Principal DevOps Engineer

Our senior engineers are hands on, managing and monitoring a large estate of enterprise level auto-scaling services, building and rolling out CI/CD toolchains to automate and increase the speed of our deployments, pro-active in detecting and averting issues, and always looking to improve performance, quick to re-factor legacy components and be exceptional debuggers when looking at root cause. They lead improvement projects, have autonomy, help and coach the wider team, have an understanding of the business context, be commercially aware and really help drive change and improvements to make the stack robust and scalable.
Employment Type
Full Time
North East England, Remote
Reporting To
SysOps Manager

Key Responsibilities

You'll be expected to practice “infrastructure as code” deploying immutable servers on distributed  infrastructure. The Amplience platform is used by many big online retailers resulting in billions of requests every month. DevOps is an important part of delivering consistency and reliability at this scale. You will also be expected to help administer the systems day to day, working on maintenance tasks and dealing with problems.

Skills, Knowledge & Expertise

We run on AWS however use a variety of 3rd party services to run and serve our content. If you are able to demonstrate extensive experience in AWS we are open to flexibility on all other skills, personality and team fit are often more important then use of tool/system X.
  • 10+ years experience in a hands on capacity in production focused operations team5+ years in Cloud focused environments.
  • Have extensive and demonstrable experience with Amazon Web Services (ideally certification to Development level and Specialist in Adv. Networking / Security)
  • Ideally experience in other cloud services such as Azure / GCP
  • Proficient in scripting language such as Python / Ruby / Go / Typescript, and development of robust tooling to support automations, use of 3rd party API’s etc.
  • Proficient in Infrastructure as code – Cloudformation / Terraform – we aim for fully immutable services. Ideally some use of AWS CDK.
  • Configuration management using Puppet / Ansible is desirable.
  • Clearly documents work and shares with others.
  • Experience of enterprise level global distribution of content via CDN (we serve petabytes worth of traffic and hundreds of billion of object requests).
  • Thorough understanding of TLS and secure ciphers
  • Understands the importance of Security configuration, implementation of best practices, hardening, and incident response procedures.
  • Fully versed on end to end monitoring and alerting configurations.
  • Have implemented auto-scaling logic based on application / environment metrics.
  • Understanding of queues and messaging.
  • Worked in environment with formalised release processes.
  • You are principled about technology and have opinions about the right way to do things.
  • You understand how to deliver a very high availability in a modern cloud environment.
  • You believe automating infrastructure is important and that changes should be well tested
  • You are happy to participate in the on-call rota – the aim is for very low frequency call outs.

What's in it for you?

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Company pension scheme
  • Employee share options so that everyone can benefit from our success
  • Enhanced maternity & paternity policies
  • Extra holidays once you've been with us for a while
  • The option to purchase additional holidays
  • Charity / volunteer days
  • Life assurance policy
  • Ride to work scheme
  • Season ticket advance loans
  • Study leave

About Amplience


Amplience is an API-first, headless CMS and DAM in one: a unified platform for commerce content that does everything you need it to. Organize, find and enrich all your assets from a central library. Optimize and automate your product media, images and videos. Plan, schedule, produce and deliver customer experiences. Do it all from the same platform. And do more of it. Better, and faster, than ever.

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Employment Type
Full Time
North East England, Remote
Reporting To
SysOps Manager
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