Platform/DevOps Engineer Contract (Bergamotte)

  • Locations
    • United Kingdom
    • London
  • Date Posted
  • Nov. 16, 2021
  • Function
  • IT
  • Sector
  • Retail

About us

Bloom & Wild Group is re-inventing the $60B global flower industry. Over a billion flower exchanges take place every year and industry satisfaction levels are low. Driven by our core belief that you can never care too much or be too thoughtful, we do things a little differently. From inventing letterbox flowers to founding The Thoughtful Marketing Movement. And we’ve seen impressive traction to date - we are the world’s leading and most loved flower and gifting platform, growing at 100% year on year (and we’ve been extremely fortunate to see growth remain strong during the pandemic).

2021 has already been an exciting year for us, in January we announced our £100 million Series D funding round round, led by General Catalyst (backers of Airbnb and Deliveroo), with participation from multiple other top tier investors including Index Ventures (who have also backed companies such as Transferwise and Glossier). More recently, we’ve announced the acquisition of the Dutch online flower business bloomon and the French online flower business Bergamotte, together creating Europe’s leading online flower delivery company, with our three strong brands active across 8 countries. We have been named one of the 5 fastest growing tech companies in Europe and are alumni of Tech Nation’s Future Fifty. We were also one of the Sunday Times Top 100 Small Companies to Work For 2020.

Platform Team focus areas include:

  • Critical core infrastructure that lies at the heart of our company’s expansion, and is used by both our internal teams and our external suppliers
  • Using technology to help build a secure, reliable and scalable Platform, which can both serve a growing number of customers, but also enable the engineering squads to accelerate their feature delivery
  • Supporting our broader strategy to break up our platform into a set of smaller services
  • For our senior members and above, there is an expectation to participate in our out of hours support on a rota basis throughout the year, inline with our Out of Hours policy
  • You can read more about our technology and culture over on our tech blog - Code & Wild.
  • The role and ways of working
  • You’ll be working closely with the Bergamotte Engineering team, supporting the existing infrastructure as well as helping to build new tools and systems to support growth.
  • You’ll also work with the Bloom & Wild Platform team, to aid discovery and knowledge transfer across the two brands.
  • You’ll effectively investigate, resolve and mitigate service-impacting events as part of operations on-call rotation.


  • You have experience working in a small Engineering team operating as the go-to DevOps engineer.
  • You have a good working knowledge of AWS fundamentals such as EC2, IAM, CloudWatch, CodeBuild, CodeDeployment etc.
  • You have solid experience of containerisation technologies such as Docker.
  • You have some experience of configuration management tooling such as Ansible.
  • You have commercial experience with Infrastructure-as-Code tooling such as Terraform.
  • You have experience of setting up and supporting CI/CD pipeline infrastructure and tooling.
  • You’ll have good interpersonal skills and the ability to clearly explain your work to engineers and document your work.
  • You’ll naturally and actively seek to improve the process, tooling, and architecture of the underlying infrastructure and capabilities to give our customers a great experience.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English

Nice to have

  • Experience developing or supporting Ruby on Rails applications
  • Experience with testing and operating web infrastructures in a scale-up environment.
  • Experience working with companies manufacturing or fulfilling physical products.

We really care about creating a diverse and inclusive team - so we welcome people from all backgrounds, with different perspectives, ideas and experiences to work with us. In our team, everyone has the freedom to give their opinion, grow in their career and be part of a genuinely caring and inclusive team.