Lead Ops Engineer (DevOps / WebOps / DataOps)

Available in: Derry-Londonderry and Belfast

Job title: Lead Ops Engineer
Level: Consultant
Reports to: Solution Architect
Main purpose of role & level in the business:
As a Lead Ops Engineer in Kainos, you’ll be responsible for leading teams to design, automate, build and operate modern digital service platforms. 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. As the technical leader in the team, you will also interact with customers, share knowledge and mentor those around you.

Essential Experience:

  • Expertise in designing, building, testing, automating and operating modern digital service platforms.
  • Experience of technical ownership for components within a digital service platform that includes architecture, estimation, product planning, user story/requirement creation and iteration on MVP.
  • Technical leadership of teams to design and build components within a digital service platform that are scalable, resilient, efficient, secure, cost-effective and that minimise lock-in.
  • Expertise in using public cloud platforms such as AWS and Azure, including SaaS and PaaS offerings.
  • Able to simply and clearly communicate technical design in conversation, documentation and presentation to a technical audience.
  • Experience of applying industry best practices and patterns across infrastructure and application components in relation to security, scalability and performance.
  • Expertise in the debugging, troubleshooting and root cause analysis of problems with digital services.
  • Mentoring and coaching members of your team and wider community
  • Extensive expertise in utilising the latest Continuous Delivery and automation techniques for releasing operationally ready software to production.

Desirable Experience:

  • Able to simply and clearly communicate with non-technical audiences.
  • Active participation in knowledge sharing activities within the team, at a wider capability level and externally where appropriate.
  • Experience of balancing technical decisions with user needs and commercial constraints.

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.