Atom Bank • Durham/London/Home-Based

SRE/DevOps Engineer

Employment type:  Full time
Salary:  £45000 - £60000 per annum

Remote-first – Monthly office presence

4-day week

A little flex time

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Job Description

We’re Atom..

The bank that’s leading the fintech charge.

Tech is at the heart of everything we do here at Atom. We’ve rebuilt the bank, from our app to our banking platform, to make sure it’s native and cloud based. Thanks to this approach, we can develop new products and ship updates to customers rapidly.

We have very little legacy, but that doesn’t stop us looking for ways to improve. For instance, we are already exploring ways to improve some services we transitioned to the cloud very recently. Quickness and efficiency are always a priority, but we never compromise on security, usability, or reliability getting there.

Could you be the next innovator to join us?

Want to join us?

Our DevOps/SRE team are Award Winning and have built the infrastructure of the bank from the ground up using a mix of cloud native services and solutions running on GCP . We use Hashicorp Vault & Consul to ensure security, while automated pipelines are developed using Terraform/Packer, Ansible & Jenkins.

At Atom, we always look for ways to improve our operation. This means relentlessly testing our infrastructure and deployments so that we can be sure we can recover from unexpected failures.

Atom’s Site Reliability Engineers provide hands on capability to build, operate and ensure the platform is highly available, resilient and performant for Atom’s customers and internal technology teams. This role will involve being part of a on-call rota.

What will your ‘typical’ day look like…. (there’s no two days the same in Atom):

  • You will be working in one of our Agile build teams, who focus on building new and optimising existing infrastructure as code automated pipelines
  • Work with other team members, to design and develop a wide range of key systems
  • Participate in daily stand ups and discussions with developers, engineering teams and project managers
  • Work with SREs to break requirements down into stories and tasks, along with work estimates
  • Ensure the best practi ces of trustworthy computing and secure development and implementation lifecycle are adhered to
  • Ensure our engineering processes have a focus on scalability and performance
  • Working with other team members to facilitate regular software releases using a continuous delivery pipeline
  • Own the development of new automation all the way through to the Atom Production environment

What do we need from you?

  • Cloud computing experience AWS/Azure/GCP
  • Knowledge of Cloud computing fundamentals, e.g. Cloud IAM, Networks, Virtual Machines, Kubernetes, and Cloud native services , such as logging & monitoring
  • Hands on development experience of Infrastructure tooling (e.g. Packer, Terraform, Ansible)
  • Experience of administering Cloud database as a service for Postgres or native Postgres database instances
  • Ability to identify and technically interpret issues to route cause via Log Files and Logging Platform Analysis using tools such as Grafana/Datadog
  • Working knowledge of Web Services and associated architectures/technologies, RESTful APIs, API
  • Platform(s), ESB Platform(s), API Security Concepts
  • Experience in supporting a live service

What you’ll get from us:

  • Flexible hybrid & remote working
  • 4-day work week
  • Annual Share Option scheme – company performance related
  • Incredibly generous company pension scheme (maximum of 13% of Atom input – candidate can put in more)
  • ‘All About Me’ fund: £200 per year to spend on personal development
  • 22.5 days holiday plus public holidays
  • Private Medical Insurance for you and full family
  • Health Cash Plan – expenses paid on Optical/Dental/other appointments/treatments
  • Life Insurance – 4 times annual salary
  • Critical illness cover – 1 x lump sum annual salary
  • Cycle to work Scheme.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
4-day week
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Shared parental leave
22.5 days annual leave + bank holidays
Teambuilding days

We asked employees of Atom Bank how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us

Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done
Working at Atom Bank

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Durham & London

Funding levels