London United Kingdom


Who we are:

Our mission is to become the global standard for addressing. Street addresses weren’t designed for 2022. They aren’t accurate enough to specify building entrances, and they don’t exist for parks, rural areas and many parts of the world. This makes it hard to find places and causes problems and inefficiencies on a global scale.

That’s why we created what3words. We divided the world into 3m squares and gave each square a unique combination of three words. It’s the easiest way to find and share precise locations.

Over the last year, what3words has been used in 193 countries, and our monthly active users continue to grow at an impressive pace. Our tech is used by emergency services, delivery companies, eCommerce businesses, ride-hailing apps and NGOs, and is integrated into the navigation systems of millions of cars around the world.

Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for an experienced DevOps Engineer passionate about automation, modern CI/CD, cloud native platforms and monitoring. Someone who is able to work in autonomy and provision solutions to support the team.

At what3words, we're proud of our tech stack. We have built a scalable, microservices-based architecture, based around Kubernetes on AWS. You'll be exposed to technologies such as ReactJS, Docker, Redis, AWS Lambdas, Prometheus, Grafana, Python, Athena, BigQuery, Java, Scala, C++, and Swift.

This is a great opportunity to join a collaborative, ambitious and Agile team, at one of the most exciting times in this company's life.


This role will focus primarily on the maintenance of our core infrastructure and platform, and continually improve our DevOps process and toolchain.

Essential Skills:

  • AWS experience (EKS, S3, Lambda, CloudFront, RDS), GCP a bonus
  • Container services (Kubernetes, Docker, Kustomize & Helm)
  • Infrastructure as code (Terraform, Ansible)
  • Experience with CI/CD (CircleCI, GitOps - Flux/ArgoCD)
  • Systems/Network/Platform securityMonitoring and alerting (ELK, Prometheus, Grafana, DataDog, NewRelic)
  • Linux system administration
  • Networking fundamentals
  • Experience supporting data engineering teams

You will have:

  • Excellent communication skills with perfect spoken and written English
  • The ability to talk to techies and non-techies in a suitable language
  • A passion for staying current with technology trends
  • The ability to work both independently and with others
  • A focus on high-quality software engineering work and attention to detail
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

Extra credit if you:

  • Know about building out scalable data stores
  • Have a passion for working as part of a fast-moving engineering team

Sponsorship is available for candidates requiring a UK work visa

Equality, diversity and inclusion at what3words

Our mission is to help everyone talk about everywhere, and we believe diverse perspectives make for a better company and better products too. We strongly encourage applications from underrepresented groups and are committed to equality and inclusivity in our hiring processes and company culture.


- Competitive salary
- Pension
- Life insurance
- Babylon Health
- Annual health assessments
- Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
- Yulife perks and rewards
- Bupa Rewards
- Season ticket loans
- Cycle to work scheme
- VDU eye tests
- Birthday vouchers
- Weekly lunch & learn sessions
- Regular team lunches (office benefit)
- Generous parental leave policies
- Flexible working
- 6 week remote working (work from anywhere) policy
- Office perks; free breakfast, snacks & regular team lunches
- Dog friendly office plus subscription to BorrowMyDoggy