Position / Role
DevOps Engineer
Cognitive Logic



   Job Type
   Date Posted
July 27, 2017
   Position Expires
July 23, 2018
   Job Description

We’re looking to hire an experienced DevOps engineer to work alongside and support our team of developers working on innovative products around making data analytics smarter and safer.

About you

We are looking for people with a genuine passion for problem solving, technology, and who enjoy being challenged.

Must have: –

  • Excellent knowledge and practical experience of CI/CD configuration and related tooling

  • Solid knowledge of containerisation within Linux environments, specifically Docker

  • Experience deploying, configuring and debugging container based software stacks

  • GNU/Linux management and configuration with bare-metal, virtualised and cloud based servers

  • Excellent understanding of and experience deploying applications to cloud services, preferably AWS

  • Proven record working with fast-moving development teams, handling system incidents and leading deployments

  • Software development experience with modern high level language(s)

  • Use of VCS (preferably Git) in contribution to software projects

  • Solid knowledge of computer networks, network security & underlying protocols

Nice to have: –

  • Experience integrating Gitlab CI with Docker and automated deployments

  • Experience using container clustering solutions; preferably Kubernetes

  • Golang development experience

  • Management and optimisation of relational databases, including PostgreSQL

  • Infrastructure-as-code and configuration management using Terraform & Ansible

  • Configuration and use of modern logging & metrics applications in monitoring and alerting of systems. I.e. Grafana, InfluxDB, ELK stack

About the role

You will joining a highly talented and motivated team building out patented database technology, as we bring it to market.

The tech stack currently comprises Go, Javascript, MySQL, NodeJS, React, Redis, Neo4J, Microservices and Full CI – but we are committed to using the best technology for the task at hand.

The team is self-organising and runs without scrum masters, project managers or formal team leads, relying on regular contact and weekly meetings with the (technical) CEO/Founder. Since we are all physically based at a single site, communication is straightforward.

About Cognitive Logic

We were founded in 2015 by Nick Halstead and are funded by some top tier US VCs, who are also invested in Nick’s previous company, DataSift.

We are fundamentally rebuilding how the database works for dealing with consumer information. Fixing security and privacy while allowing independent databases to be queried as if they were combined. We announced our first product, DataJoin, in November 2016. We also launched Databake.io in December 2016 as a side project.

We’re based in Basingstoke, which is south west of London, right next to the railway station. Basingstoke has excellent rail links – only 45 mins to Waterloo, and commutable trains to places such as Reading, Oxford, Southampton and Salisbury – or simply drive to the office. If you’re thinking of relocating, living in or near Basingstoke is significantly cheaper than London, and several of our team have a 10 minute stroll to work each morning.

Work here, and you will receive a competitive salary (no discount for being out of London), stock options, and private health care. We also have a great office environment with a fully stocked fridge, sugary and non-sugary snacks, Friday team lunches, a pool table, various games consoles including a VR kit, Lego, Nerf Guns and other assorted toys. You’ll get to know your colleagues outside of work at monthly socials and daily at lunch over card or board games if you’re keen.

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