hedgehog lab • Newcastle, GB

Devops Engineer

Employment type:  Contract

Remote-first

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

Job Description

hedgehog lab is a global technology consultancy and we are on a growth trajectory. We are looking for a Devops Engineer who can help us deliver great products & digital solutions to our customers across the globe.

While we have always been about premium digital experiences, to deliver the ambitious product roadmaps of our current customers (who consist of some of the biggest FTSE 100 & Fortune 500 companies) we need to take our skills & the team to the next level to deliver a world-class service. We would love for you to come on that journey and help us do some award-winning work.

Why hedgehog lab?

  • Ranked #1 globally for mobile app development on Clutch
  • We work with clients of all sizes, from startups to FTSE 100 companies across a range of sectors. If you want to build your portfolio, this is the place to do it. Check out some of our past client work here.
  • A transparent and open company culture based on trust, where politics is shunned and everyone works as a team.
  • Our People are our greatest asset, and we are so proud to have been certified as a Great Place to Work, as rated by 91% of our business.
  • We’re a fully Flexified Employer, certified by Flexa. We know a one size fits all approach doesn’t work for everyone, we work with our employees to establish a model that benefits both parties.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with engineer and system architect colleagues to successfully define cloud backend infrastructure
  • Build, support, modify and maintain cloud solutions required by multiple client projects, both during development and when live
  • Improve the success of projects by contributing to the continual development of our internal development processes such as continuous integration and automated testing
  • Shape and take shared ownership of the ongoing DevOps journey at hedgehog lab
  • Gain experience in a vast array of technologies used in our fast paced environment
  • Identify and maintain appropriate tools used for monitoring and logging of client projects or internal systems (such as our CICD platforms)
  • Recognise problems and be able to arrive at a solution either independently, or with other colleagues

Must have requirements

  • Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 3+ years experience in a Devops role
  • Experience of a major cloud platform (preferably AWS), either in a commercial setting or private projects
  • Comfortable with Linux based operating systems, able to edit, script and use the CLI
  • Programming skills in Python and Bash
  • Familiar with Git and deploying software such as websites
  • Containerization tools like Docker and docker compose
  • Experience with AWS features such as IAM, Policies, Cognito, KMS, ACM, VPC, S3, CloudFront, SNS, SQS, RDS, EC2 and ECS

Nice to have

  • Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 3+ years experience in a Devops role
  • Experience of a major cloud platform (preferably AWS), either in a commercial setting or private projects
  • Comfortable with Linux based operating systems, able to edit, script and use the CLI
  • Programming skills in Python and Bash
  • Familiar with Git and deploying software such as websites
  • Containerization tools like Docker and docker compose
  • Experience with AWS features such as IAM, Policies, Cognito, KMS, ACM, VPC, S3, CloudFront, SNS, SQS, RDS, EC2 and ECS

We offer

  • Unlimited holidays. While we count paid leave, it's not metered.
  • Flexible working environment (flexi-time, hybrid working environment)
  • An enhanced maternity policy.
  • A transparent and open company culture where politics is shunned and everyone works as a team.
  • Annual Learning & Development budget inclusive of 4 L&D days.
  • Annual personal Wellbeing budget inclusive of 2 wellbeing days.
  • Access to free therapy sessions and financial wellbeing services.

Diversity & Inclusion Statement

At hedgehog lab, our team is our greatest asset.

We believe that having diversity within our team is integral to doing our best work and creating the most innovative products for our customers. We will continue to foster an inclusive culture at the lab where everyone can be their authentic selves and thrive.

We encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply to our roles and we don’t discriminate based on race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, genetics, disability or age.

If you require any adjustments to submit an application for a vacancy, or if you require any reasonable adjustment should you be invited to interview then please contact Holly Orange, Talent Acquisition Advisor, at holly.orange@hedgehoglab.com

We are a family friendly employer with a culture based on trust, autonomy and flexibility. We are always learning and our policies and processes are ever evolving to make sure that they’re in line with this statement.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave
Adoption leave
Shared parental leave
Unlimited annual leave
Enhanced sick pay
Access to free therapy sessions.
Access to financial wellbeing advice.
Monthly payday socials and annual Summer and Christmas parties.
Annual £250 Learning & Development budget inclusive of 4 L&D days.
Annual £100 personal Wellbeing budget inclusive of 2 wellbeing days.

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options hedgehog lab provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure hedgehog lab is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

We ask the hard questions so you don’t have to.

Working at hedgehog lab

Company employees

53

Gender diversity (male:female)

75:25

Office locations

Newcastle UK, Boston US

Funding levels

£2 million+
What employees are saying

"I have been with the company since before the global pandemic, and now coming out the other side, I'm really happy with the direction hedgehog are moving towards with their flexible policies. It's a great environment to work in as they're always supportive with me and very communicative with their benefits."

Anonymous Product Manager

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