DevOps Engineer (TechOps)


Merrill, London (GBR)

Join the future of financial communications

Merrill Corporation is the industry leader in technology solutions that enable mergers, acquisitions, initial public offerings, restructuring and other critical capital transactions in more than 170 countries. We provide the world’s leading investment banks, private equity firms, law firms and corporations with tools to simplify, streamline and accelerate the due diligence process, helping them close more deals, faster. We are a global team of high-energy, passionate people. We have strong individual voices but we work as a team, bringing out the best in each other. We thrive under pressure and always keep the customer at the heart of everything we do.

Job Description:

Role Overview 

We are looking for a detail-oriented DevOps Engineer to become an embedded member and hands-on contributor within an Agile/Scrum Delivery team based in London. We are looking for strong, energetic, and proactive candidates that will challenge the team to strive for increased scalability, better performance, more complete monitoring, actionable alerting, and understand best practices for continuous integration and delivery. You will be expected to have an opinion and use your voice to move our goals forward. You will be encouraged to explore new technologies, how they will benefit the company and product, and bring ideas on how to implement them. 


You will be in an environment that fosters cross-functional collaboration as well as working with all roles of the scrum team (Product Manager, Software Engineer, UX, QA, etc.) and will need to bring a strong understanding of Agile/Scrum development methodologies. We follow the squad model made famous by Spotify, so you'll be part of an autonomous team with full responsibility for your own area and an opportunity to look to implement change across the board, while collaborating with colleagues in the US to ensure fast and consistent delivery. 



What are we building? 

Merrill is building a new platform to provide powerful and innovative solutions to enable our clients to manage the most complex deals on the planet as efficiently as possible. 


We want to be the easiest, fastest and most intuitive way to progress deals to a successful outcome – enabling the bankers, lawyers and professionals we work alongside to focus on doing what they do best for their clients. 




  • Review and make necessary recommendations for infrastructure initiatives in collaboration with teammates 

  • Support our existing production and non-production systems while continuously working to improve them 

  • Automate repetitive tasks with an emphasis on making on-call suck less and production incidents a rarity 

  • Contribute to, and improve, our CI/CD pipeline 

  • Work with your teammates to define operations best practices and standards 

  • Work with your delivery team to ensure best practices and standards are followed 

  • Identify key system metrics and ensure adequate monitoring coverage for new and existing services 

  • Mentor other Engineers and foster an environment of growth and learning 

  • Serve in an on-call rotation 

  • Explore and test new technologies as they become available 




Our ideal candidate will have: 

  • 3 to 5 years’ relevant technical experience including: 

  • Implementing and managing highly available systems 

  • Cloud providers in an enterprise environment (Azure preferred) 

  • Version control (Git, SVN, Mercurial, etc.) 

  • Application performance monitoring and load testing and systems analytics (AppDynamics, Splunk, Catchpoint, Dynatrace, ELK stack, JMeter, etc.) 

  • Containerization in a production environment (preferably Docker) 

  • Linux scripting languages (Bash, Python, Perl, etc.) 

  • Configuration management tools (Ansible, Chef, Puppet, etc.) 

  • Using and managing CI/CD tools (Jenkins, GitLab, etc.) 

  • Working with site reliability engineering (SRE) is especially desired 

  • Being part of a 24/7 on-call rotation 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field 



Additionally, the following would be helpful: 

  • Technical aptitude and attention to detail 

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills 

  • Ability and desire to make decisions and execute at speed 

  • Ability to work under tight deadlines 

  • Self-starter, high energy 

  • A passion for quality 

  • Experience training and mentoring team members 



About Merrill Corporation  

Merrill Corporation is a market leading FinTech and service company facilitating the largest highest profile mergers and acquisitions and IPOs in the world. We work closely with the client-facing teams at the most prominent investment banks, law firms and investment professional firms across the globe. They trust us to manage highly confidential information about some of the biggest and most exciting companies on the planet, and they turn to us to help them when they’re working day and night to finalise the deals we all read about in the news. 


We are currently transforming our core product to create a ground-breaking platform and 2019 will be an exciting year for anyone joining our team. 


Learn more about us at www.merrillcorp.com 

About Merrill

Merrill is an international organization that offers technology-enabled platforms for secure content sharing, regulated communications, and disclosure services for the world of international finance. 

For half a century, they've provided the tools to help some of the biggest companies in the world connect with speed, accuracy, and confidence. And in 2000, they became the first online management resource legally required for publicly traded companies.  

Their digital transformation, in partnership with Microsoft and Pivotal Software, now allows clients to leverage highly innovative technology and advanced analytics, alongside ironclad security - all without losing the human touch. 

And the transformation continues - Merrill is opening a digital innovation lab in New York in 2018. 

As a global organization, Merrill knows that diverse perspectives are essential to our success. We’re committed to maintaining a diverse workforce to serve our customers around the world. Merrill is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and furthers the principles of EEO through Affirmative Action.

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