Job ID 358118
Green Tech Junior DevOps Engineer
Location: Cambridge, flexible – quarterly office visits, maybe fully remote.
Salary: £30K – £38K (+12% pension, healthcare and more)
Biodiversity is a buzzword right now.
The tide is turning in terms of policy, public attention and commitment but most importantly, in terms of funding. The 30 by 30 target and commitments coming out of BioCOP15 are leading to real growth in our capability to protect, repair and enhance nature.
This role will sit within a team of ~30 techies, UIUX designers, product and project managers, developers, architects and more who deliver tools and technologies for the future of nature conservation.
Building roads, mines, railways and other infrastructure will always impact biodiversity and for the most part, the UK has high standards here.
That’s not the case for every country in the world.
Governments are scrambling to understand how valuable nature is and how their infrastructure and economic plans impact our planet. Questioning whether a forest is more commercially or socially valuable than an oil rig or palm oil plantation? How do you even track that?
Cue this organisation, the only one of their kind in the world. They build tools and offer services and support to conservation partners, companies and governments worldwide to better plan for enhancing and protecting nature.
You’ll be managing and supporting their web services and tools, monitoring infrastructure using things like Nagios or ELK stack, and managing databases using PostgreSQL in particular. Any experience automating and using Terraform, Ansible or similar tools and deploying software, using CICD pipelines is great and experience in testing and TDD is always beneficial!
They’re happy to let your passions lead in what you learn and how you progress, DevOps incorporates lots of skillsets, and whether DevOps is your dream or whether your goals change in future you’ll be well supported as you progress.
You’ll use both AWS and Azure and help partners integrate their data into the software you build, you might build a climate risk assessment tool and then hand that over to a partner for further development. Or you could be writing scripts to automate reporting to scientific or policy teams. Or you may need to patch a fix temporarily while a dedicated team work on a long-term solution.
Your work here will accelerate the positive impacts and solutions available to wider organisations benefiting our environment. A lot of these benefits are tangible economic and social wins that in the longer term will reduce our dependency on problematic resources such as fossil fuels.
So, if you’re serious about saving our planet and turning the tide against the fight to fix our climate crisis, this is definitely a role you should apply for.
What are you waiting for?