DevOps Engineer

Rocket Lawyer, London

Helping 20 million people. Just like you.

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

Rocket Lawyer is one of the largest and most widely used online legal service platforms in the world. Rocket Lawyer has helped over 20 million people create over 3 million legal documents, and answer over 30,000 legal questions.

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 the London engineering team to take on this challenge!

About the Position
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. 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.  

A Day in the Life

  • Participate in the adoption of public cloud technologies, including migration of existing workloads and optimizing our architecture and practices to make best use of cloud technologies and patterns   
  • 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 cloud deployment model
  • Part of the distributed 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 3 years of experience
  • Computer science degree or related technical experience preferred
  • Ability to automate system configuration and management using scripts (shell, ruby, python, etc.) and configuration management tools (preferably terraform and/or chef)
  • Experience with public cloud technologies (preferably GCP)
  • RedHat Linux/CentOS administration and management

The ideal candidates will also have:

  • 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 JVMs
  • Knowledge of monitoring systems and frameworks (nagios, sensu, graphite, etc.)
  • Understanding of virtualization and containers
  • Experience with system and network security (IPS/IDS, firewalls, user management)

About Rocket Lawyer

Our laws were created to protect and empower us—as individuals, families and business owners—but many people don't get the help they need because of costly legal fees and complexity. At Rocket Lawyer, we want to change things by making legal services affordable, simple and available to more people than ever before. I'm proud to say that we've been able to build a service that millions of people rely upon. Every day we spend our time and resources making it easier for people to get the legal help they need, so they can focus on what's really important—taking care of their families and building strong businesses. We combine free legal documents and free legal information with access to affordable representation by licensed attorneys. With Rocket Lawyer On Call, you can create a Will for your family for free or incorporate a business free from legal fees. Then, because we know there's no replacement for qualified counsel, local attorneys are here to help when you need more guidance. With Rocket Lawyer you never have to go it alone. Our commitment to affordable and accessible legal services is at the heart of everything we do. Most attorneys and bar associations agree that much can and should be done to improve access to the law by reducing cost and complexity. We invite you to try our service and see why customers like Sean Reid say they're glad to have Rocket Lawyer On Call®. Together, we'll make the law work for you. Charley

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