We are looking for a Senior Platform Infrastructure Engineer to join a new team working on Linius’s Virtual Video SaaS platform.
We offer a competitive salary plus equity.
Linius is the creator of Virtual Video – a new way of distributing and consuming video on the internet. Linius makes it possible to create videos that could not have been made before. We do this by assembling videos from a variety of sources on the fly using enrichment data from AI and other sources combined with business rules and audience data.
We are a startup working with customers in News, Sport and Entertainment to use this technology to make unique personalised content offerings.
We are an international company with people based in Australia, the US and Europe.
About the role
Software is no use unless it is being used. We want to have our software in the hands of our users as soon as we can. Once deployed we want it to operate with the minimum of fuss and be able to get logs and metrics on its use.
We run in AWS but have also stood our platform up in Azure and IBM Cloud.
You will be working hand in hand with our Back-End Java and Front-End Software Engineers providing the infrastructure for the Linius SaaS platform to run on. You’ll be helping ensure we are creating code that is operationally robust and fit for purpose.
You will be responsible for our pipelines and infrastructure tooling, which currently include Jenkins, BlazeMeter, Grafana, Kibana and Terraform. If you’re missing any of these but you’ve got that feeling this is the job for you, we’d encourage you to still apply.
We recognise that this is a changing and evolving space and will be looking to you to adapt and improve our set up accordingly.
We’re building a new team and we want you to be part of setting that team up for success. A team is first and foremost a group of people. We want to create a culture and environment where people thrive and want to do their best. We’ll be looking to you to help make Linius engineering a beacon for this, both in the organisation and in the wider technical community.
We are remote first, using tools like Slack, Realtime Board, Zoom and Document Cameras to enable distributed collaboration. You’ll get WeWork membership and we will meet up in person regularly.
We want this team to be diverse by design. This means we are actively recruiting for an equal gender split in the team. We don’t want to create a team of brogrammers.
You’ll be working with video, with our API first web services, integrations with machine learning providers and with our Systems Integration partners as they build innovative solutions across many different industries.
So is it a DevOps role?
We don’t divide responsibility for development and operation of our platform, the team takes responsibility for the code they create all the way through to it operating successfully in production. Our regional sales engineers provide first line support to our customers but if something breaks on the platform and engineering need to fix it we are the ones that get the call.
This is a full time (approx. 40 hours/week), hours are flexible within the bounds of mutually-agreed core hours and regular meetings. We’re constantly evolving this and would be more than happy to discuss any constraints you have around working hours. By the same token, as an international company and that means being flexible around availability for calls with people in different time zones.
For example, the VP of Engineering often fits his working day around picking up and dropping off his kids to/from school but also joins a weekly sales call one evening a week.
You’ll be working with the teams in other parts of the world as well as with your local colleagues in commercial and pre-sales as we win new business and continue to delight our existing customers.
Engineering is product led and informed by customer need. We build quality in, putting specification and testing at the heart of our practice. We use a kanban / continuous flow model for development. If it moves, we monitor it. If you have to do it more than twice, we automate it. We encourage pairing and are making Test Driven Development (TDD) a foundational practice.
We make learning a first-class citizen, we provide a training budget, we bring in external experts to coach us and we work together to keep improving all aspects of our technology and practice. We encourage people to be active in the tech community, to write and to speak at conferences and meetups.
If you like the sound of any of these roles please email our recruitment partner John Bennewith – email@example.com.
He will organise a phone interview with us which is usually followed by a technical test. The technical test can be done either as a take away or as part of and face to face meeting in Central London. Following this we will meet again face to face and you’ll have the opportunity to meet more members of the company both in person and remote.