Box UK – simply brilliant thinkers making software brilliantly simple

At Box UK, we have over 23 years’ experience of designing, developing and successfully delivering large-scale, user centred digital platforms for ambitious, disruptive and innovative organisations across the globe. Our ambition is to become the number 1 destination for clients and employees, delivering scalable and dynamic enterprise digital platforms.

Adopting an Agile approach that enables us to adapt quickly and respond effectively, we take pride in delighting our clients through the consistent delivery of large-scale enterprise websites and applications and our scalable, resilient and high-transaction award-winning systems. To keep growing and keep winning, we’re looking to add more great people to our team to help us drive our business forward. We are currently looking for a Systems Engineer to join a group of exceptionally talented and passionate individuals and contribute towards our continued success.

We have retained an entrepreneurial spirit and start-up mentality, and have created a fun and inclusive culture, centred around continuous improvement and learning. We’re a highly collaborative team, continually striving to innovate and excel in everything we do to consistently deliver an exceptional customer experience.

Our values define us and underpin everything that we do. They are the reason our people give us incredible feedback about the culture we have created, and we are extremely proud of this. It’s our people and culture that truly sets us apart from our competitors, and we look for people who passionately share these values with us:

★ Bring your A game
★ Deliver amazing experiences
★ Everyone is an innovator
★ Have fun and value the team
★ Own it!

Being a Systems Engineer at Box UK

As a member of our Systems Engineering team, you will play a key role in helping to deliver enterprise-level infrastructure solutions, supporting infrastructure projects ranging from small internal business applications to large-scale brochure sites and community hubs. You will have the opportunity to grow your skill set, gaining experience in delivering solutions to multiple cloud providers using multiple automation technologies.

In this role you will…

  • Utilise your knowledge and problem solving skills to help develop and maintain reliable infrastructure platforms.
  • Troubleshoot, investigate, and fix bugs
  • Contribute to routine work activities including certificate renewals and Operating Systems updates
  • Participate in, and undertake, code reviews
  • Attend and contribute to internal team sprint ceremonies
  • Work closely with senior team members to develop skills
  • Maintain automated application deployments
  • Maintain test and production infrastructure
  • Develop infrastructure as code (IaC)
  • Enable safe deployments, debugging and monitoring of systems
  • Collaborate within teams to discuss ideas, challenges and solutions


For this role the following skills are essential…

Interpersonal/communication skills
Able to express yourself clearly and be easily understood orally and in writing, able to build effective, collaborative working relationships with colleagues
Eager to build on existing skills and gain expertise in new languages, tools and techniques
Problem Solver
Relish in tackling complex problems and offering creative solutions
Results Orientated
Able to focus efforts towards achieving objectives and meeting targets
Able to listen and learn from experienced colleagues
Willing and able to respond to changing circumstances and expectations readily
Driven to complete tasks to a high standard
Able to remain focussed, composed and optimistic in difficult situations and bounce back from challenging situations
Attention to detail
Thorough in accomplishing a task through concern for all the areas involved, no matter how small.

On the technical side you will have…

  • Experience of working with Linux systems
  • Experience of scripting in either Windows or Linux
  • Experience of setting up Linux based services including MySQL, NGINX and PHP-FPM
  • Experience using either AWS, GCP and Azure platforms
  • Experience of using tools such as Terraform and Ansible
  • Experience in some programming languages or bash scripting
  • Experience in delivering secure platforms
  • A love of clean coding practices


And, ideally, you will also have…

  • A passion for continual iterative improvements
  • An ability to turn complex problems into simple solutions
  • Some familiarity with DevOps principles
  • Experience of trunk-based development and CI/CD practices
  • Experience of using Jira and Confluence


And in return…

You will enjoy a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. We recognise that our success comes from the talent, passion and dedication of our team. Working collaboratively, we share the challenges and rewards that come from growing our company, reinforcing our culture of ownership. We understand the importance of personal growth and professional development and invest in the skills of our people to nurture their talent. Our working environment is fast paced, exciting and fun to work in.

We are an inclusive employer that welcomes diversity, challenges discrimination and promotes equality. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and do not discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristic.

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