Tag Archives: AWS

Head of Development – London – c£80k

My client is looking for Head of Development to oversee a successful and growing multi-disciplinary development team, with a passion for people, innovation, and technology.

Their current development team consists of Android, iOS, Front end (HTML, CSS, JS, Angular) and Engineering (Python, AWS, PostgreSQL, NGINX), and whilst it will be beneficial for you to have experience in these specific technologies, candidates with a strong understanding of any relevant full stack will be considered.

You will have previous experience managing a multi-disciplinary team of 15+ developers in an organisation with a significant focus on product design. You will be familiar with the challenges of running large development teams, and have proven experience in shaping and evolving teams as they grow and technology comes and goes.

This is a management role more than a hands on development role, and your time will be focused on empowering a talented and passionate team to implement technology in the best way possible. The team is experienced and educated about what we do, and you will enjoy using others skills to build better ideas, processes and products.

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DevOps Engineer – £55k

I am looking for a DevOps engineer to join my clients existing team and help them roll out, monitor, scale and optimise their systems.

Working with support lead, the backend development team and system administrator you’ll ensure that developers can start working on new projects quickly, environments can be spun up and torn down with ease, and deployments to production are quick, smooth and reliable. On running systems you’ll know where the bottlenecks are and how to squeeze a bit more performance out of our infrastructure, and how to keep systems up and running under load.
We have teams working on front end web, iOS, and Android and routinely work in tight cross-disciplinary teams to share knowledge and skills across a range of technologies irrespective of coding background.

  • Design, set up and maintain deployment systems
  • Design, set up and interrogate system monitoring
  • Improve and optimise existing system infrastructure
  • Implement best-practice access control and system security
  • Work with development teams to identify and resolve uptime, performance and scalability issues
  • Communicate with multi-disciplinary internal and external teams
  • Take ownership of problems and get stuff done
  • Stay up to date with the latest technology developments and be prepared to present them internally and to clients


  • Demonstrable investigative and problem solving skills
  • Amazon Web Services (especially EC2 & RDS)
  • At least one scripting or system orchestration language
  • Linux (preferably Ubuntu)
  • Relational database admin (preferably PostgreSQL)
  • Some knowledge of TCP/IP Networking
  • Working iteratively with regular delivery (especially continuous delivery)
  • Git (or another DVCS)


Would be great if you knew about these:?

  • Vagrant (or other virtual machine tools)
  • Jenkins (or other continuous integration tools)


All candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK to be considered for this role.

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Systems Administrator – London

I am seeking a systems administrator to help deploy and maintain my clients infrastructure.

It requires someone who can combine experience in sys admin and automation along with the desire to develop new skills.

The Role:

  • Provision new AWS infrastructure as required by developers to host new applications services.
  • Install and configure servers and server software on Linux (Ubuntu), particularly Apache, MySQL and PHP
  • Automate installation (particularly Chef and Puppet)
  • Work with developers to ensure new features are osted
  • Diagnose and fix problems
  • Support the CTO in improving change management process



  • Hands-on experience with AWS
  • Have some knowledge of other standard server software such as Postfix, Dovecot, Apache Tomcat
  • Have experience with SCM systems such as GIT or SVN
  • Full job spec available.

All candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK to be considered for this role.

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