DevOps Architect ( VSTS / TFS / Azure Cloud )

Infrastructure | £600 - 700 per day | England, Greater London, London Wall

DevOps Architect ( VSTS / TFS / Azure Cloud )

6 months


£600 – £700 per day depending on experience

DevOps Architect ( VSTS / TFS / Azure Cloud ) is urgently needed to join my prestigious client based in Cardiff on an initial 3 months contract paying up to £700 per day depending on experience.

As the DevOps Architect ( VSTS / TFS / Azure Cloud ) you will be responsible for:

– Architect and design high quality solutions to meet project requirements using Azure services

– Act as a technical liaison between project, security, DevOps and service desk teams to ensure that solutions are secure, reliable and easy to maintain

– Work directly with the DevOps team to ensure that projects are successfully delivered using DevOps approaches and toolset

– Directly collaborate with business development teams to promote and evangelise Azure solutions in IT Services and project teams

– Educate teams on the value proposition of Azure, and participate in deep architectural discussions to ensure solutions are designed for successful deployment in the cloud

– Capture and share best-practice knowledge amongst the Azure solutions architect community

– Have a broader perspective of potential issues encountered when managing diverse teams and the strategies to overcome them; have a clear understanding of the firm’s commitment to creating a more inclusive culture

The DevOps Architect ( VSTS / TFS / Azure Cloud ) will primarily focus on engineering modern and agile cloud environments, using Visual Studio Team Services to help with Application Lifecycle Management.

The essential experience required for the DevOps Architect ( VSTS / TFS / Azure Cloud ) includes:

– Hands-on experience in architecting, estimating costs and operating solutions built on Azure

– Proven track record of project delivery in a complex environment

– Good understanding of security, performance tuning, resilience, and availability required for a large-scale web architecture

– Experience working within software development or internet-related industries

– Experience of migrating or transforming legacy solutions to the cloud

– Ability to lead cross-functional teams of DevOps engineers and developers

– Demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies, learn quickly and pass on this knowledge to other team members

– Experience of agile project management approaches and tools (VSTS/Azure DevOps or Atlassian Jira/Confluence)

– Working knowledge of software development tools and methodologies (Continuous integration, git, CI/CD pipelines, etc.)

– Working knowledge of DevOps tools, automation and methodologies used to deploy solutions within a cloud platform (Provisioning tools, configuration management tools.)

– Working knowledge of microservices and container-based systems (Docker, Kubernetes, Mesos)

– Strong verbal, written and inter-personal communication skills, with the ability to clearly articulate architecture decisions to management and developers


Desirable experience for the DevOps Architect ( VSTS / TFS / Azure Cloud ) includes:

– Microsoft Azure certification

– Experience with IT compliance and risk management requirements (e.g. security, privacy)

– Familiarity with industry compliance and security standards (ISO27001, PCI-DSS, etc.)

– Scripting and automation experience (Python, Bash, PowerShell, etc.)

– Windows sysadmin skills

– Linux sysadmin skills

This is an exciting opportunity to work for a Global organisation who work on cutting edge technology focussed projects.

If you are interested in new contracts and available at short notice, please send me an updated version of your CV.

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