DevOps Engineering Manager - 253 at Rocket Lawyer | Powderkeg

Location: London

Employment Type: Full time

Team: Opportunities

About Rocket Lawyer

We believe everyone deserves access to affordable and simple legal services.

Founded in 2008, Rocket Lawyer is the largest and most widely used online legal service platform in the world. With offices in North America and Europe, Rocket Lawyer has helped over 25 million people create over 50 million legal documents , and get their legal questions answered.

We are in a unique position to enhance and expand the Rocket Lawyer platform to a scale never seen before in the company’s history, to capture audiences worldwide. We are expanding our team to take on this challenge!

About the Role

You’ll bring to the role a passion for building secure, robust, and high performance distributed systems. The ideal candidate will be a top-notch Linux expert with a devops focus and experience in fast-paced, dynamic environments. You will exhibit leadership qualities. In addition to participating in the ongoing evolution of our server and network environments you will be part of our Tier 1 site support staff.

The Person

  • Manage Rocket Lawyer’s UK-based Cloud Platform team -- help to prioritize and plan workloads, support their career development and growth, and act as a point of contact and escalation for collaboration with other teams
  • Participate in evolving our build, deployment, and release management practices towards a continuous integration/continuous deployment model
  • Architect infrastructure and application monitoring and log analysis frameworks to provide deep visibility into our Java-based application stack
  • Develop tools and processes for managing JVMs and applications in a container-based deployment model
  • Participate in development of public cloud strategy and practice
  • Part of the on-call team responsible for the health of a 24/7 production hosted environment
  • Management of production web services (Apache, Tomcat, etc.) Systems automation
  • General systems administration (RHEL/CentOS)
  • Troubleshooting and problem resolution


  • Minimum of 8 years of total experience
  • Computer science degree or related technical experience preferred
  • Demonstrated experience with implementing and supporting CI/CD tooling and working with development teams to roll out and manage projects
  • Ability to automate system configuration and management using scripts (shell, ruby, python, etc.) and configuration management tools (preferably Chef)
  • Experience with virtualization technologies, including containers and Kubernetes
  • RedHat Linux/CentOS administration and management
  • Experience with managing highly available production-facing e-commerce web sites
  • Experience with release management
  • Experience with build automation (jenkins, go, cruisecontrol, etc.)
  • Ability to diagnose and manage Java applications and JVM
  • Knowledge of monitoring systems and frameworks (nagios, sensu, graphite, etc.)
  • Experience with GCP and associated core services CloudSQL, Cloud Build, GKE, GCE, Networking, VPC’s, Cloud IAM, Cloud PubSub, Stackdriver
  • Excellent knowledge of Terraform and Chef
  • Experience in designing / building scalable, highly available, secure cloud solutions
  • Has implemented CI/CD pipelines
  • Hands on production experience working with Kubernetes, Ideally holds CKAD or CKA certification
  • Experience with creating Helm Charts
  • Experience with working with microservices
  • Knowledge of API platform APIGEE
  • Good problem solver and ability to work well within a team
Job Summary
  • Job Title
    DevOps Engineering Manager - 253
  • Company
    Rocket Lawyer
  • Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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