Senior WebOps Engineer

Available in: London and Belfast

Works For

Scrum Master (line manager)

Lead WebOps Engineer, Technical Architect (technical assurance)

Works With

Architects, Developers, Testers, UX, Scrum Master, Security Engineers, WebOps, Business Analysts and Product Owners

Role Description

Designs and develops infrastructure components within an agile team that meets user needs and quality standards by,

  • Taking ownership for the automation, deployment and operation of significant components or layers of the infrastructure and application.
  • Works with Developers, Security Engineers and WebOps to deliver an operationally ready service.
  • Leads the design and automation of components or layers that are scalable, resilient, open, efficient, secure, and cost-effective.
  • Can recognize and flag issues outside area of own expertise or responsibility to managers and technical leads.
  • Ability to work effectively within high-pressure Production environments.
  • Produces commercially viable estimates for technical work.
  • Coaching and mentoring junior technical staff.
  • Complies with all confidentiality and non-disclosure policies and/or agreements and ensures security of information at all times


The following are required skills for Senior WebOps Engineers:

  • In-depth knowledge of configuring and managing infrastructure platforms with a particular focus on Linux based Operating Systems.
  • Experience of Virtualisation and Cloud technologies.
  • Experience of Configuration Management tools such as Puppet, Chef, Ansible or Saltstack.
  • Experience of Continuous Delivery Pipelines and associated Continuous Integration tools.
  • Has coached and mentored junior technical staff.
  • Able to make effective decisions within fast-moving Agile delivery.
  • Able to simply and clearly communicate technical design in conversation, documentation and presentations.
  • Has an open attitude to sharing information.
  • Able to prioritise their own time and activities with minimal guidance.

The following are desirable skills:

  • Experience of Storage and Networking (including security).
  • Actively shares their thoughts and views on technology.
  • Has participated in technology communities.
  • Has contributed to open source projects.

Additional info:

Kainos is a professional services organisation with clients spread across the globe and we deliver projects both from client site, and from our offices. While we will attempt to base you on projects near or at your contracted office location, you need to be willing to travel to client sites and spend time away during the week if it is required.

Given the range and nature of work that we carry out for our clients, all Kainos employees are required to possesses up to date security clearance (Basic Disclosure, Access NI etc), if you do not already possess this, you will be asked to apply for it prior to joining Kainos.

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.