Oak National Academy • UK - Remote Working

Site Reliability Engineer

Employment type:  Full time
Salary:  £65,460 per annum


4.5-day week

A little flex time

Job Description

Oak’s websites provide free educational resources to teachers and pupils, and we want to ensure we are providing them with the high level of service they deserve.

You will have a passion for SRE principles, and help define organisational strategy. You will lead on bringing our monitoring up to a high, consistent standard across all our key applications while also working closely with our product squads to help them improve the stability and security of their applications, providing mentoring, and promoting a sense of ownership of operational concerns in the squads.

You will also contribute to CI/CD best practice and automation and work alongside colleagues to help improve the usability, security and performance of our platform, infrastructure and tooling.

Candidates must have a good understanding of SRE principles and the value they bring to an organisation. While a good grounding in development practices, security fundamentals and infrastructure operation are key, specific technical skills are less important than a passion for automation, an ability to understand complex systems and a keenness to learn.

We do things differently at Oak and are always looking to improve our ways of working and challenge the status quo. Why not join us and be part of an innovative organisation working to support teachers and improve pupils’ access to quality education?


We’re actively looking for candidates from diverse backgrounds to work with us to shape Oak’s future. Apply for this role through Applied, a hiring platform we use that’s designed to remove bias from the recruitment process and create a fair experience for everyone.

We offer flexible working where you can base yourself at home or in a co-working office of your choice; whichever works best for you. We work a 36-hour a week and most colleagues finish early on a Friday or take every other Friday back to ensure they keep a healthy work-life balance. We believe in continually getting better as an organisation and as individuals and so there are plenty of opportunities for growth and a generous Learning and Development policy. Our team is supported with generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave so that their families get a fantastic start.

Company benefits

4.5-day week
Open to part-time employees
Co-working space allowance – all colleagues can work from home or we pay for a flexi-desk space at a location of their choosing
Non-contributory pension – generous 11% employer contribution with employee contribution optional and/or flexible
Enhanced maternity leave – day one entitlement to enhanced maternity pay
Personal development budgets – access to personalised L&D budgets to support current role and future development
Company shutdown periods – all colleagues get 25 days holiday (increasing to 28 with service) plus bank holidays and 5 company shutdown days (usually around Christmas/New Year)
Life assurance
Mental health platform access
Work from anywhere scheme – subject to safe and secure internet access, colleagues can work from a non-UK location for some weeks of the year
Open to job sharing
Adoption leave – day one entitlement for enhanced adoption pay
Work from home stipend
Wellbeing allowance
Enhanced sick days
9-day fortnight
Early finish Fridays
Work from home allowance
Hofy home office set up
Enhanced WFH tools
Enhanced sick pay – Day one entitlement to full pay for sickness absence
Compassionate leave
Cinema discounts
Employee assistance programme
Shared parental leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Carer’s leave
Life insurance
Company wide holidays/offsites
Teambuilding days
L&D budget
Employee discounts
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Work-life balance
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Role modelling
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Working at Oak National Academy

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)

41% M: 59% F

Office locations

London (all colleagues can work remotely anywhere in the UK - home and/or flexi desk)

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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