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Lead Dev Ops Engineer

Date: 11-Jun-2021

Location: Edinburgh, GB Macclesfield, GB

Company: Royal London Group

Job Title: Lead Dev Ops Engineer

Location: Edinburgh or Nether Alderley

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 25/06/2021


At Royal London we want to attract the best talent to help us achieve our vision of becoming the most trusted and recommended financial company in the UK. We are the largest mutual life, pensions and Investment Company in the UK. 


Our culture is welcoming, friendly, flexible and we aim to make you always feel included. We welcome applications from individuals who have taken an extended career break or those who are transitioning from different sectors. To support this, we are always open to discussing flexible working arrangements, part-time opportunities and job shares to give you the freedom to be your best. It’s what makes Royal London a great place to work.


For more than 150 years, people have been at the heart of all that is great about Royal London. We know that this is a difficult and uncertain time for everyone and are doing everything we can to support our customers, our people and candidates.


Maintaining the Spirit of Royal London is of paramount importance to us as we face new and different ways of working. That is why we are embracing technology throughout our recruitment process to support interactions. As you embark on your journey with us we will engage with you via email, telephone and video to ensure we all remain safe. We are committed to wellbeing and at this challenging time, it remains our priority. 


We currently have an exciting opportunity to recruit a Lead Dev Ops Engineer to join Royal London Group on a permanent basis in Edinburgh or Nether Alderley.



Role Purpose

A Lead Dev Ops Engineer will provide extensive business and deep technical expertise to help teams design, develop, test and implement efficient automation solutions that meet business and customer requirements.


Key Responsibilities

  • Assist others in resolving complex technical problems, investigating the root cause of problems and recommend solutions.
  • Deliver complex technical solutions which support the business strategy
  • Provide deep technical consultancy and serve as subject matter expert for Automation and associated technologies
  • Deliver and continuously evolve a foundational Automation platform governed by appropriate policy to allow for safe delivery of automated services within Royal London
  • Research and evaluate emerging automation technologies and proactively recommend areas where they can bring business value.
  • Establish secure and sound engineering practices for the team to deliver superior quality output Participate in the development and review of standards, best practices, documentation and methods of working with Automation technologies leveraged by the organisation
  • Provide advice on technical aspects of automation and ensure that relevant technical strategies, policies, standards and practices are applied correctly
  • Consider a broad range of options and apply sound judgement to develop solutions
  • Ensure automation platforms are managed to the satisfaction of the business, reporting on performance metrics, and looking for opportunities to continuously improve
  • Participates in peer reviews of deliverables and carries out formal and informal reviews of technical designs, standards, documentation and/or implementations
  • Influence direction at a senior level
  • Coaches and leads others in acquiring knowledge


Essential Criteria

  • Extensive IT industry experience
  • Deep technical knowledge of and a broad working experience with industry recognised automation platforms such as Microsoft Orchestrator, Ansible & Azure Automation.
  • Some delivery experience of designing, building and operating automation services within a medium to large enterprise.
  • Ability to contribute to an automation strategy
  • Excellent communication, prioritisation, problem solving and relationship building skills


Desirable Criteria

  • Ideally candidates will have experience/comfortable working in an agile environment
  • An excellent communicator and comfortable liaising with stakeholders at all levels
  • Experience of administering Windows or Linux systems
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Comfortable working independently and within a team environment


What we offer

  • We've always been proud to reward employees by offering a number of benefits such as Pensions and Protection, Performance and role-related benefits, Lifestyle and Wellbeing 
  • Our culture comes from within, or to put it another way, it comes from our people. It’s what makes Royal London a great place to work.
  • Our People Promise is something we live up to every day. We know we can rely on you, and you can expect plenty from us in return.
  • Glassdoor have again ranked as among the best places to work in the UK 


We are an equal opportunities employer. We work hard to attract the best talent for our award-winning team. We believe that embracing difference makes us stronger. Our diverse people bring us different skills – whatever their educational background, disability, gender, age, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.


In fact, the first pillar of our People Promise is designed to make sure you 'work somewhere inclusive'. We want to live up to this promise; it’s good for our people and good for our customers too, because our workforce should reflect our communities.