DevOps Engineer
Yorkshire Drive HQ, Yorkshire House, Yorkshire Drive, Bradford, BD5 8LJ

Job Reference: 003696

Location: Yorkshire Drive HQ, Yorkshire House, Yorkshire Drive, Bradford, BD5 8LJ

Closing Date: 05/05/2021

Salary £: Up to £55,000 + Bonus & Benefits

Employment Type: Permanent - Full Time

Division: Customer Services Division

Hours per week: 35

The most powerful tool we have as developers is automation

YBS is building new capability within IT Technical Delivery with the introduction of dedicated DevOps Engineer roles to implement improvements in release frequency and service quality through automation engineering.

The first in the Retail Services team will work for the Reliability Engineer to assist in shaping the creation of Reliability engineering and DevOps capability.  

The goal is to achieve an enabling capability to work with both software and platform engineers. This will be focused around friction free deployments that are repeatable, robust and secure.

What You'll Do

  • You will be a hands-on engineer tasked with solving challenges to continually improve the 4-key DevOps measures: lead-time, deployment-frequency, mean-time-to-recover and change-failure-rate within their squad(s).  This is achieved through the following deliverables:

  • Automating release management: automating (CI/CD), integrating and automating non-functional testing to accelerate deployment-frequency and lead-time

  • Monitoring error budgets: operational oversight of SLOs and identifying actions to maintain.  Independently identify service hotspots and trends, proposing strategies to improve.

  • Operational Service: part of production support rota for the tribe, alongside development engineers. Contributing to blameless post-mortems and implementing root cause fixes.

  • Automating toil: remove the manual tasks required to operate the product.

  • DevSecOps champion: automate and integrate security testing into the deployment pipeline and vulnerability management

How You’ll Do It

  • Have a development or platform engineering background.

  • Have experience of DevOps/SRE technical skills in some of the following:

    • Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery Pipelines – tools such as Jenkins, Gitlab

    • Scripting and automation capabilities (e.g. Python)

    • Modern monitoring skills and best practices using tools such as New Relic

    • Testing frameworks

    • Knowledge of networks and routing.

  • Have knowledge and/or experience of digital transformation.

  • Make continuous improvement

    • Willingness to learn and challenge both yourself and members of the team          

    • Desire to constantly improve your working- and team process

  • Have experience of working within IT support environments

Life at YBS

In addition to the usual benefits such as competitive salary, annual bonus and healthcare packages we offer you…

Flexibility – Whether it’s picking up the kids from school or catching that early morning yoga session we have you covered.

Celebrating Success – From everyday thank you cards, to our annual ‘Raising the Roof’ gala to celebrate our golden ticket winners we acknowledge our colleagues successes no matter how big or small.

Giving Back – Fancy 31 hours of paid leave a year to get involved in community activities? Together last year, we completed more than 11,000 hours of volunteering!

Inclusivity - We don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our colleagues, our customers and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.

Site Perks – Some of our sites have added little extras such as a gym, restaurant and free parking at our Bradford site, roof garden in Leeds, and on-site restaurant and free parking at our Peterborough site.


If you’ve got a solid background in modern software engineering/design and you want to develop a career in an empowering, respectful and supporting business then why not join us?

Our people are our heart and soul; we’re commercial and caring, big enough to offer you a challenge and small enough for you to make a real impact. We’re devoted to putting people first and doing the right thing by providing real help with real life.

We’d love to hear from you so why not apply today and be Your Brilliant Self!

Any Questions – Contact Tazafia Mahmood via email at


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