DevOps Engineer - Arkivum

Careers / 11 Jun, 2021

DevOps Engineer

About Arkivum

Arkivum is an industry leading tech start-up based in Reading in the UK.

Our exceptional SaaS solution is used internationally for the archiving and preservation of valuable digital assets across a range of industries including life sciences, scientific research, heritage and higher education.

As a quick example of the type of work we do, we recently partnered up with Google in the European wide ARCHIVER project which was headed up by CERN, the home of the Hadron Collider. The aim of the project is to service the preservation requirements of the European scientific community. In the current phase, the scalability of the solution is a priority, with the buyer organisations ingesting petabytes of data at rates of up to 100 terabytes a day.

Today, the amount of data that organisations are generating is growing exponentially. This means the long-term management and preservation of that data is more important than ever before. This is an incredibly exciting time for Arkivum, as our customers rely on us to ensure the long-term security and accessibility of their data, regardless of volume, variety or complexity.


The Role

Arkivum is looking for an experienced Cloud and Operations Engineer to provide creative technical solutions to our product deployment and support of existing infrastructure using DevOps techniques.

A self-motivated Engineer you would join a dynamic team, supporting a rapidly evolving product. Bringing your excellent Cloud and DevOps knowledge to us. You’d enable us to respond to the high volume and rapidly changing data management needs of our customers.

The role is based out of Reading, with a flexible approach to working with the option to work remotely if desired. We offer a competitive salary and a range of employee benefits including healthcare.


Key Tasks

  • Automating and orchestrating the deployment with Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Delivery (CD) techniques
  • Troubleshoot production and pre-production environment issues
  • Build and configure container technologies for Docker Swarm and Kubernetes
  • Help drive Security Practices in all implementations
  • Build a great working relationship with team members and the Java based application development teams
  • Develop and mentor junior team members




  • 5+ years’ experience within IT, including over 2 years in a DevOps capacity
  • Experience with either AWS or GCP
  • Infrastructure as Codeand automation tools Terraform, Helm, and Jenkins
  • Production experience of Docker Container technologies
  • Experience with using monitoring tools, Prometheus, Alert Manager, Grafana, ELK stack
  • Excellent technical and non-technical communication skills
  • Able to multitask, prioritise, and manage time efficiently



  • An understanding of authentication protocols such as Oauth and SAML
  • Production experience of using Kubernetes
  • Intimate knowledge of the Linux operating system with a focus on CentOS
  • Proficient in scripting, and Git and Git workflows (Python andbash scripts)
  • Working knowledge of NoSQL and Relational databases technologies such as MongoDB and PostgreSQL



Arkivum benefits include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Free Vitality health and dental care
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Electric car scheme
  • Company pension
  • Regular company socials


You can use the link below to apply for the role. When applying, please provide your CV and a cover letter.