DevOps Engineer

Online. Shopping. Simple.

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Octer is one of the hottest start-ups in the mobile technology space. We have one ambition:

To make online shopping simple.

In March 2014 investors backed this vision to the tune of $1m in 24hrs on the crowdfunding site, Seedrs. We followed up with a similar round in the summer of 2015.

With this backing and our drive and determination we are making it simpler for consumers to get what they want, and simpler for big retailers to find their new customers. We have an awesome team, work in a fun environment and are tackling the biggest issues in shopping which affect hundreds of millions of consumers.

The opportunity

You will be responsible for managing our servers and automating and monitoring all of our systems. You will work closely with the product owner and scrum master to ensure each sprint is as effective as possible.

If you identify with the statements below and can confidently say “yes, that’s me” then you are already a strong candidate.

  • I have a strong operations background as well as development experience
  • I have experience building and maintaining scalable technologies using Microsoft Azure
  • I am able to use a wide variety of open source technologies and tools
  • I have a strong grasp of automation tools
  • I am able to perform complex technical work to accomplish tasks and projects within defined time lines
  • I am knowledgeable and can communicate ideas and solutions effectively to my team members regardless of their technical ability
  • I am a team player with a robust work ethic who enjoys shared success
  • I am enthusiastic and can balance passion with pragmatism in order to meet
    ambitious goals and targets


  • Working closely with developers to create and maintain development environments
  • Identifying, developing, and deploying automation scripts and tools to improve the team’s overall efficiency
  • Implementing an automated deployment systems, ensuring the repeatability of deployment tasks and the reduction of deployment errors
  • Implementing and maintaining a reporting infrastructure for our back end systems
  • Applying your creativity and experience to shape the direction of our platform
  • Committing to your team’s success
  • Sharing your knowledge and investing time in mentoring those around you

Main requirements

  • LAMP/LEMP Stack administration
  • Open source technologies and tools
  • Infrastructure provisioning tools (such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible)
  • Application servers administration (such as Apache, NGINX)
  • Cloud computing
  • In-memory data store (such as Varnish, Memcache, Redis)
  • Elasticsearch or Solr
  • MySQL
  • PHP 7
  • Git
  • LXC container technology

Nice to have

  • It would be great if you know other languages and technologies - surprise us!

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