DevOps Engineer

  • DevOps
  • Permanent
  • London, UK

About Us

Perlego is building the ‘Spotify’ of Textbooks. We are making learning much more affordable, and accessible for students and employees alike by taking on the mission of building a learning eBook subscription service that gives users unlimited access to over 200,000+ professional and academic titles, for less than the price of a single book.

With a European expansion on the horizon, a brand new office space, modern Tech Stack and our latest funding round closed, we are looking for multiple new hires to come and join us on our journey. We are a team of 36 people, with 17 nationalities, and 1 office dog. We love to learn, enjoy weekly team breakfasts and have monthly team-building trips some of which have included trips to a French Chateau – a far cry from our Chancery Lane based WeWork home.


We offer a fantastic workplace at the heart of Central London. We offer a competitive salary, a personal development budget, flexible work hours and the opportunity to design the way millions of students will read and learn. We foster a unique company culture championing self-empowerment, personal development, direct communication and mutual support.

  • Equity packages and options for all employees
  • 22 days holiday + bank holidays + your birthday off
  • Up to 2 days working from home if outside M25
  • 1 Day a week working from home if inside the M25
  • Training allowance £500 pp per year
  • Breakfast together on Monday
  • Lunch every other Friday
  • Regular social activities – White Water Rafting, Chateau in France
  • 3% Pension contribution

What value you'll add

  • Join the Dev Ops engineering team at Perlego and help implement the vision for infrastructure at Perlego.
  • Administer the Perlego AWS Cloud and run support for internal stakeholders.
  • Setup and configure deployment pipelines for containerised and serverless applications.
  • Configure development and test environments.
  • Monitor platform activity/telemetry and design appropriate auto-scaling policies.
  • Co-manage cloud security, VPC, Firewall, IAM, Role-based access control.
  • Run security updates, patches, platform releases and collaborate with third-party service providers.
  • Engage in backup management and disaster recovery preparation.

Experience required

  • A Degree, preferably within a computing related subject
  • Experience creating, managing and monitoring AWS cloud infrastructure and production environments
  • Experience with Continuous Delivery techniques and Dev Ops best practices
  • Understanding of Docker and container orchestration
  • Experience of systems administration and shell scripting (Bash)
  • Technical skills in: Linux, AWS, Python Container Management (Docker), Continuous Delivery, Database Management (SQL &NOSQL), Bash Scripting, Serverless (Cloud Functions)
  • Additional valuable skills: JavaScript, Elasticsearch, Git, Redis, Apache Spark