Job Reference RC365
Location Dundee
Job Type Permanent
Job Sector Financial Services
Date Posted


Fantastic greenfield DevOps opportunity to define and lead the development and deployment of DevOps technology, tools and processes for a global Financial services organisation.

The role will oversee our global DevOps solutions across our globally distributed software development teams.  Works cross-functionally as a member of our Software Development Leadership team to instil a DevOps culture and mentality in the software product development teams and wider Enterprise. Leads the delivery our of SDLC and CI technologies.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

· Represents and leads organisational DevOps capability improvement and instils a DevOps culture across our global software development teams.

· Create and drive the execution of the roadmap to migrate the company to best practice CI/CD/TDD with full automation following Scaled Agile principles.

· Determines the need for strategic organisation-level DevOps improvement to satisfy the strategic goals and long-term objectives of the organisation.

· Liaises with Software Development Operational Leadership Team to establish requirements and identifies, proposes, initiates and leads significant organisational capability improvement programmes.

· Develops configuration management strategies, policies, standards, and guidelines.

· Adopts and/or modifies existing DevOps improvement approaches as necessary.

· Champions the importance and value of configuration management and develops new methods and organisational capabilities (including automation) for configuration management.

· Provides resources to drive adoption of, and adherence to, policies and standards.

· Measures and monitors adherence to standards and ensures consistent execution of the process across the organisation.

· Develops organisational policies, standards, and guidelines for DevOps methods and tools, including Software Development Lifecycle, Test Driven Development, Build Automation, Systems Integration, and Continuous Integration.

· Implement best practice SDLC practices matched to the needs of different initiatives

· Sets direction and leads in the introduction and use of techniques, methodologies and tools, to match overall business requirements, ensuring consistency across all user groups.

· Leads the development of organisational capabilities for methods and tools (including automation) to ensure adoption and adherence to policies and standards. Ensure the latest technologies are leveraged for TDD; with full automation for the unit tests through integration test through end-to-end testing

· Leads the creation of a DevOps infrastructure that automates deployment directly into production such that on any given day a production ready product can be deployed in an automated fashion.

· Provide consultative, architectural, and engineering support for our DevOps journey.

· Work with stakeholders, vendors and infrastructure teams to deliver transformational solutions leveraging automation tools.

· Own responsibility for the commercial justification of adopting new technology through clearly defined value propositions that are measurable

· Refine DevOps model and driving solution architecture and best practices Partner with development and operations teams to facilitate practical automation solutions and custom modules

· Advocate for and ensure appropriate security best practices are developed and implemented across the DevOps space.

· Look for ways to help the team improve their processes and tooling and take ownership for delivering on some of the agreed improvements

· Keep abreast of key DevOps trends, methods, strategies and skills · Mentor, coach, and train all team members in all facets of DevOps

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Extensive demonstrable experience of:

· History of success in DevOps leadership roles and hands on experience in DevOps, with proven track record of leading a team to transform the efforts of an engineering organization

· Experience of building infrastructure requirements to facilitate the successful adoption of DevOps processes, procedure & technologies

· Experience in an Agile environment, and running Agile through a modern platform, such as Microsoft and Atlassian technologies

· Working in cross-functional Agile software development team

· Strong staff management and organizational skills

· Strong influence skills at the senior leadership level

· Strong work ethic; self-directed and resourceful; self-starter who acts with initiative and is pro-active

Desirable skills and experience:

· Knowledge of ATMs and Self-Service technology

Personal attributes:

· A passion for software development & automation and a keen interest in building upon / creating new solutions that help make a team more successful

· A driven and self-motivated individual who can push forward and complete tasks without the need for supervision

· Influences policy and strategy formation.

· Demonstrates clear leadership. Communicates effectively at all levels to both technical and non-technical audiences.

· Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

· Ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills

· Methodical and excellent attention to detail

· Ability to work independently as well as in teams with strong interpersonal skills

· Ability to communicate with, and support, team members with varying levels of experience


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