DevOps Engineer


DevOps Engineer

Location: Cambridge

Who we are

Origami Energy was founded in 2013 with a vision to make energy cheaper, greener and more secure. As the world strives to achieve increasingly stringent sustainable energy targets, we believe an intelligent, coordinated network of diverse assets delivers the most cost-effective, secure and flexible solution. Energy flexibility (ability of an energy asset to turn up/down or on/off) is becoming increasingly valuable to help balance electricity systems around the world, as increasing amounts of inflexible and intermittent renewable generation is added to the energy mix.

We have developed intelligent, versatile and secure technology to optimally generate value from this flexibility, in real-time. This technology enables flexibility providers to generate better financial returns from their assets and flexibility users to buy, sell and trade better.

We provide technology through strategic partnership agreements with energy suppliers and traders. We also provide fully funded, turnkey energy storage solutions designed to reduce energy bills, generate new income streams and enhance energy security.  Our technology is architected to deliver global solutions and is already tested and commercially proven in the highly deregulated UK energy market.

What you’ll get to do

It’s an exciting time to join Origami Energy! We are a fast-paced development team currently migrating from a part cloud/part on-premise setup to AWS. You’ll be constantly challenged and learning to keep up to date with the latest cloud trends and good practices. This will include comprehensive training in relevant technologies such as Kubernetes, Cassandra and AWS.

You will evangelise great DevOps practices within our team. As an Origami DevOps Engineer, a major focus will be on automation: of deployments, cloud setups, monitoring and alerting. You will also help us to implement scalable and fault-tolerant systems in line with our security philosophy and roll-out new releases to all environments.

Your principal responsibilities will be:

  • Develop and maintain our AWS environments
  • Support development with container-based build, deployment and orchestration
  • Provide scalability of data solutions such as Kafka, Cassandra, ELK
  • Securing networks, products and tools
  • Help our software team to develop and maintain CI and build environments.

What it’s like to work here:

  • Competitive salary & comprehensive benefits package including;
    • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (plus ability to buy or sell up to 5 days holiday)
    • Equity in the company
    • Pension
    • Life insurance
    • Season ticket loan
    • Employee assistance programme
    • Cycle to work scheme
    • Cash Health Plan
    • Retail discounts
  • Friendly, open plan office on the prestigious Cambridge Science Park and close to the Cambridge North station
  • Flexible working hours and informal dress code
  • Quarterly All-Company meetings and recognition
  • Regular team socials

What we’re looking for

Required experience:

  • AWS cli, console and cloud formation
  • AWS networking and AZs
  • Experience working with container technologies (Docker)
  • Knowledge of best practices and approaches in an always-up, always-available service
  • Working knowledge of Java and/or Python programming
  • Linux/Unix system administration
  • Good understanding of managing Git repositories, build tools, CI pipelines (e.g. GitLab CI) and release management
  • Understanding of network protocols

Desirable experience:

  • Kubernetes
  • GitLab
  • Cassandra (or other NoSQL DB) and relational DBs
  • Familiarity with Open Source data and streaming technologies (e.g. Kafka, Zookeeper, ELK, MariaDB, HBase, etc.)

How to apply

Email us your CV and a covering letter to

Origami Energy is an equal opportunities employer, committed to staff welfare and professional development.

Origami Energy has a responsibility to ensure that all staff are eligible to live and work in the UK and if you’re invited to interview you’ll be requested to provide proof of your eligibility to work.

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