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Dev Ops Engineer

Modo Energy

Modo Energy

Software Engineering, Operations
London, UK
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024

At Modo Energy, we're on a mission to build the information architecture for the energy transition - we want to be the only place to come to for information on the global journey to net zero. Take a look at our platform, where we provide open access to an array of content on the energy transition.

We're a dedicated and passionate team building a category-defining business, working on one of the world's most important priorities. We are looking for individuals who love product-building, want to work with pace at a mission-oriented startup, and will collaborate with us in shaping the culture of a rapidly growing team.

The role

As a DevOps Engineer at Modo Energy, you will not be starting from scratch but will play a crucial role in optimizing and expanding our existing infrastructure. You will be responsible for ensuring our systems are scalable, reliable, and efficient to meet future demands. This position requires a proactive approach to monitoring, maintaining, and improving our infrastructure, focusing on performance and scalability.


  • Maintain and enhance our AWS-based infrastructure, ensuring scalability, availability and security to meet future feature delivery requirements.
  • Review and improve DevOps processes according to industry best practices.
  • Support and extend existing CI/CD pipelines.
  • Implement and optimize automation processes, effective monitoring, and infrastructure-as-code using Terraform.
  • Collaborate closely with our engineering teams to support the orchestration of our ETL pipelines using Airflow and manage our tech stack including Python, Next.js, Airflow, PostgreSQL MongoDB, Kafka and Apache Iceberg.
  • Optimize infrastructure costs and develop strategies for efficient resource utilization.
  • Provide critical support by monitoring services and quickly resolving production issues.
  • Contribute to the development and support of new services as we expand our architecture to support multiple regions, transitioning to a microservices architecture.
  • Cooperate with DevOps team members to participate in design sessions, share experience, perform peer reviews.


  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or equivalent experience.
  • 2+ years of experience in a DevOps role, ideally within a startup environment.
  • Strong experience with AWS, ECS, Docker, and managing databases.
  • Understanding of Frontend and Backend technologies and Microservices patterns.
  • Proficient in Python and infrastructure scripting with Terraform.
  • Experience with monitoring, distributed tracing and managing complex deployments across multiple regions.
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities and capacity to work autonomously and adapt to a flexible, evolving environment.
  • Preferred skills:
    • Building CI/CD pipelines.
    • Experience with AWS ECS.
    • Experience in managing permissions and identity/access management across different teams and regions.

Important Details:

  • We work in a Hybrid Environment: You split your time between working from home and working in our London office (Tuesday - Thursday).

Modo Energy is an equal opportunity employer. Our employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. We do not discriminate against age, national origin, physical or mental disability, race, religion, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. If you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation with an application or the interview process please contact us via email at

What you can expect from Modo

We want to attract and retain the best talent at Modo, and we give our people the freedom and opportunity to develop themselves and flourish.

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive team at Modo, as we believe a variety of backgrounds, skills and interests is what makes our company stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for supporting the transition to greener energy systems, we encourage you to apply. We have a number of positions open which could be for a range of backgrounds and experience levels. Please get in touch if you are interested and you don’t meet all the requirements, or if you exceed them!