Lead DevOps Engineer

London, England, United Kingdom · Software Engineering expand job description ↓


This is an exciting opportunity for a full-time Lead Devops Engineer to join an ethical and tech-led company.

We’re Bulb, an independent and renewable energy supplier. We have developed a unique operating model to provide affordable renewable energy to UK homes and businesses. Technology is at the very core of both our business and our members' experiences. We’re also the first and only UK energy supplier to achieve B Corp status.

We work in project-based sprints in integrated teams and encourage an open and transparent working environment. We operate in a highly agile environment, which means that you can expect to deliver a range of features and constantly face new challenges with the support of a close knit and highly skilled team.

As a Lead Devops Engineer you will:

  • Be passionate about infrastructure and delivery whilst striving for continuous improvement
  • Contribute to and assess new innovations and ideas to meet short term and longer term goals
  • Work closely with developers to ensure a principled approach to delivering change in a safe and secure way
  • Maintain relationships with third parties to ensure our comms are accurate and reliable
  • Create robust and scalable multi-region solutions to accommodate our growing user base


  • Ensure safety and audit-ability of all build (Circle CI) and Kubernetes deployment processes
  • Own and deliver pipeline into production
  • Create, maintain and test recovery (backup, restore, infrastructure and automation)
  • Be responsible for the security of the infrastructure.
  • Collaborate with the technology team to drive engineering efforts and help scale Bulb’s infrastructure.

Here are some of the things we think will be valuable, but we're also open-minded. If you recognise yourself any of these traits then we’d love for you to send us an application.

  • Multiple years of experience and deep knowledge of Python, Javascript or Bash
  • Google Cloud Platform and Kubernetes expertise
  • Good understanding of traditional ops areas of expertise: Linux, Disk I/O, Networking, VPNs
  • Continuous delivery - principles and pragmatics of dealing with build pipelines, artefact repositories, zero-downtime deployment and so on
  • Proving resilience via failure injection (chaos monkey), scalability via load and stress testing

Team Structure

Teams at Bulb are cross-functional, self-organized and autonomous pods. The key features of this structure are:

  • You’ll be working within a growing cross functional team composed of specialists with backgrounds in DevOps, Engineering and Security.
  • We practice Kanban and work lean.
  • Work is not siloed, you’re able to commit across the stack, and you have a view of all the features the team are working on.
  • We’re use data to drive continuous improvement in our development process and we review this data in our fortnightly retrospectives.
  • We reflect the Bulby working culture.


  • Be part of a growing technology startup and help shape the future of energy
  • Collaborative, flexible and friendly environment
  • Competitive salary, share options and bonus
  • 25 days holiday
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Training budget, healthcare and a pension plan with employer contributions, childcare voucher scheme, cycle to work scheme
  • Great coffee, teas and fruit

Application Closing Date: April 2019

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