[Looking for staff][Birmingham][Talis] Senior Devops Engineer

(Peter Chatterley) #1

Our software helps universities and colleges connect teaching and learning in meaningful and productive ways. Over the last three years we’ve been doubling our revenue roughly every 10 months, with high customer retention, so we’re growing fast, and now work with over 94 universities worldwide.

Our culture is a challenging one (as it needs to be, with the growth that we strive to continue to achieve), every one of us is responsible for the role we do; however, we are also relaxed, fun and dynamic. We are interested in talking to people who are happy to own what they do, feel passionately about the marketplace in which they work, and want to deliver high quality service to a growing customer base.

The Role

You will be an active member of the Platform team reporting to the Head Of Platform. The Platform team is wholly responsible for developing and provisioning applications into Amazon Web Services. We are a small Agile Engineering team that comprises of many cross functional skills that build, deploy, and monitor API based services for use by our Enterprise applications.

As well as building Platform services, the team is also focused on providing a high level of automation and additional custom tooling to enable other development teams within Talis to provision and deploy their software.

We always strive to utilise the appropriate tool for the job, although the role comes with a high degree of autonomy, a key requirement in the team is to maintain a supportive and collaborative approach for our own training and development. You will be expected to bring opinions, creativity, and a passion in micro-services deployment, container orchestration, and full stack monitoring.

We offer the ability to work remotely for the right candidate after a period of time of working in the office full time to get to know us, our processes, and our systems.

The role will be part of a 24/7 rota team which will be compensated accordingly.

We are looking for you to demonstrate the following.

Commercial experience in complete AWS infrastructure architecture planning, provisioning, configuration management and deployment.
Practical experience in developing and automating Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery solutions.
Autonomous and experienced in driving new practices, tooling, and processes
Experienced in building, configuring, and deploying containerised solutions such as Docker and Kubernetes
Proficient in a high level scripting language such as Ruby, Python
Risk aware and a safe hands approach to maintaining Enterprise application up-time
Proven experience in Configuration Management Tooling such as Ansible / Chef / Puppet
Experienced in Computer Networks, VPNs, and security ACLs
In addition to a very competitive salary, we offer an exceptionally generous contributory pension scheme, private medical insurance (after induction period) and immediate cover on an exceptional Health Cash Plan, including dental and optical cover.

100% employee owned – every employee shares in the value of the company through our options scheme
Flexible working hours and location – although we are small we have people on three continents and at many locations across the UK.
Transparent reporting – every team communicates progress weekly to everybody – and you are free to ask questions or make suggestions.
Hack events every quarter – for the whole company not just dev – our latest projects included a custom-built arcade machine, internet-enabled milkbot built into our fridge and hacking the walls with custom graphics.
Beautiful Grade II listed offices in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham.
Learn more about what it is like to work at Talis careers.talis.com

We are a rapidly growing team of 30 from all kinds of backgrounds. We are deeply ambitious, we work hard and we work together.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

The role pays between £40,000-£60,000 depending on experience

Please apply via our careers site and learn more about us at careers.talis.com or email pc@talis.com if you have specific questions.