DevOps Engineer - Senior Level

Join Perlego as they are looking for a DevOps Engineer - Senior Level

About us

At Perlego, there are over 100 of us working hard to make education accessible to all. In this digital age, we believe that anyone should be able to learn anything at any time. Knowledge should be more accessible, not locked behind sky-high price tags.

Over the past 5 years, our goal has been to support students across the UK & Europe to access quality books. The next stage of Perlego is two fold: 1) expand our support to students globally, and 2) build a product that goes beyond the book, a platform that helps students study smarter and more effectively.

What we're looking for

A Senior DevOps engineer with a wide breadth of experience in AWS services and Infrastructure as Code. You'll be joining our engineering teams, working closely with our product squads to co-design, manage and operate our application infrastructure.

How we work together

We organise ourselves into cross-functional squads, with each squad working together on a common data-driven goal. This role will be part of a 7 person cross-functional team. You'll also be working closely with our Platform & Infrastructure lead on implementing bigger picture initiatives.

What you’ll do:

You will join the team at Perlego and help implement the vision for infrastructure. You will co-administer the Perlego AWS Cloud collaborating with our cross-functional squads. This will involve setting up and configuring deployment pipelines for containerised and serverless applications. You'll also be configuring development and test environments, and co-designing infrastructure with our tech leads.

You'll monitor platform activity/telemetry and get involved in co-managing cloud security, supporting platform releases and collaborating with third-party service providers. You'll also support our teams in engaging in backup management and disaster recovery preparation.

Find out more about Perlego’s cloud infrastructure from our recent talk with TechTree


It’s the perfect role for you if you have:

  • Experience with creating, managing and monitoring AWS cloud infrastructure.
  • Experience with managing/administering Git based repositories.
  • Experience with continuous integration/continuous delivery techniques and implementing DevOps best practices.
  • Experience with application and Infrastructure monitoring tools.
  • Experience with managing Relational Databases and NoSQL Databases.
  • Experience with serverless architectures e.g. AWS Lambda
  • Experience with Linux based operating systems and bash scripting.
  • Understanding of containerised applications (Docker) and container management systems.
  • Understanding of Infrastructure as Code principles.

⭐️ It's a plus if you have:

  • Familiarity with JavaScript, Python, Webpack, Big Data technologies
  • Familiarity with CloudFormation


:sparkles: Flexible Working
We're making learning accessible to all and we want our ways of working to be accessible too. Choose between our impressive office in Chancery Lane, remote work or a bit of both. Work in a way that supports your needs and your life. We trust people to know what works best for them.

🌱L&D budget

There is an annual training budget for everyone's personal development

🌴 Base holiday

30 days base holiday (22 days + 8 bank holidays)

🎅🏼 Christmas break

In addition to your base holiday - the office will be shut for certain days over the Christmas holidays to allow everyone to have a break


£70,000 - £80,000 - We have a data-led, equitable & open salary framework

🚲 Cycle to work scheme

Perlego will buy a bike up-front and you can salary sacrifice to pay-off over the next 12-36 months

🌻 Wellbeing subsidy

Subsidy towards your choice of: gym or Vitality health insurance

🎉 Subsidised social activities

Encourage everyone in the team to hang out so we have regular team socials and activities

📍 We're ideally looking for someone based in the UK but would consider applications from outside the UK (+/- 2 hours GMT)