Back-End Developer with Devops Experience (AWS & Node)

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Closing Date: When we find the right person, so apply as soon as you can! πŸ”₯

What Will You Work On?

In 2018, we released our β€˜Podcast Production' web application – Alitu: The Podcast Maker. It's designed to automate podcast production for regular Podcasters and content creators. The user uploads an audio file, or records it right into the app. Then, our system cleans it up, adds branding & transitions, applies user editing and publishes it, mostly automatically.

We also provide a range of other features to allow the user to record themselves, record calls, edit recordings, add music and other tasks required to create a great podcast.

> Learn more about what we do here

What's the Job?

We're looking for someone to help us develop our backend processes, plus the infrastructure and deployment systems we need to hit 10,000+ users and beyond. That means scalability, reliability and efficiency, in equal measure. We need someone with 2+ years of back-end and devops experience. You'll tinker with everything related to our running, deployment and updating processes, and keep Alitu rock-solid and lightning quick as it grows.  


  • Help us develop our CI/CD processes to achieve zero-downtime for users and flexibility for our team
  • Work on our node.js webapp, including RestAPIs
  • Maintain and optimise the running of our application on AWS
  • Plan for scaling and improving the performance of the entire Alitu infrastructure
  • Work with QA to enable real-world testing of new features in a safe environment
  • Help us manage our growing repository of media resources and their distribution to users

Core Skills

The abilities to learn and problem solve are more important than the exact skills you have. So, if you don't currently work with ALL of these, but you can show us you've learned similar quickly, then get in touch.

  1. Node.js development (or similar)
  2. Jenkins (or similar) for CI/CD
  3. AWS application management
  4. Configuration management (Terraform, or similar)
  5. Devops engineering experience in a commercial environment
  6. Monitoring tools – Zabbix / Grafana

Bonus Points

These skills are a bonus, but not necessary. Let me know if you have them.

  1. Experience with Cloudflare for content distribution
  2. Docker and/or Kubernetes for containerisation and orchestration
  3. Experience in audio editing/encoding using ffmpeg or a similar multimedia tech
  4. Experience in video editing/encoding using ffmpeg or a similar multimedia tech
  5. React (our front-end tech)

Mindset Fit

Your mindset is really important to us, too. Values, culture, whatever you call it, it's how you think. Now, this doesn't mean everyone having the same thoughts, beliefs or background. Quite the opposite – we're passionate about bringing in diverse ideas and opinions, from all backgrounds. But your mindset is more about how you approach things like work and communication. Learn more about how we think on our main recruitment page, and check you'd enjoy working here 

> Read more about how we think

How it Works

  • Salary – Β£45,000 to Β£60,000, depending on experience (negotiable for very senior level)
  • Hours β€“ Flexible Full-time – 4 to 5 days per week.
  • Benefits – The usual basics, and growing as we do: holiday pay, pensions, staff parties, etc.
  • Learning –  We'll pay for courses, equipment, and conference attendance to help your development.
  • Schedule – Flexible hours – we can work with your schedule.
  • Location – local or Remote. We're based in Edinburgh, and you're welcome to work in our office. But you can be anywhere for this role.

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