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Junior DevOps Engineer (Education/Ed-tech sector)

About the job

Are you a developer or operations engineer who is ready to take the next step in your career? Join us as a Junior DevOps engineer. 

We will train you in the role and support your professional development, funding AWS training and certifications. You will become familiar with the DevOps culture and Cloud Computing and build on your existing skill set, supported by the team.

Working in a growing team, you will use toolchain technologies like Ansible and Terraform.  Infrastructure as Code is an important part of our ethos.

We have a range of projects waiting for you, including:-

  • Provisioning infrastructure for new services in AWS Fargate
  • Telemetry is vital to ensure our stack is healthy. We currently use Datadog for monitoring and alerting, but we would rather be using tools like Prometheus and Grafana
  • Developing utilities and automation tools in Python and Bash, as part of ‘keeping the lights on’

We love the Agile Lean approach, and will empower you to make decisions and build solutions. 

What are we looking for?

Attitude is a key requirement. You must be keen to learn and be driven by cloud technology and the ability to improve systems. You will be expected to hit the ground running and take an active role in the team.

You will have experience in one or more of the following:-

  • Linux (we use Centos)
  • A programing or scripting language (Python or Bash prefered)
  • Cloud Architecture (ideally AWS)
  • Networking
  • Configuration Management (we use Ansible)
  • Provisioning tools (we use Terraform)
  • Monitoring and Alerting (CloudWatch or Datadog)
  • CI/CD Pipeline (Jenkins)
  • Version control (GIT)

What’s in it for you?…

  • We will support your professional development, funding AWS training and certifications and attending conferences
  • Provide training in the Key Principles of DevOps – from zero to hero
  • A competitive salary with company pension
  • 22 days holiday a year plus bank holidays, with the ability to buy more
  • 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 successful 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.

Our stack runs on AWS and includes NGINX, PostgreSQL, Centos and Docker.

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.

Join us to help build the next generation ScholarPack stack.

 How to apply

Application should be made through this link

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

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