DevOps Daredevil Ready for Double Black Diamond Adventure

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Goggles on, my friend — it’s time to hit the slopes.

You’ve been swishing down the slopes for a little while now. You’ve got a handle on the strengths and weaknesses of AWS RDS, and MySQL replication is as simple as a trip down the bunny hill. But are you ready to move up to the double black diamond? If so, then read on!

Our client is looking for someone who can blend good DBA skills with the best of the DevOps philosophy. This king or queen of the mountain should know how schema management fits into a CI/CD process, but should also be able to explain it clearly to a junior dev fresh off the bunny hill because hey, weren’t we all novices at one point?

Ready to catch a chairlift to your next big challenge? This role is located in charming Sevenoaks, Kent. Londoners, imagine an easy morning commute just you, the paper, and a nice hot cuppa. As if that weren’t relaxing enough already, you’ll have an exceptionally generous 25 days of annual leave in addition to all the other yummy holidays you’d expect. These generous folks offer an employer-matched pension scheme, so you’ll be set for retirement (unless you love the place so much that you never want to leave. We would totally understand).

The client helps charities fundraise online and manages online payment systems for landlords, so you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you’re contributing to the greater good. And if that’s not enough for you, did we mention the annual company ski trip AND the chance to work in the mountains near Lake Geneva for a week each year, all expenses paid? Giving back never felt so good!

You’re poised at the top of the run; your skis hang over the edge. Are you ready to take the plunge? If you’re a DevOps daredevil who’s eager for the next big adventure, then shoot us an email today, and we’ll meet you at the Chalet for après-ski beverages!

Skills and Experience

  • Strong experience with looking after MySQL v5.6+
  • Deep understanding of database replication
  • Familiar with and has opinions on backup processes and workflows
  • Exposure to AWS EX2 and RDS
  • At least some coding skills

About the Client

Our client helps charities fund-raise online, and manages online payments systems for landlords. With every commit, you’ll be helping to funnel market to charities and making renting property just that little bit easier. We regularly bump into the company’s programmers at dev conferences, and their developers are well-known in the open-source community for their contributions to projects.


  • A very generous 25 days of annual leave, in addition to Bank Holidays, public holidays, etc
  • Employer-matched pension scheme
  • Chance to work, expenses paid, in the mountains near Lake Geneva for one week a year
  • Company winter sports trip once a year, in addition to the above!

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