We're looking for a DevOps engineers to join our Technology team on a permanent, full-time basis.
Despite the current circumstances we are still actively recruiting for roles. In compliance with UK Government advice relating to COVID-19, this role may initially be remotely based in line with the rest of our workforce and we will supply you with the tools and technologies to enable you to work in this way. During this phase, interviews will likely be conducted over video conferencing technology, e.g. Google Hangouts or similar.
It's a pivotal time for us as we drive forward our ambitious transformation programme, putting users at the heart of every product we create, evolving our technologies to deliver best in class user experiences. Over the next twelve months we will be developing both our commercial and advocacy product offering, trialling new ways of working, driving innovation and enabling the teams we work with, both supporting existing systems and in the provision of new ones.
What you'll be doing
As a DevOps Engineer, you will work across a number of our key systems, using modern DevOps techniques across the full infrastructure development lifecycle. This will be utilising mainly CircleCI, Docker, Git, Terraform, Python, Bash and AWS, including EC2, Elastic Beanstalk, RDS, Route53, ElastiCache, API Gateway, Lambda, VPC, Elasticsearch, WAF and CloudFront etc.
The application technology stack is also fairly diverse and includes Ruby, Python, PHP, Java, NodeJS, Redis, Postgres and MySQL. We work on a varied selection of projects with numerous teams across the business, using mainly Scrum within the Scaled Agile (SAFe) framework.
You will be joining a fun and supportive team, and sharing knowledge and collaboration are core team values. We will expect you to contribute your own ideas and expertise at all stages and hope that you will be able to work with us to shape our DevOps processes and drive improvement. We are big on investing in, and developing, our employees so will work with you to develop your skills so that you can excel in your role.
What we'll need from you
Although ideally, we are looking for candidates that have prior experience working as a DevOps Engineer we will also consider exceptional candidates that are able to demonstrate a
real ambition to progress, and have proven success in a development or operations role that are considering transitioning to their first DevOps role. We ideally want someone who really loves technology and has a real interest in following DevOps trends and new practices.
You will definitely need to have prior experience of AWS and Docker and a solid knowledge of Terraform would also be desirable. An in-depth understanding of the HTTP protocol and a background in building high-availability distributed systems with horizontal scalability would also be beneficial.
What we'll offer you
We believe in getting the best out of people, and our refurbished modern working environment is relaxed and friendly, including a subsidised canteen with access to its own roof terrace. There are excellent benefits including 28 days annual leave, private healthcare, an excellent pension scheme and the usuals like flexible working, Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loan and Childcare Vouchers etc. We even have a private section of Regent's Park which is handy for hot summers and team building events!
An AWS certification sponsorship scheme will be available to all DevOps employees should you want to become a qualified engineer or architect. This is an ideal role for somebody who wants to move up and progress their career to the next level within the DevOps field.
It's a great time to join as we have just launched our new values!
We value diversity and we're committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential. We want to receive applications from all regardless of age, gender identity, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, social economic background etc. We believe that a diverse workforce helps us to understand and create a positive impact for consumers. We want to ensure that everybody can apply and be part of our recruitment processes, and therefore when required we make reasonable adjustments to accommodate our candidates.