DevOps Engineer

London, UK

Company Description

At Octopus, we’re entrepreneurs and we’re investors, on a mission to back the people, ideas and industries that will change the world. 

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Job Description

About the Role

What’s in it for you? 

We are seeking a talented and motivated DevOps Engineer to join our team. Due to the size of our business and the team and the fast-paced working environment in which we operate you will have the ability to work with the latest technology in a role that offers lots of variety and exposure to multiple aspects of DevOps. 

The team places a strong emphasis on continual learning and upskilling so you will benefit from having lots of support in your development and gaining certifications.  

The team:  

Part of a wider, agile Technology function (Octopus Labs), the DevOps team is a hands-on and passionate group of 3 highly dedicated, skilled engineers who support a wider Engineering function of 70 people based on and offshore.  

Octopus Labs use the latest technology to build state of the art systems to support our business processes. Our team is constantly looking for new technologies, and people at all levels of the function are encouraged and expected to contribute with ideas on how we can improve our products. We embrace diversity and have people from a wide range of backgrounds working both in the UK and from countries around the world.   

What will you be doing?  

  • Collaborating with development teams to streamline and automate software delivery processes 

  • Implementing and maintaining CI/CD pipelines using Azure DevOps 

  • Provision and management of cloud infrastructure using Terraform 

  • Configuring and managing Azure services (e.g., App Services, Virtual Machines, Databases) 

  • Monitoring and optimising application performance in the Azure cloud environment 

  • Participating in the design and implementation of infrastructure as code (IaC) solutions 

  • Contributing to the continuous improvement of DevOps practices and tooling 


Ideally, you’ll have:  

✅ Experience in a DevOps or similar role, with solid experience in Azure DevOps (formerly VSTS) or similar CI/CD tools, Terraform for infrastructure provisioning and Azure cloud services (e.g., Virtual Machines, App Services, Azure DevOps) 

✅ Familiarity with infrastructure as code (IaC) tools like Terraform, Kafka and Service Bus messaging systems and monitoring and logging tools (e.g., Azure Monitor, Splunk, or ELK stack) 

✅ An understanding of containerisation concepts (Docker, container orchestration) 

✅ Scripting skills in PowerShell, Bash, or Python 

✅ Knowledge of configuration management tools (e.g., Ansible, Puppet, or Chef) 

✅ Knowledge of security best practices 

✅ Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting abilities, with the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team 

We encourage you to apply even if you don’t tick every box. What’s the worst that can happen? 

This role will evolve as we grow and develop. So, if you are looking for a challenge in a fast paced and dynamic business, we can deliver on that. 

Additional Information

What we offer

💰 A competitive salary, bonus, pension and share incentive plan
✈️ Untracked holiday
🏡 Hybrid working – three days in the office, two days from home
⚓ Anchor (our wellness hub) which includes Headspace, one to one coaching through Wellness Cloud, Digital GP, employee assistance program & more
👪 Up to 6 months paid parental leave regardless of gender
❤️ Life insurance, critical illness cover and income protection
🏥 Private medical insurance for you and your family
🚗 Electric vehicle leasing
🌍 The option to work overseas up to a month per year

Our Values 
At our core, we believe that how a company behaves is just as important as what it does. That’s why we chose to become an accredited B Corp (the equivalent of a Fairtrade coffee stamp but for companies) and to change our Articles of Association so that the interests all our stakeholders – employees, customers, communities, environment and shareholders – are considered in every decision we make.   

We’re committed to creating a diverse and inclusive employee experience for all. We promote equal opportunities for growth and development regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or socio-economic background. We believe strongly that teams are at their best when every member of the team feels safe to bring their whole self to work.