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Jobs At Hodge
Closing Date:
5th of May 2024
£55,000 - £63,000
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Do you want to be part of a force for good, helping to make life better for customers & society in the moments that matter? At Hodge, we put people at the heart of our business and that means our customers, colleagues and communities. Hodge is a Welsh financial service provider that focus on commercial lending, and specialist residential mortgage markets.

Under the overall management of the DevOps lead, undertake lead the DevOps team to provide platforms and infrastructure to support the delivery of software by our development teams, pro-actively manage the live cloud infrastructure, and drive forward the architectural vision for Hodge. Engage with internal and external stakeholders to drive continual improvement of DevOps and related practices.

Essential Experience:

  • Previous experience in commercial software development/DevOps environment
  • Experience supporting development of web services in a service-based architecture
  • Knowledge of best practice and supporting tools throughout the Software Development lifecycle.
  • Knowledge of CI/CD approaches and tools
  • Knowledge of Agile methodologies


  • Work with DevOps team to define and implement architectural vision and principles for our cloud infrastructure projects.
  • Undertake detailed design work in line with architectural vision and principles
  • Work with software and delivery teams to define, manage and implement DevOps vision across development and infrastructure projects.
  • Ensure work includes appropriate quality controls mechanisms (e.g. reliability patterns, health-checks and relevant monitoring).
  • Understand core architectural patterns and frameworks used by Hodge.
  • Engage with external suppliers to ensure platforms integrations align with agreed principles and standards.


  • Working as part of DevOps team, ensure that team activity is managed using appropriate Agile methodologies to ensure visibility, transparency and suitable metrics.
  • Work with delivery teams to provide required environments and infrastructure to support project development and undertake delivery to live environments in line with agreed Service Transition processes.
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of relevant frameworks, tools and languages.
  • Work with delivery teams to ensure relevant defined NFRs (scalability, maintainability, recoverability) are implemented and tested.
  • Ensure appropriate quality controls are embedded, adhered to and improved.
  • Ensure appropriate documentation is maintained to support current and future activity.
  • Review work and code of other team members to ensure quality standards are maintained and knowledge transfer.

Continuous Improvement:

  • Pro-actively improve team performance through formalised knowledge sharing.
  • Pro-actively investigate technology landscape and best practise to identify improvements.
  • Continuously review work practices to implement and refine Agile practices.
  • Maintain a knowledge of current DevOps technologies and best practise to identify improvements.
  • Participate in Agile ceremonies to improve change and development practices.

Please be aware that should we pursue your application, all our Financial Services employees will be expected to complete background checks to assess suitability for employment, these include; a criminal record, identity, sanctions, adverse finance, fraud prevention and reference checks to comply with our regulatory requirements.

Hodge is an advocate of being an equal opportunities employer, We believe in promoting equality and diversity which is central to our lives today. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and recognises the value a diverse workforce brings to an organisation.

ESG and sustainability are at the heart of everything we do and serves as a reminder of the responsibility we have to our stakeholders, customers, colleagues and the communities we operate in to use our position wisely. We’re currently exploring different certifications available and have done an initial review of how we think we’d fare, as we see this as a real opportunity for Hodge given our social purpose.

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