Perlego • London, United Kingdom

Cloud Infrastructure Engineer

Employment type:  Full time

Remote-first

A little flex time

Dog friendly

Job Description

What you’ll get:

At Perlego we believe in the key role you will play to achieve our shared mission. You'll belong to a culture of dreamers, team players and avid learners with a flexible, value-based approach. Here, you can become your best self, and through your talent, make a real impact in the world of education.

The numbers speak for themselves:

94% of people you’ll work with are inspired by the purpose and mission of Perlego

88% of people you’ll work with feel they belong at Perlego

90% of people you’ll work with would recommend us as a great place to work

*Stats from our latest anonymous employee engagement survey

What we do

At Perlego, there are over 120 of us working hard to make education accessible to all. We believe access to good quality affordable learning unlocks potential. Knowledge should be more accessible, not locked behind sky-high price tags.

Last year, we expanded our library to make over 1 million books affordable for learners, earned a 100% Gold ASPIRE rating for accessibility and reached over 15 million people. The next stage of Perlego is twofold: 1) expand our support to students and publishers globally, and 2) build a product that goes beyond the book, a platform that helps students study smarter and educators teach more effectively.

What we're looking for:

We are in search of a skilled Cloud Infrastructure Engineer with a wealth of experience in AWS services and Infrastructure as Code. In this role, you will become an integral part of our Platform team, collaborating closely with our product squads to co-design, manage, and oversee our application infrastructure.

How we collaborate:

Our organisational structure revolves around cross-functional squads, each working collaboratively towards data-driven goals. This position will be a valuable member of a 7-person cross-functional team. Additionally, you will work in close collaboration with our Platform Team to implement overarching initiatives.

What you’ll do:

As a member of the Perlego team, you will play a pivotal role in realising the Platform Team's vision. Your responsibilities will include co-administering the Perlego AWS Cloud, working in conjunction with our cross-functional squads. This will involve setting up and configuring deployment pipelines for both containerised and serverless applications. You will also be responsible for configuring development and test environments and engaging in co-designing infrastructure alongside our tech leads.

Your role will encompass monitoring platform activity and telemetry, co-managing cloud security, supporting platform releases, and collaborating with third-party service providers. Additionally, you will assist our teams in backup management and disaster recovery preparation.

Requirements

This role aligns perfectly with your skill set if you possess:

  • Experience in creating, managing, and monitoring AWS cloud infrastructure.
  • Proficiency in managing/administering Git-based repositories.
  • Expertise in continuous integration/continuous delivery techniques and the implementation of DevOps best practices.
  • Familiarity with Infrastructure as Code tools (CloudFormation and Terraform).
  • Hands-on experience with any configuration management tool (ansible preferred)
  • Knowledge of Application and Infrastructure monitoring tools.
  • Experience in managing Relational Databases and NoSQL Databases.
  • Familiarity with serverless architectures, such as AWS Lambda.
  • Proficiency in Linux-based operating systems and bash scripting.
  • Understanding of containerised applications (Docker) and container management systems.

⭐️ It’s a plus if you have

  • Prior experience as a Platform Engineer.
  • Prior SecOps experience

Benefits

🌈 Benefits include:

✨Compensation

The salary available for this role is £64,000-£70,000

Why should you work at Perlego?

Apart from our mission, we foster a unique company culture championing self-empowerment, personal development, direct communication and mutual support. We’re proud of our Glassdoor reviews and the fact that 97% of our team would recommend Perlego as a place to work.

Want to learn more about how we’re making learning accessible? Check out our latest impact report

🏠 Flexible

We're making learning accessible to all and we want our ways of working to be accessible too. Choose between our impressive office in Chancery Lane, remote work or a bit of both. Work in a way that supports your needs and your life. We trust people to know what works best for them.

We are flexible if you wish to work remotely overseas for short periods of time, as long as you remain a UK tax resident 🗺

🧠 L&D Budget

We value continuous learning, you will get £500 per year to spend on the training of your choice

🌱 Unlimited Coaching Opportunities

Unlimited access to MoreHappi, an on-demand professional coaching platform to offer all employees access to unbiased and professional coaching opportunities.

🤓 Learning Time

All employees have dedicated Learning Time to focus on new skills, projects or interests that lay outside of their day-to-day job

🌴 Work-Life Balance

Everyone needs a break, so enjoy 30 days off (incl. bank holidays) + 1 additional day annual leave for every year of service up to 35 days off (incl. bank holidays)

🛐 Flexi Bank Holidays

We understand that not everyone aligns with the same calendar; we offer the flexibility to take your local country's bank holiday allowance for other religious or cultural days.

e.g. switch UK Easter Bank Holidays Days for Eid celebrations

❄️ Office Reset

All employees can also enjoy the days between Boxing Day and New Year off, to reset and refresh for the new year - this is additional to your annual leave 🙂

🏖 Sabbatical

After three years there is an opportunity to take a 1-month unpaid sabbatical, and after five years there is an opportunity to take a 1-month paid sabbatical

💛 Personal Days

Life happens and we want you to be able to use your annual leave for resting, relaxing or taking time out to do something you love!

We offer 1 additional day a year for life events (your wedding, relocation, moving house, or a child starting school).

🍏 Health & Wellbeing

We want everyone to feel healthy and happy, so you get the choice of a wellbeing subsidy or private medical insurance via Vitality.

💭 Mental Health

All employees also get access to a free counselling support service via Spill

💸 Financial Wellbeing

Track your financial goals and receive financial advice all via Mintago

🚲 Cycle to Work Scheme

We're committed to building a sustainable business, so we encourage cycling to work. Perlego will buy your bike of choice, which you'll pay back over 12 months.

🎉 Social

We're a tight-knit bunch who enjoy our time to play. We have regular social events and activities for everyone - everything from white water rafting to board game nights.

🍼 Family time

We believe family is really important; we offer new parents a competitive matched parental leave as well as a phased return to work from extended leave.

👼 Workplace Nursery Benefit

We want to support working parents and carers, so we offer a workplace nursery benefit scheme, helping our employees potentially save thousands of £££ against the cost of nurseries each year.

👋 Belonging at Perlego:

🌈 We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity of thought and background.

❤️ We are actively building a diverse team, so we strongly encourage applications from people of colour, the LGBTQ+ community, people with disabilities, neurodivergent people, parents, carers, and people from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

📣 To enable an equitable experience for all and give you the best chance of success, if you have any specific requirements for any stage of the interview process, please let us know by emailing ben@perlego.com

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Sabbaticals
Enhanced maternity leave – 14 weeks full pay. If you take over 6 months then we offer a 3 month return to work window (on full pay with hours laddering upwards)
Enhanced paternity leave – 12 weeks full pay.
Adoption leave – 12 weeks full pay. If you take over 6 months then we offer a 3 month return to work window (on full pay with hours laddering upwards)
Shared parental leave – 12 weeks full pay. If you take over 6 months then we offer a 3 month return to work window (on full pay with hours laddering upwards)
Work from anywhere scheme – Up to 6 months per year
25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay – 10 days
Co-working space allowance
“Pawternity” leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Fertility treatment leave
Teambuilding days
Teambuilding holidays
Hofy home office set up
Work from home budget
Location
87%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
68%
Employees are largely happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
70%
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
65%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
70%
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Autonomy
82%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Perlego

Company employees

110

Gender diversity (male:female)

60:40

Office locations

1 Waterhouse Square, 138 Holborn, London EC1N 2ST

Funding levels

Series B

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
EdTech & Education

EdTech & Education

Industry awards 2023