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What the role is

To join a small, dedicated, group of DevOps engineers in the Platform Engineering team responsible for our ecommerce site and internal applications. The right candidate will be a passionate engineer with a can-do and positive attitude, and at least 12 months’ DevOps experience on Linux. Ideally you will have a good understanding of Chef and Jenkins, and some experience of AWS with a thirst to learn more in this area

What you’ll be doing

  • Management of the ecommerce platform and internal applications
  • Management of the development and test environments
  • Platform automation through Chef, Terraform and Jenkins
  • Platform monitoring through ELK and NewRelic with a view to improve performance and reliability
  • Work collaboratively in a team of around 8 agile engineers and with a wider engineering team of 50.
  • Help foster an agile engineering DevOps culture
  • Adopt good engineering patterns and practices
  • Compile and maintain good quality documentation
  • Provide DevOps support to the service desk, development and infrastructure teams
  • Keep abreast of the latest developments in technology (particularly relating to ecommerce and AWS)

About you

  • Advocate modern software engineering principles and automation
  • Are obsessed with all aspects of quality
  • Have a broad-minded approach to technology, using the right tool for the job
  • Are adaptable, being as comfortable doing systems administration tasks as you are coding
  • Thrive in a fast-paced agile environment
  • Prefer working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Love to experiment with technology and learn new things
  • Self-motivated taking ownership of your own personal development
  • Consistently seek to raise standards and quality
  • Drive shared learning
  • Are accountable



Linux, SAP Hybris, Node.js, Git, Chef, Jenkins, Ruby, Python, NGINX, Varnish, Fastly, Docker, Terraform, AWS, ELK, NewRelic, Jira and Confluence


  • At least 12 months DevOps experience
  • Good knowledge and experience of Linux system admin
  • Knowledge and experience of AWS and Terraform
  • Comfortable with regex, know how to configure nginx, haproxy, write complex varnish rules, tune JVM options and know other linux’y stuff
  • Able to cook up a recipe/cookbook, test it in a Kitchen and deliver to production using Jenkins
  • Know Ruby, some Python, and happy to write code and able to do so collaboratively using Git
  • Have experience with ELK, and have used DataDog or NewRelic and other monitoring tools

If you are passionate, hardworking and thrive in a collaborative and fast paced environment then please apply with the below:

  • CV with dates of employment
  • Cover letter
  • Salary details
  • Notice period
At MATCHESFASHION we believe that everyone has a part to play. We are committed to building a working environment with a balanced and inclusive culture. We want people to be themselves and be inspired to do their best work. We value difference and it is key in driving innovation – and innovation is the magic which gives us our advantage as a brand.