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    Junior DevOps Engineer at OctopusLabs (London, UK)
    OctopusLabs Employer
    London, UK
    Job Type
    Job Location
    Full Time
    London, UK

    Job Description:

    Junior DevOps Engineer

    Company Description

    At Octopus we’re transforming the industries we operate in and improving the lives of millions of people. We’ve built market-leading positions in a number of specialist sectors, including smaller company financing, renewable energy, healthcare and property finance. We employ in excess of 750 people and manage more than £8.3 billion on behalf of more than 50,000 investors. Our products don’t just help real people solve real life problems, they also make a positive impact on the world around us.

    The Octopus Group incorporates Octopus Energy, Octopus Real Estate Octopus Investments, Octopus Ventures and Octopus Labs. Our aim is to have an impact in everything we do, and to make a vital contribution to the UK economy by helping people, companies and institutions generate wealth. And we’re always on the look-out for smart, talented people who share our values.

    Job Description

    We are looking for a Junior DevOps Engineer to help define, implement, and support our rapidly changing tech infrastructure and delivery pipeline. We embrace change and need someone who is passionate about innovative technology, as well as understanding what good looks like and appreciates the importance of security throughout the SDLC.

    • Implementing and designing CI and CD packages/pipelines to allow measurable improvements to deployment frequency, a faster time to market, and a lower failure rate of new releases

    • Building and maintaining tools to automate application and infrastructure deployment, and to monitor operations

    • Working with our Solutions and Cloud Architects to help deliver improvements and cost savings

    • Coordinating with other members of the Infrastructure Team with regard to firewall management, IP networking and user permissioning/removal

    • Coordinating with other members of the DevOps, Development, Test, and Product Owner teams to enhance and optimize existing processes

    • Providing guidance & support to the Dev and QA teams as needed

    • Handling incoming BAU requests

    • You are very ‘hands-on’, and love getting your hands dirty in the detail

    • You have a "can do" attitude and love to experiment, tinker and play around with new tech

    • Enjoy new challenges and learning new skills


    • Exposure to Docker, Docker Compose and Kubernetes. Deploying to Kubernetes clusters in the cloud

    • CI/CD - experience managing Jenkins & VSTS environments

    • Experience managing Azure & GCP (AWS a bonus but not essential)

    • Experience managing Linux environments

    • Experience monitoring cloud infrastructure

    • Exposure to scripting languages, Python, Bash & Powershell

    • Ability to learn quickly in a high volume environment

    Additional Information

    Our Values and DNA  

    At Octopus we don't just focus on what we do but also how we do it. Everyone shares our values of being straightforward, helpful and bold. And while these are the principles that guide us as an organisation, our DNA goes even further, by revealing our inner strengths: 

    - We are loyal: we fully buy-in to the company's vision and believe in everything that Octopus stands for.

     - We are respectful: we live and breathe the Octopus values of being helpful, straightforward and bold. 

    - We are resilient: we have an inner strength that means we never give in. 

    - We are intellectually curious: we seek to understand how the world works and were always learning, adapting and improving. 

    - We understand who our customers are: and because we know them really well, we always give them our very best.  

    What we offer  

    Octopus has built an exciting and inclusive high-performance culture where employees feel empowered. This means we welcome discussions around flexible working hours. We also understand the value of diversity, and we have a team dedicated to promoting gender, ethnic, socio-economic, LGBT and disability equality, to make sure we back up our words with actions. All Octopus employees are given the opportunity to develop new skills, aim higher and accelerate their careers. 

    Skills required:


    Flexible Hours
    Letter of Recommendation
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