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Lead DevOps Engineer

Full time
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1,001-5,000 employees
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This is a hybrid role and you’ll be working from the office at least 2-3 days per week.

Our goal at CityFibre is to unlock the digital potential of Britain by creating a broadband network that works seamlessly for everyone, every day. Powerful, gigabit-speed connections that enable people across entire communities to enjoy life in full flow. To do this, we make sure that our people’s voices are heard, their ideas are welcomed, and everyone is given the opportunity to make a real impact.

Help lead our Software Development team to success

Lead DevOps Engineer (known internally as a Lead Platform Developer) is a new role within the team, giving you the chance to really have an input into the technology we adopt and on our processes moving forward. You’ll be providing technical leadership, driving the design and development of complex DevOps systems, and generally guiding the overall architectural direction. Day to day, this is some of what you can expect to be doing:

  • Owning the decision making on processes and tools we use to enhance our current offering, or any new ones we are looking to implement
  • Completing proof of concept for new tools
  • Looking at automating pipelines
  • Managing a diverse range of technologies and providing technical expertise within the Platform Release Train
  • Creating and maintaining technical documentation, including system designs, architecture diagrams and platform development standards

What you’ll bring to the role

You’ll have strong experience in making technology decisions, managing public cloud platforms, as well as great knowledge of administering and diagnosing Kafka brokers. You’ll also bring experience in:

  • Microservices, working with containers / container orchestration and event driven architecture
  • Salesforce, NetSuite, ServiceNow and PHP+ Laravel and/or Python
  • Kubernetes and Terraform
  • Event driven architecture

We’re looking for people who don’t settle for ‘good enough’ and push things forward. If you’ve just found yourself thinking, ‘I’d love to do this’, we want to hear from you. Let’s change it up.

What you can expect from us

With a salary up to £80,000 depending on experience, when you join us, you’ll also enjoy 25 days’ holiday, a day off on your birthday, a day off to support a charity or organisation of your choice, a performance-related bonus scheme, and private healthcare.

Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

CityFibre is working hard to change up the telecoms industry. This means we’re committed to providing equal opportunities to people from all backgrounds and commitments, including your carer and family status, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, gender and gender identity.

If there’s any additional support or adjustment you require in the application process to help you achieve your best, please get in touch by emailing We’re here to support you in changing up your career.