Senior DevOps Engineer
Acre is rebuilding the UK’s £1.4 trillion mortgage market from the ground up, with a completely new, end-to-end management system for mortgages.
Our platform cuts out the unnecessary admin, pain and friction from buying a home. We're covering the entire journey, from figuring out what you can borrow, to getting your keys. We're guided both by the voice of real home buyers and by our close relationships with brokers, lenders and insurers, through our exclusive broker distribution agreement representing over £40 billion in mortgage lending each year. We won’t stop until the process of buying, mortgaging, conveyancing, and insuring your home is affordable and completely seamless.
Join our engineering team to help change the way people buy homes.
We are looking for a Senior DevOps Engineer that wants to help drive the effort to make sure our platform is always available and secure. Your role will be to work closely with the CTO and the broader team to help ensure our CI pipeline is smooth, efficient and ensures quality; our production environment is performant, stable and secure; and we have an exceptional degree of insight and transparency into our operational environment.
Your approach to the role should be that no task is done twice.
You will be highly motivated, be technology agnostic, and be passionate and proud of the work you produce. You be highly conscientious and have experience of how to minimise operational, security and performance risk.
What you’ll be doing:
As a key member of the engineering team you will be responsible for the design, implementation and testing of non-functional aspects of our platform such as security, performance and scaling that delivers our product to users, keeps it secure and helps us understand its performance in the real world.
During our software development life cycle, you will be expected to work with the frontend and backend engineering teams to ensure they are able to efficiently deliver software while meeting our software quality and security benchmarks.
You'll also work closely with the CTO, to ensure we are able to meet our regulatory and broader audit requirements, ensuring in particular we are able to evidence our operational and development processes without extensive manual overhead.
Who you will be:
- Passionate about software engineering and about delivering a quality product.
- Have an experience with a range of infrastructure tools such as Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform & Ansible.
- An understanding of how to combine automation with the need for security and quality control.
- Have an understanding of information security principles, particular with respect to environment hardening and experience of apply those.
- Experience of implementing monitoring and logging for security, operational and application performance management.
- Significant experience managing a CI pipeline and helping enable quality software delivery.
What we offer:
- An opportunity to join a world-class team at a fully funded startup.
- Competitive compensation package relative to experience.
- A chance to make an impact with Fintech in a unique position to make a difference to the mortgage market.
- 25 days leave as standard.
- Vibrant office in Central London with excellent coffee, snacks, and monthly socials.
- Private healthcare, 4% pension contribution matching with no limits, and cycle to work scheme.
- See our careers page for more of what we offer.
We’re looking for people that will get stuck in and make a difference. We have a great collaborative, entrepreneurial team that are passionate about what they do. If you want to join a team that is changing people’s lives for the better, then we’d love to hear from you.
Our hiring process
If you’re ambitious and want to make a difference to the mortgage market, join us. We’re a fully funded, early-stage Fintech start-up in a unique position to make an impact.
Get in touch
Whether you’re in dev or design, marketing or management, if you see a job that makes you go “I’m perfect for that role”, we’d love to hear from you. Fire over your application and our team will get in touch if you’re a good fit.(We usually get back in a few days. Nobody likes an agonising wait.)
If we like what we see, we’ll set up a quick, very informal chat to talk about your work experience, skills, and really just get to know you a bit better. Feel free to come armed with loads of questions!
Put your skills on show
After that, we'll usually ask you to complete a short task. Don’t sweat this part, we just want to see how you approach projects and solve problems.
Meet your future colleagues
Once you’ve smashed your task, we'll set up one last interview with your future colleagues and senior leadership. There we’ll chat through your task or technical exercise and talk in a bit more detail about the role you’re applying for.
Pop that cork!
Boom! Sign those dotted lines, give everybody the highest of fives and update your LinkedIn profile because it’s time to start helping us rewrite the rules of the mortgage industry. We can’t wait for you to join us.
Acre simplifies home-buying
Brokers are an important part of getting the best deal on your mortgage and insurance, and they help you navigate the process of buying a home. However, they’re often limited by tools that are outdated. These tools don't use existing customer data, so you have to constantly provide the same information over and over again.
We make the process easier by:
Putting users first
We’ve designed our platform around the users it serves. By putting home buyers and brokers at the heart of its design, Acre is building the best home buying experience in the market.
There’s an unchangeable ledger of all actions so things are never out of sync. The requirements, documents, and rules change to match the product being sold, so there’s never any wasted energy.
Protection, home insurance, and conveyancing, are all included in the journey. And if a client decides later on they want to buy one of these through their broker, they won’t need to start the advice process over again in a new tool.
What’s it like to work at Acre?
Want to know what the day-to-day is like? Hear it straight from the team.
At Acre Platforms, we are committed to creating an enjoyable and fulfilling work environment for all of our team members. That's why we offer a variety of company perks to help make your time at Acre as enjoyable as possible. Some of the perks you can expect when joining our team include:
At Acre, We believe in sharing the success of the company with our team members. That's why we offer employee share options through an EMI Option Scheme so everyone has a direct stake.
Remote work options
Flexible working hours and remote work options for employees to balance work and personal life.
Automatic enrolment to our Aviva pension scheme and we’ll match up to 4% contributions, but of course you can pay as much in as you’d like.
Learn on the job
Get access to Pluralsight as soon as you join, plus regular lunch & learns on everything from tech to design to business. And, if you want, you can join us at events and meetups too.
Relax knowing you have access to Bupa private medical insurance and a medical cash plan for added security.
Home office budget
We offer a generous home office budget to help our employees create a comfortable and productive work environment.
All work and no play isn't the way here. Our monthly socials could be anything from darts to shows to poker. You’ll also find we love a lunch and pub outing too!
Cycle to work scheme
Save the planet, get some exercise and avoid the dreaded rush hour tube by spreading the cost of a new bike with our cycle to work scheme.
Can’t see the right role? Get in touch to see where your skills fit best!