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Infrastructure Developer

Datapad is a very young, well grounded, firm aiming to operate on a global scale. As such, our challenges involve huge datasets from a wide variety of sources. These drive complex statistical models, which produce results that directly influence the success of our clients.

Our start-up environment offers an enthusiastic developer the chance to make a real difference to the firm - influencing the technologies used and adding to its dynamic culture.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Collaborative, team focus
  • An eagerness to learn new tools and methodologies in order increase longevity of work
  • Scripting and developing tooling for developers and build systems (Python, Ruby, Perl, PowerShell, Golang)
  • Proficient in building Linux and Windows systems (RHEL, Ubuntu, CentOS)
  • Making continuous improvements to security
  • Some experience with unit testing and automated testing tools
  • Work closely with the development and analytics teams to make sure all architecture decisions are understood across the company

Experience - Essential

  • Strong background in Linux/Unix Administration
  • Extensive experience working with server virtualisation (VMWare, Xen, KVM), IaaS and PaaS cloud (AWS, Azure, GCE, Rackspace, Digital Ocean, Heroku, OpenStack, CloudStack, CloudFoundry)
  • Clustered storage solutions (Glusterfs, CephFS, OpenStack Cinder, VMware Photon, DFS)
  • Experience in a security conscious environment
  • Infrastructure provisioning and configuration tools (such as Docker, Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Packer, CloudFormation, Terraform)
  • Experience using a scripting language (like Python, Ruby, Perl, PowerShell, Golang)

Skills Desirable

  • Object orientated programming experience
  • Knowledge of web development (JS, HTML, CSS)
  • Experience with graph databases
  • Experience with automation/configuration management using either Puppet, Chef or an equivalent
  • Version control best practices (git, SVN)


  • 2.1 Bachelor’s degree in programming or other related study

Personal Attributes

  • Able to work independently
  • Enjoys working as part of a team
  • Can work under pressure of deadlines

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