Systems Operations Engineer

Launched in 2018, Workfinder is an award-winning UK-based service endorsed by industry, academia and government, including Barclays, the CBI, the FSB, The Cabinet Office, Wayra, Grant Thornton, and the City of London.

Our mission is for Workfinder to become the universal platform that 16-24 year-olds use to connect with work placements in their local community, so to make better-informed decisions about permanent roles, drive down the costs of job switching and boost productivity in communities that need it most.

Building on 3 years of R&D and in the face of exploding demand, we are seeking a Systems Operations Engineer with relevant experience to help us drive forward the next phase of growth:- to scale-up operations based on best practice and roll-out globally. We are growing at pace with high-profile partnerships, within an ecosystem of students, educators, business and government, so need someone with the determination and know-how to support future success.

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic with strong analytical and problem solving skills, communication skills and have excellent attention to detail.


  • Responding to internal support queries
  • Investigating and troubleshooting production system problems related to data, configuration and code
  • Proactively identifying improvements and enhancements to working practices
  • Implementation of automation
  • Working closely with the engineering team to seek resolution of production issues through deep-dive into the application code
  • Capturing and tracking issues, escalating them if necessary
  • Documenting technical knowledge related to supporting the platform
  • Proactively learning about unfamiliar technical topics to become an expert
  • Passing on & sharing knowledge internally with colleagues.


  • Experience working with Django administration
  • Understanding of Django and Python
  • Knowledge of HTML and Javascript
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum environment
  • Proficiency with scripting languages esp. Python, Bash
  • Experience working with PostgreSQL, Heroku
  • In-browser debugging with developer tools.


  • Competitive salary package
  • Regular social gatherings and an intimate, collaborative environment
  • A real entrepreneurial environment and opportunity to make a tangible difference in the world
  • Pension scheme
  • Exclusive discounts and freebies from Perkbox at great brands including EE, Odeon and Deliveroo.