Cloudsmith is looking for an exceptional Dev Ops / Platform Engineer to join our platform team.

Reporting to our VP of Engineering, this is a hands-on role that provides amazing career opportunities alongside tangible input into our companies success.

With a proven technical background, you'll be unafraid to push boundaries with your ideas and be a real advocate for consistently improving, automating and developing your craft. You'll encourage creativity within the wider team and utilise your previous experience to help us grow.


About You, The Ideal Candidate

You are passionate about automation and building tools to support developer practices. At Cloudsmith, we believe in automating everything, in this role, we need your help to make our road to production as seamless as possible. Providing tools to assist in automatic setup, build, test, deployment on our platform are integral aspects of this role.

You love a serious challenge.

A drive to automate and a willingness to enable our development teams in delivering quickly underpins this role. Your goal will be to help maximise consistency and repeatability in our deployment efforts. You work well with others, can articulate your ideas and communicate across different experience levels.

You are a strong self-starter.

We don’t need to see a University degree, but we want to know that you’re a voracious and passionate learner, that you love on-boarding new skills and technology, and you find joy in solving fiendishly difficult but enjoyable challenges. You’ve already built some seriously good technology that made you proud, whether professionally or not.

In short, your qualities:

  1. Smart. 🙌
  2. Gets Things Done. 💥
  3. An Awesome Human Being. 😎

About The Role/Challenges

We’ve built Cloudsmith using some of the best technology that the Cloud offers. You can expect to see technologies such as Python, Django, Chef, Ruby, Docker, Packer, PostgreSQL, Terraform, Memcached, Nodejs, AWS services (e.g. EC2, S3, CloudFront, Fargate, Lambda), etc. plus others for packaging, integrations, tooling, and platform support services. Other services like GitHub, for source control and open-source continuous integration; DataDog, for centralised logging, monitoring and observability; and CircleCI, for platform continuous integration, help us with this.

In this role, we would love you to focus on helping us with the delivery and provisioning infrastructure on our platform. Building tools, workflows and jobs to help our teams deploy quickly and reliability are integral aspects.

Due to the criticality of the service, you’ll share an on-call rota with the engineering team, which means being available to fix issues if they pop up; you’ll be paired with a buddy to make sure you’re not alone. Treating people with care is essential to us, and our culture of ownership, of taking code or changes from creation to deployment, is critical in supporting that.

Let’s make the world a better place with superlative, highly available, and secure package management that is dependable for everyone.


  • Helping to architect, provision and maintain our cloud infrastructure
  • Identifying opportunities (and implementing solutions) for reducing manual toil and maximise efficiency
  • Helping define and improve our incident management processes to ensure we're continually learning from outages/incidents
  • Helping to grow and scale our platform and the services that run on it
  • Assisting in defining strategies that provide our teams with the ability to ship changes quickly, safely and reliably
  • Helping improve and manage our monitoring and observability capabilities
  • Developing tools to help our teams with CI/CD and general operation of our platform
  • Monitor platform health, respond to alarms and implement changes where necessary to ensure stability
  • Helping to improve the security of our platform
  • Mentoring and guiding other team members while sharing knowledge to help others
  • Coordination and communication within the team and with customers


  • Excellent understanding of one or more programming languages e.g. Python, Ruby, Go, Perl, Java or C#
  • Hands-on experience using scripting languages
  • Experience with IaC tools e.g. Terraform or CloudFormation
  • Configuration and managing RDBMS databases such as MySQL, Postgres or equivalent
  • Working knowledge of various tools, open-source technologies, and cloud services
  • Awareness of critical concepts in DevOps and Agile principles


About The Compensation

For excellent candidates like you, expect an incredible opportunity and compensation:

  • Extremely competitive salary
  • Share Options! Own a piece of Cloudsmith
  • 35 days annual leave (incl. public holidays), plus 10 days full sick pay
  • Flexible working policies
  • Private health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Income protection
  • Great pension contributions
  • Budget for getting setup (£3k to include a powerful laptop)
  • Extra perks, like free conference days, or support for additional self-learning (e.g. AWS certs)

About The Location

We’re based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, but like us and the entire team right now, you’ll probably be fully remote, although our preference is for you to be within 1-2 time zones of UTC.About Equal Opportunity

We’re an equal opportunities employer who does not discriminate against age, sex, gender, pronouns, race, disability, pregnancy, marital or parental status, political ideology, creed, sexual orientation, or religious background, etc. Your ability and passion are infinitely more important to us.

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