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Overview

SportPursuit is a high growth ecommerce business which has been on AWS since the company started in 2011. Our flash sales business model means that we need to support sudden peaks in traffic smoothly scaling while optimising for cost, to enable us to deliver great discounts to our customers. As well as our own site we host an ecommerce platform for other brands which need just as much care and attention as the flagship brand.

In this role we're keen to make sure that you can help us maintain a scalable and reliable production environment for running software services while the rest of the business grows our customer base and product offering.

Responsibilities:

 

​SRE Engineer

  • ​Be responsible for the production environment by creating monitoring and working with engineering team to create monitoring for services they create
  • ​Improve reliability, quality or our software
  • Measure and optimize system performance, with an eye toward pushing our capabilities forward, getting ahead of customer needs, and innovating to continually improve
  • Shared out-of-hours emergency on-call support on a rota basis and help contextualize the alerts coming through
  • Choose solutions that simplify our structure, stay ahead of technology and be able to provide technical guidance to other members of the SportPursuit team
  • Help with daily DevOps team tasks like setting up the infrastructure for microservices
  • Help to cost optimize our platform
  • Work closely with rest of the DevOps and QA team to load test applications
  • Produce work that has security first in mind
  • Working with technologies like ELK, MySQL, Postgresql, Redshift, PHP, Python, Docker, AWS Lambda, AWS, Redis, Kubernetes
  • Daily and Monthly Responsibilities

 

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Great at communication and an ability to explain complex technical architectures to those less fluent
  • Have good familiarity with various AWS services
  • Experience of scripting languages beyond simple scripts
  • Familiarity with Terraform or similar configuration/infrastructure as code tools
  • You’re excited about problem solving and supporting teams to improve their delivery using cloud technology and modern tools
  • Have experience working with SRE problems or interested in moving into that field
  • You are looking for a role that gives you space and autonomy to solve complex problems, while offering support if/when needed.
  • You love automation!

 

Benefits:

  • Friendly and dynamic working environment with a Core Hours working pattern!
  • ​Holiday – get stuck into your adventures. 25 days of holiday a year as standard with the opportunity to purchase an additional 5 days extra! Our Bank Holidays are flexible as well.
  • ​Work anywhere in the world for up to 30 working days a year!
  • ​Workplace pension - we're set up with The People's Pension to make sure we're contributing to help you save for retirement.
  • ​Learning and Development budget available to all employees.
  • ​Staff discount for access to great quality kit.
  • ​Lunch & Learn sessions.
  • ​Socials – A social budget which grows every time we hit budget, with a social team that just loves using it!
  • Hybrid working model where we are mostly remote. But don't worry, when you're in the office we'll have lots of free food and drink - help yourself to tea and coffee as well as healthy snacks and fresh fruit. Other treats are also on hand - Chocolate Hobnobs are an office favourite

About us: 

SportPursuit fuels sporting adventure with affordable, great quality kit. Founded in 2011, SportPursuit is an innovative online retailer with over 7 million members across the UK, Europe and beyond. We hunt down the best deals available online on a wide range of quality sports and outdoor brands and create an inspiring, personalised shopping experience for each customer. Everyone in the SportPursuit team has the opportunity to make a difference and help grow the business.

 

Diversity at SportPursuit:

SportPursuit recruits, employs, trains and promotes regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, disability, age, gender identity and/or expression, or any other protected status. SportPursuit is dedicated to nurturing an inclusive environment where employees can bring their full selves to work. We celebrate diversity of thought and recognise the strength and dynamism that comes with it.

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