GreenTech DevOps Engineer
Salary: €65,000 – €90,000
Location: Fully remote (must be UK based)
Food waste is a double-edged sword. It could feed people who are literally starving. It also fuels climate change through methane emissions.
In the UK, the average family spends 800 quid a year on food that’s never eaten. If you weighed it all, that’s about 1.3 billion tonnes and is increasing, 40% of all food grown simply rots away somewhere.
Thankfully, it’s not all doom and gloom. One more stat before we get to the nitty-gritty: Over 81% of us would be quite happy to accept food from a neighbour.
We’re working with a company tackling a number of problems linked to waste.
The act of sharing food also builds community as people meet others who took action and they’re making it easier to live sustainably, making suggestions of product swaps and simple behaviour changes to remove the stress and shame of not knowing what the best steps are.
Working with businesses is yielding results, too. They don’t just facilitate neighbourly sharing, but supply charities, homeless shelters and food banks, and anybody who can redistribute unwanted food.
They’ve grown organically over the last 8 years, and now have over 6 million users and 60,000 volunteers. That’s 6 million+ people all doing their bit to remove food waste from the climate equation, and they can do it all with a few clicks on their phones!
Their tech team is now up to around 25 people. So far, their DevOps function has been managed by some of the most senior devs. So, what they have is sound but now they need a dedicated DevOps resource.
Someone to strategise and implement improved system monitoring and alerting. Someone who can automate the provisioning of resources and then refine and maintain those processes, improving as you go.
They use AWS and Terraform for deploying their infrastructure, so experience with those is a must and it’d be ideal if you’ve used Docker or similar containerisation tools, too.
Most importantly they need someone to embed and influence their DevOps culture, someone who’s not afraid to coach some of the devs and other teams to understand how and why decisions are made or processes are implemented.
This won’t be an uphill battle internally but there are some huge challenges to overcome. Global expansion, scaling a mobile and web app to 25 million, then 40 million users, and eventually 1billion. Adding new features and products that will be used by people in Singapore, London, Paris or rural Kenya, Chile, Mexico or Fiji is tricky.
You don’t need to know everything but a self-starter who knows where to look for information and is keen to implement and share what they learn is what’s needed.
Following that, a real passion for living sustainably and enabling others to do the same is a big factor.
What’s in it for you? Aside from a good salary with equity and the ability to work fully remote with quarterly meet-ups/events, you’ll have unlimited annual leave but MUST TAKE AT LEAST 28 DAYS. None of that “have all the time off you like… if you can get it approved muahahaha”.
They care about their staff. They’re anti-burnout culture. They encourage people to consider work-life balance and have a well-being allowance to enable people; to hit the theatre, a football game, a trip to a national park or a visit a museum, use your allowance.
The people here are already changing the world for the better. Empowering people to make a difference where, so far, governments are choosing not to. If you’d like to make a difference or learn more, please hit apply or reach out to Rebel Recruiters.