Platform Engineer / DevOps (Cambridge) TL225

Third Light is seeking a Platform / DevOps Engineer with strong Linux systems skills to help advance our growing SaaS infrastructure and to improve our automation.

We can equally consider someone with less experience who is ready for a step up.

We’re a technology-driven software business with ambition. Our requirements necessitate custom-built server infrastructure, and we're now ready for someone to help shape and deliver on our infrastructure development roadmap, in collaboration with our Technology Director.

It's a technical position with plenty of project work, enabling you to take initiative, be deeply involved in scoping and implementing new practices and technologies, and to choose and make your own tools - free from the frustrations of a traditional, rigid enterprise.

You can can make an important and direct contribution from day one. We are an established and fast-growing business that's positive about change and we'll welcome your ideas and improvements, offering ongoing mentoring and training to support your learning.

Above all, we're looking for someone who wants to build and run great infrastructure.

Example initiatives
  • Improving our instrumentation, metrics and monitoring
  • Continuously improving our security, failover, resilience and disaster recovery mechanisms
  • Demonstrating compliance with security, quality and reliability standards
  • Automated orchestration of services in our product (e.g. Kubernetes)
  • Design and deliver regional platforms, using e.g. AWS, GCP or private servers
  • < your idea here! >
We're looking for
  • Someone proactive; a do-er with an engineering streak and who doesn't reinvent the wheel
  • A methodical, automation-oriented approach
  • An appreciation of good policy and clear documentation
  • Proven routing, switching and networking skills, for example, on Cisco IOS or JunOS
  • A good understanding of Linux software packaging
  • A pragmatist, who values using the right tool for the job ahead of an ideology or vendor preference
  • Strong scripting skills, using any of: Go, Perl, Python, Ruby, Shell, Tcl etc.
  • Someone ready to move into Mid or Senior-level Platforms Engineer or DevOps jobs in Cambridge, such as: DevOps Engineer | Infrastructure Engineer | Site Reliability Engineer | Cloud Engineer | Linux Engineer | Linux Systems Administrator | Systems Developer | Systems Engineer | etc.
Our current technology mix

Debian | Juniper / Junos | NGINX | VMware | MySQL | Atlassian | RabbitMQ | Microservices | Golang | DAS | NFS | and more

Salary and benefits

  • £35,000 - £50,000+ negotiable
  • Contributory pension scheme, childcare voucher scheme
  • Discretionary, fully expensed training, e.g. Juniper Networks Certification Program
  • 25 days holiday | flexible hours | bicycle and free car parking (car sharing is encouraged) | on site cafe | good coffee (and tea) | choice of high end workstation | an adorable Beagle to brighten the office

About us

Third Light creates products that simplify the organisation and management of digital media files, used by hundreds of organisations such as the United Nations and Oxford University, brands that include NASCAR, Virgin and NATO, and not-for-profits such as the Scouts and Guide Dogs. We employ integrity and intelligent thinking to provide well-designed, easy-to-use products. We're an equal opportunities employer.


  • just outside Cambridge; on a cycle route, on the bus route, and commutable from Cambridge city centre, Bury St Edmunds, Ely, Huntingdon, Newmarket, Peterborough, Saffron Walden, St. Neots etc.
  • Drivers licence and own vehicle is required, for occasional trips to the datacentre (Maidenhead and Milton Keynes).

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