Senior DevOps Specialist

Location Surrey
Discipline: Infrastructure & Support
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £up to 70k per annum

​We have an exciting opportunity come up at a High Performance Computing Global Organisation on a permanent basis that is searching for a talented individual who is looking for a new challenge in an organisation that offers excellent training and progression. The company and their data center is located in Surrey, the south east of England. This role can benefit from being mostly remote working. The successful candidate would be expected to come into the data centre one or two days every fortnight, and then when required by the job.


The company is a global technology and HPC leader that provides data, products, services and solutions in Earth science, data science, sensing and monitoring. They combine human ingenuity, data and new technology to understand and solve energy transition, natural resource, environmental and infrastructure challenges for a more sustainable future.


Reporting to the UKCC IT Team Leader, the Senior DevOps Specialist position will play a vital role in contributing to the global HPC and Digital Platform team. The position is based in the EAME data centre located in the south east of England.

This role requires a proven track record across a wide range of activities connected to an HPC and Cloud environment. Your primary responsibilities will be to improve and develop their systems, technology and infrastructure, alongside providing third line technical support. Additionally, you will be expected to mentor and coach junior members of the team.

This role will focus on developing their DevOps environment, transitioning from older IT Ops approaches into a more Agile way of working. It will help lead that transition by demonstrating best practice, and through coaching and development of existing staff.

They highly encourage the contribution of ideas and drive in the generations of new concepts and solutions to maintain their outstanding leadership position for technology and service delivery in the marketplace.


  • DevOps methodology

  • Change management

  • Documentation management

  • Agile Project management

  • Continual service improvement

  • Service monitoring

  • Automation

  • Technical innovation


  • Educated to a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD degree level in any of the following disciplines: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Information Systems or related computing subjects

  • Minimum of five years’ experience in relevant fields.

  • ITIL Foundation level certification


  • A strong understanding of the DevOps methodologies

  • Good experience with Agile Project Management

  • Extensive levels of Linux administration, preferably in an HPC environment

  • OpenStack experience

  • Cloud administration experience

  • Virtualization knowledge and experience

  • A passion for technology and enthusiasm for analytical and problem-solving challenges

  • An enthusiastic attitude towards learning and flexibility to adapt to new challenges or changes in direction

  • The ability to define and manage project deadlines

  • The ability to balance workloads across a wide variety of projects


  • A competitive salary and bonus scheme

  • Flexible holiday allowance

  • Pension scheme

  • Private healthcare & dental and financial wellbeing assistance

  • Local discounts and incentives