Open Credo

WHO WE'RE LOOKING FOR

OpenCredo (OC) is a UK based software development consultancy helping clients achieve more by leveraging modern technology and delivery approaches. We are a community of passionate technologists who thrive on delivering pragmatic solutions for our clients' most complex challenges. Curious, tenacious but always sensitive to our clients' context, we are not afraid to speak our minds to help steer our clients towards understanding and achieving their key goals. 

Our Cloud and Platform Engineering role is diverse, challenging and dynamic. If you are looking to broaden your experience and raise your profile, this role is for you. Not only will you be working with all three major cloud platforms (AWS, GCP and Azure) but also other key Open Source technologies such as Kafka and Kubernetes. Working closely with development teams, you will be implementing best practices around continuous deployment and scalable infrastructure. As part of a team, you will have the opportunity to work with major software, services and client organisations - across multiple industries.

About you:

When it comes to delivering on the possibilities of Cloud and DevOps, you know your stuff. And now, you’re looking to broaden your experience and raise your profile.

This is an exciting, hands-on opportunity to excel in emerging platforms, technologies, and major software/services, to deliver serious results for some exceptional clients. You count curiosity, tenacity and pragmatism among your strong points, and are equally enthusiastic about sharing, explaining and exploring ideas. You embrace learning new tools, techniques and approaches.

If you’re passionate about having the freedom to use the right tool for the right purpose, and staying at the forefront of open source emerging technologies, then this is the role for you.

REASONS TO WORK HERE

In return, we’ll give you…

  • A highly competitive basic salary
  • 5% matched contributory pension
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 25 days’ holiday plus public holidays (plus and extra day for each year of service)
  • A high spec laptop (of course!)

Need more reasons? Here's a few more...

  • Work with some of the most exciting new technologies
  • Spark off co-workers who’ll challenge your thinking and help you to achieve your potential
  • Deal openly and honestly with customers
  • Benefit from a transparent environment including regular company meetings where we discuss anything and everything
  • Have exceptional opportunities as a speaker, blogger and contributor to open source projects. We have some great connections in the wider technology community that we encourage our team to make the most of!
  • Work alongside senior leaders who understand and value passionate technologists;
  • Enjoy coming to work! We’re a friendly, sociable bunch who genuinely support each other and have a lot of fun

REQUIREMENTS

What we’re looking for: 

  • Client facing Cloud & Platform advocate: You will be comfortable advising and guiding clients, confident in your ability to deliver as a Cloud and Platform Engineering Consultant. Skilled working with core solutions and offerings of at least one of the major public cloud providers (AWS, GCP or Azure)
  • Distributed Systems Experience: You have played a primary role in architecting and developing complex distributed architectures. You understand and can reason about core distributed computing principles and theory, and can recognise patterns and approaches taken by different technologies and tools in this space. 
  • Continuous Delivery Experience: You know all the pieces of the puzzle that fit together to make a secure, repeatable and scalable continuous delivery pipeline.  Everything from secrets management to observability, you’ve got a go-to toolchain that you have proven to work all the way through to production.
  • Pragmatic & Versatile Architecture Skills: You’re someone who is equally happy coding, whiteboarding and articulating approaches & solutions with clients, or leading a team. You understand core cloud principles and what they can offer, yet always seek to blend and balance real world considerations with pure theoretical ones when architecting solutions. You will look to bring DevOps, Infrastructure-As-Code (IAC), automation and a 12-factor mindset to the table.
  • A Problem Solver with a Can Do Attitude: You can be relied on as the person who gets stuck in and makes things happen. You are adept at facilitating, asking probing and challenging questions and being able to uncover the true root of problems / issues which arise.  
  • Innovation & Continuous Learning: You enjoy and actively seek to learn about new technologies and techniques in tech space. You are an advocate for promoting and incorporating best practices around automation, testing and building resilience into the broader delivery process.

You already have solid experience of…

  • Designing secure, resilient and scalable cloud architectures on any of the major cloud platforms 
  • Platform Engineering Skills: You know your DevOps from your GitOps.  You understand the principles underlying the creation of a platform for sustainable, repeatable, resilient continuous delivery.
  • Cost attribution and organising an estate so that the maintenance and rollout is scalable and manageable using the appropriate tooling
  • At this time, we’re looking for specific experience of administrating and provisioning Grafana Loki, and/or the LGTM stack or similar
  • Infrastructure automation with Terraform or CloudFormation.
  • Observability and the associated toolchain and techniques
  • Containers and container orchestrators: Kubernetes, Istio
  • Preferably experienced using OpenTelemetry and tools like Honeycomb 
  • History of client facing or consultancy roles would be ideal, though not essential 
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas to peers and clients

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We are radical Problem Solvers

We are radical Problem Solvers

Adept at meeting a plethora of technology challenges, we modernise legacy systems, implement brand new solutions, and harness contemporary technologies. 

We can guide and strategise, architect and code, collaborate and empower. Being highly adaptable means we are able to work across diverse environments, industries and contexts. Ever pragmatic, we carefully curate our teams with our clients’ needs firmly in mind. 

We endeavour, at all times, to make the complex simple.