DevOps Engineer - Household name
Posted on Dec 5, 2019 by CV-Library
They have been growing and going from strength to strength in recent years and having been recently acquired by a private equity giant, have received huge amounts of funding which they are investing very heavily in people and tech. They are looking to scale up significantly and expand into new markets and hence need DevOps people to make sure the infrastructure is fit for purpose to underpin this growth.
In this role you will be helping them build their AWS infrastructure. You will also get involved in building and optimising Kubernetes clusters (this is something they are huge fans of - they think it's the best thing to power their products), taking advantage of the latest open source developments in this space. A great thing about all this is you do not need to have prior commercial experience with Kubernetes - they are happy to invest in your training and development and get you up to speed as long as you are interested in it.
You will be joining a team of DevOps Engineers working towards the goal of releasing quality software as fast as they possibly can. This is hopefully where you will come in. You will be part of the effort to streamline processes around release, optimising existing tools and creating new ones to improve quality and efficiency, minimise bottlenecks and live the continuous delivery dream.
You will be excited by automation, chaos engineering, infrastructure as code and continuous delivery, be a problem solver and be very intellectually curious - constantly questioning, testing the boundaries and trying to explore how to improve things. Are the tools fit for purpose? Are they being used in the most optimal way? Is there a better way of doing things?
They are very forward thinking as far as the tech is concerned - to give you a snapshot: Ansible, Jenkins, Linux, AWS, Kubernetes, Docker, Terraform, Prometheus, Vault, Elasticsearch
The role is based in central Bristol.
Private medical and dental
Subsidised gym membership
Tech allowance to get your work space set up how you want it (mechanical keyboards etc)
Lots of investment in training & development - continuous learning is part of the company's DNA. The company encourages employees to go on expensed conferences and training courses, provide an array of learning resources, are very active in the local tech meetup scene. Many of their engineers have contributed to open source projects which they would encourage you to also do.
Opportunity to work with an extremely talented group of people, work with modern technology (Kubernetes!), adhere to best practices, deliver interesting projects that will add a significant premium to your market value and learn a lot!
If this looks potentially of interest I'd be delighted to have a chat with you about this opportunity and your career aspirations going forward, in complete confidence. We are keen to see applications from both junior and more experienced candidates