Arbor Education

Senior DevOps Engineer

Join Arbor Education as they are looking for a Senior DevOps Engineer

About us

At Arbor, we’re on a mission to transform the way schools work for the better.

You’ve probably seen the headlines. Heavy workloads, constant change, admin pressure on teachers and staff at every level… sometimes it feels like this is just part and parcel of school life today. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

We passionately believe that there’s a better way to work. And it starts by giving everyone the right tools and technology for the job.

We’re building a platform and products we believe in - as well as a strong, diverse team of experienced specialists, ex-teachers and Edtech engineers passionate about making a difference to the sector.

Ultimately, we’re here to help make our schools and trusts stress a little less, and focus on what matters most - improving the lives of teachers and outcomes of students everywhere.

About the role

We are seeking a talented, diligent, and leadership-oriented Senior DevOps Engineer to join our team. As a Senior DevOps Engineer, you will be responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining our AWS infrastructure using Terraform. You will also be involved in ensuring the availability, scalability, and security of our systems.

The Senior DevOps Engineer will bring a dedication and focus towards improving the resilience and performance of the Arbor platform enabling the business to rapidly scale.

Core responsibilities

  • Design, implement, and maintain AWS infrastructure using Terraform.

  • Ensure the availability, scalability, and security of our systems.

  • Automate and streamline our operations and processes.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define, design, and deliver new features.

  • Monitor, diagnose, and resolve technical issues in a timely manner.

  • Demonstrate cross-team leadership and provide guidance and mentorship to junior engineers.

  • Continuously improve processes and practices with a growth mindset.

  • Provide architectural guidance and knowledge to the team.

About you
We are looking for a Senior DevOps Engineer who is diligent, cares about their work, and can demonstrate cross-team leadership.
Beyond that, we’d love to see:

  • Proven experience as a DevOps Engineer, with a focus on AWS and Terraform.

  • Considerable understanding of complex distributed systems with synchronous and asynchronous workloads.

  • Excellent knowledge of AWS services and architecture best practices.

  • Proficiency in Terraform and other infrastructure as code tools.

  • Ability to automate and streamline operations and processes.

  • Good problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated leadership and mentorship experience.

  • Growth mindset and a solid architectural knowledge.

What we offer

The chance to work alongside a team of hard-working, passionate people in a role where you’ll see the impact of your work everyday. We also offer:

  • A dedicated wellbeing team who champion initiatives such as mindfulness, lunch n learns, manager training, mental health first aid training and much more!

  • 32 days holiday (plus Bank Holidays). This is made up of 25 days annual leave plus 7 extra company wide days given over Easter, Summer & Christmas

  • Enhanced maternity and adoption leave (20 weeks full pay) and paternity (6 weeks full pay) pay

  • 5 free return to work maternity coaching sessions, helping you adapt to this new exciting time of life!

  • Access to services such as Calm, Bippit (financial wellbeing coaching) and Health Assured (Employee assistance programme)

  • All of our roles champion flexible working and we are happy to discuss what this means to you!

  • Social committees that plan team, office and company wide events to bring people together and celebrate success

  • Dedicated professional development training budget (CPD courses, upskilling resources, professional memberships etc)

  • Volunteer with a charity of your choice for a day each year

  • Dog friendly offices!

Interview process

  1. Phone screen

  2. 1st stage

  3. 2-3 hour Technical Task

  4. 2nd stage

We are committed to a fair and comfortable recruitment process, so if you require any reasonable adjustments during your application or interview process, please reach out to a member of the team at

Our commitment is also backed by our partnership with Neurodiversity Consultancy, Lexxic who provide us with training, support and advice.

Arbor Education is an equal opportunities organisation

Our goal is for Arbor to be a workplace which represents, celebrates and supports people from all backgrounds, and which gives them the tools they need to thrive - whatever their ambitions may be so we support and promote diversity and equality, and actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.

Refer a friend: Know someone else who would be good for this role? You can refer a friend, family member or colleague, if they are offered a role with Arbor, we will say thank you with a voucher valued up to £200! Simply email:

Please note: We are unable to provide visa sponsorship at this time.