Senior DevOps Engineer

Engineering UK · Manchester, Manchester
Department Engineering UK
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Inclusion and Diversity at Peak


Our mission at Peak is to help businesses do great things with AI - we are the innovators, the disruptors and the gamechangers.  


Diverse and inclusive companies will drive the fourth industrial revolution - and we will lead from the front. 


Over the next 5 years, we need more than words to create a stronger company and a fairer society, which is why Peak are committed to not only creating an amazing place to work, but a diverse and inclusive one too.


We want to create awesome teams and leadership, where everyone can bring their authentic selves to work and their ideas to solve the complex problems for the companies and the communities we serve.


Purpose of the role


As Senior DevOps Engineer you will be working with developers and data scientists enabling them to be autonomous and self-sufficient, empowering them to do great things with data by building great infrastructure and automation into the world's first end to end AI platform. 


You will be utilising a passion for building great automation and infrastructure with Linux, Docker, AWS and more to build the best AI platform in the world.


The Opportunity


At Peak we are on a mission to make AI accessible for all businesses by providing them with the ability to drive value from their data. Just as importantly, we are also focused on building an amazing company - one where we truly value our people & culture, and strive to make an amazing and diverse place to work. Our recent Best Companies award & 3 star accreditation for being one of the top companies to work for is a testament to this.


We have ambitious plans over the coming years; to capture a large part of this new market, expand our operations and create the best working culture possible. This is a great time to join Peak and the Engineering team, as we start the next stage of our global growth. 


The Role


  • Automate and streamline operations and procedures
  • Cloud Security
  • Understanding and demonstrating good architecture principles - availability, scalability, repeatability, stability etc.
  • DevOps concepts -  CI/CD, high trust, e2e responsibility, continuous improvement, automation etc.
  • Deploying and monitoring different systems
  • Scripting and automation
  • Mentoring, sharing feedback, best practices, and knowledge, encouraging best practices
  • Supporting the end users, taking on issues and feedback and keeping a tight feedback loop, continuously improving the platform and tools


Skills & Experience


You may see some skills and experience mentioned that you aren’t familiar with yet and that’s ok - If you’re driven, curious and ready to learn new things we’re open to seeing what you’ve got to offer!


We’d love to see someone who can demonstrate:


  • Infrastructure As Code (CloudFormation, Terraform, ARM etc.)
  • Expert Cloud knowledge (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud etc.)
  • Programming/Scripting (Bash & Python essential, other languages beneficial)
  • Containers & Orchestration (Docker, ECS, Kubernetes etc.)
  • Configuring and managing Kubernetes/EKS is beneficial
  • CI/CD (Code pipeline, Code build, Jenkins, TravisCI/CircleCI etc.)
  • Database hosting, configuration, usage (RDS, Redshift, SQL etc.)
  • System Administration
  • Technical Certification is beneficial - AWS, Linux, GCP etc.
  • Mentoring and/or team leading is beneficial
  • Linux experience and understanding is essential
  • Working within Scrum, Kanban or Lean methodologies
  • Cross team collaboration and communication


The Team


You’ll be working with a smart and driven team of engineers, with a diverse background of DevOps, data engineering, full stack development, system administration and product support. You’ll also work closely with other teams such as Data Science and Customer Success making sure that customer operations run smoothly.


The Peak Platform


Leveraging serverless and container architecture, the AI System is built for handling data at scale. AIS enables businesses to productionize AI, end-to-end, in a single platform. Insights and intelligence can be accessed via an array of outputs including in-built and custom apps, integrated via APIs and more.

You can read more about the Peak AI System on our website too.


As an AWS Machine Learning and Retail competency partner, that is where we host our infrastructure. Be ready to dive into the inner workings of the platform to debug and resolve issues, we want our engineers to be as autonomous and self-sufficient as they can be, continuously learning and getting practical experience of our favourite technologies.


What we offer

  • Opportunity to make a large impact in a fast-growing company with global ambitions and influence Peak’s early success in entering the global market.
  • Share options / Equity in Peak - Peak is our company, Peak is your company
  • 25 days annual leave when you start (rising with each year of service up to 30), plus 8 days public holidays (3 flexible days for you to use when convenient)
  • A fantastic working environment with open communication channels, flat team structure and a truly collaborative style.
  • Flexible culture - Hybrid working model (Clubhouse/Home) and flexible hours with work life balance in mind.
  • Opportunity to work from anywhere in the world for 1 month of the year
  • Great maternity leave benefits (more details here).
  • Mental and physical health support through a variety of channels, e.g., Headspace and Spill app subscriptions, online yoga/boxing/HIIT classes, regular team days and social activities (online at the moment).
  • Cycle to work initiative and public transport season ticket loans.
  • Learn from like minded & talented team members across multiple disciplines.
  • Opportunity to develop in various areas that you may take an interest in as part of your personal development.


About Peak


Peak is the pioneer of a new category of enterprise software, Decision Intelligence; the commercial application of AI to optimize business performance. Decision Intelligence allows companies to fulfill their potential, and grow revenues and profits. Peak’s platform is used by leading brands across industries such as retail, CPG, direct-to-consumer, construction and manufacturing. Peak’s customers include Nike, PepsiCo, KFC, PrettyLittleThing, Superdry and CJ Group. 


Peak has been named a Gartner ‘Cool Vendor’ for AI in retail, and was also named in The 10 Best Technology Companies to Work for 2021 with the Best Companies 3-star ‘World Class’ accreditation, which recognizes extraordinary levels of employee engagement. Peak is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Retail Competency Partner and Machine Learning Competency Partner, and is ISO 27001 accredited.


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  • Location
    Manchester, Manchester
  • Department
    Engineering UK
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced