At a Glance

Us: Fast-growing startup of 160+ people. We are a remote-first team, mainly based in the UK. YC alumni (summer 2019) and Series A funding of $32 million in 2023. Our mission is to revolutionize how the world learns about people so people can revolutionize the world.

You: A Dynamic and detail-oriented Cloud Engineer specializing in Google Cloud Platform (GCP) with extensive experience in designing, deploying, and managing scalable and reliable cloud infrastructures.

Salary: £88,000 - £95,000 + equity


The Role

Prolific is a leading platform that connects researchers with participants for high-quality data collection. Our Cloud Platform team is seeking a Senior Cloud Engineer to help manage and optimize our multi-cloud infrastructure.

What you'll be doing

  • Overseeing and maintaining our Google Cloud Platform (GCP) infrastructure.
  • Managing and optimizing our Kubernetes deployments in Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE).
  • Develop and maintain infrastructure as code using Terraform.
  • Ensure compliance with SOC2 and ISO-27001 standards in our GCP environments.
  • Troubleshoot and enhance GCP setup for performance and cost-effectiveness.
  • Identify and implement automation strategies for increased efficiency.
  • Act as the technical point-of-contact for GCP and Kubernetes-related queries.

What you’ll bring

  • Proven experience with Google Cloud Platform services and architecture.
  • Strong expertise in Google Kubernetes Engine and Kubernetes.
  • Extensive experience with Terraform for infrastructure provisioning and automation.
  • Demonstrated experience in container orchestration using GKE and Kubernetes at scale.
  • Knowledge and experience in implementing and maintaining SOC2 and ISO-27001 compliance in GCP environments.
  • Knowledge and experience in implementing GCP disaster recovery best practices.
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts effectively to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Experience with Python and/or Typescript

Nice To Have

  • GCP Professional Cloud Architect or Associate Cloud Engineer certification is a plus.
  • Experience with AWS, CloudFormation, and CDK is a bonus but not essential 
  • Experience with Github Actions and/or CircleCi is a bonus

What We Expect from You

We’re proud of the culture we’ve built at Prolific, and as a Prolifico, we expect you to contribute positively to our workplace culture by embracing our core principles:

  • Celebrate our wins - for our customers, partners, Prolificos and Prolific.
  • Break down silos to partner across teams, fostering a unified effort toward company objectives.
  • Strive for excellence in all that you do, setting and working towards ambitious goals.
  • Continuously seek opportunities for improvement and innovation, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.
  • Act with integrity, prioritizing customer satisfaction and trust above all else.
  • Actively seek and act on customer feedback to deliver solutions that exceed their expectations.
  • Manage your time efficiently, focusing on tasks that drive impact and support our mission.
  • Take ownership of your responsibilities, and be accountable for your progress and the quality of your work.
  • Approach challenges with a growth mindset, viewing them as opportunities for learning and innovation.
  • Encourage and participate in experimentation, embracing failure as a valuable learning experience.


What you’ll get

⚖️ Work Life Balance: We’re all looking to strike the right work-life balance, and as a remote-first company, you’re able to work flexibly from home or our dog-friendly co-working spaces in Shoreditch and Manchester. We also offer 25 days of vacation, plus bank holidays, which you can switch with any day of your choosing.

🏡 Family Life: We offer generous maternity, paternity, and shared parental leave. Need to pick up your child from school? No problem. Our flexible working arrangements give you the childcare flexibility you need.

🧘 Wellbeing: We prioritize our employees' well-being, which is why we offer comprehensive Bupa private health insurance that disregards medical history. We also provide a taxable monthly stipend of £150 for you to improve your wellness and remote work experience. To ensure a happy and healthy work environment, we offer a £1,000 home office budget along with a Mac laptop when you start, plus a £200 yearly top-up.

📚 Learn & Grow: Development is important to us, and we want to give all our employees the opportunity to learn. There are many personal growth and career progression opportunities available, as well as mentoring. We also offer a £1,000 yearly budget for education, growth, and training for you to use at your discretion.

💙 Culture: We’re a friendly group here at Prolific; open, transparent, and inclusive. Although we’re a remote-first company, we still enjoy spending time together! We organize collaborative quarterly company-wide meetups and team socials (both virtually and in-person), all covered by us. Additionally, we provide an annual budget for discretionary meetups so you can cover travel, food, and accommodation expenses. As a company, we're also committed to carbon offsetting; each month, we donate money in your name to plant trees 🌳 and, being remote, we’re doing our part to offset travel emissions too.


Our Interview Process

Talent Call - You'll meet with one of our Talent team members and have an exploratory call about the role requirements, life at Prolific, as well as your background and aspirations.

Hiring Manager Interview - You'll interview with two members of the team, one of whom will be the hiring manager. You'll have the opportunity to ask about the company and the role, and we'll ask you questions about your experiences and goals.

Panel Interview - We'll conduct a panel interview to assess the skills required for the role. You'll meet with more members of our team and may be asked to complete a presentation or task. You'll receive a £50 voucher 💰as compensation for completing the task because we value your time!

Final Interview - We will delve into your past experiences, goals, motivations, and skills, all aligned with our Prolific Principles. You'll speak with two to three members of the team and, as always, have an opportunity to ask questions about the role and company.


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Monitoring

Prolific is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. We welcome all applications and consider them without regard to race, religion, belief, age, gender, gender expression, gender identity, gender reassignment, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, sex, or sexual orientation.

We are committed to ensuring a fair recruitment process; it's essential to our success. Under the Equality Act (2010), we collect information from individuals at the point of application. We anonymously monitor the profiles of individuals who apply to each vacancy to ensure that no individual is unfairly discriminated against or disadvantaged.


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