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Senior Systems Engineer / DevOps

Senior Systems Engineer / DevOps

About Tide 

Tide is about doing what you love. We believe the world would be a better place if more people gave it a shot. We’re building a business current account that gives time back to those who work for themselves, so they can get back to doing what they love. 

Our members have a fully-functioning account in 5 minutes. It gives them an integrated set of all the financial services they need to run their business in a mobile and desktop environment. 

Tide launched in January 2017 and in July, announced $14m funding from leading venture capital firms (Anthemis, Creandum, LocalGlobe and Passion) and industry insiders. We have grown extremely fast since launch and have ambitions to sign 50m businesses up, over the coming years, across the world. More significantly, we have the privilege of progressing a mission which is genuinely important for the world.

More about Tide and our product:

You can also read about our our culture, which we take very seriously, and see it for yourself here

About You

As a hard working, experienced systems engineer you have a passion for architecting well tuned systems that run efficiently, without compromising on security best practices. The desire to build robust, scalable systems is what drives you, and you enjoy working in team and sharing your knowledge.

You will enjoy working in a fast paced, agile environment, where you can work with very smart people, and improve your skillset working on interesting challenges.

Roles and Responsibilities

We have a rapidly growing platform made up of various technologies working together in an increasingly complex fashion. As part of taking ownership of this infrastructure you will need to regularly review the infrastructure, identify any potential issues, and to both propose and implement solutions. There will also be times when problems need to be diagnosed, so an understanding of the underlying technologies would also be needed. Due to the rapid expansion of our platform and the company, you will also be integral in the formation of a systems team to share the work load and ensure sufficient expertise in all key areas.

Senior engineers must be communicative and constructive across all areas of the business, and may be asked to contribute to hiring, best practices, and improving processes.

Essential Experience and Skills

  • Good understanding of AWS and associated technologies (EC2, ELB, S3, RDS)
  • Thorough knowledge and application of security principles, particularly in the Cloud
  • Scripting knowledge with Bash and Python
  • Proficient in Java as it powers our backend systems
  • Network layers, and how to debug
  • Understand the importance of monitoring systems
  • Our systems are based on Linux so you will need a solid understanding
  • Infrastructure monitoring, benchmarking, and debugging


  • Tomcat tuning
  • Nginx configuration
  • Containers with Docker
  • Container orchestration with Kubernetes, or similar
  • Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Knowledge of Jenkins and Sonarqube would be useful
  • Other technologies in use include Git, Apache Kafka, Zookeeper, OpenVPN, Jira
  • Cloudflare

Opening Date: 20th December 2017
Closing Date: 31st January 2018
Location: London
Salary: Competitive

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London Office

White Bear Yard, 144a Clerkenwell Road,
EC1R 5DF London Office Directions hello@tide.co

Workplace & Culture

Tide aspires to be the best place any of us will ever work.

To achieve our goals, we each commit to demand outstanding behaviours from ourselves and our colleagues. Learn more about our very special mission-driven culture here.



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