United Kingdom



Area of expertise:

Software Engineering

Job Description

About you:

As a DevOps Architect, you are excited about working with a global technology leader to solve business-critical problems for some of the top companies in the world. You are a fast learner, self-starter, and creative thinker. You are passionate about software and its potential to move organizations forward through innovation.

You’re a great fit if…

  • You like to continuously learn new and emerging DevOps and cloud technologies.
  • You have a keen interest in The Cloud and Azure.
  • You love working in an Agile environment focusing on lean delivery to bring value to our clients.
  • You’re passionate about designing and building sophisticated cloud-based automation solutions.

Day-to-day, you will:

  • Engineer solutions using Microsoft Azure services

  • Design and implement Software Defined Infrastructure using cloud standards and methodologies.

  • Work with state-of-the-art tools such as Azure DevOps, Azure Resource Management, PowerShell DSC, Docker, SonarQube etc.

  • Exposure to container services (e.g.: Docker, Kubernetes, Azure Container Service)

  • Manage and Maintain the DevOps processes throughout the lifecycle of the project.

  • Design and implement solutions with cloud security standards in mind.

  • Develop and implement instrumentation for monitoring the health and availability of services. including fault detection, alerting, triage, and recovery (automated and manual).

  • Work in conjunction with IT, engineering, and business groups to understand functionality, scalability, performance, security, and integration requirements.

  • Experimentation with new cloud technologies to define their use cases/suitability.

  • Identify the Accelerators that can be introduced to assist with the implementation and adoption of DevOps within the project and organisation.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge of key DevOps concepts – continuous integration and delivery.
  • Understanding of Cloud concepts – IaaS, PaaS, SaaS.
  • Practical hands-on experience working on Azure using key services like VM, Azure API, Azure DevOps or Cloud Services.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Infrastructure Architecture – designing high availability, performant and secure solutions using Public/Private cloud.
  • Design and delivery of IT systems for a diverse group of clients using technologies such as:
  • Development platforms e.g. .NET, Java, JavaScript, SAP, MuleSoft ESB, Oracle Fusion.
  • Tools e.g. Azure DevOps Service/Server, Jenkins, Git, Jira, Ansible, Docker, Kubernetes, ELK, Nexus, SonarQube, Ansible.
  • Cloud platforms e.g. Azure, AWS, Google Cloud Platform.
  • Working within an agile environment, including the use of Scrum and Kanban.

What we offer:

  • Opportunity to work for Microsoft gold partner with unrivalled development and training
  • Competitive base salary
  • Access to Avanade University
  • Dedicated career manager to encourage your progression

Travel Requirement:

  • Travel can be up to 80%.  Our projects are based all over the UK. 
  • If the project to which you are assigned is not within commutable distance, you will usually stay in a hotel room 3 nights per week in order to work on-site 4 days per week.  The 5th day is usually worked from home. 
  • Due to the nature of our business, this travel requirement is non-negotiable.

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About Avanade

Avanade leads in providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for clients and their customers. Avanade has 29,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. We welcome all, and seek talented individuals who can bring their whole self to work, build inclusive teams and encourage diversity inside and outside the organization. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at