DevOps Engineer

A full-time hybrid role in Cambridge, UK

It’s an exciting time to join Gearset! In the last few years we’ve rocketed from a 7 person start-up to over 250 people, and we’re only just getting started. As a product-driven company founded by engineers, we know the value of a great engineering culture, and we’re looking for experienced DevOps engineers to join a team built from the ground up on trust, teamwork and tight feedback loops.

Our deliberate lack of unnecessary hierarchy, and our focus on the job to be done (one of our core values), means you’ll work from day one on making thousands of businesses around the world more effective. You’ll work collaboratively using a pragmatically-chosen modern tech stack (Kubernetes, Docker, AWS, Terraform, .NET) to help Gearset run a scalable, secure and reliable service, and enable development of the solution to scale with the growth of the company. 

Our culture of trust, transparency, and collaboration, means everyone at Gearset is given the autonomy to succeed and are trusted to do good work. We only add process when it helps us get things done, and we’re allergic to pointless meetings! We live by our core engineering values, which aren’t just nice words—they guide us through day-to-day challenges and are the foundation of how we work together. 

We know that learning and development is important to great devops engineers, and at Gearset you’ll find it comes in many forms. From the chance to collaborate with other really smart people who help you learn and raise your game, to having an annual learning and development budget for conferences, events, and courses. All this coupled with flexible working, and a top end hardware setup of your choosing, you can see that Gearset has built a culture to help you succeed.

What’s the opportunity for a DevOps Engineer at Gearset?

  • Be an integral part of building and supporting our multi-tenant infrastructure, running in multiple regions across the globe, utilising the power of AWS
  • You'll be involved in building and maintaining the automation that allows our engineering team to release updates to our product multiple times per day
  • Work on production infrastructure and help us to maintain our excellent reputation for delivering a service with minimal downtime, even when we're making complex changes behind the scenes
  • Continuously improve the security of our infrastructure and our ability to detect and respond to issues
  • You'll be working with a collaborative team of varied disciplines, including developers, designers, data engineers, marketers and salespeople
  • Work closely with other engineers day-to-day and help make a real difference to our customers

What you’ll achieve

  • Operate and evolve our infrastructure to help scale for an ever growing user base, and support a team developing our increasingly sophisticated SaaS.
  • Learn from, and share your experience with, a great team from a wide range of backgrounds in a feedback driven culture where you can do your best work.
  • Work closely with folks from various internal teams to find new ways to improve our systems to continue to delight our users and help Gearset grow.
  • Contribute opinions on a range of topics, from DevOps practices to product strategy and roadmap, to impact what we work on moving forward.

About you

  • Have 5+ years’ experience as a DevOps engineer
  • Have in-depth practical experience working on AWS (VPC networking and security, IAM, EC2, Postgres RDS, S3, EKS)
  • Practical experience with Kubernetes
  • Practical experience with Terraform
  • Experience in the configuration and running of a CI/CD pipeline
  • Previous experience working on hosted, multi-tenant products
  • Comfortable giving and receiving constructive feedback to make your work even better
  • Approach your work with pragmatism, prioritising iteration, and delivering value over process and deliberation

Great to haves

  • Experience with .NET/C#
  • You’ve worked in an agile development team with a focus on delivering value early
  • Experience with building observability and alerting into systems

Salary and benefits (The stuff you’d expect!)

  • Salary is £78K - £100K (depending on experience)
  • This is a full time opportunity, working Monday to Friday with the option of flexible home working (for most of us that looks like 2-3 days a week in the office)
  • Generous personal development budget for courses, conferences, or whatever is useful to your professional development in the role of up to £1500 per year
  • Top end hardware provided
  • Free lunch in the office
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (with the option to buy an extra 5 each year)
  • Company Pension Plan (matching up to 5%)
  • Bupa health care
  • Life Insurance & critical illness cover
  • Discounted gym membership, as well as a range of health and wellness benefits

About us

Gearset is the leading Salesforce DevOps platform trusted by more than 2000 companies around the globe, including McKesson, Accenture and IBM. We’ve the fast-paced, exciting environment of a startup, with the success and ambition of a scaleup, with offices in Belfast, London, and Chicago, alongside our Cambridge (UK) HQ.

We’re proud of our unique culture built on trust, collaboration, transparency, and teamwork, allowing us to have a feedback-driven culture that keeps us focused on delivering the best solution for our customers.

Alongside our Glassdoor score of 4.3/5, and customer G2 scores of 4.7/5, we hold three awards from Best Companies UK: Top 5 Best Company to work for in the East of England, UK Top 5 Best Mid-sized Company, and Top 5 Best Technology Company to work for in the whole of the UK.

Sound right for you?

If you think you have something special to offer, or you’ve got great experience but don’t match every requirement, we’d still love to talk with you and learn more! We’re committed to creating an inclusive environment and encourage you to apply.