DevOps Engineer

Information Technology Paddington, London


Job Summary:


We are a global cloud storage provider, part of a billion dollar global group. Together our aim is to create the biggest and most advanced cloud storage platform in the world. Our parent company already owns many famous cloud storage brands and we lead their cloud division from our London based office. We are growing rapidly, bringing in large numbers of new customers every month and constantly improving our platform and products.

We manage tens of petabytes of data across Europe and the US. Our top-flight team of engineers is constantly working to improve the design and operation of our platforms, and to automate deployments and management of the servers and network.

We are looking for a DevOps engineer to join our UK Operations team of Sysadmins, NetOps and DevOps engineers supporting, maintaining and improving infrastructure in Europe and US. You will be responsible for continuing the adoption of cutting-edge automation and configuration management tools and ensuring our infrastructure meets our SLAs.

Job Duties:  

  • Day to day operations of servers (mostly Linux with some Windows) and application support.
  • Tier 3 support for systems supporting proprietary backup platforms, including haproxy, keepalived, Apache, IIS, MySQL, LDAP and Active Directory
  • Scripting (bash/python/PHP) for automation of regular maintenance and monitoring tasks
  • Helping the team to plan and prioritise projects and tasks, ensuring requests from internal customers (e.g. Support and Sales teams) are also handled in a timely manner
  • Mentor junior members of the team.
  • Working with other DevOps engineers to continue the process of automating deployments and configuration management
  • Working with the other Operations teams globally to ensure knowledge sharing and collaboration
  • Some out-of-hours “on-call” work will be required. The job will also require working in a datacentre environment in London as and when needed.

Job Requirements and Experience:  

  • 2+ years’ working in a data centre environment, managing and maintaining physical servers
  • 3 years’ Linux (preferably CentOS) SysAdmin experience
  • 3+ years’ scripting experience in at least one of: Bash, Python, PHP
  • 3+ years’ Windows SysAdmin experience
  • In-depth understanding of storage (RAID levels, pros and cons of different filesystems) is essential.
  • Understanding of networks – switching, firewalls, static routing, and awareness of dynamic routing technologies would be advantageous.
  • Experience working with automation/deployment tools (e.g. chef/puppet) including source control (e.g. git / svn).
  • Virtualisation experience (VMWare, HyperV, KVM)

j2 Cloud Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Livedrive:

We are a group of cloud storage companies including Livedrive, SugarSync and KeepItSafe under the J2 Global Could Storage banner. Based in London, we are growing rapidly both in terms of bringing in large numbers of new customers every month and providing new features to the platform. We self-host our multi-petabyte storage cloud, optimizing our platform for the best possible throughput and cost/GB.   Our customers trust us inherently with their data, therefore quality is key. It’s essential that we focus on constantly improving what we can offer from a quality of service standpoint.


You will work from our offices in central London, right next to Paddington Station (easily reachable from public transportation).

About j2 Cloud Services:

Founded in 1995, j2 Cloud Services (NASDAQ:JCOM) is an award winning, leading provider of Internet services through its two divisions: Business Cloud Services and Digital Media.

The Business Cloud Services Division offers Internet fax, virtual phone, hosted email, email marketing, online backup, unified communications and CRM solutions. It markets its services principally under the brand names eFax®, eVoice®, FuseMail®, Campaigner®, KeepItSafe® and Onebox® and operates a messaging network spanning 49 countries on six continents.

 The Digital Media Division, created with j2 Cloud Services' November 2012 acquisition of Ziff Davis, Inc.

As of December 31, 2016, j2 Cloud Services had achieved 21 consecutive fiscal years of revenue growth.   

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Our Culture

At j2 Global®, we work in a culture of collaboration and welcome those who desire to join our growing global community. We seek enthusiastic individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit looking for an environment that rewards your best work.

j2 Global offers competitive salaries, health benefits and company-sponsored events. If you’re seeking a dynamic work environment where you can see the direct impact of your performance, then j2 is the place for you.