DevOps Engineer

Full-Time · Platform Team · Remote

The Role

As a DevOps Engineer at SoPost, it will be your responsibility to manage both cloud and IT infrastructure globally, supporting the rest of the team ensuring our networks are secure and easy to use.

Our mission at SoPost is to create the world’s most powerful product sampling platform with a focus on data, relevance and analytics. With offices in London, Newcastle and New York and many remote workers, a key part of this role will be to set up, onboard and maintain equipment, creating processes and solutions to protect the safety of our users.

The successful candidate will need experience in cloud infrastructure and will be expected to work closely with the development team to deliver application services across multiple environments, hosted around the globe. We currently work with containerised workloads using Kubernetes on Google Cloud to host all of the business platform.

The DevOps role will require the ability to design, develop and implement procedures for troubleshooting and maintenance, deployment of updates and fixes and technical support.



It is essential that applications continue to run 24/7, detect errors and provide remediation when needed and with that in mind, we have compiled a list of essential skills required for this post.

  1. Experience managing end user devices
  2. Experience with Mobile Device Management (MDM) software
  3. A solid understanding of networking and security best practices
  4. Configuration Management (Chef, Ansible or other)
  5. Google Cloud or other cloud infrastructure experience


We are really interested in speaking to candidates that are looking to develop their current skill set, so the ability to self-start and learn on the job is very important. The skills below aren't necessarily required, but would be very advantageous to your application.

  1. Kubernetes or other containerisation experience
  2. Prometheus & Grafana for dashboards & metrics
  3. Scripting or Programming with Python, Shell (bash, zsh etc..), Go or other
  4. Experience using tooling such as Chef, Cisco Meraki network and custom scripts / programs



Holidays and Benefits

Twenty-three days of holiday every year. An extra two days are awarded after you've been here for three years.

A flexible working policy covering flexible times and flexible locations.

Discretionary bonus plan, subject to company and individual performance.


Hiring Process

The hiring process may change slightly depending on a number of factors. It is generally a multi step process as indicated. If you pass one stage, you will proceed to the next. We try to give feedback to you if your application is unsuccessful but this is not always possible.

The process is designed to give you maximum insight into what it is like to work here and also for us to assess your skills as quickly as possible.

We will review your application and verify claims
Video call 1
Initial interview with team lead, where we can decipher your level of technical knowledge
Technical test
We will issue you with a coding test that you complete in a given period of time
Video call 2
Interview with the senior team where we can discuss the results of the technical test and you can ask any further questions
Offer & References
We will make a formal offer, subject to references

Diversity & Inclusion

We believe that the best workplaces celebrate and promote diversity. We are committed to ensuring that SoPost is an equal opportunity employer. And we think it’s right to build a company where everybody is welcome, with an open culture that thrives on not just our similarities but also our differences.

Part of this commitment is our promise that every team member and job applicant is treated equally, regardless of protected characteristics such as race, sexuality, religion or age.

Our company values of ownership, trust, no surprises, bigger than me, and doing it right, capture the essence of this statement, but we’re now being clear that this is key to our mission.



Click the link below to apply, attaching an up to date version of your CV. Make sure to include a little bit about yourself and why you want to work at SoPost in your email.

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