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Lead Developments Operations Engineer – Police Staff – Counter Terrorism Policing HQ

Contract type – Permanent

Location – Birmingham

Band – Band L

Information about the role

Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP) depends on a wide variety of technology to protect the nation from threats. As a lead development operations (DevOps) engineer, you’ll be part of a transformational team that will fundamentally change the way technical solutions are delivered to operational policing. It’s an exciting chance to shape the new team and implement innovative tech. If you’ve got the skills, we’ve got an outstanding opportunity.

As a lead DevOps engineer, you’ll join a new team of DevOps engineers, working flexibly from home or from our offices in Birmingham or London. As a senior engineer, you’ll own the DevOps pipeline for national systems that underpin CTP operations that keep the country safe. It’s an exciting opportunity to support the development and operation of software. The goal? To create a world-class function.

Day to day, you’ll lead project teams to test and deploy product updates, implement integrations and improve automation and monitoring. At this level, you’ll also deal with issues and act as the technical product owner for the development pipeline. It means working closely with colleagues to ensure that software development follows established processes and works as intended. Meanwhile, the team will support good development processes: managing tools and testing environments, maintaining central code control, upholding development standards and writing software that automates systems.

To join us as a lead DevOps engineer you’ll need a proven track record of creating and maintaining DevOps or similar pipelines. We’ll also be looking for a solid background in software engineering or platform infrastructure support. Finally, you’ll need a sound grasp of how testing works within a continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipeline, including automated testing. If that sounds like you, you can expect a competitive salary, a Civil Service pension, excellent career development, plus a rewarding role that’s unlike any other.


As the lead DevOps Engineer, you will:

  • own the development and operation of the DevOps pipeline
  • provide team and project leadership to ensure standards are met
  • work with developers and engineers to ensure that software development follows established processes and works as intended
  • maintain and update processes as required
  • ensure personal and team workload is effectively managed, prioritised and issues are escalated to line management as necessary
  • ensure adherence to required polices, standards, controls and best practice
  • create, maintain and review technical documentation to ensure all services are maintained and knowledge is shared
  • proactively monitor DevOps environments to help prevent issues arising
  • proactively drive continuous improvement across the DevOps pipeline
  • assist in mentoring and developing the team
  • deputise for the Head of DevOps as required

How to apply

Applications will be via a detailed CV, personal statement and online application form. Your personal statement should outline why you are interested in the role and how your skills and experience demonstrate your suitability for the role.

Please do not attach two copies of your CV.

Completed applications must be submitted by 11.55pm, 21 June 2024.