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DevOps Manager

Care Quality Commission
United Kingdom
£50,466 - £60,330 (National Framework) £55,484 - £65,348 (London Framework)
Closing date
5 Jun 2022
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DevOps Manager

Grade A - £50,466 - £60,330 (National Framework) £55,484 - £65,348 (London Framework if you are London office based or homebased and live within the boundary of the M25).

Plus, an additional allowance of up to £10,000 for exceptional candidates.

There is also an additional homeworking allowance of £514 per annum for those working from home.

Sponsorship –We can support Tier 2 Visa Sponsorship for this post subject to candidates meeting the required eligibility for a Skilled Worker Visa. However, please note the post is UK based and relocation support is not available.

Are you committed to helping us regulate health and social care within England?

When thinking about what drives you every day in your job, what keeps you motivated and passionate about your work what comes to mind?  For 3000+ people at the CQC we end each day knowing that we have made a difference to the lives of those most in need in our communities. We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and encourage care services to improve. We are looking for people who are caring, demonstrate integrity and work well as part of a team to join with us and share in this sense of achievement. If you would like to help us make a positive impact to health and social care within England, then read on.

Technology is key to the delivery of CQC’s core purpose. Our Technology team does what matters most by providing high quality, customer centric technology solutions and services to CQC colleague, providers, and the public through the use of modern, agile and innovative technology.

Technology makes a difference; it speeds processes up, enables quicker more efficient communication and working, enabling colleagues to make quicker decisions which translate into better regulation of services. By taking your next career step with us will see you become a part of a team that designs, builds and maintains the organisations digital infrastructure all whilst giving you the opportunity to build an enviable career in an organisation that values Diversity, Learning and Development and supports colleagues to be the best they can be, all while working on some fantastic projects including; Transforming how we regulate by building new technology for registration, assessment and provider-self-service; Bringing in a new CQC website and intranet, and replacing our HR and Finance systems; Making changes to IT systems that implement continuous improvement or respond to need and making available an always-on comprehensive IT support service.

Why this could be a great role for you...

Excellent opportunity to be at the heart of transformative change delivering CQC’s new Regulatory and Enterprise Data Platforms based upon Microsoft Azure Cloud and Dynamics 365. Exposure to both operational and strategic management, collaborating with fellow managers to instil a DevOps culture and approach to building, testing, and deploying solutions.

Lead a dynamic team of DevOps Engineers implementing modern cloud-based systems on greenfield projects. Work with our Solutions Architects gaining exposure to Microsoft’s Well Architected Framework. You’ll be actively supported with your learning and development journey through our partnership with the Microsoft Enterprise Skills initiative along with access to the Pluralsight learning portal.

What we can offer you...

Your health and wellbeing are important to us and are supported through generous annual leave (starting at 27 days and rising with service to 32.5days, plus 8 Bank Holidays), a cycle to work scheme, discounted gym vouchers and access to a free employee assistance service 24 hours a day. We also understand the importance of financial health and offer membership of the NHS pension scheme, contributing about 14% of basic salary. You will also be able to access discounts to supermarkets, high street stores, electronics, fleet cars, plus we also have an internal reward scheme which could see you earn yourself a voucher or two! All of our Homeworkers are also kitted out with everything they need to comfortably work from home.

We want to support you to succeed and be your very best, with opportunities for training and development along with the support of experienced managers and mentors.

We want to make working for CQC a great experience for everyone, and to role model a diverse and representative culture. To support an inclusive environment where colleagues feel empowered to bring their whole self to work, we support a variety of staff networks, including the Race Equality Network, LGBT+ Equality Network, Carers Equality Network, Disability Equality Network and Gender Equality network.

What you will bring…

You should be educated to degree-level with professional qualification OR/AND equivalent experience, especially in managing highly skilled DevOps Engineers or Software Engineers with strong technical background, either from a software engineering or infrastructure engineering, with strong experience in DevOps tooling and techniques.

To be successful in this role, you should have previous knowledge of building and optimising deployment pipelines and deployment strategies on popular CI/CD tools as well as strong experience designing, securing, scaling, and administering cloud platforms such as Microsoft Azure.

Solid understanding and experience of IaaS, PaaS, SaaS and Serverless computing, as well as proven accountability for delivering technical components of major public sector or commercial projects and ongoing maintenance and support.

You should also have previous experience of using scripting and coding languages, and the ability to convey complex technical concepts clearly and concisely. Proven track record of driving efficiencies through automation and process design and implementation of application deployment methodologies is also necessary to be successful in this role.

For an informal discussion or further information on the role, please contact Shuaib Butt, Head of Engineering at

Closing date: Sunday 5 June 2022 at 11.59pm.

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Note for external candidates:

CQC are currently working through an organisational transformation programme which includes the creation of a new target operating model. This role is offered as a fixed term contract as part of the transition process to that new model. For further information on this and to access our team information packs please visit

CQC is committed to promoting a fair and inclusive workplace where all our people can flourish and reach their full potential. We know diverse teams allow for a more creative and productive environment and therefore encourage applications from everyone regardless of: age, gender/sex, gender identity or expression, religion or belief, disability, ethnicity or sexual orientation.

For this role, we are particularly encouraging people from Black and Minority Ethnic communities to apply , who are currently under-represented at this level in the organisation.



Who we are We’re the independent regulator of health and social care in England. Our purpose

We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and we encourage care services to improve.

Our role

Throughout our work we:

Our values:

  • Excellence – being a high-performing organisation
  • Caring – treating everyone with dignity and respect
  • Integrity – doing the right thing
  • Teamwork – learning from each other to be the best we can
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