Senior DevOps Engineer - Financial Services

City of London - London

£85,000 - £100,000   Pension, Bonus, Healthcare, Mat Leave

My client is growing its tech team and as part of their scaling plan, are now looking to hire a DevOps Engineer to own their platform as they dramatically scale operations.


  • Total Tech Team: 190 people
  • Location: Central/North London
  • Salary: 85-100k + amazing benefits pkg

Are you a passionate individual with prior SRE or DevOps experience looking for a great opportunity to help craft the future in financial services for years to come?

As this is a senior role, you will be expected to own and be accountable for, the reliability, security and deployment of the system.

Main Responsibilities

  • Manage, maintain & support their AWS environment.
  • Build appropriate tooling for development teams & clients.
  • Reduce manual tasks for the technology team -- yourself included! - by implementing appropriate solutions or processes as required.
  • Design & implement improved data security strategies for their platform.
  • Own & implement appropriate monitoring & alerting as they move to a 24/7/365 platform.
  • Assist the development team in using these metrics to ensure the reliability of their platform remains excellent across all deployments.
  • Define Service Level Objectives for the platform, including working with other departments to define appropriate availability targets.
  • Own & implement new continuous deployment & release improvements to support their ambitious future plans, including deployment to secured third-party environments for a variety of different clients.
  • Keep up to date with best practices in application hosting and continuous deployment.
  • Update or produce documents to describe changes to the platform.

My client has a diverse team, made up of people from different backgrounds, experiences and skills. They're constantly developing new ideas to help people look after their pension schemes, in the UK and abroad. If you think you can help them build a smarter future, apply now!



  • Proven track record of supporting web platforms (e.g. websites or API's) in production at scale.
  • Experience in cloud platforms to upgrade and fix.
  • Experience defining appropriate metrics to monitor web platforms, and alerting on breaches of those metrics.
  • Ability to monitor and identify network policy violations and system breaches.
  • Experience with incident response in an on-call environment.
  • Experience with continuous delivery and zero-downtime deployments.
  • Experience with AWS, MySQL, and Redis (or similar platforms).
  • Comfortable with command-line tools and environments. Linux experience is essential.
  • Proficient with at least one server-side programming language such as Ruby or Python.
  • Experience with configuration management tools like Terraform or Ansible, and understand their common use cases.
  • Enjoys complex problem solving and delivering results.


  • Familiarity with Amazon Aurora.
  • Experience with container deployment platforms like Kubernetes.
  • Experience with Docker & Containerisation.
  • Prior evidence of developing command-line tools.
  • Experience with Serverless technologies e.g. AWS Lambda.


  • £500 personal training budget
  • Health Insurance - including Dental, Eyecare and EAP.
  • Death in Service via Unum (4 x Base Salary).
  • 25 days holiday per year plus bank holidays. 1 extra day holiday after 2 years etc. (max 30 days)
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity
  • Pension scheme - matching your contributions up to 5% of your salary.
  • Cycle to work scheme

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Updated: Tue Sep 22 2020 08:29:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)