DevOps Lead


We’re after a mid-level to (hands-on) expert who’d like to help run and expand our fleet of IoT hubs as well as reducing our server footprint (two left!) in exchange for a fascinating challenge in a great team.

Job Title: DevOps Lead

Reports to: Chief Technology Officer

Based at: London, UK

Responsibilities (What You'll Be Doing)

  • Maintain system integrity, up time and quality of our service for customers
  • Commit code and configuration and push to production
  • Participate in remote pair programming or code review
  • Document your work, keeping team members updated in Trello and other systems
  • Maintain and improve our CI/CD pipelines including across unreliable, low bandwidth networks
  • Contribute to choice of technologies and design of solutions
  • Support operations, diagnose network
  • Contribute to design, monitoring, scaling and support of APIs and operational dashboards
  • Participate in team buy vs build decisions

Prior Experience (Stuff You Should Know)

  • Love Docker, Kubernetes, AWS (or other PaaS), scripting, CI/CD, embedded systems.
  • Chef, Puppet, Ansible or other frameworks for automation magic.
  • Expert in at least Linux and can handle other OSs
  • Dashboards, logfiles (or no logs needed because of streaming events), Papertrail, NGinx template autogeneration, 2/3/4G Modem troubleshooting, SSH, HTTPS handshakes, Serverless, NoSQL and SQL equality, G-Suite, git and scripting in all forms (Bash or perhaps Powershell),
  • You can setup up SSH tunnels, reverse tunnels, VPNs or equivalent care about data security, uptime, distributed resilience from fragile components.

Core Skills (What We Want to See)

  • Steeped in CI/CD and practical application of agile devops techniques
  • Full understanding of containerization, VM and techniques for building robustness from fragile parts
  • Technically skilled, problem solver, delivery focussed
  • Make your decisions using critical thinking, experience and evidence-based research.
  • Communicate with your colleagues, partners and customers in a clear, concise and timely manner, that is both informative and constructive
  • Work independently, creatively and collaboratively
  • Be independent, responsible and share accountability for all of the software stack and production systems
  • Experience in fast-moving startups, preferably working at the intersection of hardware and software

Benefits (What We Offer)

  • Competitive salary
  • Equity in the company through our employee share scheme
  • Feel the rewards from working for a company on a world-changing mission to affect millions of lives
  • Work in a small interdisciplinary team of designers, developers and operations specialists
  • Tackle complex challenges that have a global impact everyday
  • Work in a dynamic, modern office at Plexal (Here East) on the edge of Hackney Wick
  • Be part of a collaborative team culture - open, encouraging, design-centric and fun.