DevOps Engineer

Bristol, UK
Come join an award-winning tech business in the heart of Bristol where we’re making the lives of retailers simpler by automating the back office.

Location: Bristol, UK

About the Role

We are looking for a DevOps Engineer to assist with maintaining, automating and improving our infrastructure. You will work with many teams in a DevOps environment to complete tasks relating to our current projects. This will include assisting with building and maintaining our development, staging, and production infrastructure using tools to automate common everyday infrastructure tasks and to maintain an on-call rota with the team to ensure production systems stay running at all times.

Your Day-to-Day

  • Work in a small cross-functional team to design, implement and run our automated platform for delivery and production hosting.

  • Work with Software Engineers to improve reliability and performance in their subsystems.

  • Work with System Administrators in automating toil and eliminating alerts.

  • Provide “follow-the-sun” coverage with UK/US co-workers to ensure production availability.

  • Diagnose problems seen in production and advise on solutions.

  • Support development and delivery environments to minimise team disruption.

  • Research tools and services to support buy-vs-build decisions.

  • Develop expertise in diverse technical and business domains.

  • Expand your knowledge of programming languages and technical stacks.

About You

Technology Skills

  • 1 year+ industry experience writing well-tested code in one of our platform languages (Java, Go, Python, Ruby).

  • BSc (or equivalent) in a technical subject (comp.sci./science/engineering)

  • Integration experience with HTTP APIs (e.g. REST).

  • Good understanding of relational databases and SQL.

  • Linux command line, basic administration and shell scripting.

  • Experience tracking down bugs in a production environment.

  • Experience using, developing with and maintaining cloud hosting services (ideally AWS EC2 and RDS)

Professional Skills

  • An attitude of continual improvement, lifelong learning and an interest in new technologies.

  • Ability to work with a variety of languages and technologies day-to-day.

  • Ability to assess the relative merits of different languages and technologies according to requirements.

  • Good communication skills; fluent in English.

Personal Attributes

  • A good team player capable of delivering to deadlines.

  • Ability to work under pressure to resolve production issues while remaining calm.

  • Comfortable proactively communicating with colleagues and stakeholders.

  • Quality focused.

Ideally you’ll have

  • Background in high scale systems development.

  • Experience with queuing technologies (e.g. RabbitMQ).

  • ELK / monitoring experience.

  • Experience using modern configuration management tools (such as Ansible or Chef)

  • Experience working with Terraform.

  • Experience both using and maintaining CI / CD tools.

  • Broad knowledge of various AWS services.

  • Strong understanding of the core kubernetes primitives.

  • Familiar maintaining & supporting varied production environments.

  • Experience instrumenting services for performance and reliability monitoring.

Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace where we collaborate and learn from each other is core to Brightpearl’s values. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and a supportive place to work.