DevOps Engineer

  • Location: Derby City Centre, United Kingdom
  • Salary: Starting at £32,500 plus benefits
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Closing Date: July 17, 2020

Your opportunity to work with household names in optimising operational performance

Codemakers is a digital consultancy providing bespoke web and mobile apps for business-to-business (B2B) clients across multiple industries. With household name brands among its clients, Codemakers offers a wide range of services including the ongoing development and maintenance of mid-scale eCommerce applications, mobile apps and APIs. The company has recently expanded into providing its own Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) products, notably Shipmate – a delivery management platform for mid-size online merchants and local delivery companies, and has other products currently in development.

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
  • First and second tier support for both our Codemakers and Shipmate customers
  • Troubleshooting and resolving operational system issues
  • Assisting with Quality Assurance and testing of projects and products
  • Maintaining customer support and issue tracking system(s)
  • 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 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.

We offer remote working opportunities and have daily team stand-ups video conferences and a wealth of remote working applications and tools to support this.

What does my employment package include?

  • A starting salary of £32,500
  • 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 covering letter by email to Please quote vacancy reference CM-2004-1 with your application.

The Application Process

Your application will first be considered by our senior management team, who will invite you to a video interview if your application passes our initial criteria.

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.

Important: Recruitment Agencies

We do not use recruitment agencies. If you are a recruitment agency or any other company offering recruitment services and call us, you imply your agreement to and are bound by the following terms: that Codemakers Limited will invoice you £250.00 + VAT for each call received, with payment due within 14 days.