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Cloud Infrastructure/DevOps Lead



For our Manchester office, we are looking for a experienced Cloud/DevOps engineer to lead our team in this area.

You will have experience with setting up and managing high traffic websites and web applications using AWS and/or Azure using serverless, Windows and Linux platforms.

You will spend your time working with our clients to deliver proof-of-concept projects, workshops and leading implementation projects working on a variety of global digital projects for high profile B2B and B2C brands. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are a key requirement for the role.

You will also be responsible for leading our infrastructure/cloud/DevOps team including mentoring and line management of the two team members.


  • Strong track record of implementing AWS/Azure services in a variety of distributed computing environments;
  • Leading highly-available and fault-tolerant enterprise and web-scale software deployments;
  • Infrastructure automation through DevOps scripting (E.g. shell, Python, Ruby, Powershell);
  • Configuration management using tools such as CloudFormation, Chef & Puppet;
  • Strong practical Linux and Windows-based systems administration skills in a Cloud or Virtualized environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges;
  • Experience with database technologies;
  • Knowledge with IT compliance and risk management requirements (e.g. security, privacy, SOX, HIPAA etc.).


  • Possibilities to do what you do best and to develop your skills even further;
  • Yearly bonus scheme, pension scheme and free private healthcare;
  • An excellent salary based on experience;
  • Great fringe benefits, think laptop, travel expenses covered and all that stuff;
  • Beer Friday – at 4pm on a Friday, the beer fridge is unlocked and you can have free beer;
  • Pizza Friday – once a month, we buy pizzas for everyone in the office to celebrate everyone's hard work;
  • Quarterly social budget;
  • Yearly trip to the Dept Festival in the Netherlands – a chance to meet other people within the other Dept agencies, see great talks from industry leaders and a great weekend of fun!

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