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Senior DevOps Engineer

Randalls Way, Leatherhead KT22 7TW, UK Req #20
10 October 2023

Established in 1982, Bytes has grown rapidly and now employs over 450 people across 5 locations in the UK and Ireland. Our turnover in Financial Year 2019 was in excess of £520M. We work with SME’s, corporates and public sector organisations to modernise and digitally transform their IT infrastructures.

We invest in our employees through on-going support, training and advice to help them achieve their career aspirations, rewarding success both financially and personally. There is opportunity to grow and move internally which can be seen through our long-standing employees who have developed existing and new skills to move into senior positions in the organisation leaving space for new team members to begin their journey.

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Here's a bit about us...

  • Over 550 staff (plans to double in size over the next 5 years)
  • Operating from modern, hybrid working environments with offices in Leatherhead, Reading or Manchester
  • Winners of an array of industry awards
  • Sunday Times Top 100 Best Places to Work
  • Excellent training and career prospects offered
  • Fantastic office with gym, canteen, open plan, smart casual dress code, regular incentives and company events
  • Supporters of 85+ charities with strong commitment to diversity and sustainability



Position Title:

(Senior) DevOps Engineer

Reports to (POSITION):

Head of IT


Systems Support


Systems Support





We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior DevOps Engineer to develop DevOps at Bytes Software Services. This role is new role, and you will have the opportunity to implement DevOps at Bytes. As the Senior DevOps Engineer, you will play Develop and establish tooling and processes that enable continuous deployment and improve our release velocity. Your primary focus will be on enabling the effective utilization of Kubernetes in the cloud environment, while also ensuring the overall stability, scalability, and efficiency of our systems. The successful candidate will be a self-starter, capable of driving initiatives forward and build a team of talented engineers.



  • Develop/Establish and maintain a robust continuous deployment pipeline that enables seamless software delivery across all environments, from development to production.
  • Design, implement, and maintain the necessary tooling, frameworks, and automation scripts required for efficient deployment and management of applications on Kubernetes.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including software development, QA, and operations, to drive the adoption of DevOps best practices and ensure smooth and timely releases.
  • Build a team of DevOps engineers, providing guidance, technical expertise, and fostering a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Evaluate, select, and implement appropriate DevOps tools, technologies, and platforms to enhance the deployment process and overall infrastructure.
  • Monitor and analyze system performance and implement optimizations to ensure high availability, scalability, and reliability of our cloud-based infrastructure.
  • Implement and enforce security best practices, ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulations.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to gather requirements, understand business needs, and provide technical solutions that align with the company's objectives.
  • Liaising with external resources (suppliers / manufacturers / support providers)
  • Stay up to date with industry trends and advancements in DevOps practices, Kubernetes, and cloud technologies, and propose innovative approaches to enhance our release


  • Join a rapidly growing business with scope for career development
  • Help build and lead the DevOps practice at Bytes
  • Shape DevOps at Bytes




  • All Bytes staff


  • Manufacturers, Suppliers, and third-party support companies



Essential Knowledge:

  • Proven experience as a DevOps Engineer or similar role, with a strong understanding of software development and deployment processes.
  • Proficiency in scripting and programming languages (such as Python, Bash, PowerShell, Ruby).
  • Hands-on experience with Azure and associated services (compute, storage, networking).
  • Familiarity with containerization technologies (such as Docker) and orchestration tools (such as Kubernetes).
  • Strong knowledge of configuration management tools (such as Ansible) and infrastructure-as-code practices.
  • Experience with CI/CD tools (such as Jenkins, GitLab CI/CD) and version control systems (such as Git).


Additional Knowledge

  • Solid understanding of networking concepts and security principles.



  • Ability to work under own initiative
  • Strong communication and collaboration abilities, with the capacity to work effectively in cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines
  • Ability to provide training to other team members, and other employees
  • Ambitious and willing to work towards specialisation in corporate systems
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good documentation skills including Visio drawings
  • Previous experience in IT Infrastructure/support and fault finding
  • Current valid driving license



  • Articulate, literate, presentable, customer facing and technically astute
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic and willing to learn
  • Punctuality and good time keeping are essential to this role
  • Team player
  • Commercial awareness



Training provision

  • Necessary training on products and applications where required
  • Bytes Software Services Ltd provide a full induction programme to assist in integration to the organisation.  The individual will also be expected to attend training courses and take exams to assist with keeping up the business’ vendor accreditations



  • Based at Bytes Software Service head office in Leatherhead.  The role is based in Leatherhead but Bytes offer Hybrid working.  Occasional out-of-hours work may be required


Other details

  • Job Family Employee
  • Job Function Technical Support
  • Pay Type Salary
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  • Randalls Way, Leatherhead KT22 7TW, UK