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Site Reliability Engineer

£50,000 - £70,000 + flexible working

Monday 21 Oct 2019

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Epimorphics is hiring a Site Reliability Engineer - someone who values delivering easy-to-run and high uptime production services - progressing to lead our Ops function.
We're an exciting company at the forefront of open data publication in the UK, often delivering projects in the public eye and which have a positive benefit for society. 
We're seeking a practiced Site Reliability / DevOps Engineer to run our live production services; reporting to our CTO, you'll be joined by a new colleague hired next year. This is a newly created position, orchestrating our infrastructure, workflow and live services, with prospect of becoming our lead engineer - building on your strengths and progressing at your pace. 
We offer a collaborative and friendly culture, with a flat team structure. You will find us open to your ideas and aspirations, which will go on to shape and become the future of our Ops capabilities, ultimately owning the function and its roadmap.
We're managing custom full stack data services, currently using components such as Apache NiFi, Apache Kafka and Apache Jena, plus our own open source and proprietary data tools - built using a mix of Kotlin, Java, Ruby, JavaScript and Python. Our software engineers currently admin their development environments.
Now is a great time to join us as we expand further, benefiting from personal development that you can directly influence.
Example initiatives
  • Mastering the evolving requirements of our production services
  • Completing our migration from Chef to Kubernetes and Helm
  • Reviewing our infrastructure and tooling, articulating its development objectives and priorities
  • Identifying security, process and continuity enhancements
  • Working towards a common platform for our products and services
  • < your idea here >
We're looking for
  • Someone ready to help inform, shape and run a dependable, attentive, approach to site operations
  • A fast-learner, bringing pragmatism and adaptability
  • A good understanding of CI/CD principles, methods and tooling
  • Solid technical abilities in automation, Linux, and AWS/cloud admin
  • Familiarity with Kubernetes/containers - we can help you get up to speed if this is new to you
  • Someone looking for Site Reliability Engineer jobs around Bristol - such as: DevOps Engineer | Infrastructure Engineer | Linux Sys Admin | Linux Systems Administrator | Platform Engineer | Site Reliability Engineer | AWS Engineer | AWS Administrator etc.
Current ecosystem - we'll welcome your influence
AWS | Kubernetes | Docker | Helm | Travis | Jenkins | Sentry | Terraform | bespoke tools
Salary and benefits
  • £50,000 - £70,000+ negotiable (we're keeping an open mind)
  • Discretionary relocation assistance
  • We support flexible working. Talk with us about what you need 
  • With the agreement of your manager you also may choose to work remotely some of the time. Many of our team work from home on Fridays
  • EMI share scheme. All our shareholders are employees, and we offer all employees the opportunity to become shareholders
  • Annual profit sharing for all employees, depending on company performance
  • Pension scheme
  • We invest in our employees’ development. You’re encouraged to attend conferences, take training classes and contribute to open source 
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays | flexible hours | computer and OS of your choice | staff kitchen with coffee, teas and snacks | indoor bike storage | free parking
  • Portishead is a pleasant coastal town in easy reach of Bristol, with affordable living options and a wide range of shops, coffee shops and restaurants in walking distance from our office

About us

We love working with data and creating technology which makes a difference – whether in small or ground breaking ways. We are a friendly team of passionate people who love solving interesting challenges. Our team includes accomplished computer scientists and data experts who helped define the standards in the semantic web and linked data. We’ve built groundbreaking linked data services for the public sector here in the UK and elsewhere.
Epimorphics is an equal-opportunity employer, and values diversity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. 
Timing: start asap, or into the New Year
Even if your CV isn't ready, please talk with Andrew at techfolk to find out more:
0117 318 2447 | | @we_are_techfolk
RECRUITERS: Epimorphics has selected techfolk as its recruitment partner and cold calling and speculative applications are not welcomed