DevOps Technical Lead, North London


The DevOps Technical Lead role

DevOps Technical lead who is hands on required for a small but focused team delivering projects in an agile environment. Should also be able to coach, mentor and develop junior team members as well as be hands on in the design and implementation of new and existing systems. Support and help define best practice design process. Able to document systems and advise on architecture to support new and existing systems. Able to deputise for the head of company systems as required.


  • Be a hands-on Technical lead
  • Manage a team of 3-4 developers of 1-3 years’ experience
  • Work closely with users, gathering business requirements and designing appropriate solutions
  • Monitor and ensure adherence to appropriate technical standards
  • Manage & implement delivery of quality solutions to the business
  • Promote quality solutions for a project, both internally and externally. This may be a standalone solution or part of a larger engagement
  • Support the team during the solution implementation by providing specific technical hands on knowledge
  • To support the design and implementation within a specific area of technology, technique, method, product or application area including the estimation of activities
  • Create quality technical designs ensuring that the functional and non-functional requirements are met
  • Monitor and ensure adherence to appropriate technical standards
  • Produce requirements for systems and sub-systems that specify the desired functionality as part of the overall solution
  • Review and analyse established requirements and existing systems, solutions and/or documentation
  • Reviews proposed technical solutions and provides constructive and meaningful comments and suggestions for improvement

You have

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to work within a small team and autonomously
  • Proactive and self-motivated
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to interface competently with all levels of user, including the CEO
  • Ability to influence decisions and outcomes to achieve objectives
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight, immovable timescales
  • Flexibility to handle rapidly changing requirements
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong time management skills
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects
  • Manifest trustworthiness and the ability to handle confidential data with appropriate safeguards
  • Ability to work closely with users to understand complex requirements and translate them into designs
  • Ability to manage a team of 3-4 developers
  • Strong hands on technical skills in the following technologies
    • Microsoft SQLServer DBA
    • Microsoft SQLServer SQL
    • ASP, ASP.NET, VB, MVC, C#, Excel
  • Experience of GIT, JIRA, Test-Driven Development, Unit Testing, Continuous Integration and Delivery
  • Experience of working within an Agile Development team and a strong understanding of agile practices – ideally SCRUM
  • Strong research skills
  • Strong knowledge in industry best practices in development
  • Serve as the initial point of escalation for software development issues within specific area of responsibility


We will offer a competitive market salary and, once you have joined us, your salary will be reviewed regularly based on your performance and contribution.

We also offer a comprehensive package of benefits including a bonus plan, company share plan, a non-contributory pension, life insurance and private medical insurance plans, plus a flexible holiday policy.

Metaswitch is proud of our focus on and commitment to our employees, and that our staff retention is exceptionally high.  We’re a company that appreciates and looks after our people.

Application and Selection

Our recruitment process is designed to be thorough and tough, yet informative and friendly.

The first stage will involve a telephone interview with the hiring manager to assess your suitability to the role.  The next stage will be an interview at one of our Metaswitch offices where you will be asked to complete some short exercises and have interviews with senior members of the team. 

To apply for this position, please send a 

  • CV
  • covering email telling us about yourself and why you are interested in, and suited to, the role 

to our email address

If you have any further questions, please contact our Recruitment team at the same address or on 020 8366 1177. 

We look forward to hearing from you. 

Metaswitch is an equal opportunities employer.

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