Senior DevOps Engineer

Remote-first

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

At a Glance

Us: Fast growing startup of 80+ people. Remote team, mainly based in the UK. YC alumni (summer 2019). We’re on a mission to connect people around the world to make trustworthy data more accessible and facilitate world-changing research 🚀

You: Experienced operations engineer with experience leading a small team and revamping existing organic infrastructure. Happy working side by side with engineers following DevOps practices.

The Role

We're looking for an experienced Senior DevOps Engineer. In this role you will play a key role in developing and guiding the direction of our infrastructure. Being a young startup, we have built up a certain level of infrastructure already but now we need to prepare it for scaling (both of our users and of our team). This is close to a green field opportunity: you’ll get to decide what our infrastructure should look like, all the while supporting our existing teams with ongoing product development. We want our DevOps team to be able to work closely together, as well as integrate within other teams when the need arises.

You should have broad practical knowledge as well as some experience leading other engineers in your domain.

What you'll be doing

  • Assessing our current infrastructure and working with the engineering team to establish what needs to change.
  • Leading your team to implement infrastructure changes.
  • Monitoring the platform's usage and flagging scaling issues before they occur.
  • Keeping our infrastructure secure and helping engineers understand security requirements of infrastructure.

What you’ll bring

  • Experience of building and scaling infrastructure for web applications or platforms
  • Experience managing systems in a cloud environment
  • Experience leading other engineers on DevOps topics
  • Experience of running Kubernetes in Production
  • Experience defining and building CI/CD pipelines
  • Strong desire to drive automation

What you’ll get

⚖️ Work Life Balance: We’re all looking to strike the right work-life balance, and as a remote-first company you’re able to work flexibly from home or our dog-friendly co-working space in Old Street. We offer 25 days of holiday, plus bank holidays of course, which you can opt out of if you’d like. We also offer summer hours, with early finish Fridays throughout June to August.

🏡 Family Life: We offer generous maternity, paternity and shared parental leave. Need to pick your child up from school? No Problem. Our flexible working gives you the childcare flexibility you need.

🧘 Wellbeing: We care deeply about our employee's well-being and that’s why we offer comprehensive Bupa private health insurance that disregards medical history and also Medicash (a health cash plan). We also offer a taxable monthly stipend of £150 that you can spend on whatever improves your wellness and remote working experience. Having a healthy working environment is really important to us and so we offer a £1,000 home office budget, along with a Mac laptop when you start - plus a £200 yearly top-up.

📚 Learn & Grow: Development is really important to us and we want to give all of our employees the opportunity to learn and grow. There are many personal growth and career progression opportunities available, as well as mentoring. And we also offer a £1,000 yearly budget for education, growth and training for you to use at your discretion.

💙 Culture: We’re a friendly bunch here at Prolific; open, transparent and inclusive. Although we’re a remote-first company, we still love to hang out with each other! We run collaborative quarterly company-wide meets up and team socials (both virtually and in-person) and it’s all paid for by us. Alongside this, we offer a £1,000 yearly team meet-up budget for discretionary meet-ups so that you can cover travel, food and accommodation. As a business we’re also committed to carbon offsetting; each month we donate money in your name to plant trees, and being remote we’re doing our bit to offset travel as well.

Our Interview Process

Talent Call: You'll meet with one of our Talent team and have an exploratory call about the role requirements, life at Prolific, as well as your background and aspirations.

Hiring Manager Interview: You'll interview with two members of the team, one of which will be the hiring manager. You'll have the opportunity to ask about the company and the role, and we'll ask you questions about your experiences and goals.

Panel Interview: We'll hold a panel interview that evaluates skills required for the role. You'll meet with more of our team and may be asked to complete a presentation or task. You'll be compensated with a £50 voucher 💰 for completing the task because we know your time is valuable!

Final Interview: We will deep dive into your past experiences, goals, motivations, and skills all aligned to our Prolific Principles. You'll speak with two to three members of the team and - as always - have an opportunity to ask questions about the role and company.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Monitoring

Prolific is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. We welcome all applications, and consider them without regard to race, religion, belief, age, gender, gender expression, gender identity, gender reassignment, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, sex or sexual orientation.

We are committed to ensuring a fair recruitment process, it's essential to our success. Under the Equality Act (2010) we collect information from individuals at the point of application. We anonymously monitor the profiles of individuals that apply to each vacancy to ensure that no individual is unfairly discriminated against or disadvantaged.

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Remote-first

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly