Senior Software Engineer (Enablement)

Job Locations United Kingdom-Birmingham


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Come and join us


The Economist Group is a global media and information-services company that exists to champion progress. We provide individuals and organisations with the expertise, insights and perspective to press forward.


The Economist’s engineering team’s vision is to create the world's leading digital newspaper, providing all the important journalism our Editorial team produces to a global audience, currently spread across 159 countries with an active subscriber base of 1.1 million. As a technology and data driven business we recognise the key role outstanding engineers play in helping us achieve our goal.


We are looking for a DevOps Senior Software Engineer who will report directly to the Engineering Manager, DevOps Enablement for The Economist. You’ll do this by working closely with the other DevOps analysts, understanding their needs and problems to deliver a DevOps roadmap.


We work with modern software stacks (eg. AWS, Cloudflare, Firebase etc) across a range of languages (JavaScript/TypeScript, iOS and Android mobile development, as well as Go, Rust and other newer languages) and we value automated testing, a culture of DevOps and observability, and infrastructure-as-code. We encourage our engineers to learn and share their skills together, and teams frequently pair or mob on tasks.


What we’re offering you

  • Remote working encouraged - we’ll supply you with the kit you need
  • Flexible working hours
  • Bonus scheme
  • Private health care and dental plans, generous pension plan
  • Annual wellbeing days and Summer 4 day week trial
  • Conferences and learning resources
  • 10% time and hackathons
  • Full subscription


What will you experience 

At The Economist we believe having the right work-life balance is super important; striking balance between your personal and professional life is critical to wellbeing and happiness. We offer flexible working and have recently shifted to a 'remote first' working policy with a minimum expectation of coming to the office two days a month, however you can come in more often if you wish to. 


The Engineering team’s office is in central Birmingham,  just a five minute walk from New Street Station and minutes from Snow Hill Station.



  • Work with our stream aligned teams to enable them to acquire missing DevOps capabilities (cloud and app sec).
  • Help to reduce DevOps vulnerabilities and ensure that our products are highly secure via appsec (the things we build and how we build them) and cloudsec (things we run on).
  • Mentor others across the Enablement and Product teams.
  • Lead on DevOps approach within the product focused teams.
  • Reporting to the Engineering Manager, Devops Enablement, you’ll be one of the technical specialists on the team.

Experience, skills and professional attributes


  • Strong DevOps engineering experience
  • An interest in DevSecOps culture and practises
  • Familiarity with any of the well-known DevSecOps frameworks
  • Developing well thought out and straightforward solutions to problems
  • Be kind, compassionate and supportive of your colleagues
  • Driven to improve things where possible whilst accepting that not everything can be changed at once
  • Help us drive maturity of DevSecOps practises across The Economist.
  • Coach, mentor and support your colleagues. Not just deliver the thing, but empower others to deliver the thing. 

Bonus if you've worked with the technologies below or similar technologies:


  • Node or Go or Python and Bash
  • AWS or any relevant cloud services
  • Containers all the way, still on ECS but hopefully Kubernetes soon
  • Cloudflare, Github, CircleCI, NewRelic,, Pagerduty, Snyk, SumoLogic



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