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Senior DevOps Engineer

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15 Sep 2021

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Motorway is the UK's fastest-growing used car marketplace. We're disrupting a decades old industry by helping private car owners sell their car for the best possible price through an online platform of car dealers.

Our innovative, online, product-led approach has redefined the experience of selling a car, generating thousands of monthly sales and helping us to grow to a team of over 200 across 3 locations.

This is a unique opportunity to join a fast-growing scale-up, build amazing products, and change an industry.

About The RoleAre you someone with a passion for DevOps and are looking to help build and grow a team? Motorway is growing its technology team and business, and as part of our growth we're now looking to hire a Senior DevOps Engineer.

We're currently a microservices environment, hosted and deployed in Heroku, using a CI/CD pipeline. As part of our scaling challenge we're in the process of migration into our own AWS solution.

What You'll DoThe Motorway Engineering department has continued to grow and we're looking for someone to work with us as a Senior DevOps Engineer as we build a world-class Engineering team.
  • Manage, maintain & support our Heroku environments (until we move off Heroku).
  • Build appropriate tooling for engineering teams.
  • Reduce manual work (toil) for the technology team - yourself included! If we can automate it, with a tool or script - let's do it.
  • Own and implement appropriate monitoring & alerting.
  • Assist the development teams in using these metrics to ensure the reliability of the platform across all services across all deployments.
  • Define service level objectives.
  • Own and implement new continuous deployment & release improvements to support Motorways ambitious future plans.
  • Keep up to date with best practices in application hosting and continuous deployment.
Bonus points
  • Familiarity with Heroku or Heroku-like PaaS.
  • Familiarity with AWS.
  • Experience with container deployment platforms like Kubernetes.
  • Experience with Docker & Containerisation.
  • Prior evidence of developing command-line tools.
  • Experience with Serverless technologies e.g. AWS Lambda.
This position will include some level of out of hours on-call after your initial training period and will be supported by the rest of the engineering team - you are not expected to be on-call 24/7/365.

  • Proven track record of supporting web platforms in production at scale.
  • Experience in cloud platforms, and how to upgrade and fix.
  • Experience defining metrics and monitoring on web platforms and setting up alerting for when those metrics are breached.
  • Ability to monitor and identify network policy violations and system breaches.
  • Experience with continuous delivery and zero-downtime deployments.
  • Experience with incident response in an on-call environment.
  • Comfortable with command-line tools and environments.
  • Proficient with at least one server-side programming language.
  • Enjoys complex problem-solving and delivery results.
As a teamWe truly live our core values. A lot of the role as an Engineering Manager in a scale up company is to embed and help drive those values we believe in
  • Create new Roads - We have a culture of innovation, we succeed by being fast and agile, testing new ideas and using what works. We need to keep on innovating, and of never believing good enough is okay, Kaizen - continuously improving!
  • Take the Wheel - Being accountable for our roles and facing difficult challenges head-on. As an Engineering Manager, you should embody the principles of servant leadership, while being accountable and your team's success and delivery. As a manager you will need to make hard decisions and take the initiative to succeed as a team.
  • Drive to win - We're going to completely change an industry. We believe in team success ahead of individual success, and work together collaboratively to build the best marketplace and company.
  • Go the extra mile- Delivering 5 star standards for ourselves, our customers and our colleagues. We're building both a 5 star company that we all want to work for, as well as a 5 star car marketplace that everyone wants to use. A place where everyone wins. Your biggest definition of success as an Engineering Manager is if everyone in our team succeeds.
  • Be Humble - We work with nice humans, and we want to continue working with nice humans! We succeed together, we don't blame others and we know we're not perfect and ask for help. We have a flat, collaborative culture and we want to continue having us work together as a team.
  • A competitive salary.
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity leave.
  • BUPA health insurance.
  • A stake in the business, via our stock option programme, enabling you to share in the future growth and success of Motorway.
  • A stake in the business, via our stock option programme, enabling you to share in the future growth and success of Motorway.
  • £500 annual learning budget with access to General Assembly courses, an Audible subscription and hundreds of books and online lessons.
  • Pension scheme.
  • Motorway Car Leasing Scheme
  • Flexible working (approximately 2-3 days in the office a week) with the option to work fully remote for a month per year.
  • Top spec MacBook Pro and peripherals.
  • Regular social events.
  • Discounted Calm membership.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • The chance to join a rapidly growing company that cares first and foremost about its people.
  • The chance to work with an experienced and passionate team with a big vision.
  • The opportunity to build products that have real impact and will change an industry.
Equal Opportunities StatementMotorway is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees. We work to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can maximise their full potential. We believe our workforce should reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences. Our strong commitment to a culture of inclusion is evident through our constant focus on recruiting, developing and advancing individuals based on their skills and talents.

We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

Given the continued spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), all interviews will be conducted by phone or virtual connection to protect our candidates and employees.
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