DevOps Engineer

  • Anywhere

Job Description

We’re on a mission to protect society from fraud and money laundering. We’ve already protected over 1.5 million people through life’s big transactions, with a core aim to protect 3 million people by the end of 2024.
Fraud and regulation are rising, costing the UK economy over £100bn every year; this makes it more difficult for businesses to protect themselves and their clients – individuals like you and me – from fraud and money laundering.
Our co-founders Olly and Jack were led to this area when a friend was defrauded of £25K when buying their first property. At the time, anti-fraud technology didn’t exist, which meant that completing the anti-fraud checks required in these processes was largely manual. These big life moments should be exciting, but instead are often confusing and scary due to the painful process of completing these paper-based checks and the risk of fraud.
Thirdfort helps businesses to facilitate these anti fraud checks so that individuals know they can transact safely and seamlessly with professionals during these big transactions. Our anti-fraud platform provides a secure way for professionals in regulated sectors like Lawyers, Estate Agents and Accountants to transfer funds and verify sensitive information through app based document checks, facial recognition and open banking.
Over 1,300 businesses now trust Thirdfort to verify their clients. We are FCA regulated and have raised over $33m in capital from leading Fintech investors Breega and Element Ventures, as well as the founders of Zoopla, Funding Circle, Comply Advantage, Tessian, Fenergo and Fidel.
Engineering at Thirdfort
At Thirdfort, we’re working to build an outstanding engineering culture that empowers our team to do their best work. We have a culture which cultivates an honest and open environment, where everyone’s opinions are heard and valued.
We are looking for a DevOps Engineer with solid knowledge of GCP to join our DevOps team. Sitting within the broader engineering function, you will up-skill and enable our engineering teams, ensuring they have the tools and knowledge necessary to deliver high-quality features swiftly and efficiently. You will enable our product engineering teams to understand and build out their cloud infrastructure, ensuring systems are reliable and observable. You will proactively anticipate scaling and performance issues, and decrease cycle time through establishing and maintaining effective CI/CD. You will also contribute directly to feature delivery by participating in software design, development and testing.
Our Product and Tech teams are remote first and so this individual can be based anywhere in the UK. This does not mean though that our remote first team aren’t welcome in our offices as we value the times when we can come together in person. Ultimately we trust our team to work in the way that suits them best. Please note we’re unfortunately unable to offer visa sponsorship for this role.

As a DevOps Engineer, you will:

  • Work closely with stream aligned feature teams to understand their Cloud (GCP) infrastructure needs, anticipate performance and flexibility issues, and ensure appropriate monitoring and alerting is in place.
  • Closely collaborate with feature teams on CI/CD pipelines, reducing cycle time, and increasing quality and deployment frequency.
  • Evolve and improve the implementation of Infrastructure as Code.
  • Participate in the standardisation of networking, infrastructure, disaster & recovery and observability across teams.
  • Mentor and up-skill teams on infrastructure and continuous delivery.
  • Champion security and privacy when crafting solutions and pragmatically reviewing other engineers’ Pull Requests.
  • Be open to challenges and approach tasks with a pragmatic perspective.

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Has good experience with using Google Cloud Platform in production (Cloud Run, GKE, Cloud SQL, BigQuery, PubSub, Private Service Connect etc.)
  • Has experience building scalable and cost effective cloud native infrastructure in production in a dynamic startup/scale-up environment.
  • Has hands on experience with monitoring system health, performance and costs in a Cloud environment.
  • Has some experience developing production applications in one or more mainstream programming languages (e.g Go, Java, Typescript etc. – not only purely declarative configuration formats like YAML) and is happy to get stuck in along side software engineers to fix issues and support feature delivery.
  • Cares deeply about the quality, consistency and scalability at the whole system level and knows how to analyse technical designs with these in mind.
  • Can communicate complex topics with stakeholders of varying technical ability and can generate buy in for new concepts.
  • Has implemented effective alerting strategies that enable the detection and avoidance of issues that affect service delivery.
  • Has a proven track record of creating and maintaining front-to-back CI/CD with a good understanding of what enables engineering success.
  • Has experience with incident response, including preparation, run books, response team organisation, incident communication and technical remediation.
Studies show that women and other less represented groups are less likely to apply for roles unless they meet every requirement. We believe in building a diverse team, valuing different skills and experiences and so if you don’t think you have all the requirements listed here but feel this could be a role and environment you’d thrive in, we would still love for you to apply.

Life at Thirdfort:

  • Driven by our values, our culture promotes a collaborative and open environment where Thirdforters can take ownership, have impact, and feel empowered when it comes to their growth and development. We understand the importance of our teams wellbeing and recognise a one-size fits all approach rarely works, that’s why we aim to provide the flexibility individuals need to work in the way that suits them, and their families, best.
Our Benefits
We’ve created our benefits package to reflect Thirdfort’s mission and values. We place a strong focus on Security first given what we do, extending this to our team’s physical, mental and financial security to support them through their big life moments. Our benefits exist to empower our team, ensuring they feel supported and able to work in the way that enables them to do their best work.
When you join Thirdfort, you’ll get immediate access to our flexible employee benefits package that aims to support you across these areas:
  • Share options for all employees
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Customisable wellness budget and £250 WFH Budget
  • Up to 30 days Working from Abroad
  • Uncapped holiday
  • Enhanced sick leave
  • Private healthcare with our provider, AXA
  • Regular company and team socials
  • Uncapped budget for personal development
  • Enhanced employer matching pension scheme with salary sacrifice options
  • Access to our Cycle to Work scheme and our Electric Car Scheme
We’re committed to building an inclusive, equitable and diverse culture where everyone has a chance to make a difference. We’re purposefully building a team of problem-solvers that reflect our values – which is why we hire from all backgrounds. If you’re a curious, kind individual who takes ownership, you’ll be a great Thirdforter.
If you require any reasonable adjustments during the application or interview process, please let your dedicated Talent Manager know and we’ll do our best to accommodate.

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