Devops Architect, London

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    Up to £150,000 per annum

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    almost 2 years ago

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Solutions Architect - Greenfield DevOps AWS

As a DevOps SME, are you at your very best operating in globally distributed environments? Would you like to make immediate impact working on a green field initiative to a build state of the art solution around DevOps? Would you like to take the lead, working as a Solutions Architect, building and driving forward a super-strong team to support your ambition? Would you enjoy working in the company of a senior technology leader who has prior experience building complex financial technology platforms, successfully selling these solutions on to Google?

On the strength of our deep understanding of the technology space, and a track record of assisting hyper-scale up business identify senior leadership, we’ve been asked to support this Legal Tech client on an exclusive basis.

This client is bringing positive disruption to the legal profession. Their solutions are already live within Tier 1 investment banking and are now turning the heads of senior lawyers within Magic Circle law firms. External confidence is strong and the business has secured a significant runway of funding, from elite institutional investors, through multi-million dollar investments.

The firm has grown to over 100 people in a short period of time. With an increasing order book, their CTO is looking to bring on board a DevOps Principal that will design the future state DevOps solution essential to support their growing technology business.

This business already has a DevOps capability that is BAU. This role is different. You’ll be responsible for pulling together the ground-up design for a brand new future state, needed to support this firm. Your DevOps enterprise level solution, will be scalable, secure and robust, and will enable the firm well to handle the fast scale-up of the technology function on a global level.

As an experienced DevOps architect you’ll have experience of the following:

  • Cloud based services, with a strong focus on AWS
  • Experience working in an architecture role designing DevOps solutions capable of supporting large-scale, globally distributed systems
  • Taking the lead on the most suitable tooling for the technology function, with experience of the usual suspects to include ansible, docker, kubernetes – what this business choose to adopt will be very heavily influenced by you
  • A can-do attitude with strong communication skills
  • Track record of technology leadership
  • Pragmatic and practical approach to problem solving
  • Collaborative and flexible in style, focused on getting the job done

For the next iteration of this firm’s platform, the following is in the frame:-

  • Multi-region Kubernetes / EKS
  • AWS DynamoDB / Redis / Aurora
  • Skaffold / Pulumi
  • Nest.js and other mainstream NPM packages.
  • Distributed-systems architecture.

Naturally experience of the above would be of benefit. If you’re a dab hand at working up solutions with considerations around crypto and high-security, you bring a huge plus to this role.

As an experienced Solutions Architect, what can you expect in return?

  • The opportunity to join a scale-out firm surrounded by super-smart people working on greenfield architecture that will be used by the world’s leading investment banks and law firms
  • As a recognised subject matter expert in your domain, the technology autonomy to make a real difference
  • Competitive salary and equity, discretionary bonus
  • Great offices in the City with a friendly and supportive team
  • Support for a degree of remote working

Interested applicants are encouraged to get in touch. Promising applicants can be assured of a response within 24 hours. The Difference Engine are an executive search business working on behalf of our client.