DevOps Engineer

Role: Customer service/support

Location: London

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 31 January 2022

Salary: Between £60,500 - £65,000 per annum (Depending on experience).

Specific Hours: 35 hours per week

DevOps Engineer


We have an exciting opportunity for a DevOps Engineer to join our Technology team at the Royal Pharmaceutical society (RPS).  At RPS we are passionate about delivering high-quality products and outstanding digital experiences to our customers. You’ll be responsible for the delivery of Pharmaceutical Press’ publishing software, systems and customer-facing digital products. You will have the chance to lead the way for our DevOps environment, working with the Lead Developer and Technical Architect to bring best practices.

DevOps Engineer Requirements:

  • Bachelor or master’s degree in computer science, or equivalent practical experience.
  • A drive towards automating repetitive tasks (e.g. scripting via Bash, Python etc.)
  • Practical experience with Docker containerization and clustering (ECS).
  • Expertise with AWS (e.g. IAM, EC2, VPC, ELB, ALB, Autoscaling groups, Lambda)
  • Version control system experience (e.g. Git)
  • Experience implementing CI/CD (e.g. Jenkins, Codepipeline)
  • Operational (e.g. HA/Backups) NoSQL experience (e.g. Redis).
  • Experience with configuration management tools (e.g. Puppet).
  • Experience with infrastructure-as-code (e.g. Terraform, Cloudformation).
  • Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise work, and work to deadlines.
  • Good communication, negotiating and influencing skills, with the ability to provide clear explanations and technical guidance to non-technical personnel.

About the Royal Pharmaceutical Society:

We are the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), the professional leadership body for pharmacists and pharmacy in Great Britain. Our mission is to put pharmacy at the forefront of healthcare. Our vision is to be the world leader in the safe and effective use of medicines.

What we offer

We have a friendly, supportive, and collaborative work environment with an attractive remuneration package. Benefits include excellent work life balance (35 hour work week & flexitime), professional learning and development opportunities, 33 days’ holiday, with the option to purchase additional annual leave, multiple discounts from major stores, Ride2work, interest free season ticket loans and enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay.  We host regular social events and you can get involved in our diversity and inclusion groups, and charity fundraising initiatives.

We continue to support our employees to work flexibly and from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. When our London office re-opens, there is an expectation for this role to work from our London office on occasions where there is a need to do so; until then, the majority of the role can be done at home.

We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates and people of all abilities.


Location: London

Type: Permanent

Salary: Between £60,500 - £65,000 per annum (Depending on experience).

Closing date for applications: Applications closing date is not set. We will review applications as and when they come in.


If you would like to learn more about the role, please view the job description here.

Please attach your CV and covering letter.


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