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DevOps Engineer Graduate Scheme (Education/Ed-tech sector)

About the Graduate Development Programme

We are expanding fast and looking for talented graduates to join us in the role of Graduate DevOps engineer. 

You will gain excellent training and experience working on innovative and exciting projects backed by constant support and guidance from our experienced DevOps Engineers. Your mentor will be on hand to provide feedback and advise. We will support your professional development funding AWS training and certifications. 

Attitude is a key requirement. You must be keen to learn, love working in tech and be driven by new technology and the ability to improve systems. You will be expected to hit the ground running and take an active role in the team whilst training. We love the Agile Lean approach, and will empower you to make decisions and build solutions. 

Ideally you will be a Computer Science graduate, or have experience of the Linux operating system, and one or more computer programming languages, such as Python or Java.

You will ensure software is delivered to a high standard within a busy agile team. For example:-

  • Provisioning infrastructure for our technical teams using Terraform
  • Ensuring our production services remain available and scalable by implementing monitoring and alerting using AWS CloudWatch or Datadog
  • Diagnosing whole stack issues from storage, compute or network, and proposing solutions

Graduate Scheme Content

  • Key Principles of DevOps – from zero to hero
  • Linux Boot Camp
  • Cloud Computing Concepts
  • Databases & SQL (Postgresql)
  • AWS Services
  • Programming and Scripting (Python & Bash) 
  • CI/CD
  • Infrastructure as code (Terraform, Ansible)
  • Containers (Docker) and AWS Fargate
  • Atlassian Stack (JIRA, Confluence and BitBucket)
  • Scrum Training 

What’s in it for you?…

  • A competitive salary with company pension
  • 22 days holiday a year plus bank holidays, with the ability to buy more
  • Graduate career development programme, which includes:-
  • Mentor
  • AWS Training and Certifications
  • DevOps theory
  • Hands on projects
  • Support attending conferences and events
  • A flexible working environment
  • Easy access – 5 minutes to train and bus station
  • Free fruit and cereal to ensure you are fuelled for the day 
  • Subsidised artisan coffee
  • Digital healthcare service where you can talk to a doctor 24/7 
  • And more 

About ScholarPack

We’re ScholarPack, a leader in EdTech. In fact we are winners of the ‘Best Company of the Year’, and were given a ‘Highly Commended for Innovation in Education and Training’, at the Lincolnshire Tech and Innovation Awards. We started 6 years ago with 2 men in a shed, and now we have a turnover of over £4m with around 1400 customers.

ScholarPack are a leading cloud based MIS provider for primary schools. 

We have an interesting challenge –  a unique loading pattern, which peaks rapidly at certain times of day when schools are most active. To address this challenge we use AWS Fargate to host our Containers, and have developed an impressive scaling algorithm in Python.

Why we’re different? 

Challenge is what we thrive on, and we enjoy solving problems, but culture plays a vital role here too. We make work fun and love to learn. We regularly have ‘brown bag’ lunches to share knowledge and encourage personal development through courses and events. In addition we share knowledge across sites. 

Health and Wellbeing is important to us, and we encourage a good work life balance with flexible working. In the evenings we chill out with regular games nights. We have a casual dress code and always shout about and like to celebrate our successes – a love of pizza is essential.

Our smart new offices are at the heart of Lincoln’s digital hub, Mosaic, where we take a leading role in promoting and growing technology businesses.

DevOps at ScholarPack

The DevOps team are vital to software delivery and operational availability within the business. 

They provide the toolset and processes which enable the development team to release changes to their software throughout the day with no downtime to the end users. DevOps ensure the best systems and services are leveraged using the wide breadth and depth of AWS services. They work alongside development providing support and advice on the best infrastructure solutions.

Availability is key, and DevOps are responsible for building the monitoring and alerting systems for our services, and following a process of continuous improvement to ensure our stack is at its best.

How to apply

Application should be made through this link

The deadline for applications is 6pm on Monday 6th April

PLEASE NOTE that to apply from indeed please scroll down to click ‘apply on company’. We are unable to process applications made via indeed. 

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