Devops Engineer

London, United Kingdom

Job Description

Are you passionate about DevOps? Are you excited by building a new toolset using the latest container and serverless technologies? If it’s a yes to all of those questions, then we want to talk to you - Policy Expert is expanding on its award-winning success with new products, opportunities, and partnerships. Policy Expert is the UK’s number 1 rated home insurance provider. We’re an InsurTech company built in the cloud, driven by excellence and data, with a no blame culture. An approachable team, with many years of expertise and knowledge in a wide range of domains. A strong sense of teamwork, but also autonomy, and room to grow, learn and teach others.


  • Experience in working with Cloud infrastructure is a requirement. Ideally, you will have worked on AWS and have knowledge of core service such as IAM, EC2, VPC, CloudWatch, S3, Route53, RDS, ELB/ALB, ASG/LC, Lambda, ECS/Fargate.
  • Build Tooling and API’s in Java or Python, to enable developers to automate, configure and deploy more efficiently in a microservice based architecture.
  • Develop Infrastructure as code following the same strict software delivery practices as the rest of the tech team including pair programming, code reviews, test coverage where and whenever possible.
  • Ensure compliance and best practice across multiple AWS accounts and regions.
  • Use configuration management tools (Puppet or equivalent) to create stable, testable and repeatable infrastructure as code. Working knowledge of Linux is a must have.
  • Undertake continuous security monitoring, review and improvement across all Cloud infrastructure.
  • Use dynamic secrets management to secure microservice based architectures. Vault experience useful but not required.
  • Evolve current tooling while being mindful of longer term objectives.
  • Work with development teams to troubleshoot Staging and Live issues.
  • Maintain and improve CI/CD build tools and pipelines. Teamcity useful.
  • Play a key role in the selection process of future platform architectures (Containerisation and/or FaaS. (Docker and AWS Lambda). Scheduling frameworks such as AWS Fargate or other, and advanced service discovery (LinkerD, Envoy, AWS App Mesh).
  • Experience in container technologies is not essential but an eagerness to learn is.
What you will find here: We run a relaxed, fun, open and honest environment, with trust and professionalism a must. We value of work / life balance, and all our team members enjoy flexible working hours and working from home. Who will you be working with: A collaborative bunch of approachable developers, with many years of expertise and knowledge in a wide range of domains. Perhaps surprisingly, none of the development team has an insurance background, and it’s not a requirement of the role. An environment of mutual trust between development and business, with a ‘we are all in this together’ attitude. We are told over and over again our hiring approach is relaxed and enjoyable. Benefits
  • Flexible working approaches like work from home
  • Fruit, breakfast, and drinks provided
  • Social events through the year
  • Private medical cover with Vitality
  • Travel season ticket loan
  • MacBook Pro + Large screen
  • Training and education through LinkedIn learning and Plurasight.
  • Access to selected London O2 events and use of a Private Lounge.

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