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Senior Manager, DevOps (Scotland)



Software Engineering
dundee, uk
Posted on Saturday, August 26, 2023

Ivanti are looking for a Senior Manager working in DevOps to join our DevOps team in Scotland either in a remote role or working from our office in Dundee. The successful candidate will play a leading role in our mission to enable product development to release software effectively and efficiently with the ultimate goal of enabling organizations to elevate the Everywhere Workplace in a secure environment.

Who we are

Ivanti are a leading provider of security and service management software. We provide solutions primarily targeted at IT departments within medium to large organizations to help them securely manage their IT infrastructure and service their clients.

Our company history is one of mergers and acquisitions which means we have dozens of products that we develop, maintain and market, offering you lots of opportunities to grow.

We are on a journey to move and improve our main product offerings in the cloud under a SaaS model. We are looking for skilled individuals to help us get there.

What you’ll do

Reporting to the senior director of DevOps and initially leading a scrum team of DevOps engineers you’ll be responsible for shaping and implementing the DevOps strategy for one of our flagship products.

Working with your peers and superiors you’ll be part of the management team that shapes our DevOps strategy. You’ll also be responsible for turning this strategy into action through backlog creation, management of resources and leading by example.

Immediately you’ll be focused on our IT Service Management product. This product is written in C#, with a SQL Server backend and consumed via APIs and a JS framework frontend. It has multiple hosting strategies that include on-prem windows services; and containers on Kubernetes (AKS)

Primary Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with peers and superiors to devise a DevOps strategy that is appropriate for the company and the ITSM domain
  • Build relationships with product engineering leaders. Respond to the needs of their team and provide practical solutions that help meet their definition of done
  • Manage the backlog of the ITSM DevOps team and provide direction to the contributors on your team
  • Provide hands on coaching / feedback on the primary responsibilities of the team. i.e. Build Pipelines, IaC, CI Tooling & Monitoring
  • Where appropriate lead by example. You’ve been there and done it so sometimes you’ll have to lead the way
  • Provide progress reports to your superiors and stakeholders on initiatives your team are committed to
  • Line manage the individuals on your team so they can fulfill their potential by holding regular one to one’s, responding to their needs and challenging them

Desired Experience

  • Management experience where you’ve been responsible for line management and delivery of projects.
  • An advanced understanding of DevOps practices such as CI/CD and DORA metrics
  • Code authoring and writing reusable, maintainable code in version control
  • Experience of working with Containers and orchestration using Kubernetes
  • A good understanding of common application architecture
  • Using cloud provider’s services to host applications and adoption of new abstractions. For ITSM we primarily use Azure for our SaaS customers
  • A history of continuous improvement with concrete examples of how your efforts improved efficiency
  • IaC experience using Terraform, Bicep, Helm Charts, etc.
  • Generating documentation using UML and company wiki

What is it in for you?

  • Private Health Insurance & others
  • 8 x Salary Life Insurance
  • Equity Tracking Award
  • 25 days of holiday + additional holiday purchase scheme
  • Cycle, Tech Purchase, and Gymflex schemes
  • Opportunities for career growth
  • Skill development
  • Everywhere workplace up to a limited number of days per year.

How does the recruitment process look like?

  • Introductory discussion with our recruiter – 30 minutes
  • Hiring Manager video discussion – 30 minutes
  • Team interview / technical interview
  • VP Interview (discretionary)
  • Offer

At Ivanti, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Ivanti believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.