At FreeAgent we help freelancers and micro-businesses be more successful by putting them in control of their company finances.
We have built an award-winning online accounting product that offers full end-to-end compliance, from time tracking to tax return filing. We're based in beautiful Edinburgh and we're growing from strength to strength with over 55,000 paying customers and strong YoY growth. Our NPS is off the charts - customers love what we do!
We're looking for a talented Operations Engineer to come and work on the FreeAgent app, internal services and supporting infrastructure. You'll be working as part of our Infrastructure team, squashing single points of failure, fixing bottlenecks, profiling load and solving interesting scaling and automation problems.
Our Infrastructure team is responsible for the application in production at all levels in our stack. Being this flexible means we've achieved near 100% uptime over the past year (99.98%) whilst performing daily code deployments, countless database migrations and, every quarter, a complete DR flip between our physical data-centres. We're happy with this, and we're looking for people who can help us keep going!
Skills & Requirements
What we're looking for
It would be pretty nice to have some hands-on experience of our current tech stack:
This is a full time permanent position, working from our smart office in the West End of Edinburgh (convenient for Haymarket station and airport links), or you can work remotely elsewhere in the UK - in fact, our entire Infrastructure team and 20% of our engineering team are fully remote.
We encourage continual self-development and have access to a generous training budget. We hold bi-annual company hack days. We work smarter, not harder, and try to have fun doing it!
We believe in a healthy work-life balance and we’re a sociable bunch so there’s always something happening outside of work too. In the office you’ll be provided with the best kit including top-of-the-line Apple computers. We sit down together for catered lunches every Friday, and a selection of beers, wine, soft drinks, cake and healthy snacks pretty much all the time.
Perks of the job
Edinburgh has a vibrant tech scene, the world’s largest arts festival, and it has even been voted the best place in the UK to live for the past two years. What’s not to like?
Applying for the role
Our application process involves a phone-screen, a coding test and a visit to our beautiful Edinburgh office so you can meet and get to know the team. Don’t worry, we’re a nice bunch and we work hard to make the process as straight-forward, transparent and enjoyable as possible.
At FreeAgent, we recognise the power of a diverse team, and we encourage applications from individuals with varied experience, perspectives and backgrounds.
Don’t forget to tell us about why you think FreeAgent is the right place for you to make a difference. We look forward to hearing from you!