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Car & Classic
DevOps Engineer
🌎 worldwide
426d ago

About you
To achieve success in this role, you are a highly experienced DevOps Engineer who specialises in AWS infrastructure. Your expertise within DevOps Engineering will enrich our global marketplace with modernised, secured, scalable solutions.

In this role you will support the transformation, elevation and scale of our marketplace/platform. You will work closely with the Engineering Technical Leadership & Product Team to build and develop highly available, scalable, secure, and optimised solutions.

DevOps Engineering is a relatively new opportunity at Car & Classic, You will be in the perfect position to have an outsized multiplicative impact by helping build the frameworks, structures, and processes that foster an effective engineering outcome in collaboration with our friends in the product & data teams.

About us www.carandclassic.com
Car & Classic is one of the largest automotive marketplaces in the world. We’re lucky to have thousands of user-generated listings submitted monthly with content gems from James Bond’s Aston DB5 to Elvis Presley’s Cadillac. The site is old, launched in 2005 but under new, VC-backed ownership since 2018 and on an exciting triple-digit growth journey to bring classic vehicle transactions online.

Our culture is incredibly important to us. We’re lucky enough to have built the team from scratch with a focus on enjoying the day-to-day, diversity, inclusion and high performance. Despite being an entirely distributed business, we build strong connections as colleagues and have created a fun and high-performing culture.

We’re looking for a DevOps Engineer that has strong, relevant experience and wants to make their mark in a rapid-growth business where they can make a real difference, whilst enjoying the environment and culture of a fully remote globally distributed workforce.

Finally, you don’t have to love cars to work here (and lots of our team don’t) but for those who do this is an incredible opportunity to combine your passion and professional lives – we look forward to hearing from you.

About the role
As our DevOps Engineer you will be responsible for the smooth operation of a company's IT infrastructure. You will work with our developers to deploy and manage code changes, and with the wider business to ensure that systems are up and running smoothly.

To be successful in this role as DevOps Engineer you must have a deep understanding of both development and operations processes, as well as a strong technical background.

Key DevOps Metrics for you.

“You can’t improve what you don't measure”

Lead time for changes
We are looking for a candidate with a proven track record in reducing lead time changes in engineering teams.

Change failure rate
You will be responsible for reducing change failure rates by implementing practices such as test automation trunk-based development and working in small batches.

Deployment frequency
We are looking for candidates with experience in high-performing DevOps environments and a track record of advancing deployment frequency. Shape and mould our infrastructure.

Mean time to recovery
You will ensure that our infrastructure is able to be rapidly remedied in the event of failure. Successful planning in this area previously would be advantageous to future success.

Detailed Deliverables 

  • Continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines
  • Automation scripts and tools for building, testing and deploying code
  • Monitoring and logging solutions
  • Security and compliance policies & procedures
  • Root cause analysis and disaster recovery plans
  • Capacity planning and performance optimisation
  • Collaboration with development and operations teams
  • Staging environment for testing and QA
  • Improving the end-to-end DevOps stack and automating components for performance and cost improvement
  • Infrastructure-as-code templates for provisioning and configuration
  • DevOps metrics and reports for performance insight
  • Implementing best practices for development, testing, and deployment.


The skills, attributes and experience you must have:

  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer
  • Experienced in Cloud-native deployments using Terraform within AWS
  • Passionate about cycle times and minimising risk through CI/CD practices
  • Building deployment pipelines (Buddy.Works, Jenkins, AWSCode Deploy, GitHub Actions, or Octopus)
  • DevOps Monitoring, Datadog, Prometheus
  • Knowledge of containerisation and orchestration (Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Migrating applications into Docker and container orchestration with Kubernetes
  • Strong understanding of CI/CD pipeline implementation
  • Experience with automation and configuration management (Ansible, Puppet, Chef)
  • Reviewing peer code and participating in the DevOps release process
  • Improving the end-to-end DevOps stack and automating components for performance and cost improvement
  • Knowledge of AWS resources (EKS, ECS, RDS, Lambda, API Gateway, Event Bridge, EC2, CloudWatch, Autoscaling, Route53)
  • Cross-Functional Working & Collaboration Champion

Skills, attributes and experience it would be nice for you to have:

  • Championing the "You build it, you run it" mentality
  • Understanding and experience with the CALMS framework
  • Familiarity with server less technology and architecture
  • Knowledge of PHP and Laravel
  • Previous software engineering experience in modern web application development
  • Knowledge of versioning tools (GitLab, GitHub)
  • Familiarity with big data and analytics solutions
  • Experience with MySQL/PostgreSQL
  • Certified SAFe Agilist

Please know that this list is indicative. We’re looking for awesome humans even if you are only a 60% match. Skills can be learnt, but awesomeness generally can’t.

What do you get (remuneration & benefits)?

  • Competitive Salary up to £75,000 ?
  • Stock options ?
  • All the equipment you need to get the job done ?
  • Flexible working - work where and when you want in order to get the job done ?
  • Access to free counselling, therapy and mental health support via Spill ?
  • Professional development allowance ?
  • Income Protection ?
  • Life Cover ?‍?‍?
  • Smart Health ?
  • Generous parental leave ?
  • 33 days holiday (including bank holidays) ?
  • Ability to make your mark on a fast-growing start-up ?


Our application process

We want to make sure we hire the best available talent! We had a fantastic 2022 with all of our hires hitting the ground running. We are excited to do the same in 2023.

Every role is crucial to us at this stage of our growth. We are continuously improving and evolving our recruitment and application process. Once you decide to apply, you’ll be presented with a series of questions. The answers to the questions are the difference between your application being progressed or not. Please do give them your time and effort when answering.

Good luck with your application and thank you in advance for your interest in joining us at Car & Classic.

Car & Classic Limited is an equal opportunity employer

Equality, diversity and inclusion are integral parts of our culture. We recognise and celebrate the value and impact diversity brings to our company and are committed to ensuring this is a consistent focus, for which we hold ourselves responsible. We are committed to treating all applicants fairly and equally and encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply for this role.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran/military status, and disability, or another legally protected status.

If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us via our careers site.

We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.

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