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DevOps Engineer

Posted on Dec 7, 2020 by Esure

Reigate, Surrey, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Here at esure, we're no strangers to change. As one of the industry leaders in the insurance business, striving to become a world class digital insurer, we're getting ready for more. It's creating great new opportunities for innovative and talented industry professionals to join us at a pivotal point in our development.

It's an opportunity you simply don't want to miss. You can expect our investment in you to include a highly competitive package, career and development opportunities and flexible benefits built around you and your lifestyle.

Purpose of Role:

Designs, builds and supports our cloud-based infrastructure so we can deliver exciting digital products to our customers. Covering front-end websites, back-end APIs and data analytics workloads and their deployment pipelines. Shares skills within the wider engineering team and is an evangelist for DevOps best-practice.

The Day to Day:

  • Key member of a multi-disciplined, highperforming Agile team accountable for shaping and building the esurefuture
  • Design and build high performance, secure and resilient cloud infrastructure to meet the needs of esures customers
  • Design and build CI/CD pipelines for docker based microservices, digital apps or machine learning workloads
  • Drive to 'automate all the things', teach others to code infrastructure and adopt software engineering best practices
  • Work within a wider team to define the technical direction for the products you are supporting
  • Green field development from the ground up building a new cloud platform that underpins esureslatest digital products
  • Take part in 2nd-line support of applications and platforms, including occasional support outside of office hours
  • Drive the continued rollout of our DevOps practices, engineering culture and wider Enterprise Agile transformation journey
  • Identify areas of improvement around technical quality of the product and opportunities for the removal of technical debt
  • Challenge the current processesto constantly improve the department's ways of working and increase efficiency
  • Share knowledge within the team whilst embracing and sharing ideas with like-minded others
  • Must have proven experience in a DevOps environment building platforms for multiple engineering teams
  • Experience of Linux, Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform and AWS (particularly networking, EC2, Lambda, S3, EKS)
  • Scripting with shell/bash or Python and ideally Puppet
  • Experience with databases, queuing systems and data streaming technologies (ideally Postgres and Kafka)
  • Previously designed, delivered and supported CI/CD pipelines for diverse workloads using Jenkins
  • Previously accountable for production support of systems you've designed and built and awareness of SRE principles and practices
  • A sound understanding of the full application development lifecycle with some software engineering experience
  • Knowledge and experience of code quality practices such as continuous integration, automated testing and peer reviews
  • Desire and experience to coach software engineers in DevOps best practices
  • Ability to quickly research, evaluate and learn new infrastructure tools and technologies
  • Knowledge and experience of security and infosec best practices in cloud environments
  • Experience of building, scaling and supporting high-traffic websites or mission critical line of business systems


  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • 25% discount on esure & Sheila's Wheels insurance (10% for immediate family) or a guarantee to beat any other insurer's renewal quote on both home and car insurance
  • 15% Discount on esure and Sheila's Wheels Travel Insurance
  • Discretionary Bonus
  • Festive Bonus
  • BUPA - Private medical cover for eligible colleagues
  • Flu Jabs and Eye Care - Free flu jabs every winter, free eye tests every two years and £50 towards VDU glasses

In light of the current Covid-19 pandemic, we want to emphasise to all applicants that the safety and wellbeing of our candidates and colleagues is esure Group's number one priority. All interviews will be conducted remotely via a video conference platform to ensure that everyone involved is adhering to the social distancing guidance.

Reference: 1029146620

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