Principal DevOps Engineer


Ref: 433Monday 23 March 2020



Edinburgh City

Market Leading Salary

This job opportunity is a fantastic option for those looking for a passionate “technology first” company with a great story and ambitious attitude. You’ll be working on some of Edinburgh’s biggest cloud projects affecting huge user bases and being a leading light in implementing & maintaining a true DevOps culture. This company is uniquely concerned with “culture add” rather than “culture fit” as they don't want talented people just to come in & blend in, they want them to come in and stand out.

Based entirely in Edinburgh the role is with a premium British IT consultancy. Recently rated by market heavyweights as one of UK's best consultancies, it has fantastic progression opportunities & technical reputation. On the more lighthearted side – the offices are stunning with great views across Edinburgh & pints on draught, which is obviously not a key concern but is a nice bonus.


The Role

  • These roles would be heavily client facing, including no small amount of account management work, as well as presales and business development in the form of influencing clients and justifying business decisions.
  • Substantial team leading responsibilities, including inspiring team members & being able to bring other voices into the conversation
  • Discussion of technologies & leading sales presentations, discovery work, & POCs
  • Be predominantly full-stack in approach whilst working with multiple tech stacks


The Candidate

Whilst the principal and lead positions would involve much less hands-on technical work in the form of engineering – candidates must still be intimately tied to the tech, people who live & breathe DevOps, constantly keeping up to date with the latest technologies & methodologies.  Being able to communicate these technologies and their benefits/ weaknesses clearly to both teams & clients are vital. A successful candidate will need to therefore be highly technical, and likely come from engineering background.


For the principal role, suitable candidates can be found at CTO / Head of Function level

For the lead role, suitable candidates can be found at Tech Lead / Delivery Lead / Senior Scrum Master level

  • Passionate about technology
  • DevOps Enthusiast
  • Natural relationship builder
  • Happy to be client/ customer-facing
  • Friendly & patient


The Technical Fit: (more suggestive than required)

  • AWS - running production systems on the cloud.
  • Strong Linux background & competency
  • Source Control, e.g. Git
  • CICD (any flavour)
  • Ansible, Terraform, Jenkins
  • MySQL/ MongoDB
  • Monitoring platforms
  • Engineering experience across range of languages
  • Containerisation (Docker/ Kubernetes)



Please apply with a CV to be considered. Thanks for your time & interest!