DevOps Engineer

What will the role entail

  • Build, deploy, manage and maintain a variety of bare metal, virtualised, cloud-based and containerised systems
  • Develop and maintain automated build processes
  • Develop and maintain internal services to be consumed by the development community
  • Work collaboratively as an active member of the development team
  • Work within development scrums to provide operational consultancy on infrastructure
  • Recommend technology optimisations and process improvements
  • Drive and deliver infrastructure automation and automated testing
  • Provide the design and implementation for operation oriented projects
  • Maintain quality documentation of infrastructure and escalation procedures ```

Essential Skills/Experience

  • Ability to take ownership of a problem all the way through to completion
  • Maintaining the consistency of our systems performance through use of effective configuration management tools eg Puppet
  • Linux systems administration and networking producing well-documented, maintainable scripts in Python, Ruby or similar
  • Documenting and defining requirements for systems
  • Technical ownership for a large server estate based on bare metal, virtualisation and cloud e.g. Proxmox, OpenStack, Amazon EC2
  • Service monitoring and metrics gathering and Alerting experience eg Prometheus, Zabbix, New Relic, PagerDuty etc

Desirable Skills

  • Securing PCI compliant or similar financially sensitive servers
  • MySQL configuration, replication, sharding and high availability setup
  • Clustered data solutions, & other NoSQL deployments e.g. Elasticsearch and MongoDB
  • Continuous deployment and management of Ruby systems e.g. Jenkins, Travis CI, Git
  • Network security, PenTesting and system hardening
  • Containerisation and Container Orchestration eg Kubernetes, Docker, CGroups etc.
  • Load balancing e.g. HAProxy etc.


  • Staff discount on holidays
  • Flexible working
  • Opportunity for training and development
  • Workplace pension
  • Healthshield - Voluntary health care plan
  • Increasing holiday allowance with length of service
  • Company social events
  • Share Incentive Plan
  • Casual dress code
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay – based on length of service to qualify
  • Length of Service awards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Travel ticket loan
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Discount at local bars and restaurants (local to Manchester office)
  • Friday afternoon free bar