DevOps Lead

IT

Job Number: 1521

Location: Acton Support Centre (123)

Contract: Full Time / Permanent

Description

DESCRIPTION

Location: Hammersmith, London

About Us

Simplify Digital, the hero helping you get the best TV, broadband, home phone and energy deal. We're a growing technology business that develop deal comparison SaaS for our own branded retail business (Simplifydigital) and numerous other blue-chip clients across Europe, including: TalkTalk, Barclays and the Guardian Media Group among many others. In 2016 we were acquired by Dixons Carphone and we’re currently going through a whole host of exciting changes.

 

Right now, we’re in the midst of some big changes which you’ll be involved in, including:

  • Migration of our new and existing applications to AWS
  • Planning and building out our new Omni-channel integration
  • Scaling up our technology team


What’s it like working here:
We have a small DevOps team that sits alongside our cross functional scrum teams – helping to truly automate and make our software development as efficient as possible. You’ll be the voice of the DevOps team – articulating solutions and clearly communicating the team’s progress directly to the Chief Technical Architect.

  • We work in a collaborative, Agile team environment on a range of different projects from e-commerce websites to SaaS enterprise solutions and tools.
  • You’ll automate, automate, and automate – delivering a modern, lean approach to “smoothing the path” our software takes from a developer’s workstation, through develop and test cycles, all the way to Cloud hosting.
  • Investigating new solutions to improve our DevOps function.
  • We encourage our developers to voice their opinions on any new technologies and solutions that might improve performance.

 

Sounds good? You’ll do great here if you:

  • Are comfortable with all things AWS
  • Have the gravitas to inspire your team, helping to coach & mentor less experienced members.
  • Familiar with Docker, Terraform, ELK Stack, Octopus deploy
  • Comfortable with a mix of Windows and Linux systems
  • Are a great communicator within tech teams and with non-technical groups
  • Are an advocate of best-breed practices including test-driven design, code reviews, continuous integration…
  • Have a degree in a technical discipline like Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics…

 

Our Perks

  • Aren't corporate and don't wear suits.
  • Backed by Dixons Carphone, a FTSE 250 company.
  • Promote flexible working.
  • Have a yearly bonus.
  • Encourage hands-off management
  • Genuinely encourage our staff to stuff themselves with free fruit, velvet cake and takeaways...
  • But we have a subsidised gym membership to counter that (we also have a free onsite gym at Acton HQ)
  • Have great team and company-wide events: Escape Rooms, Junkyard Golf, office yoga, lunches....