Big Data DevOps Engineer

London, United Kingdom


Linux Terraform Ansible Hadoop Bash AWS

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We are a team on a mission, to put accessible and affordable healthcare in the hands of every person on earth. Our mission is bold and ambitious, and it’s one that’s shared by our team who shares our values, to dream big, build fast and be brilliant.

To achieve this, we’ve brought together one of the largest teams of scientists, clinicians, mathematicians and engineers to focus on combining the ever-growing computing power of machines, with the best medical expertise of humans, to create a comprehensive, immediate and personalized health service and make it universally available.

At Babylon our people aren’t just part of a team, they’re part of something bigger. We’re a vibrant community of creative thinkers and doers, forging the way for a new generation of healthcare. We’re only as good as our people. So, finding the best people is everything to us.

We serve millions, but we choose our people one at a time…

What do we want?

Babylon is growing! Our mission is to put affordable healthcare into the hands of everyone on Earth and in order to do that, we need a globally-scalable platform that's secure, scalable and available. Our incredible technology needs an incredible home and that's what this role is all about.

As a Big Data DevOps Engineer you will join the team which is responsible for the Infrastructure and Big Data platform that powers our cutting-edge Business Intelligence platform. You will use the latest technology and tools such as AWS, Ansible, Terraform and Hortonworks HDP to deploy, manage and monitor our existing BI platform and to help us scale as we move into new markets.

This role would suit an experienced Linux Systems Engineer with experience of both Cloud technologies and Infrastructure-as-Code tools such as Terraform. The focus of the role will be to ensure that our Cloud infrastructure, our Big Data platform and our ETL pipelines are rock-solid, well-maintained and highly-secure.


    • 4+ years experience of Linux system engineering
    • Expert knowledge of Linux including security, hardening and performance tuning
    • Strong scripting skills in Bash and Python
    • Experience of Public Cloud infrastructure (ideally AWS)
    • Experience of or exposure to Hortonworks HDP or another Hadoop variant would be an advantage
    • Good understanding of network fundamentals such as firewalling, subnetting, routing and load-balancing
    • Experience with Infrastructure-as-Code tools such as Terraform or Cloud Formation
    • Experience with Configuration Management tools such as Ansible and Chef
    • Must be able to identify problems before they happen, dig deep for root causes, and implement solutions that prevent future occurrences
    • A natural team player who enjoys working multiple development collaboratively with colleagues
    • Focused on delivery with a passion for quality and innovation


    • Monitoring the babylon BI platform and responding to incidents 24x7x365
    • Ensuring our BI platform are fully-patched, highly-secure and available
    • Developing our automated tools to build and manage our global, BI platform
    • Build new environments as and when required
    • Manage new deployments of our BI platform

Babylon believes it is possible to put an accessible and affordable health service in the hands of every person on earth. How? By combining the ever-growing computing power of machines with the best medical expertise of humans to create a comprehensive, immediate and personalised health service and making it universally available.