DevOps Engineer

Company Details

Arqit is a leader in post quantum encryption. It has deployed a PaaS to classified government and large enterprise customers. It recently published a peer reviewed security proof proving that Arqit is the only company in the World which can generate zero trust and quantum safe end point symmetric key agreement at scale.

About the job

Arqit supplies a unique quantum encryption Platform-as-a-Service which makes the communications links of any networked device secure against current and future forms of attack – even from a quantum computer.

Arqit has brought together a world-leading team of pioneers in engineering, computer science and cryptography, and we now have an opportunity for a DevOps Engineer. The company has been growing fast which means there are plenty of opportunities for your career growth at Arqit as we scale up, but we’re still very much a fast-paced start-up environment. We have high-spec offices in central London but there is also the opportunity to work from home.

Our software team is scaling

There has never been a more exciting time to join Arqit as we accelerate our development. We are looking to expand our software team with individuals that are interested in joining a fast-paced, exciting tech scale-up which focuses on a range of different technology areas.

We will offer you fun and interesting work, and we have a great team culture that gives you the opportunity to innovate, take ownership, and scale to new heights in your career as the company grows.

About You

You’re an intelligent innovator who thinks outside of the box with a record of delivering great results against the most complex of problems. You take ownership without being asked to, but you’re also a team player with a relentless desire for your team to succeed. You’re open, honest and respectful, appreciating the value of diversity, and you enjoy the challenge of working in an ambiguous environment where no two days are the same. You recognise the need to work at pace but are also laser focussed on UX to ensure that what’s delivered delights the end-user.

Your New Position

As a DevOps engineer within the Software Engineering organisation at Arqit, you’ll get the chance to work on an exciting strategic product roadmap across both of the following areas:

  • Enterprise and consumer cybersecurity products
  • Trade finance systems

Once you join the team, you’ll be responsible for forward development and maintenance of the CI/CD and deployment pipelines, and will be involved throughout the full SDLC using modern cloud architectures, frameworks, tools and languages.

This is a great opportunity to join our high-performing team and make a real-world impact as we scale on our exciting journey into an emerging technology space, working with talented teams of product managers, scientists, cryptographers, designers, software architects and engineers.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Work in the software engineering team developing software for cloud PaaS and/or trade finance systems.
  • Contribute to the initial design, development, testing and deployment of a world-class CI/CD and deployment pipelines and robust DevOps practice to support a highly scalable and secure PaaS platform.
  • Be responsible for operationalising and automating the deployment, configuration and monitoring for our new cloud services into our own datacenters.
  • Work within an agile engineering team, contributing to agile development practices, helping ensure that the team delivers high quality software in an iterative fashion.
  • Help maintain and improve the existing Kubernetes cluster which has a service-mesh implemented for secure communications between numerous micro-services.

What we’re looking for:

  • BSc/MSc/BEng/MEng or equivalent in Computer Science, electronic engineering or related field, or significant commercial experience within an engineering team delivering complex mission-critical enterprise software and services.
  • 2+ years DevOps experience in relevant areas.
  • Experience building CI/CD and deployment pipelines
  • Experience of relevant modern container-orchestration, infrastructure-as-code tools such as terraform, configuration management and deployment technologies within a datacenter environment
  • Experience of cloud service development and deployment (public/hybrid/private cloud PaaS or SaaS)
  • Experience working in an Agile SCRUM, or Lean Kanban environment
  • An understanding of basic computer networking
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in the UK now and the ability to gain UK security clearance are both ESSENTIAL

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience of DevSecOps would be a significant advantage
  • Experience using Prometheus/Grafana would be beneficial


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