Financial Times is hiring a

Senior DevOps Engineer - Data Platform

Sofia, Bulgaria

Company Context

Here at the The Financial Times, gold-standard journalism is just the beginning. 500-people strong, our Product and Tech team keeps us ahead of the ever-changing digital landscape by delivering cutting-edge products to over one million digital subscribers every day. Our plans for growth rely on a diverse, dedicated and dynamic group of product, tech, delivery and data specialists - everyone’s welcome in this friendly, forward-thinking team. And with entrepreneurial spirit, intelligence and opportunity at every turn, there’s no limits to where your FT career will take you.

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Position Summary

An exciting opportunity for an engineer to join the Product & Technology department, of a growing business and a globally recognised brand.  Working in teams with Sofia or in distributed teams in London and Sofia, you will be responsible for delivering innovative technical solutions as you build and operate world class platforms to grow the Financial Times strategic business models. You will have the autonomy to select the tools and technologies you need to build and operate services responsible for FT brand critical capabilities.  Someone who is comfortable with the ever changing technical landscape and is keen to contribute to the company’s processes and broader know-how would thrive in this role.


Main Responsibilities on the role

  • Work closely with the rest of the team and support them in tasks within your area of expertise
  • Manage the team’s cloud infrastructure estate
  • Build and maintain CI/CD pipelines
  • Understand and play an active part in designing the architecture, tooling and release cycle processes used by the engineering teams across Product & Technology
  • Contribute to company-wide processes, frameworks and guidelines
  • Focus on cybersecurity, best practices and mentoring junior engineers


Candidate Profile


  • Linux - intermediate or higher
  • 4+ years of experience as a DevOps engineer or a similar position
  • Being proactive and showing initiative


  • Experience working with AWS Cloud services
  • Experience with containerisation (Docker, EKS/ECS, MSK/Kafka)
  • Experience with continuous integration platforms (Jenkins, Gitlab CI, Circle CI etc...)
  • Proficiency in Monitoring tools (Prometheus stack or AWS Cloudwatch)
  • Experience with Logging solutions (fluent.d, Splunk)
  • Experience with Secret management technologies (Vault etc.)
  • Experience with infrastructure as code and automation tools (Terraform, Ansible, eksctl, Chief, Puppet etc.)

Would be considered an advantage

  • Experience with Prometheus and Grafana
  • Experience in a developer role
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Experience with SQL and Big Data
  • Knowledge in networking


In Return, We Can Offer You

  • Annual bonus scheme
  • 25 days annual paid leave
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Leave policy
  • Food Vouchers
  • Multisport Card
  • Work-life balance and work from home practice
  • Both in house and external training programs
  • Your own training dedicated budget (for conferences, courses etc.)

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The Financial Times Ltd. committed to equality of opportunity. We are determined to create a diverse group at all levels of our Company and we welcome all members of the community we serve to apply for openings with us.

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