Ripjar is hiring a

Site Reliability Engineer

About Ripjar

Ripjar is a diverse, friendly and compelling place to work. We invite dedicated and talented individuals to join us as we continue our journey to success! Our team are the heartbeat of Ripjar and we work collaboratively to achieve our shared goals. We value innovation, self-motivation and achievement.

Requirements

What are we looking for

You’ll be a self-starter capable of working in a fast paced development environment with the freedom to approach, own and solve problems independently, as well as part of a team. You will be an engineer with a passion for automation processes, from deployments to monitoring, to testing. You will play an active role in day to day development but have a particular focus on managing our products in development, reference and operational environments. Expertise with tools like Docker, Ansible or Chef is a must, as is experience with a broad array of database technologies, including MongoDB and Elasticsearch. You will be comfortable with Python, NodeJS, Bash and other scripting languages in a Linux environment, as well as having experience using AWS and Google Compute Platform.


Purpose

  • To work with the development team to design fast, scalable and highly reliable systems
  • To automate development and production workflows
  • To deploy, maintain and manage systems, services and infrastructure


Responsibilities

  • Automation of system provisioning, management and monitoring
  • Working with the development and support teams to create ultra-scalable, flexible and highly reliable systems
  • Making the lives of the development and support teams easier through the use of repeatable process automation
  • Administration of development, reference and operational systems
  • The installation, management, maintenance and monitoring of a large estate of physical, virtual and containerised systems

Requirements

  • You will be working with a large team of developers and multiple customers, so you must have excellent communication and time management skills
  • Strong experience building/deploying/upgrading/administering Linux/Unix machines
  • Ideally 1+ years' experience in a role involving operations or system administration
  • Experience developing scripts for build, deployment, maintenance and related tasks using tools/languages such as Jenkins, Docker, Ansible, Python and Bash
  • Experience with one of Ansible, Puppet or Chef is essential
  • Experience of Linux/UNIX shell scripting is essential
  • Experience of Docker and Kubernetes would be beneficial
  • Experience working in AWS, Azure, Google Compute or other cloud-based systems
  • Experience working with and administering both traditional and NoSQL databases, such as MongoDB, Elasticsearch and MySQL.
  • Experience with version control systems

Benefits

What’s in it for you?

Daily working in our office has developed a close knit team, but we appreciate the need for a work/life balance and constantly strive to achieve a flexible, fun and healthy environment for success. A pool table for some competitive fun, weekly yoga sessions to keep minds and bodies in check, regular social events, and a fantastic panoramic view of the Cotswolds are all part and parcel of being part of one of the UK’s leading deep learning companies. Standard benefits include company pension, 25 days’ annual leave and private healthcare.

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

If you are interested in solving difficult problems, want to work in a collaborative, supportive team where everyone’s ideas are essential to success, why not become an intrinsic part of our journey?

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