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Devops Engineer

We’re a multi award-winning team expanding the online bookable campsite and holiday park market where only 30% are bookable online. And we want another expert to join us.

We're looking for an ambitious and talented DevOps engineer to join our current team of 4/5 developers managing double-digit annual growth and tackling tough online booking, search and geo challenges. We’re all about collaboration – you’ll take part in regular brainstorms as the company grows rapidly, and gain direct experience of the rapid evolution of a high-profile growth company, working alongside experts in an apolitical, friendly environment.

Pitchup.com is the market leading online booking site for campsites and caravan parks, with over 3,000 sites available in 40 countries, including the USA, and plans for further global expansion.

More Brits go camping and caravanning than holiday in Spain and Greece combined, and the market is booming as Brits switch to domestic holidays. Now, we're expanding into Europe and further afield.

A Deloitte Technology 'Fast 50' winner in 2016, Pitchup.com receives up to 125,000 visits and 2,500 bookings per day. The company is profitable and was founded in 2009 by former lastminute.com staff with a background in the holiday park sector.

Cool stuff we’ve done recently include developing our award-winning mobile site and advanced compare tool. Behind the scenes we’ve built some pretty nice features to help campsite owners manage their vacancies and encourage them to sign up.

We’re based at The Light Box off the Chiswick High Road (nearest tube/train Gunnersbury, Kew Bridge) and are a lively friendly team with bags of experience. We want someone similar to join us – is that you?

The role includes the following key responsibilities:

  • Help maintain and admin our environment
  • Monitor metrics to be proactive about finding problems, both at the system level, and the application level
  • Help Dockerize the rest of our environment
  • Create and maintain Jenkins CI pipeflows
  • Create Kibana and Datadog dashboards
  • System admin of bare-metal Ubuntu dedicated servers
  • Suggest and implement improvements to our DevOps
  • Improve security and policies
  • Help maintain a DR plan with offsite backups, postgres streaming, etc.
  • Analyse the Postgres performance of new templates
Technology stack:
  • Docker
  • Ansible
  • Postgres
  • Redis
  • Solr
  • Memcached
  • Django
  • Celery
  • ELK
  • CircleCI
  • ELK
  • Nginx
  • Varnish
  • Gettext
  • S3
 
About you:
  • experienced DevOps engineer with a strong background working with the main components of our stack, particularly Docker, Ansible and ELK
  • good sql experience (ideally PostgreSQL)
  • Django/Python programming experience a big plus
  • keen to get involved in a hands-on way, suggesting new ways forward for the site and enjoying coming up with new feature ideas
  • a fan of agile working practices – you get things done
  • a quick-on-the-uptake problem solver

Salary: £50,000 - £70,000, dependent on experience. Benefits include pension match up to 3%, critical illness cover, group income protection and Vitality private medical insurance.

Contract applicants will also be considered.

Some remote working is possible, and some on-call evenings and weekends may be required.

Questions about the role before applying? Let's talk - contact us.

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