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Senior Devops and Backend Engineer

Flexible remote/London

£60,000 - £100,000 + equity

Speed and scale is everything when it comes to mobile app performance. You'll think through the moving pieces that make up our infrastructure and the complex interactions between them. You'll work with every other team within engineering - from mobile, full stack, web and data science - to help build and scale the platform our products sit on.

We're looking for

Experience architecting hard problems at scale

PHP or Go backend dev experience




Proven CI/CD


Containerisation knowledge

Ability to build reliable infrastructure on top of cloud computing systems

Experience with building and maintaining highly available relational databases

Experience with handling and storing large data sets

2+ years’ experience as a DevOps / SRE engineer on innovative applications

Excellent troubleshooting and problem solving skills

Self-motivated and energetic team player with a very strong work ethic and cooperative attitude

Deep intuition and passion for b2c products and user experience

Entrepreneurial in spirit with experience in start up environments.

What you'll accomplish

Moving to scalable container-based infrastructure.

Dealing with the realities of running a relational database at scale.

Building highly secure infrastructure (we handle sensitive personal data)

Collaborating on building APIs for our frontend and app team.

Improving performance with investigative work.

Troubleshooting problems across distributed systems.

Building tools to manage a growing infrastructure.

Deploying software to improve availability, scalability and efficiency.

Understanding and automating away common problems.

Investigating and fixing performance issues.

Tackling challenging production issues as part of a supportive on-call team.

You'll enjoy this role if:

You believe in bringing automation to infrastructure problems, you thrive on new challenges and seemingly cryptic issues, and you're passionate about learning new things and see improvement as an iterative process.

Analysing, planning and maintaining production systems on Google Cloud or AWS as they scale in capacity and complexity

Help defining internal and external SLOs and SLAs

Bonus Points

Further AWS experience in CloudFront, ElastiCache, ElasticSearch, Lambda, Fargate, SNS, and/or SQS





Real time (e.g. web sockets, Socket IO, XMPP, Pusher, PubNub)


Technology We Love


RDS, Redis, Elasticsearch


PHP, Go, Node

JS, Typescript

Cloudwatch, Sentry, Stackify

Git, Asana

Why join Muzz (formerly muzmatch)?

We’re a profitable Consumer Tech startup, backed by Y Combinator (S17) and based in London . Join our fast growing team and work on an amazing product that’s changing the world.

A great product

We’re the leading app in this space with over 6 million members worldwide and counting!

Level up quickly

Work with talented, generous people on the kinds of challenges you’ll be proud to share.

A diverse team

We have people from all walks of life all adding their unique perspective. Muslims and non-Muslims, cat lovers and dog lovers. Everyone is welcome!

Meaningful equity

We’re all working together to succeed and everyone on the team gets a slice of the pie.

A day off per month to learn

We value curiosity, that’s why the last Friday of every month is set aside for you to learn and develop.

International travel

We fly the whole team to somewhere amazing twice a year to connect and have fun.

Regular socials

Mini golf, hikes, super competitive Catan nights - we’ve done it all. Maybe you’ll be at the next social?

Generous Holiday / PTO

All full-time members get at least 33 days of holiday, regardless of where they live.

Our hiring process

We pride ourselves on making fast hiring decisions.

Step 1.

Submit your CV.

Step 2.

An initial video call.

Step 3.

Complete a technical exercise.

Step 4.

Interview (in person or remote)

Step 5.

Receive an offer!

Apply now

Attach your CV, email and cover letter (optional) and we will try to get back to you as soon as we can.

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