Cloud Development Engineer

Location    London (Uxbridge), UK

Ava is a global technology company with offices in the UK, Norway, and the USA. We exist because we believe that we can create a better, smarter way to deliver security.

We inject intelligence into our approach to security and all our solutions. We help organisations see, understand, and act on their surroundings to protect their people, business, and reputation in real-time.

We know that the best way to meet our goals is with a diverse team, where everyone’s voice is heard. We’re proud that our company comprises 24 nationalities and we’re always looking to increase the variety of ideas and points of view at Ava.

We founded Ava Cyber in 2016 and Ava Video in 2018 and the two companies merged in 2020 to become a unified security provider with extensive capital investment from Ubon Partners.

About this position

You will work in our Platforms team to develop cloud architecture and manage infrastructure. The Platforms team is responsible for cloud and on-premises environments.

At Ava you will make a defining contribution to the development of our new disruptive product, which is a next-generation security solution, by:

  • Developing cloud architecture for R&D
  • Implementing Ava Reveal across different platforms
  • Managing infrastructure across cloud and on-premises environments, including Google Cloud Platform, AWS and vSphere
  • Adopting a security first mindset across everything you do
  • Improving existing work, in regards to processes and tools
  • Staying up to date with the latest developments within design and technology, and suggesting short- and long-term solutions.

Together with our video security department, you will also get the opportunity to shape our unified security solution.

About you

You’re not expected to have all of the following skills, but they will be useful in performing your job.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Can demonstrate outstanding technical ability
  • Is a passionate technologist with impressive infrastructure knowledge
  • Takes pride in what they do and is as committed to airtight tests as to implementing shiny new features
  • Likes to find or develop - and then use - the right tools for the job
  • Enjoys using chaos-engineering principles to make an entire system robust
  • Wants a career where their creative abilities will make a difference to the world of technology and where they will be part of an impressive R&D environment
  • Is proficient in English.

It is also considered a bonus if you have knowledge of: 

  • Cloud architecture development, ideally across Google Cloud Platform or AWS
  • Infrastructure as Code and tools such as Terraform
  • Docker, Kubernetes and Elasticsearch
  • Languages including at least one of Bash, Python or Go
  • The continuous deployment mindset and applying test-driven development to infrastructure
  • Cloud monitoring tools such as Prometheus and Grafana.

At Ava Security we default to programming using Go, but also use a wide variety of different languages and frameworks. It's not expected that you would be familiar with Go (or any of the other languages we use) but you should be enthusiastic and willing to learn new things.

We are looking for a team player who thinks holistically, enjoys solving complex problems and thrives working autonomously, while not afraid to ask for input and learn from their teammates if they’re stuck.

All experience levels will be considered.

Does this sound like you? We'd love you to apply, even if you don't meet 100% of the requirements and qualifications.

What we offer

  • Attractive salary with possibility for stock options
  • Flexible working hours
  • A remote-friendly organisation, with colleagues working remotely either part or full-time
  • A startup with solid financial backing and long-term horizon
  • Travel opportunities, as we have R&D offices in London & Oslo and Sales offices in the US
  • An international group of colleagues, working on anything from hardware, software, user experience, artificial intelligence, machine learning, audio/video processing, and analytics, mechanical, and industrial design.
  • Visa sponsorship available
  • Newly refurbished and modern offices with disabled access and good transport links at The Charter Building in Uxbridge, London, UK.

Ava is dedicated to encouraging and sustaining a culture of inclusion. We know that we are able to develop and learn better with a diverse group of people. The experiences, ideas, knowledge, self-expression and talent of our employees form our culture and are instrumental in our success.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, colour, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or any other protected category.