Junior/Apprentice DevOps Engineer

Interested in DevOps? Know your YAML from your JSON? Great. We’re hiring!


Location: The Elbow Rooms, 64 Call Lane, Leeds, LS1 6DT, Partially Remote
Salary: £18,000 – £22,000
Hours: Full-time

This is a junior role that we will provide a lot of training in. Don’t worry if you don’t tick every single box and don’t look at the list of requirements as an absolute must. If you’re passionate about tinkering with bits of the internet and get kicks out of looking under the hood and figuring out how computers work you’re already most of the way there to landing this job.

What you’ll be doing

As the team at Parallax grows, and we take on more work, we’re looking for someone to help take some pressure off the currently two-strong DevOps team.

We currently host over 200 projects, with some living on S3, some on Kubernetes, and some on Serverless. We also help other clients manage their hosting, as well as developing/maintaining a few open source projects which aid our deployment process.

Day to day, your job will mostly be focused around supporting the development team deploying their projects to our infrastructure, that could be setting up build plans, pointing in the right direction of documentation, or sorting a new solution to fit the project’s requirements.

Working in a smaller team, you’ll get a big influence on how we approach certain projects, and with biweekly 1:1s and a big focus on progression, you’re likely to move forward in your role at a quick pace.

Things you’ll be learning

At first, you’ll mainly be learning how our deployment process/infrastructure works on a higher level. This’ll include configuring new and existing build plans, managing our PHP based build tools, and getting a grasp on how our different stacks work and each of their use cases.

Alongside this, you’ll start building a good understanding of how all the core AWS services underneath Kubernetes/Serverless work together to deliver our infrastructure – and hopefully get your AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate certificate off the back of that.

Things that’d be helpful to know at a basic level or have an interest in

  • Amazon Web Services
  • Bash / Linux
  • Coding (Bonus points for PHP!)
  • Source control (Git)
  • CI/CD
  • Docker/Kubernetes
  • Serverless
  • Networking (Port forwarding, subnets, routing)

Don’t worry if you’re not familiar with everything here, we’re looking more at your interest and ability to learn than what you know now – as mentioned above, there’s going to be a lot of training provided!

About Us

As a team of highly resourceful and talented individuals, we’ve developed a reputation for using creativity and cutting-edge technology to develop functional and striking work. Our rapid growth over the past few years is credited entirely to our staff – we want you to help us work on even bigger, more exciting projects with our existing and future clients.

We describe ourselves as a full-service digital agency capable of delivering high-spec websites and applications, with a high number of reputable brands who require regular content creation, search engine optimisation, campaign execution, social media management and strategic thinking.

We’ve created a warm, welcoming environment where everyone is challenged yet supported in their roles. We don’t pretend to know everything and are always open to good ideas – you really can make a difference here.

Benefits:

  • Bupa Select – top tier healthcare
  • Flexible working hours
  • Partial remote working
  • MacBook Pro with external displays
  • Matched pension – you pay into it, we match your contribution on top of your normal salary
  • Opportunity to grow and time to develop new skills
  • Great working conditions with a relaxed and fun atmosphere
  • Forward thinking company with a positive attitude
  • The chance to have a tangible effect on how the company progresses and grows
  • Given the responsibility to work independently
  • City centre office with good transport links & great local amenities
  • Company meals & events
  • Free office bar
  • Xbox One, WiiU

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