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DevOps Engineer (UK based) at Surevine (Bristol, UK)

Skills and experience

We are recruiting multiple roles within our team and invite applications from individuals able to demonstrate a cross-section of the skills listed below.


  • 3+ years within a varied software engineering environment
  • Strong background in Linux / Unix administration
  • Experience with SQL or RDBMS databases
  • Detail-orientated with strong critical thinking skills and a problem-solving aptitude
  • Ability to work remotely to support multiple teams and projects

Desirable - We are looking for a cross section of the skills below, we are not expecting them all

  • Experience of supporting web applications (LAMP, nginx, Tomcat, etc.)
  • Demonstrable experience in commodity cloud services such as AWS
  • Working understanding of code and script e.g. PHP, Python, Java and/or Ruby
  • Experience with developing templates and playbooks for automation/configuration management e.g. Ansible or Amazon CloudFormation
  • Familiar with development tools such as Jenkins, Git or the Atlassian stack
  • Experience of implementing system monitoring using SNMP, Nagios, Check_MK etc.
  • Experience of managing and deploying containerised applications using Docker, LXC etc.
  • Knowledge of best practices and IT operations in an ‘Always-Up, Always-Available’ service
  • Understanding of virtualisation such as VMWare, VirtualBox, Xen and KVM
  • Experience of executing and interpreting automated security tests e.g. Burpsuite
  • Experience of supporting production applications based on one or more of the following: Jive, Rocketchat, Jitsi, openfire


As part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will shape your role to your strengths and the areas you wish to develop.  Your responsibilities will include a mix of:

  • Maintain our internal corporate services (hosted in AWS)
  • Automate the provisioning of environments in AWS using technology that we adopt (Ansible / Docker) or bring in a new approach
  • Design and develop automation workflows
  • Influence our software development teams to adopt DevOps best practices
  • Troubleshoot problems
  • Participate in the Agile DevOps design, development, testing and release of new capabilities and features, with a focus on release and post-production support
  • Be part of our Care (support) team, working to SLAs and sharing responsibility for providing extended hours support for a number of our operational products
  • Support development of corporate Security Policy, ISO27001 compliance and change management, situation / disaster analysis
  • Security engineering infrastructure development e.g. hardening security environment