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Senior DevOps Engineer

Cambridge or Bristol

FocalPoint Positioning is an exciting start-up, backed by some of the biggest names in the tech industry and we are on a journey to revolutionise the positioning, navigation, and timing of smartphones and vehicles. We have created technologies that have rewritten the textbooks on how GPS works and are looking for talented scientists and engineers to join our team to help bring our products to the world.

Location: Offices in Cambridge & Bristol (remote/office-based)

Hours of work: 40 hours per week

Length: Full-time / Permanent

Job Reference: FPP/DEV1

Providing Next Generation Positioning Solutions

We believe that GNSS is one of the marvels of the modern world and here at FocalPoint, we are on a journey to revolutionise positioning and navigation for smartphones, wearables and vehicles.

Over a trillion dollars of the US economy and over 800 billion euros of the European economy currently depends on this incredible positioning and timing system. However, the sensitivity and accuracy of current receivers fail the levels of performance 21st century businesses and individuals demand.

Backed by some of the largest names in the global tech industry, our technologies transform the capability of all GNSS systems worldwide.

The Opportunity:

We are looking for a Senior DevOps Engineer who is passionate about technology and excited about the goals of our company. You will join our software engineering team and be involved in all aspects of our development activities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design, build and maintain CI/CD pipelines to support development and testing.

  • Participate in the day-to-day development and testing activities within the software engineering team.

  • Proactively identify opportunities for automation to improve the speed of delivery or quality of our engineering products.

  • Monitor and support our internal and external products and services.

  • Conduct and automate systems tests for security, performance, and availability.

  • Provide technical mentorship to other engineers.

Your Experience


  • 3+ years experience working as a DevOps Engineer or Software Engineer.

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or related fields.

  • Strong system administration and scripting skills.

  • Experience in setting up and maintaining complex CI/CD pipelines in tools such as Gitlab CI or Jenkins.

  • Experience deploying and maintaining software in cloud production environments such as AWS, Google Cloud Platform or Azure


  • 5+ years experience working as a DevOps Engineer or Software Engineer.

  • Experience in automating tests for security, performance, and availability.

  • Experience with automation tools; such as Ansible/Chef/Puppet

  • Experience working with and integrating scientific software (Matlab, signal processing, etc.)

  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code and configuration management tools (Terraform/CloudFormation)

  • Experience liaising with third-party providers

Your Development and Perks

Your development is equally important as our business grows and we offer opportunities including appraisals, career development plans, training courses, feedback sessions through 1-2-1 meetings, knowledge-sharing and cross-training.

Our generous benefits package includes the following:

  • 5% matched contribution pension scheme

  • Flexible working (office and remote working to suit your needs)

  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays

  • Extra annual leave between Christmas - New Year’s

  • Vitality Health Core Package private healthcare (also includes mental health cover, employee assistance programme, discounted gym memberships and more)

  • Access to CharlieHR PerksAtWork

  • Company Options Scheme

  • £2000 Recommend a friend scheme

  • Office-based Friday lunches on us

  • Office-based fruit deliveries and unlimited amounts of caffeine

Are You Ready to Change the World?

Our people are at the heart of everything we do. Our successes are achievements driven by our employees.

And that is why our culture is about investing, cultivating and growing our people. We thrive on being trailblazers in the industry and in being honest and the best at everything we do, we will always lead the way in the industry.

Equality, diversity and inclusion is what we continue to build upon. We aim to attract diverse talent from around the world, ensure fairness and equality is at the top of our agenda and sustain an inclusive culture where everyone can grow and succeed.

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