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DevOps Engineer

About the Role

In this role you will work with product/systems owners to understand new opportunities and problem statements and collaborate with Engineering and Architecture colleagues to identify appropriate technologies, solution designs and practical workflows that can be used to develop, implement and quality assure suitable solutions. Solution delivery may be through development of new capabilities within projects and programmes, or enhancements to existing applications within value streams.

This role will have hands-on responsibility for guiding development teams in the adoption and continuous improvement of DevOps practices, primarily those in house but also extending to advise partner or third-party vendors, ensuring OUP standards, processes and documentation are adhered to. You will also work closely with Quality Assurance, Infrastructure and Information Security and Data Privacy colleagues to ensure all aspects of delivery, functional and non-functional, are fully met.

We operate a hybrid working policy that requires a minimum of 2 days per week in the Oxford office. 

About You

Our ideal person will have experience of programming languages, software frameworks, SDLC toolsets and cloud infrastructure services, as well as varied delivery methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban and Scaled Agile.

Skills & Knowledge:

  • A deep understanding of technology and how it can be both developed and used to meet business requirements.
  • Broad knowledge of technologies, such as node.JS, Java, Python, MongoDB, REST, Docker, AWS,  GitHub and practices, such as CI/CD, containerisation, Infrastructure as Code.
  • Firsthand DevOps tooling experience with Circle CI, Jenkins, Terraform, CodeBuild, CodePipeline, CloudFormation, Elastic Beanstalk, Elastic Load Balancer, Cloudwatch, NewRelic, Service Now.
  • SDLC Tooling expertise inJira, Confluence, Zephyr, Plutora.
  • Experience in delivering solutions within a customer-facing product delivery environment.
  • Good knowledge of business analysis and development methodologies, particularly agile development and preferably Scrum.
  • Knowledge of Enterprise Architecture principles.


  • Skilled communicator with good stakeholder management.
  • Works with a high degree of integrity. Has a track record of success, keeping to commitments and credibility; a trusted advisor.
  • Ability to work across multiple initiatives.
  • High emotional quotient and self-knowledge; seeks feedback and gains insights from mistakes; views failures and challenges as learning opportunities.


We care about work/life balance here at OUP. With this in mind we offer 25 days’ holiday that rises with service, plus bank holidays and Christmas closure (3-days) and a 35-hour working week. We are open to discussing flexibility in respect to working patterns, dependent on role. We also have a great variety of active employee networks and societies. 

We help make your money go further by contributing to your pension up to 12%, offering loans and savings schemes through our partnership with Salary Finance, in addition to travel to work schemes and access to a wide range of local discounts. 

This role comes with the added benefit of a discretionary annual bonus.

Please see our Rewards and Recognition page for more information.


Please contact with any queries relating to this role. 

We are committed to supporting diversity in our workforce, and ensuring an inclusive environment where all individuals can thrive. We seek to employ a workforce representative of the markets that we serve and encourage applications from all.

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OUP UK - Oxford
Great Clarendon Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK, OX2 6DP
  • Division:
    Technology and Operations
  • Department:
    Platforms SDC
  • Closing Date:
    2 October 2023
  • Salary:
    Dependent on skills and experience
  • Location:
    OUP UK - Oxford
  • Postcode:
    OX2 6DP
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
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