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DevOps Manager

  • Job reference: mar
  • Location: City of London
  • Job type: Contract
  • Start date: Not specified
  • Contact: Not specified
  • Sector: DevOps
  • Salary: £700 per day

Job Description

Join Our Team:

Our team is responsible for global technology platform for eCommerce and web-content. It drives our digital transformation using multi-tenant globally-distributed instances.

Our global platform currently processes more than 95% of our eCommerce revenue and serves more than 75% of all web traffic.

Join a high performing team within a highly specialised technology department which focuses on delivery and transformation!

About the job

The right person will be a high­ performing DevOps Manager (Contract) with extensive experience with large scale eCommerce and web content implementations.

We are looking for someone who can bring technical gravitas, thought leadership and a passion for technology.

This is a unique opportunity for a senior technologist to help us build something that will

directly enhance the lives of millions, by supporting the provision of education on a

global scale.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate delivery of our operational automation technologies
  • Line management for our team of DevOps engineers
  • Own the technical design of the automation technologies required for globally deploying and operating the global platform which include hybris and Adobe AEM on very large scale to AWS.
  • Work closely with the application development and architecture teams to make informed, collaborative technical decisions.
  • Engage with our teams across networks, security, infrastructure, virtualisation, content delivery, integration and quality assurance
  • Technical design, delivery and quality of the deployment automation pipeline.
  • Define the development operations standards and ensure adherence to them
  • Active monitoring of risks to technical delivery
  • Engaging with the Solutions Architects and Development Managers to establish technical direction & approach.
  • Management of Development Operations priorities to deliver repeatable, continuous deployment capabilities.
  • Coordination with the Quality Assurance Team to support test activities.

Skills & Abilities

  • Experience working in an Agile / Kanban development environment.
  • Experience planning effort across several DevOps projects and streams. Careful planning of environment delivery and dependencies with other teams.
  • Experience coaching and mentoring technology talent.
  • Experience with Amazon AWS, Puppet and configuration management is essential. Knowledge of Terraform is a plus.
  • Significant experience with deployment automation, working with platforms for configuration management, provisioning, artifact repositories such as Puppet, Rundeck, Nexus, Jenkins.
  • Experience with the deployment of complex eCommerce and/or content management solutions. Specific knowledge of hybris and Adobe AEM is a plus.
  • Deep understanding of networking, load balancing and storage technologies in a cloud environment.
  • Significant experience with current coding/scripting skills (One or more of python, java, ruby, perl, php, .net).
  • Experience with cloud hosted application monitoring tools such as New Relic, Zabbix, Kibana.
  • Experience with source controls systems such as Git, Stash, Subversion or Perforce
  • Excellent collaboration skills across Development and Operations and with all other stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences, both technical and non-technical.


  • This role is based in our central London office on 80 Strand, London
  • There are no requirements for regular or frequent travel
  • Right to work in the UK

Company Description

We are the world's leading learning company, with 40,000 employees in 70 countries working to help people of all ages to make measurable progress in their lives through learning.

We provide learning materials, technologies, assessments and services to teachers and students in order to help people everywhere aim higher and fulfil their true potential.

But we see our customers as much more than a user of our products. We remind ourselves that learners are people of all ages, with ambitions to make more of their life.

We are now transforming the business to accelerate our activity in digital learning, education services and emerging markets. This will enable us to make a lasting impact in helping to solve some of the most important challenges in global education.


Our Technology team provides the essential digital infrastructure that underpins our global portfolio of products and platforms. We have open and collaborative teams in place working to build efficient global platforms and scaling digital products to reach hundreds of millions of learners around the world, while delivering elastic, secure, data-driven services.

The Technology team also drives and coordinates how we work with technology partners to establish the business as a destination for innovation in education. Our aim is to ensure that our customers have access to more products and learning solutions in more regions while continually offering a high-quality user experience.

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