Senior DevOps Engineer - Oxfordshire

£50,000 - £80,000 + Equity
Ref: 217 Date Posted: Monday 10 May 2021
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You could be joining an exciting fast growing start-up that will revolutionise the IoT market through its radical new approach to securing the edge of large scale IoT networks.

My clients are a UK based start-up enabling real-time communication and narrow AI in full scale industrial systems without the need for an always-on centrally connected system via its edge-based authentication and security platform.  Working with one of the UK’s top universities, their platform and patented cryptographic processes enable post-quantum secure interoperability between any devices, is fully decentralised and can even operate in an unsecure channel environment!

They have engaged me to find them a Senior DevOps Engineer to support their continued R+D process and client-side implementations.

Your Role:

One of the central objectives of the company is to keep their distributed R+D network of edge-based devices and cloud systems properly configured and smoothly running. That’s why they need you, a devoted DevOps Engineer, to be part of the high calibre team. You will also have the exciting opportunity to drive capacity for triaging and handling operational issues and also advance innovative and comprehensive tools and practices to improve deployment and testing. If you want to play an integral role in planning processes with the support of our entire engineering team, then this may be for you...

Role Responsibilities:

  • Deploy, configure and maintain distributed R+D network of devices and cloud systems for internal usage
  • Deploy, configure and setup distributed networks within client domains to support POCs, Pilots and early deployments
  • To define and operate the CI/CD process
  • Interact with team members to improve the engineers’ tools, technology stack, and application performance and stability.
  • To help define a scalable production delivery process across all of our client’s domains.
  • Assist the Monitoring as a Service (MaaS) platform development team to support the seamless deployment of their code.
  • Clearly document processes and procedures and where possible, automate to simplify and remove complexity
  • Establish, design, perform, and execute comprehensive technical projects to facilitate marketing efforts and goals.
  • Resolve operational concerns through collaboration with upstream support groups and various engineering teams to plan updates on a quarterly or annual basis.
  • Troubleshoot production issues to address technical commitments and boost sustainability.
  • Expand the DevOps team by attracting exceptional teammates and ensure their success by acting as a liaison between upper management and employees.

Role Skills & Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field
  • 10+ years of recent working experience in this role
  • Strong experience of Linux-based Operating Systems
  • Ability to construct and configure networks, servers, distributed systems and application status monitoring
  • Knowledge of software development automation systems, including code deployment, Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD)
  • Scripting experience (Python, YAML, JSON)
  • Extensive exposure to tools such as Gitlab CI/CD, Git, Hashicorp, Ansible, Traefik, Graylog, Minio)
  • Extensive exposure to cloud platform architectures (including AWS, Azure)
  • Proficiency in deploying and maintaining edge-based devices (such as Raspberry Pis and/or Nvidia Jetson Nano’s or similar), servers, web applications and C#/.NET based backend microservices
  • Working knowledge of software development methodologies and languages C++/C# .Net
  • Solid communication, documentation and presentation skills
  • Experience with Serverless technologies and Containerisation/deployment (Docker Containers, Kubernetes, AWS Lambda)
  • Start-up experience


  • Previous experience with high-performance and high-availability open-source web technologies
  • Experience/knowledge of Small Footprint devices/ microcontrollers, or IoT

Additional personal details:

  • Result-oriented attitude
  • Flexibility to travel occasionally where appropriate (when normal service resumes)
  • Familiar with remote working in a globally distributed team
  • Creativity and analytical aptitude with a hunger to learn

Interested? In the first instance please apply for this opportunity by clicking the apply button, and one of our team will be in touch.

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