Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Area of expertise:

DevOps and Agile Coaching

Job Description

Digital disruption is opening more opportunities for businesses to connect with their customers and accelerate the realization of business value.

Avanade – The World’s Premier Microsoft Consultancy

Avanade is the world’s leading Microsoft consultancy and is the ultimate destination for consultants who specialize in Microsoft technology. Our vision is to be the leading digital innovator through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. We are 50,000 consultants strong and growing. Diversity and inclusion are baked into our DNA, as is flexibility. We empower our people to deliver awesome solutions for our clients, and our unsurpassed experience in the Microsoft space enables us to place our people on the most challenging, rewarding engagements. Career progression opportunities at Avanade are world-leading, as are our benefits. If you’re a modern Microsoft professional, this is where you need to be.

As a DevOps Architect, you are a leader who can articulate concepts and educate teams and clients to coach them on the journey through DevOps transformation.  You are an accomplished software or infrastructure engineer with a penchant for modern automated delivery of software and infrastructure.  You have a broad skillset including modern application architecture, cloud architecture and a blend of software and infrastructure experiences. You are self-driven, deeply enthusiastic about technology and are capable of getting the job done correctly in high pressure and dynamic circumstances. You are adaptable and can quickly learn technologies and business domains that live outside your core skill set. You will also be able to demonstrate and describe achievements that applied DevOps on previous projects.


Years of Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience working in DevOps and Agile environments with hands on DevOps tooling
  • Minimum 7 years of experience overall in either of the domains of Software or Infrastructure. 


Preferred Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree.  Technology related degrees or Master's a plus

Preferred Certification:

  • Agile (ADP, ASD, PSD-I), DevOps (AZ-400, AZ-204), Infra (Terraform, AZ-30x, AZ-104)


Key Responsibilities

  • Tenaciously champion core DevOps behaviours like collaboration, communication, and ownership
  • Champion the establishment and continued use of DevOps best practices
  • Advocate and guide the overall DevOps transformation program
  • Provide training and coaching as needed to teams adopting DevOps
  • Develop communities of practice centered on DevOps delivery
  • Conduct DevOps team calibrations and help teams develop practice improvement plans
  • Support release planning preparation and event facilitation
  • Develop and implement DevOps oriented security approaches (i.e., DevSecOps)
  • Design and implement effective change management & communications, and governance processes 
  • Coordinate with project managers, business analysts, developers, operations teams to understand platform requirements and evangelize ways to drive quality and value to the client stakeholders
  • Build high performing teams across development, quality assurance, and infrastructure teams to build an effective continuous integration / continuous delivery pipeline
  • Share best practices for build and deployment across a number of technologies (Azure DevOps, GitHub Enterprise)
  • Drive the team’s triaging capability by taking on challenging problems not understood by front-line support teams
  • Relentless automation of every aspect of development, build & deployment process
  • Manage a backlog of tasks centered on continuous improvement of the system


About You:

  • Experience in cloud services (Microsoft Azure preferred)
  • Experience with enterprise-level software delivery and release management practices
  • Experience in configuring/administering CI/CD for Azure DevOps, GitHub Enterprise or similar
  • Experience with blue/green, canary and other modern delivery patterns and approaches
  • Experience with micro-services or cloud-based architectures for enterprise solutions
  • Experience with securing DevOps and applications (Azure Key Vault & Azure Active Directory preferred) 
  • Scripting in languages such as PowerShell, Bash, or JavaScript
  • Proficient with git and enterprise branching strategies


Preferred skills:

  • Experience in Microsoft platforms
  • Proficiency in one or more programming languages (e.g. C#, Java, etc.)
  • Authoring custom pipeline tasks for Azure Pipelines or GitHub Actions
  • Infrastructure as Code such as Azure ARM Templates, Terraform, Ansible, Bicep
  • Containerisation with Azure Kubernetes, Docker, Helm, etc.
  • Code quality and security tools such as SonarQube, Checkmarx, Fortify, VeraCode
  • Azure Monitor, Application Insights, New Relic or DynaTrace

Benefits of being an Avanade Employee

  • Additional 5 days personal Leave + Opportunity to purchase extra annual leave
  • Wellbeing & Gadget Allowance
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous parental leave
  • Corporate private health insurance discounts
  • Up to 80 hours of training per year

This role requires direct contact with Avanade clients as well as attendance in person at Avanade workplaces and other company-sponsored meetings and events.  In order to comply with our client requirements and Avanade’s own health and safety obligations, this role requires the Applicant to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.   Proof of vaccination will be required during the application process.  Applicants who have appropriate written proof of a medical or religious reason for not being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may provide such documentation.

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About Avanade

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital, cloud and advisory services, industry solutions and design-led experiences across the Microsoft ecosystem. Every day, our 56,000 professionals in 26 countries make a genuine human impact for our clients, their employees and their customers. 

We have been recognized as Microsoft’s Global SI Partner of the Year more than any other company. With the most Microsoft certifications (60,000+) and 18 (out of 18) Gold-level Microsoft competencies, we are uniquely positioned to help businesses grow and solve their toughest challenges.

We are a people first company, committed to providing an inclusive workplace where employees feel comfortable being their authentic selves. As a responsible business, we are building a sustainable world and helping young people from underrepresented communities fulfil their potential. 

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