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GDS seeks deputy director for technology operations

Matteo Natalucci Published 29 September 2017

£90k role will be responsible for driving operational knowledge sharing across all technical teams


Government Digital Service (GDS) is looking for a new deputy director for technology operations who will be responsible for ensuring that the level of consistency of tools and processes is appropriate for the efficient operation and support of all GDS products and services.

The new recruit will be expected to work with product managers, technical leads, customer support and the security function to ensure that the GDS product teams have the best tools available to support the development of services quickly, efficiently and securely.

A key part of the role will be managing product teams building tools and increasing automation in how we provision infrastructure and related services, monitor, troubleshoot and remediate operational issues.

The post-holder will be responsible for driving operational knowledge sharing across all technical teams, ensuring teams can respond effectively and efficiently to incidents as well as acting as the interface between GDS and its customers in relation to technical operations, including being the ultimate escalation point.

Successful candidates will need to prove familiarity with a broad range of systems developments, infrastructure transformation, configuration management and technical operation management tools in Linux environments as well as demonstrable experience of setting standards and development of procedures to deliver end-to-end, tightly monitored and supported environments.

Applications close on October 16 with panel interviews scheduled for November 2.





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