Senior DevOps Engineer/SRE UK

UK Market · London, Greater London
Department UK Market
Employment Type Full time, with flexible hours and options for part time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation £60,000-£75,000

Location: Remote working from UK

Contract: Full time, with flexible hours and options for part time

Start Date: ASAP

Reports to: People Development Manager

Recruitment Closing Date: 6 December 2021


The Cogo API enables banks and other corporations to integrate carbon and other sustainability data into their customer experiences - for example providing a bank customer a monthly carbon footprint statement or showing an online supermarket shopper the percentage of their products that are made by locally-owned businesses. 

We have partnered with some of the biggest banks in the UK and NZ, and Australia, Our mission is to empower 100s of millions of people to use their money to shape a future they truly value, and in doing so solve issues like climate change, plastic waste and social inequalities. Let’s go change the world - let’s Cogo!


We are looking for a Senior DevOps Engineer/SRE to work between our UK Product Team and our New Zealand engineering team. In the UK you’d be monitoring, diagnosing and resolving service and infrastructure reliability issues for our UK and European partners . You’d also be a remote member of our New Zealand technical team, helping to deliver a high quality platform and scale our systems. As part of a small team you’ll have a large impact on the technical direction of the platform, and play a big part in supporting the future growth of Cogo.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing application support for UK and European partners
  • Working collaboratively with the platform team to design, build, and maintain cloud infrastructure, monitoring, and deployment tooling to meet our requirements
  • Provision, configure and maintain AWS cloud infrastructure defined as code
  • Working with the Lead DevOps engineer in New Zealand to ensure Site Reliability
  • Troubleshooting problems across a wide array of services and functional areas
  • A willingness to contribute to the production codebase when necessary.


  • Strong technical abilities, problem-solving, design, coding and debugging skills
  • Experience building and maintaining cloud infrastructure using code
  • Solid understanding of cloud security
  • Ability to learn and use a wide variety of open source technologies and tools


Cogo is built on the following technologies:

  • ReactNative and React
  • JavaScript, TypeScript, Python
  • GraphQL, NodeJS, Django
  • Amazon Web Services (CloudFront, EC2, S3, RDS, CloudFormation, Lambda)
  • Postgres flavoured SQL, including views and stored procedures
  • Docker

Direct experience with some or all of the above is a plus, but above all we’d expect you to be adaptable to working with new technologies and ideas, while having a solid base of experience to draw on.


  • Excited to work in a company making a positive change in the world, and passionately engaged in the Cogo mission
  • Loves learning and seeks to suggest and carry out improvements to the technologies and processes used as we grow
  • Able to work some hours outside of 9am-5pm, for meetings with our NZ team


Cogo is committed to providing a flexible working environment, including flexible arrangements to fit around childcare and family life such as flexible working hours and remote working.

Cogo is an active member of the Tech Talent Charter, and is committed to helping deliver diversity in the technology sector. 

The salary range for this role is £60,000-£75,000. Cogo operates full pay transparency across the company and is committed to equal pay opportunities. 

We are proud to encourage a friendly, open and transparent culture at Cogo and we make sure our amazing team is supported at all times. Here are some of our ever growing list of benefits: 

  • 25 days leave plus public holidays,
  • Unlimited sick leave
  • An extra day off on your birthday
  • An extra day off after each year of service with Cogo
  • A paid volunteering day each year, for you to support your chosen charity or cause
  • Extra holiday when you avoid flying
  • Wellbeing and development funds
  • Access to free counselling and mental health support


Please apply through BambooHR by the end of Sunday 6th December 2021 with a copy of your CV and a covering letter explaining why you would like to join the team at Cogo. 

  • We’ll aim to reply to your application within 7 days of receiving it, including to let you know if we won’t be proceeding.
  • We may then schedule a short call to clarify anything in your application, and make sure that our expectations are in line on both sides.
  • We’ll then schedule a 45 minute non-technical interview with you, which will most likely start 7.00am, UK time.
  • If you are successful at that stage we will schedule a technical interview with you.
  • We’ll let you know the outcome within 7 days of the final interview.

If you have a deadline that you would need an offer by, please let us know and we will try to accommodate this.

We can't wait to receive your application and hear why you're excited to come change the world with us! 

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  • Location
    London, Greater London
  • Department
    UK Market
  • Employment Type
    Full time, with flexible hours and options for part time
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation