Golang / Go Job: Site Reliability Engineer

Octopus Money

Site Reliability Engineer at Octopus Money

🇬🇧 United Kingdom › London
  (Posted Apr 4 2024)

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£75,000 - £95,000 DOE + benefits

Job description
We’re looking for a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) to help us build the scalable operations, technology and processes needed to transform millions of lives. We’re making high quality money help, affordable and accessible to people everywhere and this is an ideal opportunity for an experienced technologist to accelerate career development taking a broad and varied role within a rapidly growing company.

About Octopus Money

At Octopus Money, we want to help millions of people take the first steps to making their life dreams a reality. We’re making it easier, cheaper and more exciting to get money advice from a real person – not just a robot.

Schools don’t teach money and society makes it taboo. So most of us have no idea the amazing things that are possible if we take small steps to make our money go further. Imagine being tens of thousands of pounds better off. We’re here to make it happen.

Through a combination of real, friendly people and really clever technology, we help you see where you stand today and build the plan for whatever you’re dreaming of.

The role and opportunity

As a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) with us, you'll play a crucial role in ensuring the reliability, availability, and scalability of our critical systems. You'll work across all of our architecture, from designing and architecting resilient systems to implementing automation and tooling for streamlined operations. This is an opportunity to be at the forefront of our transformation to a SaaS provider. You will be working alongside our highly collaborative team and with support from external AWS accredited architects.

Key Responsibilities
Software development:

Refactoring, consolidating/dividing services as required to fit with our SaaS objectives
Collaborating closely with Back End developers in the product teams to minimise risks to on-going feature development

System Monitoring and Incident Response:

Monitor the health and performance of our systems and applications using various monitoring tools and dashboards
Respond promptly to incidents, troubleshoot issues, and implement solutions to minimise downtime and impact on users

Fault Tolerance and Disaster Recovery:

Design and implement fault-tolerant systems and architectures to ensure high availability and resilience
Defensive Programming / Chaos Engineering mindset
No compulsory out of hours support / on call

Infrastructure as Code (IaC) Development:

Design, develop, and maintain infrastructure automation scripts and templates using tools such as Terraform
Implement best practices for IaC to ensure infrastructure is version-controlled, reproducible, and scalable

AWS Architecture and Deployment:

Architect, deploy, and manage AWS services and solutions
Optimise AWS architecture for cost efficiency, performance, and scalability
Identify bottlenecks and areas for optimisation in our infrastructure and applications, and implement solutions to improve efficiency

Security and Compliance:

Implement security best practices and compliance standards for AWS environments

Experience required

Significant experience within engineering/DevOps/SRE discipline
Proven experience in a similar role, preferably in a high-traffic, production environment
Proficiency in Golang
Hands-on experience with Docker
Solid understanding of networking principles, distributed systems, and cloud computing platforms
Knowledge of monitoring and logging tools
Excellent problem-solving skills

In return for your contribution we offer a base salary of £75,000 - £95,000 DOE + benefits

Please note, as a regulated business we are required to run background checks for all employees which covers adverse financial and unspent convictions. These will only take place upon a successful job offer.

About Octopus Group

Octopus is a group of companies which invests in the people, ideas and industries that will help to change the world. We collectively believe that the companies serving two of our most important needs – our financial wellbeing and our planet’s future – are failing. And we want that to change. We want everything we do, whether that’s in financial services or energy supply, to have a positive impact on the people it touches. The energy supply business - Octopus Energy is the #1 rated UK energy supply business, and the only one to be recommended by Which? three years in a row.

Perks & Benefits

Make a difference
We're on a mission to help millions of people improve their finances. Seeing the impact we can make on our client's lives is deeply rewarding, and motivates the whole team to keep doing more to improve our service. Our client feedback is extremely positive, with a rating of 4.8 out of 5 on Vouchedfor.

Flexible working
We currently operate a hybrid model which is a mix of office and remote. You'll have the option of working from home 2 days per week (Monday and Friday) with the remainder from our central London office in Holborn.

Work from anywhere
We give an 18 day work from anywhere allowance to swap out the on site days or take some time working from another country. We give an 18 day work from anywhere allowance to swap out the on site days or take some time working from another country. Due to regulations this does not apply to individuals that give regulated financial advice.

Join a great team
We're a diverse team with decades of experience in financial services and a proven track record. We don't like office politics, and believe in treating everyone with transparency and respect.

Rapidly grow your career
We believe in hiring people who are better than us, and giving them opportunities to achieve great things. As we continue to scale up, there will be opportunities for ambitious new joiners to demonstrate their skills and take on bigger roles.

Share incentive plan and team bonus
Being part of Octopus we benefit from the group share incentive plan. In addition, for those who are not commission based we offer a team bonus provided we meet our team goals.

Pension, enhanced parental leave, private medical insurance & other benefits
As an Octopus Money employee you'll get access to a company pension, enhanced parental leave, PMI and other benefits to make sure you're healthy and happy, now and in the future!

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Skills wanted, in addition to Golang:
aws devops docker go golang
saas terraform


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