Senior Cloud Operations Engineer

London, United Kingdom


Docker Linux NoSQL Terraform Ansible Kubernetes 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 Cloud Operations Engineer you will join the team which is responsible for the Infrastructure that powers babylon. Using cutting-edge technology and tools such as AWS, OpenStack, Kubernetes and Terraform you and your team will manage and monitor existing deployments and build new infrastructure as we move into new markets. You will be the first-line of defence for babylon and will respond to availability and security incidents and manage them through to resolution. The team will be available 24x7x365.

This role would suit an experienced Linux Systems Engineer with experience of both Cloud technologies and Infrastructure-as-Code tools such as Terraform. Ensuring that our infrastructure is rock-solid, well-maintained and highly-secure, this role will touch everything from bare metal up to Kubernetes and from file-based storage to large NoSQL datastores.


    • 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 with Linux Containers using Docker or LXC
    • Experience of Kubernetes 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
    • Exposure to 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
    • Will be required to join an on-call rota and work outside of the traditional 9-5 office hours as required


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