DevOps Manager

Your reason for being here…

Your purpose here at DRPG is to ensure the digital solutions we create work perfectly for those that use them. Your mind will be constantly focused on the user experience and how your team can make it even better.

The way you roll…

You sit on the council of digital wisdom, aka the Digital Leadership team, and ensure everything DevOps and security is in check with the boring compliance bits (we’ll supply the coffee). You also house some pretty impressive techy knowledge in that noggin of yours and you’re always putting it to good use as you foil any complex problems with ease.

As our very own DevOps superhero, your sidekicks on the Software Engineering team look to you support them, all while you guide civilians (clients) and project managers towards the best technical solutions (pretty impressive). That’s made you a strong communicator, and you’re incredible at holding your own and negotiating without breaking a sweat (you’d be great at poker!).

You have no problem prioritising your workload and you’re a marvel at thinking creatively and generating ideas (we are a creative comms agency, after all). Not only do you constantly look to elevate our software engineering offering, you’re proud of what you do and are constantly committed to making ‘anything possible’ with a ‘can do’ attitude.

How you make it all possible…

  • Leading a team of DevOps Engineers to deliver on those all-important goals
  • Consulting on client briefs and providing technical guidance on solutions to both clients and the team
  • Managing activities and providing technical guidance on CI/CD solutions
  • Maintaining environment stability for business continuity
  • Assisting with incident management and capture
  • Engaging and supporting development and test teams with DevOps workload
  • Procuring new software/ tools to increase efficiency within the business, including security approval and low-level design documentation
  • Getting involved with security configurations
  • Sitting within the Technical Leadership team for digital and utilising your technical and leadership skills to allow the TLT to be continually moving forward
  • Supporting the Information Security Manager to ensure that policies are developed and implemented to support the ISO27001 Information Security Management System

What’s in your toolbox…

  • Jaw-dropping ability to engineer and craft complex solutions using a variety of technologies
  • Impeccable confidence with coaching and mentoring other team members
  • Enviable experience with building and leading technical teams
  • Cracking management and communication skills, especially when it comes to consulting with clients and team members
  • Impressive ability to design and implement secure coding standards
  • Never-ending knowledge and experience with Git, GitLab, CI/CD, CloudFormation and Terraform, as well as agile methodologies
  • Enviable CI experience, such as Pipelines or Code Deploy, Docker, Kubernetes, Cloud computing AWS, Google Cloud and/or Azure
  • Proficient in a common programming language (e.g., PHP)
  • Oracle of security concepts such as best configuration practices, risk techniques, threat modelling, incident reporting, Infosec and ISO27001
  • Cool as a cucumber with Linux and Command-Line Interfaces
  • Extraordinary understanding of networking
  • Shiny DevOps/Cloud certifications as an added bonus

Get to know us…

We’re one of the most unexpectedly all-round capable communications agencies that’s been on the go for years – ever since our head honcho set up shop in a shed back in 1980, in fact.

Since then, we’ve made it our mission to make anything possible for our many and varied clients, putting our creative flair into delivering strategic communication campaigns, digital solutions, film and videos, events, exhibitions, and a whole lot more in between. We’ve grown a lot, but we’ve kept everything that made us great, back from the very day we first started out. Our global HQ and largest studios are smack bang in the middle of the UK and well worth a visit to see for yourself!

Hang on, there’s more…

The role will be based from our Hartlebury or Manchester offices, but there will be times when you’ll need to work from our offices and undertake other related commercial duties both in the UK and overseas. Flexibility is key!

We’re a friendly team. We really, really welcome anyone who wants to become part of a brilliant company. If you’re passionate with a cracking drive to deliver on our ‘anything’s possible’ mindset, we’d love to hear from you!

DRPG is an equal opportunities employer

Data Security (not super exciting, but necessary)

At all times you must work within the guidelines set out in the DRPG Information Security Policy and your Employee Confidentiality Agreement. Failure to do so may be treated as gross misconduct.

You must also work within the guidelines set out in DRPG’s Health & Safety Policy and Team Handbook.