DevOps Team Lead

Location: Cambridge
Salary: Competitive with benefits
Start date: December 2019
Reporting to: CTO

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an ambitious and experienced Senior DevOps Engineer to join Checkit’s world-class team in Cambridge. This is a key development role working to progress the Checkit cloud infrastructure as our products evolve. Working in an agile environment this role will be focused on developing the cloud infrastructure, making best use of AWS services, and supporting the software development process of web application, embedded and mobile teams. You will need an automate-everything attitude.

About Checkit

The Checkit solution provides organisations with real-time operations management - making processes smart, safe and efficient, using a pioneering combination of IoT, Cloud, Apps and Data Analytics. Our industry approved work management and automated monitoring solutions replace traditional paper based systems by utilising cloud technologies, low power wireless networks, smart handsets, Bluetooth and embedded Linux devices to carry out large numbers of routine tasks over multiple sites and locations.

We have 175 people, £12m revenues and we’re growing fast, with ambitious plans for new product development and global expansion. It’s an exciting product, with a startup atmosphere with excellent backing. Life at Checkit is fast moving - keeping pace with marketing requirements and new technologies as they become available.


  • Manage the day-to-day running of the DevOps team.
  • Distribute and prioritise work for the team.
  • ​Produce monthly reports for senior managers.
  • Provide technical support and architecture advice for internal technical teams.
  • Develop, maintain and support production infrastructure and software systems.
  • ​Stay up to date with security best practice and integrate security at every level of the stack.
  • ​Investigate new technology and solutions as needed.

Personal skills, experience and knowledge:

  • Supportive and reliable team leader, who can manage and mentor more junior team members.
  • Experience of working in an agile environment using Scrum and/or Kanban.
  • A keen interest in DevOps methodologies, software architecture and cloud computing.
  • Passion for developing scalable, performant architecture & software.
  • Highly organised with the ability to work on own initiative with minimum supervision
  • ​Able to identify and prioritise work and provide creative solutions to problems.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

Technical​ experience and skills (essential):

  • Containers (Docker).
  • Experience with one of the following languages: python, node.js or Go.
  • Amazon Web Services
    • Networking: AWS VPCs, subnet, route tables, security groups, NACLs
    • EC2, ALB, Auto Scaling Groups, Route53
    • RDS
    • Monitoring and troubleshooting
    • AWS recommended good practices
    • Infrastructure as code using tools/services such as CloudFormation, Terraform or serverless.
  • Infrastructure as code using tools/services such as CloudFormation, Terraform or serverless.

Technical​ experience and skills (desirable):

  • MongoDB.
  • AWS ECS / Fargate.
  • AWS Aurora / Redshift.

Required qualifications and skills:

  • A good degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent
  • Good oral and written communication skills with the ability to read, write and speak fluent English
  • Relevant recent AWS accreditations

What we offer

  • Competitive salary plus benefits package
  • Planned career and progression path
  • 25 days holiday + B/H
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Generous Quick Recognition Awards Scheme
  • Recommend a Friend recruitment scheme
  • Fortnightly Friday afternoon R&D / learning time
  • Eye Care Vouchers
  • Social Activities
  • Secure bike storage
  • Campus environment
  • University coffee shop opposite us
  • University gym close by
  • Nearby park and ride

If this sounds like a job you’d like and you’ve got what we’re looking for, please apply. If you’d like to know more before applying, please contact our HR department at Checkit:

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