Chris Taylor


Chris is a Consultant working in the Flying Hellfish squad. He joined DevOpsGroup in August 2016, and in doing so swapped the bright lights of London for the Welsh capital.

1Presentation delivered to a client with a hole in my stomach

10Years working remote

7Attempts at knocking myself out and succeeding

About Chris

Initially, as an Engineer, Chris worked on numerous projects for clients delivering Azure cloud solutions and Continuous Delivery pipelines. He then made the jump to Consulting after realising just how much he likes to talk.

Chris has over 15 years’ experience and has worked from his base in Oxford (and more recently Cardiff) for more than 10 years. Chris’s career took him to DevOps 6 years ago, working as part of a team to deliver positive change through the power of automation, and continuous delivery pipelines. He now uses that knowledge and experience to work with clients all over the UK on their DevOps transformation journeys. Using his passion for delivering value to customers through eliminating waste, he promotes best practices and a Lean mindset to everything he does.

Most recently, Chris has been working with a large Enterprise finance client in the South of England. Through using DevOps principles and technical practices, he works with other members of the team to improve the way services are delivered.

Away from IT, Chris enjoys heading up the Eco community at DOG. Together the Eco community aim to reduce the carbon and plastic footprint of the company and encourage everyone at the company to do their part for the planet.

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What is your favourite food?

Peanut Butter

What one book should everyone read?

How to Give Up Plastic - Will McCallum

What is the one quote you live by?

You love your family, but it doesn’t mean you have to like them.

What is your favourite animal?

Cats. They do what they want, when they want. Plus they get 9 lives and to sleep all day!

Read Chris' favourite blogs

How automation will revolutionise the business world

Steve Thair, co-founder and chief product officer of DevOpsGroup, discusses the role automation will play in the business world over the next few years.

7 Business Benefits of Establishing DevOps Within Your Organisation

In this blog DevOpsGuys looks at the top 7 business benefits of establishing DevOps within an organisation, and how it aids in Digital Transformation

Remote working for a week - My experience

Lucy Young (People Success) tried remote working for a week. In this blog, read about her experience and some tips for remote working from the team.