DevOps Engineer

Salary: Dependent on experience

Job Purpose

Audley Travel is embarking on an ambitious and exciting development programme that will see it become a truly digital enabled business. A critical role in this transformation will be played by a new internal platforms team, responsible for deploying, automating, maintaining, troubleshooting and improving the platforms that keep internally developed and third-party applications running smoothly.

We are currently looking for an experienced DevOps engineer to assist with the move away from monolithic architecture styles to a modular framework focused around an API/service-oriented architecture approach within Azure. The role requires you to have hands-on technical experience and a can-do approach towards environment automation / management and continuous improvement.

This role will encompass the use of a broad range of Azure based technologies underpinning the company’s bespoke in-house systems which cover core sales, reservations, operations, marketing, commercial and financial aspects of our business and operates over multiple offices based in the UK and US.

Primary Skills


  • Detailed hands-on experience within the Azure platform, key services to include App Service Containers, Azure Functions, API Management Gateway and DevTest labs.
  • Deep understanding of CI/CD pipeline builds with the ability to design, build and maintain a CI/CD infrastructure and corresponding tools.
  • Container concepts and orchestration (preferably Docker).
  • Experience supporting and maintaining a complex, multi-server, microservice environment.

Would be an advantage:

  • Experience of moving legacy on-premises services to cloud
  • Working within a service-oriented architecture
  • Understanding of the Software Development Life cycle (preferably Agile)
  • Set-up and operational management of Windows & Linux environments

Accountabilities / Responsibilities

  • Collaboratively working with internal development and BI/QA test teams to build, manage and maintain CI/CD pipelines into development, QA, UAT and Production environments
  • Ensure all applications are delivered onto a platform which maintains high availability, performance, scalability and security
  • Building tools and automating processes to empower BI, development and QA teams and reduce manual effort
  • Proactively suggest recommendations to improve DevOps processes, tooling and solutions
  • Taking a lead role on small to medium size DevOps projects
  • Deliver quality work to set estimates / time frames
  • Providing accurate estimates and effort of work
  • Participation in the continuous evolution of DevOps best practices, standards and policies used within the team
  • Contribute towards high level design and approach to project work
  • Carry out 1st level testing to ensure new processes or amendments to existing are working as expected
  • The ability to produce and input into technical documentation for all project work and existing systems
  • Assist the internal support teams in investigating escalated issues

Person Specification

  • A clear and genuine interest in technological trends with the ability to input into technical system level roadmaps and offer suggestions based on the needs and demands of the business
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal); applicants must be able to communicate effectively to technical and non-technical personnel at all levels
  • Self-management of general day-to-day work 
  • Ability to deliver under pressure and to tight timescales
  • Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and manage changing priorities
  • Experience of working within an Agile environment would be an advantage

Planning and Organising

  • Ability to multi-task and be able to define priorities
  • Confidence to recognise and deal with arising problems

Integrity and Sensitivity

  • Maintaining integrity and discretion despite pressure from time and peers

Results Focus and Initiative

  • The drive, determination and commitment to get things done
  • To move things forward, achieve, get results and do things better

Rapid Response

  • An ability to think on your feet, focus quickly on the requirements of the situation while at the same time being able to relate to overall goals.
  • Resolving problems under pressure.

Service Excellence

  • To recognise user need and identify ways of adding value
  • To consistently deliver to required standards
  • To exceed delivery standards


Working hours

Flexible and home working is available at manager discretion.

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