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Senior DevOps Engineer

Policy Expert
Closing date
15 Sep 2021

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Are you passionate about DevOps? Are you excited by building a new toolset using the latest container and serverless technologies? If it's a yes to all of those questions, then we want to talk to you - Policy Expert is expanding on its award-winning success with new products, opportunities, and partnerships.

Policy Expert is the UK's number 1 rated home insurance provider. We're an InsurTech company built in the cloud, driven by excellence and data, with a no blame culture. An approachable team, with many years of expertise and knowledge in a wide range of domains. A strong sense of teamwork, but also autonomy, and room to grow, learn and teach others.

  • Experience in working with Cloud infrastructure is a requirement. Ideally, you will have worked on AWS and have knowledge of core service such as IAM, EC2, VPC, CloudWatch, S3, Route53, RDS, ELB/ALB, ASG/LC, Lambda, ECS/Fargate.
  • Building Tooling with a scripting language (python,bash), to enable developers to automate, configure and deploy more efficiently in a microservice based architecture.
  • Experience with a 3rd level object oriented programming language such as Java or C# a strong preference but not required
  • Develop Infrastructure as code following the same strict software delivery practices as the rest of the tech team including pair programming, code reviews, test coverage where and whenever possible.
  • Ensure compliance and best practice across multiple AWS accounts and regions.
  • Use configuration management tools (Puppet or equivalent) to create stable, testable and repeatable infrastructure as code. Working knowledge of Linux is a must have.
  • Undertake continuous security monitoring, review and improvement across all Cloud infrastructure.
  • Use dynamic secrets management to secure microservice based architectures. Vault experience useful but not required.
  • Evolve current tooling while being mindful of longer term objectives.
  • Work with development teams to troubleshoot Staging and Live issues.
  • Maintain and improve CI/CD build tools and pipelines. Teamcity useful.
  • Play a key role in the selection process of future platform architectures (Containerisation and/or FaaS. (Docker and AWS Lambda). Scheduling frameworks such as AWS Fargate or other, and advanced service discovery (LinkerD, Envoy, AWS App Mesh).
  • Experience in container technologies is not essential but an eagerness to learn is.
What You Will Find HereWe run a relaxed, fun, open and honest environment, with trust and professionalism a must. We value of work / life balance, and all our team members enjoy flexible working hours and working from home.

Who Will You Be Working WithA collaborative bunch of approachable developers, with many years of expertise and knowledge in a wide range of domains. Perhaps surprisingly, none of the development team has an insurance background, and it's not a requirement of the role. An environment of mutual trust between development and business, with a 'we are all in this together' attitude. We are told over and over again our hiring approach is relaxed and enjoyable.

  • Flexible working approaches like work from home
  • Fruit, breakfast, and drinks provided
  • Social events through the year
  • Private medical cover with Vitality
  • Travel season ticket loan
  • Training and education through LinkedIn learning and Plurasight.
  • Access to selected London O2 events and use of a Private Lounge.
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