Senior DevOps Engineer

  • DevOps
  • Permanent
  • London, UK

Job Title: Senior DevOps Engineer

Salary: £60,000 – £85,000 per annum depending on experience

Location: Remote

Closing Date: Thursday 28 April 2022 – We will review and interview applicants on a rolling basis, therefore early applications are recommended.

Start Date: Flexible

About the role

This is a great opportunity which will suit an enthusiastic problem-solver who wants to work in a small, growing, customer centric and highly respected company.

You’ll be joining a friendly team responsible for the creation and operation of the Akoova platform (K-Hosting) where you’ll find many opportunities to apply and refine your operations and development skills.

Some of the responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Evolving our shared infrastructure codebase, which powers individual clients’ infrastructure on AWS.
  • Building and improving internal tools required to deliver infrastructure changes quickly and safely.
  • Applying your problem-solving skills in varied ways, from troubleshooting issues reported by clients, to improving our own working practices.
  • Maintaining Akoova’s reputation for excellent service, by effectively handling complex production issues, and helping the team to scale.
  • A vital member of a distributed team of devops engineers, in a small company founded by an experienced technical team.

About you

  • Extensive Linux administration experience, including troubleshooting and performance optimisation.
  • Extensive production AWS experience, in a multi-account environment.
  • Experience operating, scaling, and debugging high-availability websites (load balancing, CDNs, etc)
  • Confident automating tasks using scripting tools (bash, plus any better language - we use Python)
  • Comfortable using Config Management and Infrastructure as Code tools to achieve reproducible infrastructure.
  • Comfortable collaborating in a team using developer tools - git, pull requests, CI/CD
  • Strong troubleshooting skills - you’re a person people turn to when something just doesn’t make sense. You work together with others to solve complex problems.

About Akoova

Akoova's focus is hosting ecommerce sites using Magento and we work with supreme online brands such as In The Style, O’Neills, END. Clothing, Fred Perry, Brewdog & Diptyque Paris. We understand that one size/approach does not fit all online stores; therefore our clients trust us to keep their sites scaled and secure in AWS according to their business needs. We work closely with their developers to make that happen.

We are a small, growing, friendly team with one of our core values being Respect for People which we demonstrate by supporting and empowering each other every step of the way. Here is a link to our website to find out more about us.


  • Competitive salary of £60,000 - £85,000 (plus oncall) per annum depending on experience plus Share options
  • Quality equipment to ensure a healthy home working environment such as a Macbook Pro (or equivalent), plus option of a chair, desk and other equipment you might need.
  • 25 days annual leave plus UK bank holidays.
  • Excellent Private Medical Insurance.
  • Employee perks & benefits system which includes exclusive discounts at multiple retail stores, travel and health & wellbeing
  • A generous Employee Referral scheme to reward employees who refer friends or family members who are successful in joining Akoova.

The Application Process

  • If we feel you could be a great fit upon receiving your application, you will be contacted by our HR Manager for a brief 15 minute telephone screening.
  • Successful candidates of the telephone screening will be invited to a Zoom interview (which will also include a brief Technical task) with our Lead DevOps Engineer & a member of our Senior DevOps Team.
  • The 3rd stage will involve meeting with our Chief Architect and another Senior DevOps Team Member
  • The final stage will be a brief meeting with our CEO and the rest of the Technical team - this will provide the shortlisted candidate(s) an excellent opportunity to find out more about Akoova, what it’s like to work with us and to ensure a mutual fit.

How to apply

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