who’s prepared to get the job done, no matter what it takes and reap the rewards.

Superb attention to detail.

Experience of leading a small team highly desirable.