DevOps Engineer

pi top
London (Greater)
12 Oct 2018
17 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
*DevOps Engineer* - London, England, United Kingdom

pi-top’s mission isn’t just to change the face of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math (STEAM) in schools, it’s to change the education system itself.

In many classrooms, people learn by ‘instructionism’ – teachers deliver information to learners who have to memorise it and repeat it back later in some sort of test. This isn’t learning, it’s remembering, and it’s useless for equipping people with the practical skills and experience they need to face an ever-changing world. We believe in something better...

Social Constructionism is a learning-centred approach that prioritises exploring, making and iterating real-life STEAM projects in a social, collaborative way. Our award-winning pi-top laptop and pi-topCEED desktop computers are powered by the Raspberry Pi and come with a host of projects and accessories which allow any teacher, regardless of their computer literacy, to design fun and engaging lessons across STEAM subjects and beyond. Learners are empowered to work together, at their own pace, designing and refining their inventions by asking questions and ultimately Learning by Making.

Since our founding in 2014, we have built a strong global community of teachers and makers who constantly shape our worksheets, lesson plans and content. We provide access to hundreds of hours of educational resources for the Computer Science (CS) and STEAM curriculum that improves digital literacy.

However, we’ve only just got started, and this is where you come in. With secure funding in place we’re poised to accelerate our growth and take our approach out to the world. Our roadmap for the next few years is going to be one hell of a ride, so there’s never been a better time to get onboard. We’re an open, honest and playful company made up of talented individuals from a variety of different backgrounds and places, all united in our commitment to positively improve the way we teach, learn and live. By joining pi-top, you’re helping change the world for the better, because together, We Make The Future.

Learning is at the core of everything we do, so if you don't fit all of the skills we're after, but have a great attitude and appetite for learning new things, we'd still love to hear from you!

We are now looking to scale quickly, so now is a great time to join and be part of an exciting journey.


* You will work with both our pi-topOS and Web team to deliver automation tooling and CI/CD pipelines.
* You'll deploy and build our CI/CD pipeline/process for better software life cycle
* You will be responsible for availability, performance, change management, monitoring, capacity planning and emergency response for all pi-top online services.
* You'll take the lead in deploying, automating, maintaining and managing Google cloud-based production system, to ensure the availability, performance, scalability and security of productions systems
* You will be in charge of utilising infrastructure-as-code principles/tools to deliver reliable, scalable and high performance infrastructure
* As a key part of our tight-knit engineering function, you'll empower our developers to build and deliver services in a timely manner within a fast-paced startup environment where priorities change
* We'll encourage you to suggest architecture improvements and recommend process improvements
* You will ensure critical system security through the use of best in class cloud security solutions


* You will be a proactive person always looking to make improvements to systems and processes.
* You must have exceptional Linux knowledge; Debian/Ubuntu is particularly desirable.
* You'll need some demonstrable expertise in using broad range of AWS/Google Cloud/Azure services/technologies.
* Kubernetes/Docker
* Git
* You will have experience with CI/CD and automation tools such as Jenkins
* You'll be good with Linux/Bash scripting
* Experience with infrastructure monitoring and performance tuning
* You will have the ability to analyse and resolve complex application deployment and infrastructure issues
* Security conscious
* Basic networking skills (Load Balancers/DNS/Caching)


As a learning company, our overall goal is to support the development of well-rounded, creative, collaborative, technically proficient problem-solvers. We strongly believe this for users of the pi-top ecosystem as well as for our pi-top team worldwide.

We encourage continual personal development, and support this by giving time for monthly internal Learning by Making workshops. The workshops may be coding or engineering based - and interesting projects including the making of robots have out of them.

Our office environment is friendly, relaxed and fun, but highly productive. We have vast amounts of communal space to engage with colleagues and find time to unwind. Our flexible working hours give us the freedom to pace the workload for the day. We also have regular company socials which include karaoke, Crystal Maze, board games nights and everything fun!

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