Senior Cloud Infrastructure Engineer

Remote
Full Time
Experienced

Want to work with an award-winning and quickly expanding company? We’re a travel site making it a doddle to book camping, glamping and caravan sites all over the world, with over 5,300 to choose from.

Pitchup.com receives 31m annual visits and over the last year has booked over 5m bed nights, with revenue up 91% on 2020 and 96% on 2019. The site has been featured in leading global media titles, such as BBC News, New York Times, Le Figaro, and more, and has been translated into 16 languages. You will join a nimble team of 60 based in 10 countries, all working from home, as we are a 100% remote business.

A member of the Financial Times' FT1000 fastest growing companies in Europe, Pitchup.com receives up to 300,000 visits and 6,500 bookings per day. Recently we were awarded the Platinum Trusted Service Award by Feefo, for achieving a customer rating of at least 4.5 out of 5 for 3 years in a row. The company is profitable and was founded in 2009 by former lastminute.com staff with a background in the holiday park sector

We are seeking a Senior Cloud Infrastructure Engineer to help us identify and implement improvements to our infrastructure and the development practices needed to ensure Pitchup can release, run and scale software in a reliable manner. We’ve recently completed a migration to Kubernetes in Google Cloud from bare metal. Now we’d like to make more use of modern managed services like Cloud Tasks, Memorystore and more - all while pushing towards continuous delivery and best-in-class release pipelines. 

About the role 

  • Collaborate with the wider Engineering community to enhance their ability to deliver via modern, fast, effective deployment pipelines
  • Proactively control cloud costs 
  • Provide coaching, instructions and tooling to help teams deploy to production faster
  • Ensure operational best-practices for logging, security, backups, monitoring and other aspects of our estate are implemented to enhance site reliability
  • Help us to build a pragmatic, effective DevOps culture across our teams

What your first few months will look like:

  • We would like you to understand the existing cloud estate and deployment tooling
  • Make meaningful improvements to the cloud estate in terms of reliability, cost or deployment efficiency
  • Ideally have produced and agreed some plans for future cloud improvements alongside ongoing maintenance

About you

  • You will currently be a Cloud Infrastructure Engineer with at least 3 - 5+ years of experience within a scaling business.
  • Essential that you have Kubernetes experience and would be advantageous if you have previous experience with GCP. 
  • Experience with all aspects of modern cloud infrastructure including networking, storage, managed services and access control.
  • A strong understanding of security fundamentals.
  • Experience of configuration management and infrastructure automation, preferably using Terraform.
  • Expertise using modern CI/CD tools such as Gitlab, GitHub Actions, CircleCI or similar.
  • Team player, self-motivated, able to plan and prioritise effectively.
  • Experience of working as part of an Agile development team.
  • Degree in a related discipline.

Our stack comprises:

  • Kubernetes
  • Python/Django/Celery
  • Vue.js
  • PostgreSQL
  • Redis
  • Solr
  • Memcached
  • Nginx
  • Varnish
  • Cloudflare
  • GitLab

Salary: £85,000 to £95,000 per annum depending on experience 

Pitchup employee benefits: 

  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays (pro-rated for part-time employees)
  • Pension matched to 4%, private healthcare, life insurance, critical illness cover and income protection - for peace of mind
  • Discounts including: gym memberships, sports equipment, Caffe Nero, Odeon cinema and various hotel and retail outlets
  • IT equipment 
  • Great staff discounts on Pitchup bookings across thousands of properties in 70 countries
  • A work-from-home office equipment allowance
  • Company away days
  • Employee assistance helpline, in case you ever need someone to talk to, with access to get-fit programmes, nutrition advice, financial and legal advice and counselling
  • Remote work allowed
  • And loads more!

Read some of our latest press coverage 

  • UK: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/family-holidays/grandparents-guide-happy-half-term/ 
  • IT: https://vincenzochierchia.blog.ilsole24ore.com/2022/01/18/estate-2022-pitchup-turismo-glamping-gonfie-vele/ 
  • US: https://medium.com/authority-magazine/dan-yates-of-pitchup-the-future-of-travel-in-the-post-covid-world-949495433861 
  • ES: https://www.europapress.es/turismo/nacional/noticia-reservas-campings-espana-crecen-30-consolidandose-destinos-favoritos-europa-20211214114752.html 
  • FR: https://www.camping-car.com/nos-actus/27057-laissez-vous-tenter-par-une-escapade-en-van 

 

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