About Octopus

DevOps Engineer


Octopus is a fast-growing company with more than 600 employees. Since we launched in 2000, we've established market leading positions across financial services, healthcare and energy.

The Octopus Group incorporates Octopus Energy, Octopus Healthcare, Octopus Investments, Octopus Property, Octopus Ventures and Octopus Labs. Octopus Labs is the fintech innovation unit of the Octopus Group. We fuse track record and technology, expertise and UX, to build financial products the way they should be: trustworthy, rewarding and easy-to-use.Must have the right to work in the UK


We are looking for an experienced DevOps engineer to help define, implement, and support our rapidly changing tech infrastructure and delivery pipeline. We embrace change and need someone who is passionate about innovative technology, as well as understanding what good looks like and appreciates the importance of security throughout the SDLC.

  • Implementing and designing CI and CD packages/pipelines to allow measurable improvements to deployment frequency, a faster time to market, and a lower failure rate of new releases
  • Designing and creating infrastructure as code and in the cloud (Google Cloud)
  • Building and maintaining tools to automate application and infrastructure deployment, and to monitor operations
  • Coordinating with other members of the DevOps, Development, Test, and Product Owner teams to enhance and optimize existing processes
  • Creating deployment dashboards and intuitive UI's for tracking deployments
  • Owning the build and release process, and managing and tracking the progress of multiple releases in parallel for all environments
  • Configuring, standardizing and evolving the test environments so they are closer to production systems; troubleshooting and resolving infrastructure and environment issues
  • Providing guidance & support to the Dev and QA teams as needed
  • Defining security good practices, and implementing tools to enforce those practices.
  • Experience in development operations including deployment automation, automation scripting, configuration management & standardization
  • You are very 'hands-on', and love getting your hands dirty in the detail
  • Excellent implementation skills in at least one scripting/programming language
  • You have a "can do" attitude and love to experiment, tinker and play around with new tech.
  • Solid understanding and experience of Agile development methodologies
  • Willingness to take ownership, be held accountable and achieve a good outcome for all stakeholders through effective collaboration

  • Strong experience with Docker and Kubernetes. Deploying to Kubernetes clusters in the cloud
  • Strong CI/CD - At least 3 year's experience manging Jenkins environments
  • Experience managing Google Cloud, Google App Engine
  • Experience managing Linux environments
  • Scripting languages, Python, Bash
  • Hands-on experience in Terraform and provisioning languages (e.g. Ansible). Understanding of ephemeral infrastructure.
  • Experience monitoring cloud infrastructure and microservices (Prometheus, Grafana, etc.)
  • Advanced troubleshooting, problem solving, & root cause analysis skills
  • You have an appreciation of the importance of security at every stage of the SDLC, and have implemented application and code scanning software (Zap, Veracode etc.)

  • Flexible working hours.
  • Exceptionally diverse/multinational team.
  • Salary (tell us what you are worth) + benefits.
  • Relaxed, creative environment.
  • Stunning office.

Must have the right to work in the UK

Our Values

Be helpful

Random acts of kindness make the workplace a better place. So, go out of your way to be helpful, and give people reasons to smile.

Be straightforward

Life is complicated enough. Don't make it harder for yourself, or for others. Sometimes the simplest approach works wonders.

Be bold

Every great business started with a flash of inspiration. If you've got a great idea, don't keep it to yourself.

At Octopus, we recognise the importance of embracing diversity in order to create a high performance culture.