Senior DevOps Engineer

 

Summary

DevOps currently sit at 3 engineers and provide the foundation on which all replatforming efforts are being built. This foundation requires some key strategic changes to provide a more stable and cost-effective set of environments. Themes include adopting AWS best practices in account setup, providing developers with guardrails in deploying and running services, and optimising AWS expenditure.

The team’s ability to take on its challenges would greatly benefit from the addition of an engineer with not only complementary skills but with an interest in driving engineering productivity. We are looking for a motivated and driven individual looking to identify and own areas of improvement. We value pragmatic innovation and delivering long-lasting value. You should be willing to debate healthily, never stop learning and always promote collaboration.

This role is remote with periodical visits to the head office.

Background

Kobalt’s tech platform, KTech, is currently responsible for sending worldwide notifications of all clients’ songs; and it delivers albums, singles and videos to a whole host of digital services, including iTunes, Spotify, YouTube and many others. It also licenses use of clients work in TV, Film, Games and Adverts. Once all of that has been done, it then has the not-so-small job of processing the millions of resulting payments.

This is an established yet fast growing creator-centric company of artists and songwriters including The Chainsmokers, Kelly Clarkson, Miles Davis, Dave Grohl, Lauv, Zayn Malik, Max Martin, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Pitbull, Elvis Presley, Skrillex, Sam Smith, and many more. Kobalt represents on average over 40% of the top 100 songs and albums in both the US and UK.

 

Our ideal Senior DevOps Engineer will have:

  • Strong AWS
  • Strong Infra as code (GitOps, Terraform)
  • Strong CI/CD (CircleCI)
  • Experience with microservices (best practises)
  • Experience with relational databases
  • Exposure to event-driven architecture (streaming)
  • Exposure to NoSQL databases (e.g. DynamoDB)
  • Ownership of project through to completion
  • Responsibility capturing requirements and articulating to engineers and leadership

Legal

Applicants must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom. Verification checks will be conducted during the interview process and a full DBS check on acceptance of an offer. Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

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