16 Oct

Senior Devops Manager Jobs Vacancy at Welsh Assembly Government Communication Centre Home

Position
Senior Devops Manager
Company
Welsh Assembly Government Communication Centre Home
Location
ENG
Opening
16 Oct, 2018 30+ days ago

Welsh Assembly Government Communication Centre Home urgently required following position for Senior Devops Manager. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

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Senior Devops Manager Jobs Vacancy at Welsh Assembly Government Communication Centre Home Jobs Details:

Background

The Welsh Government is the devolved government for Wales with an annual budget of around £15 billion. It is responsible for key aspects of public life in Wales including health, education, the economy, transport, agriculture and the environment.

Welsh Ministers are supported by a workforce of more than 5,000 civil servants with offices in Wales, London, Brussels and overseas.

Welsh Government priorities are outlined in Taking Wales Forward with an overall ambition to build a Wales which is self-confident, prosperous, healthy nation and a society which is fair to all. The Welsh Government has also set out clear priorities for Wales following the UK’s exit from the European Union.

The Welsh Government is looking to attract people who can provide excellent support and advice, can focus resources and have energy and expertise. The Well Being and Future Generations Act provides context for our work.

Digital transformation of public services is vital to delivering the services the people of Wales expect and need. Welsh Government currently delivers a number of digital services to people and business across Wales. We also provide information on our websites.

Led by our Chief Digital Officer, the Welsh Government is increasingly delivering more services online. The Chief Digital Officer provides a consultancy service of digital and data expertise across Welsh Government.

SHELL are responsible for overseeing higher education, further education and the wider post-16 education, training and skills sector in Wales along with the funding of approved vocational qualifications and the development of employability policy. They are also responsible for leading the contribution that the post-16 education and training system makes to developing highly educated and skilled people who are able to gain and retain high quality jobs that pay well and make a contribution to the wider Welsh economy and society.


The Role

As a Senior DevOps Manager you will be expected to transform technical requirements into effective systems, integrating and building software systems to enable product delivery.

You will be expected to have deep technical knowledge and make sure strategies for products are repeatable, scalable and highly available. You must provide support to delivery teams and assist with solving complex problems and be responsible for planning and designing large groups of stories.

You will provide robust, evidence based assurance to Management in relation to the digital systems underpinning large and complex products, while maintaining a high level of client service throughout.

You will be knowledgeable with all aspects of the delivery lifecycle from concept and design through to installation, testing and maintenance of the suite of products and services to ensure a continuous provision of services are delivered.

Key tasks:


  • Identify and explore opportunities for service and business improvements which meet the business needs
  • Prioritise system design by levels of risk and complexity.
  • Review the system design of the team others to ensure appropriate technology, efficient use of resource and integration of multiple systems and technology.
  • Manage the Request Management Service (RMS) which allows stakeholders an interface with the team to request, log and track work packages.
  • Ensure resources are appropriately allocated to meet key deadlines.
  • Analyse, identify, prioritise and implement improvements and efficiencies and produce recommendations to the senior staff
  • Create and design workable prototypes, programs and physical outputs, understanding parameters, restrictions .
  • Define the integration build and co-ordinating build activities across systems, lead on integration testing activities.
  • Manage the process to ensure information security, design solutions and services with security controls embedded specifically engineered as mitigation against security threats as a core part of the solutions and services.
  • Research and architect solutions to solve security and compliance adhering to Welsh Government standards.
  • Be responsible for own learning and keep CPD up to date.

Development opportunities:


Your role will form part of Welsh Government’s Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) profession. This is a growing profession and you will have the opportunity to be part of shaping and growing it. .

We are committed to developing the skills and capability of our staff and encouraging them to use five days of learning a year. To support this we offer a range of opportunities which could include:

  • Shadowing
  • Mentoring
  • Work based learning
  • Qualifications
  • Coaching
  • Short Term Experience Programme (STEP)

Proactively making links and working with a wide range of Welsh Government teams and external partners including other Governments in the UK.

Closing Date:


29/10/2018, 16:00

Welsh Language Requirements


The Welsh Government acknowledges the importance of developing and growing its bilingual workforce, and welcomes applications for any post from candidates who demonstrate their capability to work in both English and Welsh.


The following list of language requirements represents an objective assessment by the line manager on behalf of the Welsh Government of the Welsh language skills required to undertake the duties of this particular post.

Welsh language skills
Not necessary to undertake the duties of this post

Competencies / Job Specific Criteria



Competencies/Job Specific Criteria required

Competencies

Making effective decisions – Identify a broad range of relevant and credible information sources and recognise the need to collect new data when necessary from internal and external sources.

Leading and Communicating – Continually communicate with staff, helping to clarify goals and activities and the links between these and Departmental strategy.

Building Capability for all – Identify and address team or individual capability requirements and gaps to deliver current and future work.

Change and improving - Create and encourage a culture of innovation and allowing people to consider and take informed decisions. Make use of alternative delivery models including digital and shared service approaches wherever possible


Job specific criteria

  • Degree level qualification in computing or a related subject, or equivalent practical experience, knowledge and expertise.
  • Experience, using automated tooling, of building and configuring new server/system platforms. Experience in pro-actively managing the platform to ensure and maintain scalability, resilience and high availability. Vast experience of testing, debugging and troubleshooting platform/system problems. Ability to draw together and present reasonable conclusions from a wide range of incomplete, complex evidence and data to make recommendations.
  • Experience of maintains the security, confidentiality and integrity of information systems through compliance with relevant legislation and regulations. Designs, implements and operates controls and management strategies to allow this.


Other Information



Other vacancy related information

To apply for this role you will be asked to attach the following:

  • A Personal Statement of suitability explaining how your experience and skills provide evidence against the essential requirements of the role. Your Personal Statement should be no more than two sides of A4.
  • An up to date CV including evidence of the essential technical skills and any desirable job specific capabilities where applicable.

If you are successful at the sifting stage, you will be invited to interview. The interview will focus on your skills and experience in relation to the essential requirements of the role. We may also include a test or assessment if appropriate.

Following the interview, if unsuccessful, we may keep your details for up to 12 months on a reserve list should other similar posts become available.

PLEASE NOTE: It is important that you do attach both of these documents (both the Personal Statement and CV) in your online application to be considered for this role.


Other Information

The Welsh Government offers a variety of benefits, including:
  • Support for improving or gaining Welsh language skills for all employees
  • Frequent development discussions and the training you need for your role and to grow
  • Annual pay increments, allowing you to progress to the top of your pay scale within 3-4 years
  • 31 days annual leave, plus a day for Christmas and the Queen’s Birthday
  • Generous parental leave, including 26 weeks at full pay for qualifying employees
  • Generous pension scheme with employer contributions
  • Childcare Vouchers Scheme, saving up to £933/year
  • Cycle to Work Scheme: choose a brand new bike up to £1000, saving at least 32%
  • Advances of Salary: request advances for Christmas, computer equipment or Tenancy Deposits
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • Flexitime policy

Contact point for further information
Scott Morgan – 03000 255871 - scott.morgan@gov.wales

How to apply


All applications for this vacancy should be made online via the Welsh Government's online application system. If you have a disability which would prevent you from applying on-line, please e-mail SharedServiceHelpdesk@gov.wales to request an application pack in an alternative format, or to request a reasonable adjustment related to a disability in order to submit your application.

To apply, you'll need to have an account on our online application system. Click the 'Apply' button below, and you'll be asked to 'Log in' if you already have an account, or 'Register' if you don't yet have an account. Registration takes just a few minutes to complete. You'll need an e-mail address to be able to register. Once you've registered for an account and logged in, you'll be taken to the online application form, which you'll need to fully complete and submit before the deadline on the closing date.

If you’d like to apply for this vacancy in Welsh, please use the ‘Newid Iaith / Change Language’ link at the top of this page, to take you to the Welsh version of this advert, from which you can apply in Welsh.

For further information regarding the Welsh Government recruitment process, please see the Recruitment Guidance for External Candidates (link).

When evidencing your suitability for the post, it is recommended that you refer to the Civil Service Competency Framework (link)

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