Senior Development Engineer

Senior DevOps Engineer


We build technologies that customers and colleagues love and other builders respect. But we’re building more than technologies, we’re also building ourselves.

The future of retail technology won’t come from a single effort or invention, but rather from ArgosTech teams empowered to build that future. That’s why we invest in people and teams, not projects.

Our Engineering teams build new tech in greenfield status across several digital channels such as our Website (1B yearly visits), In Store Digital Tablets (12M+ monthly users), Mobile Apps (6M+ downloads) and 900 Retail Stores. We have been ranked the 2nd largest digital retailer in the UK and have just been awarded 'Tech Retailer of The Year 2017.'

In the end, we expect to build the best place in the world to build the best tech in retail.

Technologies in our Stack

Java 8, Hadoop, Spark, Hive, Docker, SpringBoot, Postgres, Kafka, Mesos, Marathon, DynamoDB, Lambda, RDS, Elastic, React, Redux, Kibana, Scala, Node, Python, on a micro services architecture running on AWS.

We are building out our self-service platform designed for containerised microservice technologies using Mesos and Marathon, running on AWS, Docker, Ansible, CloudFormation, Terraform and heavy CI/CD pipelines. The platform also enables our teams to seamlessly integrate with cloud technologies such as RDS/Aurora, DynamoDB, and serverless Lambda functions.

Working here, you will be building and enhancing our Mesosphere platform, owning the development, automation, operation and support of a complete self-service platform that enables our Agile Engineering teams to provision on-demand environments and implement continuous delivery pipelines for new services. From idea generation, through to delivery, our DevOps engineers have a wide latitude as a key leading team to ensure our engineering teams are adopting and innovating on new infrastructure technologies.


o As part of the DevOps team you will advise the organization as to which technology stacks / cloud / data solutions to use to ensure we are delivering at the highest possible industry standards.

o Help develop a state of the art platform as a service solution using Mesos, Docker, Micro services and many more exciting technologies.

o Automating the operations and production of large-scale distributed systems so no manual intervention is needed eventually

o Help develop the best possible continuous delivery pipelines supporting features like automated promotion to production, automated canary releasing or blue green deployments.

o Work closely with the engineering organization making sure that they follow the infrastructure guidelines that you set and help them make design.

o Implement monitoring and logging solutions that enables the production systems to be monitored 24/7 using DataDog / ELKstack

o Respond to requests from engineering by building self-service solutions

o Deployment of databases and data store clusters

o Install, configure, fine-tune, and optimize technology solutions

o Many more exciting projects through 2018, including implementing Kubernetes and developing our chaos engineering strategies.


o 4+ years of experience in a DevSecOps / Site Reliability Engineering or related role

o Experience with Mesos and Marathon or Kubernetes

o 2+ years of experience with AWS

o Proven track record of deploying/running/troubleshooting Docker containers in a production environment

o Experience with ElasticSearch, Logstash and Kibana

o Experience with Continuous Integration with an understanding of Jenkins

o Expertise in troubleshooting distributed systems

o Familiarity with running web services at scale; understanding of Unix/Linux systems internals and networking

o Proficient with Infrastructure as code

o Networking: understanding of network protocols, services and patterns

o Knowledge of security best practices for SaaS products


o Bupa Healthcare cover.

o Company pension – We double your 4% or 5% contribution.

o Discount at Argos, Sainsbury’s and Habitat.

o Holidays – 24 to 27 with the option to buy up to 10 days per year.

o Bonus – from 15 to 50%.

o Sharesave scheme – Risk-free way to buy shares at a discounted rate.

o Childcare vouchers.

o Cycle to work scheme.

o Season Ticket Loan.

o 2 days paid leave to volunteer to an organisation close to your heart.

o One professional subscription per year.

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