DevOps Engineer - AWS / Linux

  • Location: Derby City Centre (Remote)
  • Salary: Starting up to £32,500 DOE, plus benefits
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Closing Date: November 14, 2021

We are looking for a DevOps Engineer to work alongside our development team in maintaining and supporting the infrastructure behind our projects and products.

Codemakers is an award-winning digital consultancy providing bespoke web and mobile apps for leading brands across multiple sectors. We love technology and get a real buzz from successfully applying it to a fast-paced, commercial world.

As a forward-thinking tech company, we have established our own Software-as-a-Service products, notably Shipmate – a delivery management platform for online merchants, which has seen incredible growth in the last 12 months, for which we have exciting plans for expansion over the coming months.

We are looking for a DevOps Engineer to work alongside our development team in maintaining and supporting the infrastructure behind our projects and products. The role would suit a competent, technically able individual capable of troubleshooting problems with a measured approach, communicating effectively with both our client and internal team to maintain service levels, resolve issues and ensure optimal performance.

You will be responsible for:

  • Maintaining cloud hosting infrastructure for our web-based applications and APIs
  • Deploying and testing new projects
  • Maintaining existing infrastructure, continually improving security and ensuring optimal system performance
  • Managing our Continuous Integration workflow
  • Supporting our Development team with configuration and maintenance of local development environments and test servers
  • First and second tier support for both our Codemakers and Shipmate customers
  • Troubleshooting and resolving operational system issues
  • Maintaining working documentation of server environments, deployment procedures and other operational processes
  • Assisting with Quality Assurance and testing of projects and products
  • Off-hours availability for occasional service outage (on rota basis)
  • Development tasks such as content addition, SQL database maintenance and optimisation, producing reports and minor tweaks to web-based systems and APIs to assist their deployment and maintenance

The successful candidate will work alongside our current DevOps Engineer to familiarise themselves with our systems and procedures. The role includes a wide range of opportunities to continue to refine your skills and specialise in the fields that suit you best. Career growth opportunities include the role evolving to DevOps Team Leader as this aspect of the business grows.

We are specifically looking for a DevOps Engineer with experience maintaining Linux-based application servers on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform, to support our mid-scale web portals and APIs. The vast majority of our web-based projects are developed using PHP, but we also maintain systems built using Ruby-on-Rails, Node.js and other frameworks, so as part of the role there are opportunities to carry out development and maintenance tasks and other development duties as required.

Am I suitable for the role?

We are seeking a competent, experienced DevOps Engineer with a positive attitude eager to make an impact on our service delivery, learn new skills and who has excellent communication skills. The successful candidate will be a methodical person with an eagerness to continually improve working practices, maintain high standards and help others. Prior commercial experience in DevSecOps, the AWS platform, Linux-based systems maintenance and implementing Continuous Integration workflows is essential. 

Prior experience working on SaaS products or in an eCommerce environment is desirable. Knowledge of deploying and optimising performance and security of PHP, Ruby-on-Rails and Node.js applications to scale desirable. Experience maintaining configuration automation tools such as Chef and Terraform also desirable. 

What’s the working environment like?

The Codemakers office is based at Friar Gate Studios, opposite ‘The Copper Building’ on the outskirts of the Cathedral Quarter. We have a modern working environment, a relaxed dress code and all the equipment you need to carry out your role, with endless free tea, coffee and soft drinks. There is an on-site café and you are only a few minutes’ walk from the centre of town for lunch and after-work activities.

In-line with recent Government guidance our team have been working remotely and we have decided to make remote working an option indefinitely into the future. We would therefore consider applicants outside of a regularly commutable distance to Derby working remotely for this role, but occasional in-person meetings will be required. Applicants therefore must reside in the United Kingdom.

The daily routine includes a video conference stand-up to make sure everyone is on track, plus there are weekly opportunities to socialise in Derby City Centre, the focus being Friday evenings with the opportunity to play 5-a-side football with colleagues and friends, followed by refreshments in one of the city’s many popular bars.

What does my employment package include?

  • A starting salary of £27,500 – £32,500 DOE
  • 21 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Home working opportunities
  • Time to develop your skills and an annual training allowance
  • Flexible working hours
  • Bupa medical insurance

Sounds great! How do I apply?

Please submit your CV along with a cover letter by email to Please quote vacancy reference CM-2110-1 with your application.

The Application Process

Your application will first be considered by our senior management team, who will invite you to a video conference interview if your application passes our initial criteria. Further video or in-person interviews may then follow, together with a practical exercise and other assessments to determine your suitability for the role.

Codemakers is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age or any other illegal or unfair basis.

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