Lead Azure DevOps Engineer (HMCTS)Methods

London, England, United Kingdom 19-06-2023


Job Summary:

Methods is an IT delivery and transformation consultancy, looking for a client-facing Lead DevOps Engineer. You will play a crucial role in designing, implementing, and maintaining the infrastructure and tools necessary to support the development and deployment of software systems in client ecosystems. You will lead a team of DevOps engineers, providing technical guidance, mentoring, and fostering a collaborative and high-performing environment. Your expertise in DevOps methodologies, cloud technologies, automation, and system administration will be essential in optimizing the software development lifecycle and ensuring the reliability, scalability, and security of our systems.


  1. Lead a team of DevOps engineers, providing technical leadership, guidance, and mentoring.
  2. Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including software development, operations, and quality assurance, to define and implement DevOps strategies and best practices.
  3. Design, implement, and maintain cloud-based infrastructure and automation tools to support the development, testing, and deployment of software systems.
  4. Develop and manage CI/CD pipelines, including build, test, and deployment automation, to enable efficient and reliable software delivery.
  5. Ensure the scalability, availability, and security of infrastructure systems, including monitoring, logging, and disaster recovery plans.
  6. Drive continuous improvement by identifying and implementing process enhancements, tools, and technologies to optimize the software development lifecycle.
  7. Collaborate with development teams to optimize application performance, troubleshoot issues, and implement efficient resource utilization.
  8. Stay up-to-date with industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in DevOps, cloud computing, and system administration.
  9. Participate in on-call rotations and provide support for production systems, ensuring uptime and resolving critical incidents in a timely manner.
  10. As a line manager you will conduct performance evaluations, provide feedback, and support the professional growth and development of team members.



  1. 10+ years of experience in DevOps or system administration roles, with a focus on cloud-based infrastructure.
  2. Strong experience with Microsoft Azure cloud platforms: including infrastructure provisioning, monitoring, and automation.
  3. Expert in Infrastructure as code using Terraform and ARM/Bicep.
  4. Proficiency in scripting languages such as Python, Bash, or PowerShell, and experience with configuration management tools like Ansible, Chef, or Puppet.
  5. In-depth knowledge of CI/CD tools and practices, such as Jenkins, GitHub & GitHub Actions, ADO, GitLab CI/CD, or CircleCI, and experience with source code management systems like Git.
  6. Extensive experience with containerization technologies such as Docker and orchestration tools like Kubernetes, particularly AKS.
  7. Solid understanding of networking principles, security best practices, and system performance optimization.
  8. Demonstrated experience in leading and mentoring a team of DevOps engineers.
  9. Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to troubleshoot complex issues in a distributed, cloud-based environment.
  10. Strong communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to effectively work with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
  11. Experience in a customer-facing role, working directly with clients and their partner ecosystems for a consultative organisation.
  12. Experience in the UK government GDS delivery framework.


  • Holiday: 25 days a year, plus bank holidays, with the option to buy 5 extra days each year
  • Pension: 4% employer contribution and 5% employee contribution
  • Discretionary bonus: based on company and individual performance
  • Life assurance: 4 times base salary
  • Private medical insurance: non-contributory (spouse and dependants included)
  • Worldwide travel insurance: non-contributory (spouse and dependants included)
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave after 18 months service.
  • Wellness: 24/7 confidential employee assistance programme, including counselling
  • Social: Parties and social events, and commitment to charitable causes.
  • Professional development: access to LinkedIn Learning, and discretionary training budget.
  • Travel: season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme.


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