Job Title: Azure DevOps Engineer

Reporting to: Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Salary: RTBC

Location: Belfast (Hybrid)

Company background

Firemelon is the UK leading provider of software solutions to the Travel and Pet Insurance sectors. Through our flagship Magenta system, we provide a platform to sell policies via call centre, direct websites and price comparison sites. Firemelon have a wide range of clients in the UK and worldwide from small brokers to large blue-chip organisations.

The Ideal Person

This is an exciting new opportunity for an experienced DevOps professional who will have a deep understanding of and technical lead for all aspects of the Azure platform. You will be an integral part of the development and support functions, as well as supporting Azure across the technology teams. As a decisive problem solver, you will have the knowledge and skills to resolve issues within the Azure environment.

The Role

  • Work with the technology teams in designing and implementing reliable, high performing, efficient & scalable systems
  • Develop and extend security and compliance
  • Ensure all key services are measured, monitored and raising alerts when needed by developing an instrumentation strategy
  • Develop automation of application deployment and configuration
  • Develop a Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) strategy
  • Coach and train developers on DevOps best practices
  • Understand and highlight cost savings or increases from likely changes
  • Drive efficiencies in processes: capacity planning, configuration management, performance tuning, monitoring, backup/restore and root cause analysis
  • Develop and maintain documentation for the Azure environment, including architecture diagrams, infrastructure documentation and data flows
  • Liaise with clients face to face, online or over phone
  • Develop and maintain a robust disaster recovery strategy
  • Always consider best practice IT Security, work within the GDPR framework and work with Senior Relationship Manager on Data Privacy Impact Assessments where appropriate

Essential Criteria

  • Extensive experience and accreditation with Azure cloud solutions
  • Proficient with scripting languages such as PowerShell / Azure CLI and Bash
  • Experienced with source control systems such as Git
  • Wide ranging knowledge of Azure security configurations
  • Microsoft certified
  • Experience of implementing DevOps for Azure SQL
  • Excellent troubleshooting and debugging skills
  • Outgoing personality, with the ability to challenge the status quo when needed and help deliver the best possible quality using the best technologies
  • ‘Can do’ attitude, a creative thinker who can add value in stakeholder meetings
  • Successful experience of mentoring and coaching team members
  • Proven ability to work well within a team
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to explain technical issues to technical and non-technical people and actively participate in knowledge sharing
  • A self-motivated individual who keeps abreast of current and evolving technologies
  • Good organisational skills

Desirable Criteria

  • Familiarity with containerization and orchestration technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes
  • Knowledge of DevOps processes and tools such as Terraform
  • Ability to write technical documents
  • Running workshops / creative sessions


We have invested in a beautiful new top floor office space in Belfast City Centre giving us space to grow further and have introduced enhanced benefits as follows:

  • Hybrid Working
  • Flexible Working
  • Continuous Professional Development
  • Company Pension
  • Enhanced Holiday Entitlement
  • Holiday Trading Scheme
  • Private Healthcare and Wellbeing Membership
  • Annual and Mid-Term Performance Reviews
  • Social and Team Events
  • Eyecare Vouchers
  • Paid Lunch Hour

Firemelon is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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