DevOps Engineer

  • LendInvest
  • London, UK
  • Sep 10, 2018
Full time Developer Ruby on Rails

Job Description


What are we About

LendInvest is a fast-growth Financial Technology business that is shaping the future of property finance. Since launching in 2008, we’ve funded over £1 billion of loans to buy, build or renovate almost 4,000 properties around the UK. We raised almost £50 million of equity backing to date from top tier investors such as Atomico, the European venture capital fund led by Skype founder, Niklas Zennström. In total we’ve raised and manage over $1 billion of funds for investors.

LendInvest is the world’s largest online marketplace for property lending and investing, and is one of the UK’s fastest growing FinTech companies.


What’s the team is like?

We are using technology and innovation to make the process of owning and investing in property simple and straightforward. To date - we have loaned £1 billion, but we have set the bar much higher.

We’re striving to build a proper DevOps culture and looking for people highly motivated in doing the same and able to collaborate proactively with our engineering team.

We rely heavily on AWS, Docker, Kubernetes, Jenkins, Terraform, MySQL (with PHP, Node.js and React.js for development) as well as a great number of additional applications for functions such as monitoring and networking (prometheus, grafana, ELK).

As the DevOps Engineer alongside our 3rd party DevOps company you’ll be responsible for the infrastructure that keeps our platform moving. Relying entirely on cloud services, you’ll make sure it works as securely & quickly as it should. Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides the backbone of our infrastructure and we’re looking for people who can maintain and expand our use of it

What’s my day to day going to be like?

  • Support & expand - Maintain our AWS-hosted infrastructure. You’ll need to monitor and proactively plan and configure aspects of the infrastructure as well as liaising with other parties both internal and externally to improve our performance and improve reliability. As you would expect with a role such as this, when situations arise you may need to react to outages outside of the business day, to either deal with an issue or act as an escalation point
  • Coaching and mentoring the team - coach the wider engineering team on DevOps best practice including providing guidance and training.
  • Thinking out of the box and anticipate challenges - It is imperative we are not simply reactive, we must expect challenges and question technologies, procedures and thinking already in place, you will be expected to constantly review and challenge at all levels.
  • Versatile - We work using agile/lean methodologies. We’d much rather iterate and learn than assume we know all the answers

What we’d like you to have:

  • Technical skills: Linux admin, AWS and at least one scripting language (ruby, python etc)
  • Eagerness to learn - You have expertise with what you’ve worked on and an eagerness to learn where you haven’t worked before.
  • Team player - You don’t (always) work in isolation and are excited by the thought of using your team whilst involving product, experience design, engineering and more in the process.
  • Engineering excellence - Constantly looking for new ways to improve our infrastructure and leverage the capabilities AWS (and others) provide us with

It would be great if you have:

  • Technical skills: Terraform, Jenkins and knowledge of relational databases
  • Exposure to Docker and Kubernetes


LendInvest Benefits Include

  • A relaxed open-plan working environment;
  • Matched pension contributions;
  • Discretionary share-options scheme;
  • 25 days holiday;
  • Enhance maternity/paternity pay;
  • Subsidised gym membership via PerkBox;
  • Various other discounts/benefits via PerkBox;
  • Open bar from 5.30pm (4pm on Fridays);
  • Cooked lunch on Friday's from a local restaurant;
  • A selection of breakfast cereals and fresh fruits and snacks available each day;
  • A MacBook or similar and everything else you need to do your job.