Senior DevOps Engineer


The Senior DevOps Engineer - Tech Lead is responsible for continually advancing the technology and transforming Enterprise IT from traditional, proprietary tools and technologies to cloud-based platforms and services.

Essential Job Functions

  • Own significant process areas (PI planning, recruiting, and hiring) to ensure the success of the DevOps team. 

  • Define and automate release train pipelines and environments, build resilient systems that work to create repeatable processes

  • Own the creation of Service Level Objectives to measure and manage core infrastructure and critical services

  • Responsible for the development and implementation of Infrastructure As Code (IAC)

  • Lead IAC automation and practices to ensure repeatability, consistency and portability

  • Develop CI/CD pipeline configurations to orchestrate provisioning and deployment of both large and small-scale systems

  • Collaborate with senior management and other peers for strategy development and execution

  • Be the escalation point for break/fix incidents; work with engineers to define the best technical path forward for any given problem.

  • Promote adherence to Information Security, Regulatory Compliance, Incident Management, Problem Management and Change Management processes/practices

  • Investigate, analyse and make recommendations regarding technology improvements, development best practices, standardisation, scaling, upgrades, and modifications to our infrastructure and services

  • Champion Site Reliability Engineering practices across the organisation

  • Effective communicator across broad audiences and stakeholders

  • Conducts stand-up meetings 


  • 8+ years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 6 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD with 5 years experience; or equivalent experience

  • 2 + years of people management experience 

Technical Skills

  • Broad and extensive proficiency in technology architectures, strategies, methodologies, processes and tools

  • Ability to explore and recommend technology investment with a focus on the business’s ROI

  • Direct experience in selecting, implementing and maintaining key industry technology solutions

  • Must have experience developing program plans, roadmaps, and estimations, including projects

  • Experience in systems configuration management with automation tools 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate the team to deliver multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines

  • The ability to think critically and to collaborate effectively outside of own team remits

  • Experience with Agile methodologies and Software Development Life Cycle

  • Promote Product and Enterprise Operations culture and values


  • Ambiguity - Can be fully independent and define business solutions with little guidance 

  • Scope of influence - Can influence outside of own teams remit across different levels of the organisation. Is able to handle and manage conflict when it occurs

  • Advises - own team as well as those across the digital function

  • Execution - Owns the development and testing of software for themselves and the team, as well as being able to apply different problem-solving methodologies 

  • Impact - Impacts dependencies, performance, business value, observability and testing environments. 

  • Technical Impact - Solves complex problems, and ensures long-term thinking is applied. 

  • Process Improvement - Designs and leads projects that streamline processes for the team.

What’s in it for you? 

Your job will offer diversity and fulfilment as well as professional and personal development.  IL has an open, fair, relaxed and flexible culture where hard work is recognised and rewarded.  Benefits of working at Twig include:

  • Salaries are competitive

  • Hybrid Working

  • Flexible working arrangements

  • Cycle to Work scheme

  • Health Shield cashback plan

  • Generous holiday allowance including birthday off

  • Office in an attractive location next to a large park

  • Being part of a lively, fun team

  • Dog friendly office

Equal opportunities statement

​ILS, UK is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

Think you might fit this role?

To apply, please complete the Online Application Form, attaching a CV and covering letter, demonstrating the extent to which your skills, abilities and experience meet the requirements of this role.