Head of SysOps


Neil Bryers

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Greater Manchester




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Role: Head of SysOps (Azure Infrastructure/ AKS)

Salary: £70-80k + Competitive Benefits Package

Location: Remote (WFH), but willing to attend Manchester office when required circa once per month

Start: ASAP

Are you a Senior Infrastructure Manager / Head of Cloud Infrastructure / SysOps professional with a background working for a Cloud Software Provider hosting a public facing SAAS product and looking to join a genuinely exciting business in the fast paced contact centre solutions space? Our client is an agile and innovative service provider on the cusp of rapid growth. They need to grow and evolve their current SysOps/DevOps team and you will report into the CEO as a key part of the management team.

To be successful you must be enthusiastic, motivated, a true leader able to develop and scale SysOps/DevOps teams through rapid growth. Current technology stack is on VM’s within AZURE’s infrastructure, but plans are to start migrating to Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS) soon.

The main priorities:

1. Ensuring the Teams deliver on ambitious KPI’s

2. Shaping people and ecosystem to support growth ambitions

3. Creating an environment that promotes autonomy and accountability.

You must have a proven track record in building and scaling successful technology teams and helping transform the technology landscape.

Our client are in the early adoption phase of DevOps principles and practices, and a key part of the role will be the implementation of these practices through “right-time” phased approach as they scale the company.


● Experienced in AZURE and cloud infrastructure

● Experience in creating a proactive environment through monitoring and alerting

● A delivery mindset – a lot to do in a short space of time.

● A fundamental understanding of the principles of Agile and Lean principles and methodologies.

● Experience in working or migrating to a distributed cloud microservices infrastructure

● Worked within a DevOps organisation.

● Excellent communication and presentation skills, whether to the engineering team, business stakeholders, or the leadership team.

● Experience working in a fast-paced, high growth technology focussed organisation.

● Proven experience in creating a forward-thinking technology culture.

● Proven track record of project management

Technologies used

* Virtual machines, scripted deployments

* APIs, Durable APIs, Runbooks and logic apps to drive automation

* Security centre for monitoring and policies

* Load balancers and application gateways for resilience

* VPNs, Expressroute and gateways

* Azure DevOps for git code, PR processes and deployments

* Postgres SQL Server

* Moving to Azure Kubernetes

Core Product technologies

* C# based asp.net core application stack

* Multi service architecture

Search Terms: Azure Infrastructure, Azure Kubernetes, Infrastructure Manager, Head of Infrastructure, SysOps, Devops, Cloud, IaaS, Cloud Software Provider, hosting a public facing SAAS product

If you wish to apply for this position, please email us at apply@som-3.com