DevOps Developer (Microsoft)

In this role you will develop and support technology products and digital services for City & Guilds. You'll be responsible for end-to-end software development life cycle of products and services from initial scoping, through Agile DevOps lifecycle within our Core Assessment and Marking value stream.

We're flexible about your home location, but you will need to travel quite regularly to our London EC1A offices and this will be your contractual office base.

This appointment will be made on merit.

We believe that diversity and inclusion strengthens and enriches us, and that it is the responsibility of everyone at the City & Guilds Group to drive this value. As ethnic minority groups and disabled people are currently under-represented within the Group, we particularly encourage and welcome applications from these communities.

Business Unit
Group Technology
Type of role
Full-time or part-time
Location - Country
Location - City
Closing date
Vacancy ref


About the role

You will develop and maintain critical Product features into iteratively delivered solutions, to deliver added value to the Product and Service and reduce occurrences of errors, and to improve customer experience. You'll perform incremental testing actions on code, workflow, and deployments to identify ways to streamline execution and minimise errors encountered.

Service improvement is also a key part of the role. You'll work closely within the Agile DevOps Team to suggest improvements to the architecture of the applications, to the internal development processes, and to quality assurance activities. You'll work proactively with Agile DevOps team through DevOps Lifecycle associated to work items. Ensuring Azure DevOps is kept updated and highlighting any impediments or blockers to team.

About you

You must have demonstrable experience of software development lifecycle, together with significant experience in developing online applications or websites. You must have strong problem solving and innovation skills.

Your application should be able to demonstrate experience supporting PaaS IaaS, or Public Cloud Environments, and you'll need excellent programming Deep expertise in frameworks like (.NET, WCF), and in using ASP.NET Core. You should also have an good understanding of Active Directory concepts, including domains, forests, domain controllers, replication, Kerberos protocol, and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).

Our Story And Mission

Our vision is for a world in which everyone has the skills and opportunities to succeed. We support almost five million people each year to develop skills that help them into a job, develop on that job and to prepare for their next job. As a charity, we’re proud that everything we do is focused on achieving this purpose.

Through our assessment and credentialing, corporate learning and technical training offers, we partner with our customers to deliver work-based learning programmes that build competency to support better prospects for people, organisations and wider society. We create flexible learning pathways that support lifelong employability, because we believe that people deserve the opportunity to (re)train and (re)learn again and again – gaining new skills at every stage of life, regardless of where they start.

At the heart of our business sits the City & Guilds Foundation which amplifies our purpose by helping to remove barriers to getting into a job, celebrating best practice on the job, and advocating for jobs of the future. 

We were founded in 1878 by the City of London and the trade guilds of the time, to help people, organisations and economies to develop their skills for growth.

Our rich experience means we’re uniquely positioned to understand the future of work and learning. And, we continually evolve to develop and deliver skills for the workplace of the future. Today, as well as qualifications and assessment, we offer digital credentialing, elearning technologies, executive leadership development, technical training and consultancy.

What We Offer

We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative, engaging and market-leading organisation with opportunities to develop your existing skills and explore new ones.

You’ll receive an excellent benefits package which typically includes a great base salary, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, pension, private healthcare, volunteering opportunities and much more. 

We welcome a discussion about how this role could work flexibly for you. For example work pattern, hours or location.

Next Steps And How To Apply

If you think this is the role and organisation for you then we would love to hear from you.  Please submit your CV and complete our short application form using the apply button.