DevOps Lead

  • 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

Lead the Dev Ops engineering team at Perlego working with technical stakeholders to develop the vision for the infrastructure at Perlego. Conduct task management and take ownership of agile processes within the Dev Ops team. 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. Co-ordinate and manage security updates, patches, platform releases and third-party service providers. Engage in backup management and disaster recovery preparation.

Experience required

A Degree, preferably within a computing related subject Experience with task management and activity coordination within a dev ops environment Experience creating, managing and monitoring AWS cloud infrastructure and production environments Understanding of AWS shared security model and implications for infrastructure management 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