Senior DevOps Engineer at Lucid, London, £Contractor Rate

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  • London, UK
  • Nov 08, 2019
Duration not stated

Contract Description

Senior DevOps Engineer - Contract

Lucid is a market research platform that provides access to authentic, first-party data in over 90 countries. Our products and services enable anyone, in any industry, to ask questions of targeted audiences and find the answers they need – fast. These answers can be used to uncover consumer motivations, increase revenue, and measure the impact of digital advertising. Founded in 2010, Lucid is headquartered in New Orleans, LA with offices in Dallas, New York, London, Sydney, Singapore, Gurgaon, Prague, and Hamburg.
The Opportunity
Here we value collaborative, fearless and ambitious individuals who want to make an impact. We also understand that our employees quality of life is just as important as our goals so we offer remote working and flexible working hours.
Our vision for the role:
We are looking for a Senior Engineer (contract) with an unquenchable thirst for automation. You'll be working hands-on with a distributed team of other DevOps Engineers to build new infrastructure for our existing and greenfield AWS estate. You will provide expertise and knowledge transfer across both the DevOps practice and to the product engineering teams.


    • Improve our engineering with a relentless focus on cloud automation
    • Work collaboratively as part of the infrastructure / DevOps practice providing expertise to product engineering teams
    • Rapidly evolve infrastructure (building out well structured terraform modules) and migrate existing applications to it
    • Manage daily activities, own tasks and report daily progress/blockers
    • Participate in an on-call rotation


    • Ability to code in more than one language/script (bash, ruby, python, node, or similar) and manage code workflows in git (github) and Jira
    • Commitment to testing at all levels of the stack
    • Strong background in cloud native techniques
    • Excellent knowledge of AWS and Terraform, especially EC2 (VPC, security groups, AMI), IAM, SQS, SES, Kinesis/FireHose, RDS
    • Some knowledge of PaaS or container orchestration (ideally K8s, EKS, Rancher etc. or Mesos, ECS)
    • Experience with continuous integration tools (Jenkins, TravisCI, etc.) and how to automate them
    • Experience with automation/configuration management (Ansible, Chef, Puppet, SaltStack, etc.)
    • Experience with metrics (grafana/graphite/prometheus/telegraf) and log aggregation stacks (ELK, fluentd, filebeat etc.)
    • Good knowledge of the network stack; TCP/IP, L7 protocols, firewall, VPN, SSL/TLS
At Lucid we foster a collaborative and inspiring workplace.  We pride ourselves in doing this by recruiting, hiring and retaining diverse, passionate, and forward-thinking talent. Lucid is committed to and encourages an inclusive environment and we are dedicated to providing equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.