Senior Ops Engineer (DevOps / WebOps / DataOps)

Available in: Derry-Londonderry and Belfast

Job title: Senior Ops Engineer
Level: Senior Associate
Reports to: Lead Ops Engineer
Main purpose of role & level in the business:
As a Senior Ops Engineer in Kainos, you’ll be responsible for leading teams to design, automate, build and operation of significant components as part of a digital service platform. It’s a fast-paced environment so it is important for you to make sound, reasoned decisions. You’ll do this whilst learning about new technologies and approaches, with talented colleagues that will help you to learn, develop and grow.

Essential Experience:

  • Experience designing, building, testing, automating and operating significant components within a modern digital service platform.
  • Experience of applying industry best practices and patterns across infrastructure and application components in relation to security, scalability and performance.
  • Able to recommend designs that are scalable, resilient, efficient, secure, cost-effective and minimise lock-in.
  • Proficient in use of automation tooling to implement a modern Continuous Delivery process for releasing software for releasing software to production.
  • Proficient in the debugging and troubleshooting of digital services.
  • Contributing to technical decisions and direction in a collaborative team environment, including architecture, estimation, product planning, user story/requirement creation and advocating MVP.
  • Proficient in the use of public cloud platforms such as AWS and Azure.
  • Mentoring of junior team members

Desirable Experience:

  • Able to simply and clearly communicate technical design in conversation, documentation and presentation to a technical audience.
  • Active participation in knowledge sharing activities, both within the team and with wider non-technical audiences
  • Experience of cloud-native SaaS and PaaS technologies.

Who you are:

Our vision is to enable outstanding people to create digital solutions that have a positive impact on people’s lives. Our values aren't abstract; they are the behaviours we expect from each other every day, and underpin everything that we do. We expect everyone to display our values by being determined in how obstacles are overcome; honest when dealing with others; respectful of how you treat others; creative to find solutions to complex problems and cooperative by sharing information, knowledge and experience. 

These values, applied collectively, help to produce an outstanding Kainos person, team and culture. 

About us 

Kainos is a high-growth IT services company providing digital technology solutions and agile software development to enterprise customers. Across our 30-year history, we have worked on transformational projects across government, NHS and a myriad of private sector clients.  


We’re an inclusive bunch at Kainos and we believe in equal opportunity. We welcome applications from all walks of life, including those with criminal records. Everyone who is offered a position here undergoes a background check, however no one is treated differently due to their background where it isn’t relevant to the role. It’s important to note – failure to reveal information which is relevant to the position sought, could result in us having to withdraw the conditional offer of employment.

In short: Having a criminal record will not exclude you from a career with Kainos. This depends entirely on the nature and requirements of the position, together with the circumstances and background of offences.