DevOps / SysAdmin

10th February 2024

Job title: DevOps / SysAdmin


Mission: Coracle Online Ltd is a Cambridge based digital education technology SME with a track record of developing innovative solutions around developing and providing digital tools to isolated learners and minorities so they benefit from technology in the same way as the mainstream population. Our basic premise is everyone, regardless of their situation, should have equal access to digital learning opportunities.

Our technology supports seafarers from over 50 countries allowing them offline study when at sea with no internet access coupled with seamless access when ashore. In prisons we are uniquely authorised by MoJ to support independent in-cell learning on secure laptops.

Reporting to: Head of Business Operations

Salary: £35k-50k depending on experience

Location: Cambridge 

Position overview:

We are looking for a skilled DevOps / System administrator with experience in maintaining hosting sites, managing relational databases, and ensuring robust InfoSec systems. As a member of our technical team, you will play a key role in ensuring the smooth operation and security of our platform, supporting our mission to deliver exceptional educational experiences.

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage and maintain hosting sites to ensure optimal performance, reliability, and security.
  • Administer databases to support the storage and retrieval of educational content, user data, and other critical information.
  • Implement and maintain backup solutions to safeguard against data loss and ensure business continuity.
  • Conduct regular security assessments, vulnerability scans, and penetration tests to identify and address potential security risks.
  • Monitor system logs, analyse security incidents, and respond to incidents in a timely manner.
  • Monitor system performance, troubleshoot issues, and implement proactive measures to prevent downtime.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate best practices and support the development and deployment of new features and enhancements.
  • Stay current with industry trends and best practices to continuously improve our infrastructure and processes.


  • Proven experience as a system administrator or similar, with a focus on hosting sites, databases, and information security.
  • Proficiency in administering Linux server environments.
  • Strong understanding of information security principles, standards, and best practices. Experience with ISO 27001 is highly advantageous.
  • Strong knowledge of web hosting technologies, including Apache, Nginx, MySQL, MongoDB, Django and PWAs, their rolling updates, red/black deployments and roll-backs.
  • Experience with virtualisation technologies such as Docker and with continuous integration pipelines (e.g. Bitbucket pipelines) is a plus.
  • Familiarity with cloud platforms such as AWS or Google Cloud Platform and/or hosting solutions such as Rackspace, SiteGround, Ionos or similar.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, effective communication and collaboration.
  • Commitment to upholding security best practices and data privacy standards.

Why join us:

  • Opportunity to work with a passionate team dedicated to transforming education for those isolated.
  • Access to professional development opportunities and training resources.
  • Exposure to cutting-edge technologies and innovative projects aimed at driving social change.
  • The satisfaction of making a difference in people's lives.
  • A salary of £35k-50k depending on experience
  • 23 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Company pension
  • Free on site parking
  • Flexible working, with possibility of working from home on Fridays
  • Discounts from a range of suppliers and retailers
  • Casual dress

At Coracle Online, we uphold a commitment to treating all individuals with equality, fairness and respect including colleagues, candidates, clients and business partners. Our company and our clients are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace where all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. We do not discriminate and welcome and encourage all applicants to apply. We are dedicated to ensuring that all candidates have an equal opportunity to be considered for employment.

We encourage candidates with disabilities to let us know about any reasonable adjustments they may require during the recruitment process or during their employment. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates and employees have an equal opportunity to succeed and will make reasonable adjustments to accommodate disabilities where possible.


GDPR Statement: Coracle Online is committed to the protection of personal data. We comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in our collection and processing of applicant information.


If you are a proactive System administrator / DevOps looking for an opportunity to support a meaningful cause, we encourage you to apply and join us in our mission to give prisoners another chance to better life choices through education.

How to apply

Email your CV and covering letter to