DevOps Consultant

Location:Greater London
Job Type:Full Time

Become part of the team

Our DevOps Consultants work with our clients to train and coach teams in DevOps best practices, help them solve engineering challenges and adopt new ways of working.

The teams you coach will be looking to you to help put the right things in place to facilitate and accelerate their delivery. We want people who can enthuse and enable individuals and teams to adopt DevOps ways of working. That means being a player-coach, developing the skills of your clients and evangelising the DevOps approach. It's all about crafting highly skilled and performing teams.

As a DevOps Consultant, you will find yourself working on exciting projects, across a range of sectors and technology sets. We'll make an investment in you - making you a consultant with a highly diverse and applicable skillset, but we'll also look to you to invest in us, helping to continually develop and improve our DevOps thinking, approach and capability.

What we're looking for

We are looking to recruit an Agile DevOps Coach, who will work on-site with our clients to help them introduce industry-leading solutions to speed up their delivery and improve their product quality. You will be working closely with our existing, world-leading Agile Transformation and DevOps Implementation teams who will also be on-site and will be supporting your day-to-day activities.

For this role, we believe you will be well equipped to:

  • Quickly assimilate our clients’ wants and needs and formulate a structured and effective approach to coaching their teams

  • Build alignment between those teams and ours to help us deliver a coherent and seamless end result

  • Manage our clients’ expectations and keep them appraised of our achievements and next steps, etc


For this role, we believe you will already have the following essential skills:
  • Solid Agile skills – that is, a knowledge of most of Agile’s Lightweight Frameworks - esp XP and Scrum and a good understanding of several Scaled Agile approaches - esp SAFe

  • A good understanding of current DevOps practices and techniques and a view of their futures

  • The need to communicate effectively by means of appropriate metrics to drive good behaviour


Ideally, you will also possess one or more of the following skills:
  • A working knowledge of many of the tools often used to support efficient DevOps implementations

  • SAFe DevOps (SDP) qualified and/or a SAFe DevOps (SDP) Trainer (as an SPC)

  • An understanding of coding standards, branching strategies, code repositories and commit strategies


You may already be an Agile Coach to one or more teams and you will probably have been a Developer and/or DevOps implementor, working within a Scrum Team. You will be keenly interested in helping teams create more effective DevOps solutions and will be an effective team builder.

Benefits

  • Private medical insurance
  • Travel allowance
  • 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
  • Company pension scheme
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • Life and Income protection insurance
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)
  • Additional optional benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)

About us

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 3,200 specialists in consumer, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government, health and life sciences, manufacturing, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists. We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Europe, and the Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Diversity Statement

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skillsets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

We welcome international applications, but we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights.