DevOps Lead

London - London

£85,000 - £100,000   Very generous work from home!

DevOps Lead - AWS - You will have choice of direction & tooling!

A unique opportunity here to join a well-established East London (Liverpool Street) 6yr old EdTech startup. Our client has 900,000 monthly web visits and 3000 transactions taking place per day! They are self-revenue generating and profit making yet still have investors knocking on the door! Currently at 45 heads this role is a newly created position to replace a contractor and for you to shape and build a future DevOps/SRE team.

Reporting to the CTO, in this role you will have autonomy and direction in how you instil a DevOps culture and collaborate with the tech team and the business as well as have autonomy on selection of software vendors/tooling.

Our client also utilises machine learning technology that maximises their product for the client based and helps them to gain market share.

Core tech environment:

  • AWS - AWS - AWS ! (native AWS tools used at the moment)
  • EC2 - x4 containers
  • S3
  • RDS for databases
  • CI/CD - Codebuild & CodePipeline
  • Lambda (some)

Our client's core application that sits on the above infrastructure is written in Java with a MySQL database backend.

Core projects will be to continue to bring in-house all of the hosting and pipelines from a 3rd party consultancy. You will be instrumental in improving the pipeline velocity and effectiveness (migrating code utiliseing Bamboo into Codebuild & code pipeline). You will be breaking down a monolith application and help architect and manage a truly microservices environment.

Whilst products such as Terraform, Docker and Kubernetes are not in place currently, there is no reason where you cannot implement such products if this is the right direction for you to take.


  • You have 5+ years' experience as a DevOps Engineer or equivalent software-engineering role.
  • You have been a tech lead before in your area of expertise
  • Solid experience with AWS (3+ years) - CloudFormation, CodePipeline, RDS, EC2, CloudFront, SNS, SQS
  • Infrastructure-as-code and automating the heck out of everything is your motto
  • You have experience in network, server, and application-status monitoring.
  • Familiarity with development in Java-based backend microservice or serverless technologies (Spring Boot, AWS Lambda, etc)
  • Experience with integration tools: Bitbucket, GIT, Bamboo, Jenkins, CodePipeline, DroneCI, Docker etc.
  • You can work independently and as part of a cross-functional team.

This is a great time to be joining this organisation and is a bit of a one-off opportunity to take the lead here!


  • A flexible work-from-home policy (1 day per week) and option for flexible working hours
  • Opportunity to work autonomously and make use of your creative flair
  • Tuesday Breakfasts, Team lunches, Friday socials and regular team events & outings
  • 25 days holiday
  • Cycle to Work scheme and tech acquisition schemes
  • Contrib Pension


DevOps Lead - AWS - You will have choice of direction & tooling!

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Updated: Tue Feb 16 2021 11:25:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)