DevOps Engineer - £60,000 - £70,000 + Excellent Company Benefits

  • Permanent
  • Berkshire
  • Posted on October 13th, 2021

Company Overview

Our client is an industry leading SaaS tech start-up based in Reading in the UK.

Their exceptional SaaS solution is used internationally for the archiving and preservation of valuable digital assets across a range of industries including life sciences, scientific research, heritage and higher education.

Our client has recently partnered with Google in the European wide Archiver project, which has the aim of serving the preservation requirements of the European scientific community. In the current phase, the scalability of the solution is a priority, with the buyer organisations ingesting petabytes of data at rates of up to 100 terabytes a day.

Today, the amount of data that organisations are generating is growing exponentially. This means the long-term management and preservation of that data is more important than ever before. This is an incredibly exciting time for our client, as their customers rely on them to ensure the long-term security and accessibility of their data, regardless of volume, variety or complexity.

Role Overview

Our client is looking for an experienced Cloud and Operations Engineer to provide creative technical solutions to our product deployment and support of existing infrastructure using DevOps techniques.

A self-motivated Engineer you would join a dynamic team, supporting a rapidly evolving product. Bringing your excellent Cloud and DevOps knowledge to us. You’d enable us to respond to the high volume and rapidly changing data management needs of our customers. 

The role is based out of Reading, with a flexible approach to working with the option to work remotely if desired. We offer a competitive salary and a range of employee benefits including healthcare.

Key Tasks 

  • Automating and orchestrating the deployment with Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Delivery (CD) techniques 
  • Troubleshoot production and pre-production environment issues
  • Build and configure container technologies for Docker Swarm and Kubernetes
  • Help drive Security Practices in all implementations
  • Build a great working relationship with team members and the Java based application development teams
  • Develop and mentor junior team members



  • Experience with either AWS or GCP
  • Infrastructure as Code and automation tools Terraform, Helm, and Jenkins 
  • Production experience of Docker Container technologies
  • Production experience of using Kubernetes 
  • Experience with using monitoring tools, Prometheus, Alert Manager, Grafana, ELK stack 
  • Excellent technical and non-technical communication skills
  • Able to multitask, prioritise, and manage time efficiently


  • An understanding of authentication protocols such as Oauth and SAML
  • Intimate knowledge of the Linux operating system with a focus on CentOS
  • Proficient in scripting, and Git and Git workflows (Python and bash scripts)
  • Working knowledge of NoSQL and Relational databases technologies such as MongoDB and PostgreSQL

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