DevOps Engineer – Azure

London, UK

Company Description

Established in 2000, Octopus is a group of businesses investing in people, ideas and industries that change the world. You can learn more about us at

At Octopus Investments, we're experts in financial services and we’re also a certified B Corp, meaning we care as much about the impact of our investments as the returns they generate. Today we manage more than £12.4* billion on behalf of retail and institutional investors. 

*Funds Under Management data includes undrawn commitments, funds under advisory mandates, funds monitored and the Octopus Cash service as of 31st December 2021 

Job Description

About the Role

Job Purpose

Working in an agile environment, this role offers great autonomy and you have the opportunity to define and configure all DevOps activity in your team.

With an exciting range of business challenges to work on, this is a great role for an independent thinker, who's looking for both strategic and operational input across a range of products. Furthermore, you'll be part of a five-person DevOps chapter at Octopus, and work effectively with these colleagues to grow the success and impact of this chapter.

What you'll be doing

  • Overall responsibility for DevOps activities in your development team
  • The creation and maintenance of CI/CD pipelines
  • Using Terraform to create infrastructure as code
  • Implementing appropriate levels of monitoring for the multiple products/systems in your team
  • Creating accurate technical documentation to support your work
  • Integrating and maintaining security tooling as part of the CI/CD pipeline (DAST & SAST)
  • Troubleshooting and resolving technical issues in production and test environments
  • Implementing code quality tooling
  • Configuring cloud native resources in Microsoft Azure
  • Working with the Infrastructure and SecOps teams to make sure work is aligned across the IT function
  • Configuring branching policies in Azure DevOps


What you'll bring

  • Being an advocate for best practice in software engineering
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Great attention to detail
  • Knowledge of .Net and scripting languages
  • Knowledge of Agile working practices and previous experience of working with SCRUM
  • Ability to work on multiple concurrent tasks
  • Knowledge of architectural design concepts, particularly microservices
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work collaboratively with people at all levels of the company
  • A genuine interest in technology, and always looking for new tools to enhance our delivery process
  • Experience of working with the Infosec, Compliance, and SecOps functions to ensure the security of our data
  • Great stakeholder management skills
  • You will have a strategic mindset and will be able to communicate how activities map to strategic goals

Additional Information

What we offer

💰  A competitive salary, bonus, pension and share incentive plan
✈️ Take what you need holiday
🏡 Flexible working 
⚓ Anchor (our wellness hub) which includes Headspace, one to one coaching through Sanctus, Parent Cloud, Digital GP, Shout & more
👪 Enhanced family leave policies
❤️ 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 Octopus we don’t just focus on what we do but also how we do it. Everyone shares our values of being straightforward, helpful and bold. 

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.