Lead DevOps Engineer – Fully remote

Lead DevOps Engineer - Fully remote

Infrastructure Id: 15682 - Permanent

IT/IQ Tech Recruiters is seeking a Lead DevOps Engineer – Fully Remote to join our client in Toronto, ON.


Why work with our client?

  • Competitive rates
  • Centrally located
  • Transit accessible



  • People management responsibilities for a small team of DevOps Engineers. 
  • Primarily responsible for interviewing, onboarding, mentoring and all people management responsibilities, ensuring the team is properly supported, happy, and achieving delivery excellence. 
  • Provide thought leadership and DevOps best practices to bring development and IT operations processes, people and tools closer together - in order to increase the speed, security, efficiency and quality with which we deliver technical solutions to our clients. 
  • Audit and make recommendations and improvements on current environments as needed – including all operational aspects of a client environment from application, infrastructure, network, security and so on. 
  • Create technical governance for technology operations for managed client environments and solely drive regular cadence with Client Partners, Customer Success Managers, and CTO. 
  • Provide solution expertise during pre & post-sales and effectively articulate the technology operations value for clients’ environments. 
  • Provide DevOps toolset for automation and deployment to client projects: 
    • Build, release and manage configurations of production systems. 
    • Implement DevOps principles such as continuous integration, automation, and deployment with complex applications & solutions. 
    • Deploy, automate, manage and monitor cloud-based systems to ensure high availability, performance, scalability and security. 
    • Troubleshoot issues across various platforms, networks and application domains 
    • Analyze and resolve application issues using logs, database queries, monitoring tools, server configurations, etc. 
    • Perform system recovery processes and tooling as needed. 
  • Collaborate with different teams to meet project objectives. 
  • Be available outside normal business hours for your team and clients to support managed operations. 


Top Skills Required

  • 6 + years DevOps Engineering experience including managing a team of Support and DevOps Engineers. 
  • Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect, Microsoft Certified Azure DevOps Professional or CNCF Certified CKA preferred. 
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with technologies such as Terraform, CloudFormation, ARM Templates, Github Actions, Azure DevOps, Jenkins, Helm and Bash/Python. 
  • Experience building CI/CD pipelines, automating infrastructures and entire delivery pipelines, along with experience & expertise in deployments. 
  • Possess significant experience executing and managing automated software deployments. 
  • Excellent understanding of software development methodologies/standards, complex application domains, building strategies and processes. 
  • Extensive knowledge on cloud, and experience building and running Azure/AWS infrastructure. 
  • Extensive experience with a variety of DevOps tools including build/automation, configuration management and container orchestration. 
  • Extensive and excellent client-facing skills. 
  • Astute and passionate about engineering digital solutions that solves real business problems. 
  • Should be willing to learn and absorb the rapid changes in the software engineering industry. 
  • Should be willing to approach all projects with ruthless focus on the end-user and customer. 
  • Must be a team player, and this will be demonstrated through setting team members up for success. 
  • Must be legally eligible to work in Canada


Why work with us?

  • Build a long-term relationship with an experienced recruitment expert
  • Access to the ‘hidden’ job market – opportunities across Canada that aren’t posted on job boards
  • Get a high-level understanding of market dynamics affecting your industry
  • Gain insight into the culture of the company you’re applying for before submitting your profile


About Us

IT/IQ Tech Recruiters provides contract and permanent IT recruitment services to employers across Canada. We have a specialized approach to recruiting, segmenting our recruitment teams into specialty practice areas focusing on Development, PMO, Infrastructure and BI/CRM/ERP skill sets.

This approach enables our recruiters to become specialists; they know the market and work hard to understand each candidates’ capabilities, goals, career ambitions and quickly present them with the best possible opportunities.  We are committed to helping candidates develop their careers and to helping our clients grow their business and complete important projects successfully.


We create opportunities for IT Professionals to empower business.