Cloud Foundations DevOps Lead Ref 33591

Cloud Foundations DevOps Lead (Ref33591)

Salary – £75,000 p.a.

Location – Oxford. (Hybrid 2/3 days home/office)

Our client is a global insights company who has a fantastic opportunity for a progressive DevOps leader to take Cloud Foundations to the next level.  

The Cloud Foundations Lead role is responsible for providing leadership, direction, and vision to the engineering squad responsible for R&D and operations of foundational services. The role works closely with the company’s technology community to direct the successful completion and delivery of solutions. This role is a mixture of hands-on engineering and leadership activities.  The internal customers span across Product, Development and Engineering teams, whether they are building or supporting clients, backend services, libraries, data pipelines or machine learning models.

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrable proficiency in aspects of Software Development and the DevOps culture, working flexibly and collaboratively within Technology and across an enterprise organization; ideally possessing direct experience as a software engineer before transitioning into a lead position.


  • Lead an agile team that creates our core infrastructure platforms
  • Spend at least half your time directly developing modules
  • Collaborate to produce high quality solutions
  • Work with our architecture team to define our infrastructure technology roadmap
  • Work with our development teams to optimise our deployment pipelines
  • Play a key role in defining our Kubernetes based platform
  • Continually improve the reliability of our systems
  • Contribute to code reviews to keep quality high and technical debt as low as possible
  • Keep abreast of industry trends and perform R&D to ensure we’re using the right technologies
  • Mentoring the team, and other teams, in best practices.


  • Experience leading a technical team, either software or highly automated infrastructure
  • A real passion for well-thought-out and straightforward solutions to problems
  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines
  • Experienced in at least one programming language
  • Experience with cloud environments (or virtualised / containerised environments)
  • Experience in engineering systems at scale
  • Experience working in an agile development environment
  • Ready to work in all areas of our technology stack
  • Eagerness to learn, mentor, expand your skills, and try new tools

The company promotes a healthy work-life balance across the organisation. With an average length of service of 9 years, we are confident that we offer an appealing working prospect for our people. With numerous wellbeing initiatives, shared parental leave, study assistance and sabbaticals, we will help you meet your immediate responsibilities and your long-term goals. 

  • Working flexible hours – flexing the times you work in the day 
  • Working 4 days a week or working a shorter day

Benefits include:

  • 25 days paid holiday (not counting public holidays) with the option to buy additional days 
  • Access to a competitive contributory pension scheme and life assurance 
  • Health screening and private medical benefits 
  • Season ticket loan 
  • Shared parental leave 

Salary: £75,000 p.a.

Location: Oxford

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