Head of Infrastructure & DevOps – UK

Make Every Event Count

 

Glisser is the trusted platform for the virtual events world of today and the hybrid events world of tomorrow. 

We’re growing Glisser to be the leading enterprise platform in this space, giving our clients best-in-class tools to create outstanding virtual and hybrid events that their audiences love. Glisser brings people together, creating interactive and engaging experiences for anything from 50 to 50,000 attendees. 

We care about security, scalability and simplicity. Our platform is highly customizable, generates powerful data analytics and offers monetization solutions for those event organizers responding to our newly virtualized environment. 

We are headquartered in London, UK, with a strong presence and growth-focus in the US.

Your Role and Responsibilities

 

As Glisser’s Head of Infrastructure & DevOps you are responsible for managing and building our software infrastructure. This is a core function and role within the business, and you are expected to lead, increase productivity, performance and drive overall excellence.

In this role you will: 

  • Work as an integrated part of the software engineering organisation, understanding the application architecture.
  • Orchestrate the provisioning, load balancing, dynamic configuration, monitoring, and spend optimisation of servers across cloud providers, data centers and availability zones.
  • Manage development of internal engineering productivity tools and be responsible for development and operation of continuous integration and deployment pipeline.
  • Coordinate with the Talent team and department Heads to ensure new starters are set-up with the appropriate hardware, software and permissions to conduct their roles effectively and securely (“SysAdmin”).

Glisser operates a hybrid platform infrastructure setup, with both On Prem (in London) and Azure as core parts. You therefore have the necessary skills to run our software in Azure (“solution architect” or equivalent), as well as with networking and Cisco tools (CCNA is a nice-to-have). 

You obviously know your Linux, MacOS and Windows very well, and are fluent in Bash and Python. You’ll have some experience with C/make and have used Maven before to build a Java application or two. You’re also comfortable working with MySQL, RabbitMQ and Redis. 

Your CI/CD skills are great, and you know all the common tools used such as Docker, Gitlab, Puppet, Terraform, TeamCity, Octopus, Nginx (etc). You also know your way around monitoring tools like Zabbix and the ELK stack. 

As a person you are process driven, solution-oriented, a good communicator and with a curious personality and your sleeves permanently rolled-up. We get stuff done, and we lead by example. 

You probably have 8 or more years professional DevOps experience. Previous experience in a start-up environment is desirable but not necessary. You will be leading a small team of DevOps in the UK and US (to be hired) so we think it’s important you have had leadership experience too. 

This role is UK based, but we are flexible on location. It’s important though that you are able to come to London and our On Prem location as required, and of course also to visit the rest of the team when we are in the office (it happens!).

Package & Perks

 

We offer a competitive salary and a good slug of stock options at a company valuation that allows you to get into an ambitious scale-up in a red-hot market at an early stage.

You’ll have the relevant home equipment necessary to get the job done. And we don’t micro-manage. We are a trusting but supportive team that just delivers. 

Everyone around you works hard, getting our hands dirty, and giving you the freedom to contribute to many different areas of the business. We’re really just shaping the company culture, so your personality will help determine the place that you work.

We promise, above all, to be nice people to work with.

How We Work

 

We are currently fully remote, with a view to moving to a hybrid model when appropriate. We expect to meet physically at key times in the year, focused on making these sessions a highly effective use of everyone’s time. Day-to-day, we intend to remain largely virtual, meaning this opportunity is open to applicants anywhere in the United Kingdom.

Location

London, UK

Employment Type

Full-time

Posted On

02 June 2021

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