London, Greater London

£38,000 - £43,000 pa

Permanent, Full-time

About the organisation

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Job Description

Do you want to be part of an organisation that stands up for children every day? We are looking for an experienced system administrator to join us as DevOps Engineer and continue to support and develop our websites and payment engine which will enable us to better communicate and engage with our Supporters and Fundraisers.

In our Support Services department, we fight for children every single day. We provide leadership and direction in the business of running an efficient organisation. We ensure our resources are used to maximum effect. We go the extra mile - and we don’t rest until the work is done.

As DevOps Engineer, you will support the development team in their infrastructure needs and monitor the health of our infrastructure and services. You will also Keep abreast of new developments in the provisioning, configuration, deployment, monitoring of environments to help shape our DevOps roadmap. In addition you will:

  • Automate as much as possible
  • Help design, maintain and improve our CI/CD pipelines
  • Suggest infrastructure evolution
  • Ensure security best practices are enforced at all times
  • Ensure sufficient documentation is in place for all infrastructure
  • Ensure efficient use of all cloud resources to reduce cost and increase performance.

To be successful you will have some experience with AWS, GCP or both along with strong knowledge of networking. You should also have the ability to guide technical discussions with both technical and non-technical audiences. In addition you will have:

  • Strong experience deploying/managing/maintaining Linux servers.
  • Strong experience with a scripting language (bash, python, powershell)
  • Strong experience with security
  • Some experience with automation
  • Some experience with monitoring/metrics/alerting (eg. Stackdriver, Prometheus, Datadog, Solarwinds)
  • Great communication skills and a team-player attitude.


  • Generous annual training budget
  • Freedom to innovate, a lot of autonomy
  • Gain exposure to a great tech stack: Kubernetes, Istio, Docker, AWS, GCP, Jenkins, Terraform, Cloudbuild, Circle, Packer
  • 35 hour working week with out of hours support restricted to exceptional circumstances.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we'll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.

To apply please visit our website.

Closing date: 27 May 2019