Systems Engineer (DevOps) - work from home (UK)

Surevine published 4 months ago


Mid-Level, Full-time

Bristol, UK

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About this job

Job type: Full-time
Experience level: Mid-Level
Role: DevOps
Industry: Collaboration Tools, Cybersecurity
Company size: 11–50 people
Company type: Private

Remote details

Office Location: Bristol, UK. Employees can also work full time from this office.


Job description

Do you love to learn and share with a team who can rely on you and your attention to detail? We want a team player; someone to help the team get things done in an environment that expects creativity and is obsessive about innovation. We are seeking a proactive Systems Engineer / DevOps Engineer to support a growing distributed team of exceptional software engineers. You will plan, deploy, maintain and secure critical business applications for Surevine as well as our software development projects, and our customers.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a small growing company and shape the way we work

Location: UK-wide remote base - work from home; with regular travel to Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

Start date: Open/asap

Skills and experience

  • 4+ years within a systems engineering / infrastructure environment, ideally with experience in DevOps
  • Strong background in Linux / Unix administration
  • Expertise in at least one of: PostgreSQL, MongoDB, MySQL or MariaDB
  • Experience with developing templates and playbooks for automation/configuration management e.g. Ansible or Amazon CloudFormation
  • Demonstrable experience in commodity cloud services such as AWS
  • Knowledge of best practices and IT operations in an ‘Always-Up, Always-Available’ service
  • Understanding of virtualisation such as VMWare, VirtualBox, Xen and KVM
  • Detail-orientated with strong critical thinking skills and a problem-solving aptitude
  • Familiar with development tools such as Jenkins, Atlassian Stack and Git
  • Ability to work supporting a number of different remote teams and projects

Also desirable

  • AWS Foundation Certification or higher
  • Experience of managing and deploying containerised applications using Docker, LXC etc.
  • Experience of executing and interpreting automated security tests e.g. Burpsuite
  • Experience of implementing system monitoring using SNMP, Nagios, Check_MK etc.
  • Experience of supporting production applications based on one or more of the following: Jive, Alfresco, Rocketchat, Jitsi
  • Working understanding of code and script e.g. PHP, Python, Java and/or Ruby

Primary Responsibilities

  • Design and implement appropriate environments, often in AWS, for operational applications, and engineer suitable release management procedures and provide production support
  • Automate the provisioning of environments in AWS using technology that we adopt (Ansible / Docker) or bring in a new approach
  • Design and develop automation workflows, perform unit tests and conduct reviews to make sure your work is rigorously designed, elegantly coded, and effectively tuned for platform performance, and assess the overall quality of delivered components
  • Influence our software development teams to adopt DevOps best practices
  • Troubleshoot problems; involving the appropriate people from within Surevine and our support partners to drive resolution of issues, with a focus on minimising impact to our customers
  • Participate in the Agile DevOps design, development, testing and release of new capabilities and features, with a focus on release and post-production support
  • Be part of our Care (support) team, working to SLAs and sharing responsibility for providing extended hours support for a number of our operational products

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Act as a Service Lead for one of our support projects, taking responsibility for driving continuous improvement to both the production environment and supporting processes
  • Support development of corporate Security Policy, ISO27001 compliance and change management, situation / disaster analysis
  • Security engineering infrastructure development e.g. hardening security environment

Life at Surevine

About Surevine

Surevine builds secure, scalable collaboration solutions for the most security conscious organisations; joining people up and enabling collaboration on their most sensitive information. Our systems are accredited to handle the most sensitive information, whilst still delivering an intuitive and engaging user experience which actively promotes participation; building smart, secure networks of connected people. Our own smart research and development and customer sponsored R&D into collaboration technology delivers constant innovation, building products born out of genuine user needs.

Reasons to join

  • Opportunity to work amongst a team of exceptional developers working on and with the latest technologies
  • Be part of an agile, delivery-focussed team with daily stand-ups, fortnightly sprints, and retrospectives
  • Our belief in self-managed teams and reliance on self-motivated people
  • Our Director’s aren’t hidden away. They are accessible and involved. They are our co-workers
  • Chance to work in an fast-moving innovative environment with some tough problems for you to help us solve
  • Everyone is provided with a budget to kit out their workspace and make it cooler and more productive than they would ever get in a corporate cube
  • We don’t wear suits (often)


  • Flexible working hours
  • Exceptional developers working on and with the latest technologies
  • Hubs for co-working
  • Generous budget to kit out your workspace (beats a corporate cube)
  • We don't wear suits
  • Agile, delivery-focussed team with daily stand-ups, sprints and retros
  • Beers on the Directors (if The Smiths are playing)
  • 23+ days holiday
  • Shiny kit
  • Remote working
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Systems Engineer (DevOps) - work from home (UK) at Surevine