DevOps Team Leader in Cambridge, UK at Sepura

Date Posted: 11/10/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Sepura are seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated DevOps Team Leader to lead a team of DevOps engineers and define our DevOps strategy

As an experienced leader managing 3 to 4 DevOps engineers, you will shape the way our DevOps team works, delivering builds, maintaining and upgrading our development tool chain, trialling and deploying new services and defining and implementing the Sepura DevOps roadmap 

The DevOps team are co-located with our developers and testers in the Sepura HQ, directly working side by side with the development engineers

We are looking for an experienced Team Leader with a strong background in DevOps, covering CI/CD, version control and on-premise infrastructure maintenance. Whilst not a requirement, some exposure to cloud technologies would be beneficial 

Come and join Sepura Ltd at an exciting time of growth and progress your career within this innovative technology company, based in Waterbeach, Cambridge


Your role

Specific responsibilities may include:

  • establishing and maintaining a capability to meet resource needs for DevOps activities - recruitment, performance management, structuring, coaching, motivating and leading
  • work with Development Management, Security and IT to define and agree a clear DevOps roadmap
  • Directing the team to maintain, monitor and enhance our development toolchain
  • Co-work with our IT department to schedule and perform service maintenance and hardware upgrades
  • Monitoring relevant community mailing lists to maintain an awareness of industry software continuous integration and continuous delivery, and DevOps practices
  • Prototyping new tools and techniques 
  • Toolchain configuring (CI/CD, version control, defect tracking tools, code analysis, automated testing)
  • Investigation and resolution of service issues
  • Participation in project planning and technical reviews 

Your day to day

Our customer base includes many different industries and markets around the world. Our complete TETRA and LTE solutions have been developed specifically for users in multiple sectors to face their critical communications challenges

There is no such thing as a typical day here at Sepura. You will be supported by your manager and team, as well as collaborating with other departments across the business. The Software Team, including DevOps, follow an Agile development process centred around the heartbeat of Scrum ceremonies. During each sprint the DevOps team will complete several planned tasks related to the responsibilities listed above



Job Requirements

What you need to succeed


  • Degree in relevant discipline

Experience and skills

  • Proven leadership, influencing and reporting skills with recent line management of 3 to 4 engineers
  • Deep understanding of Software Applications, Build, Analysis and Test Tool Systems construction
  • Significant contribution to automated toolchain maintenance including build tools, version control, CI/CD, issue management tools, code review tools, code analysis, automated test tools etc.
  • 5 years' experience working with Windows and Linux machines
  • Able to script in some of these languages: Python, Bash, CommandShell/PowerShell, Perl
  • Linux server and service maintenance 
  • DB administration
  • Experience with virtualised environments including VMWare, Docker
  • Configuration as Code (Ansible)
  • Artifact Management
  • Backup and disaster recovery
  • Passionate about programming/scripting and delivery automation 
  • Conscientious and quality focused with an eye for continuous improvement
  • Customer and results focused

Nice to have

Experience and skills

  • Experience with cloud-based technologies such as AWS
  • Experience with management and configuration of the Embedded Linux Kernel distribution using Yocto, OpenEmbedded etc.


Your benefits

  • Flexible working hours
  • Pension, dental care and healthcare
  • Support of staff wellbeing
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Subsidised Hub onsite restaurant 
  • Large, free car park onsite and electric car charging points
  • Social events and activities 

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