About us

DevOps Engineer

Primary Role

This is a DevOps/Sysadmin role in the technical team of a marketing agency, supporting the teams and infrastructure running hundreds of web sites.


About You

You will have a good general education to A-Level, largely in the STEM subjects, with any relevant further education beyond A-Level an advantage. This is not your first job in IT, but you've outgrown your current role and want to broaden your experience.


Main Responsibilities

You will be part of a small team responsible for the administration of our live and office environments and the private cloud that underpins them.  Answering to the Technical Director, you will also provide support to our developers (CMS and front-end) and some more general support within the office.  You may also be involved in some CMS development, depending on your experience and interests.


Required Skills

Applicants must have the following experience, evidenced in a professional capacity:

  • Linux system administration (CentOS or RHEL) with strong CLI experience
  • Familiarity with macOS and Apple hardware


Desirable Skills

Experience with/of the following (in no particular order) is desirable:-

  • Network and Systems security (SELinux, WAF, modsecurity, Firewalls, Intrusion detection, Ipsec, PKI)
  • Cloud computing (OpenNebula)
  • Languages; Perl, Python, C, Javascript (with node.js)
  • Web servers (Apache, NGINX)
  • SQL
  • Database administration with PostgreSQL and/or MySQL/MariaDB
  • VoIP phone systems (Asterisk)
  • WordPress
  • Ansible
  • IP network admin
  • IPv6
  • Email (Qmail, Courier)
  • Source control (git, subversion)
  • Building and distributing software using rpm


Salary & Benefits

  • Dependent on experience but expected to be c. £35,000 - £40,000
  • 25 days holiday + 8 bank holidays (an additional week off (once) at five years) and two weeks (once) at 10 years)
  • Contributory Pension (3% from Conscious, 5% from you)
  • Cyclescheme & Techscheme 
  • 2 paid days charity work allowance per year
  • Bring your dog to work (sorry, no cats!)
  • Free eye tests
  • Monthly training sessions
  • Monthly MVP reward and annual Conscious Hero Award



The role is open to anyone who is a UK resident with the right to live and work in the UK.  You will be primarily based in our office at Royal London Buildings, 42-46 Baldwin Street, Bristol, BS1 1PN or another office in central Bristol should we ever move. Remote working and flexible hours possible by agreement.


Hours of Work

  • Monday to Friday
  • 37.5 hours per week
  • 9.00am to 5.30pm (with the flexibility to suit your lifestyle)


Reports To

Andy Osborne – Technical Director


Hiring Process

  • Submit your CV with a cover letter to iwanttowork@conscious.co.uk with "DevOps Engineer application...please hire me Andy" in the subject line
  • Telephone interview
  • 1st in-person/remote interview including a hands-on assessment
  • 2nd in-person interview