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DevOps Engineer – London at What3Words
London, GB

We are looking for an infrastructure engineer with strong interest in DevOps, who can code and has AWS experience. You will be joining our DevOps team which is currently replatforming our system with technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes and Prometheus. We are building a truly CI platform, with rapid continuous deployment, massive scalability and failover tolerance. This is an outstanding learning opportunity for someone with a strong technical background and an ability to learn fast.


You’ll have hands-on experience of deployment toolsets including Ansible and Docker, be familiar with Linux, know how cloud server platforms work and have excellent scripting skills to help bring all components of our continuous integration, deployment, and server provisioning strategy.


Essential Skills:

  • AWS experience – EC2, S3, CloudFormation
  • Linux
  • Shell scripting
  • Git
  • Python
  • CI – Jenkins, Travis
  • Docker
  • Networking fundamentals – DNS, certificates

Desirable Skills:

  • ElasticSearch, Logstash, Kibana (ELK)
  • Kubernetes
  • Deployment – Ansible, Packer
  • Security / Hardening
  • Monitoring
  • CMS Experience – WordPress
  • Big Data experience

You will have:

  • Excellent communication skills with perfect spoken and written English
  • The ability to talk to techies and non-techies in suitable language
  • A passion for development and staying current with technology trends
  • The ability to work both independently and with others
  • A focus on high quality software engineering work and attention to detail
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

Extra credit if you:

  • Know about building out scalable data stores
  • Have a passion for working as part of a fast-moving engineering team


The what3words team is a mix of experienced entrepreneurs, people who have worked at the highest levels in large global organisations, academics, and bright graduates – it’s a good balance, and it’s important for us that we get the right person who is happy working alongside people from these backgrounds. We have a relaxed and focused office in West London, with regular team socials, and we expect to add more benefits as we grow. We have a culture that encourages curiosity and imagination in how we achieve our goals, and an absolute focus on building a global business.

We hope in 5 years you will be proud to tell people you were one of the early joiners at what3words.


What next?

We are looking for someone to start this role as soon as possible, so applications will be considered as and when we receive them.

Please note that this role will be based in our London office, therefore we will only accept applications from individuals based in London (or ready to move to London immediately) and those that have authorisation to work in the UK.