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Technical Operations Manager

The Company

ThoughtRiver is disrupting legal services by enabling lawyers to review contracts without reading them. Our artificial intelligence solutions automatically pre-screen contracts to improve productivity and enable automated triage and risk management capabilities.

The Role

We are seeking an ambitious individual who cares about quality of service and provide excellent customer care and support. The successful candidate will work with all stakeholders in the business, ranging from customers, in-house lawyers, development and operations teams to ensure excellent product support and service availability.

The role spans across two areas where you will be responsible for the day to day application support and service management for multiple production and development environments. Additionally, your team will be responsible for delivering infrastructure solutions that underpin the company Product Vision. Working closely with Technical Leads from Squads (A Squad being a cross-functional team assembled from different skills groups or Chapters.) you will be responsible for building the technical design, estimates and delivery.


  • Manage a team of Technical Support and DevOps Engineers
  • Ensure the availability of a global SaaS operation
  • Ensure services are delivered within operational budgets
  • Take ownership of customer support tickets, ensuring that all tickets are actioned in a timely manner and SLAs met
  • Work with the Technical Support Engineers to execute impact analysis and provide accurate classification of reported issues to ensure appropriate prioritisation
  • Work closely with Technical Leads to resolve issues and provide excellent customer service, ensuring problem routing and escalation, when necessary 
  • Ensure SLAs are met through regular monitoring of systems. Deliver periodic ticketing reports in conjunction with SLAs
  • Work with Technical Support lead to build automated processes to streamline support procedures
  • Take responsibility for smooth and seamless product releases, with minimal system downtime
  • Provide service availability reporting and capacity management for hosted services
  • Take responsibility to ensure new customers are onboarded and available within the agreed SLA.
  • Undertake quarterly security checks to validate user access
  • Provide and maintain company IT asset register
  • Responsible for selection of stories into iterations via sprint planning
  • Responsible for product backlog definition to meet the Product Management objectives
  • Responsible for specifying requirements for other squads as required
  • Responsible for Sprint Reviews and Retrospectives to gather feedback and implement feedback / lessons learnt
  • Work with other Squads during sprint cycle to provide necessary infrastructure and services



Reporting To

Director or Operations

Skills Required


Experience in managing a Technical Operations or Support team

Experience in the provision of SaaS service delivery

Experience in a technically hands-on role such as technical support engineer, sysadmin or devops engineer

Good knowledge of Linux operating systems and services

Gook knowledge of MySQL (or similar)

Knowledge of agile working practices

Critical thinker and excellent problem-solving skills

Good and proven communication skills both written and verbally


Advantageous but not essential

Scripting such as bash or python

Used Jira or Target Process

Usage of Bitbucket or equivalent tool

Understanding and exposure of Python & PHP programming languages



Additionally, competitive salary, 25 days holiday per annum, 4% employer pension contribution.

Person Profile

Accomplished Technical Operations Manager who relishes working in an ambitious, customer-driven company in the field of “expert systems”. Ability to work under pressure, enjoys a varied workload, and has excellent track record of self-development.

The Technical Operations manager must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be able to manage and motivate a team of engineers, take responsibility for their role within the business be able to work independently but also be part of the team.

Hours of employment and on-call provision

At ThoughtRiver, we have customers around the world. To provide excellent support coverage the Technical Operations and Support Engineer will be required to work staggered hours, ranging from 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday. There is flexibility around these hours, which will be discussed at interview. Alongside, there is an additional allowance to support an on-call rota.