Location: England, United Kingdom
Who we are:
At Wunderman Thompson we exist to inspire growth for ambitious brands. Part creative agency, part consultancy and part technology company, our experts provide end-to-end capabilities at a global scale to deliver inspiration across the entire brand and customer experience.
We are 20,000 strong in 90 markets around the world; our people bring together creative storytelling, diverse perspectives, inclusive thinking, and highly specialized vertical capabilities to drive growth for our clients. We offer deep expertise across the entire customer journey, including communications, commerce, consultancy, CRM, CX, data, production, and technology.
Who we are
WPP is the global leader in marketing and communications services and one of the world’s largest creative transformation companies.
WPP has created a start-up in the end-to-end Commerce space, Everymile. We are building out a business with a ground-breaking offering that none of our Agency Network competitors have managed to launch into yet.
Within Everymile, we are leveraging WPP’s strength in consumer demand generation, best in class commerce technologies and leading external partnerships to deliver for clients a fully managed commerce service. The service will incorporate the design, build and operation of omni channel digital commerce; everything from website development to supply chain and fulfilment.
Reporting into the Infrastructure Manager, you will work as part of the team responsible for the infrastructure that runs the Everymile OMS platform. You see the benefits of collaborating with members of your team and colleagues from other teams, and avoid working in isolation. You will use IaC (Infrastructure as Code) tools to automate the configuration of the servers and services used on the platform. You prioritise reliability and reproducibility. You prefer to automate repetitive and time consuming tasks rather than running them manually. You’ll have a high level of experience working with the majority of the technology used on the platform, especially those used in production. While your day will typically be spent working on improving and expanding the platform, you’re willing and able to get stuck in to diagnose an issue. You’re capable of solving problems independently, but are able to strike a balance and ask for help when needed, and try to present possible solutions when asking.
- Creating and updating IaC to manage the platform infrastructure
- Identifying and implementing appropriate cloud technologies
- Collaborating with the development team to implement new services
- Continuous professional development to stay up to date with best practices
- As a team, taking responsibility for the day to day performance, reliability, and availability of the infrastructure
- Investigating and resolving system issues
The Everymile OMS is built on an open source stack, based around PHP and MySQL, served by NGinx running on Ubuntu Linux servers. Where possible we’ve automated the server management, initially using Chef and more recently Ansible, and Consul for service location. We use a mix of dedicated servers, virtualised servers, and AWS services. We use Docker, VirtualBox, and Vagrant to create the local development environment, which we intend to consolidate to Docker. We have an ElasticSearch cluster for logging.
At Wunderman Thompson, we are committed to actively building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcomed, valued and heard, and is treated with dignity and respect. As leaders and creative partners across industries, it is our responsibility to cultivate an environment reflective of our greatest asset; our people. We believe that this commitment inspires growth and delivers equitable outcomes for everyone as well as the clients and communities we serve.