DevOps Engineer

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7085241 (Ref.No. CSUIT1446)
Posted: September 14, 2021

Job Description

Are you looking for a role which will contribute to global change? Can you use your knowledge and skills in software delivery to work in a key automation role within the development team? Are you passionate about introducing streamlined and effective deployment processes? If the answer is yes, read on! 

The University of Leeds is one of the top 100 universities in the world and University of the Year 2017, as named by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide. Established in 1904, we have a strong tradition of academic excellence, reflected in first-class student education, along with world-leading research that has a real impact around the globe.

As we embark on an ambitious Digital Transformation, we are investing in our IT infrastructure which is key to developing our learning and research capability as we strive to collaborate academically, tackle global issues, and maintain our top 100 ranking.

Using a combination of different technologies, you will primarily be responsible for non-development activities required to support software development work within the team. This will include writing Azure DevOps Pipelines, using YML and the Azure DevOps GUI to produce workflows for release management. You will have experience of developing these technologies from the ground up and be expected to take the lead role in implementing these across IT.

Using your experience of workflows and automation in Azure DevOps Pipelines you will provide best practice guidance on the configuration and implementation of this technology. You will work with other IT teams where required to support maintenance of pipelines, and develop the ability to carry out production deployments using this technology and be expected to take the lead role in implementing these across IT.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Mark Britchford, IT Operational Leader (Core Systems)


Interview will be held on 8th October 2021.

Please note: If you are not a British or Irish citizen, from 1 January 2021 you will require permission to work in the UK. This will normally be in the form of a visa but, if you are an EEA/Swiss citizen and resident in the UK before 31 December 2020, this may be your passport or status under the EU Settlement Scheme.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Professional Services
School/Institute:  IT
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Off grading structure
Salary:  Competitive Salary
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Monday 13 September 2021
Closing Date:  Tuesday 28 September 2021
Interview Date:  See advert
Reference:  CSUIT1446

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.


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