Careers

Based in the heart of Bristol, we pride ourselves on being a great company to work for. With regular updates at our monthly happy hour, opportunities to learn about anything from deep sea diving to local charities (with pizza!) at our lunch & learn sessions, summer and Christmas parties and much more, we make sure that BaseKit is a dynamic and engaging place for everyone. 

We want everyone to feel heard, and the team’s feedback is always taken on board.

Careers

Based in the heart of Bristol, we pride ourselves on being a great company to work for. With regular updates at our monthly happy hour, opportunities to learn about anything from deep sea diving to local charities (with pizza!) at our lunch & learn sessions, summer and Christmas parties and much more, we make sure that BaseKit is a dynamic and engaging place for everyone. 

We want everyone to feel heard, and the team’s feedback is always taken on board.

Our current vacancies

We’re always keen to hear from talented individuals, so if you don’t see your dream role below please still reach out with your CV and let us know why you want to work at BaseKit.

About BaseKit
BaseKit is a software development company founded in 2008, with most of our 30 staff based at our HQ in central Bristol. The BaseKit platform is a responsive website builder used by over 100 telcos and web hosting providers worldwide and powers over 8 million websites. The responsive site editor allows website creation from mobile, tablet and desktop devices, enabling anyone to produce a beautiful, responsive website.

Our Culture
As a team we strive to be collaborative, open to new ideas and supportive of each other. We believe that a good team means work is a place of learning and personal growth without being a chore. We want everyone to share our values of inclusiveness, openness and working great together. We also recognise that written company values mean nothing if they aren’t backed up by our day to day behaviour.

BaseKit provide many perks in and out of work to all staff: health care, yoga, lunch and learn days and company days out, to name just some of them – not to mention a great work-life balance.

The Role

The BaseKit operations team are responsible for the administration and evolution of our platform across 30 global partner environments. Our operations engineers are senior Linux sysadmins experienced in managing complex multi tier web applications used by millions of customers around the world. The team comprises 2 senior linux sysadmins and one hands on team lead.

The Ops team supports and automates code deploys to all of the LEMP based platforms that our application runs on in addition to other internal tooling applications that support the BaseKit platform. It would be advantageous to have knowledge of docker and/or kubernetes.

The Ops team works very closely with the dev team to maintain our continuous integration and continuous deployment systems.

Some of the technologies we use are: PHP, MySQL, Python, Go, Ansible, Docker, Kubernetes, Jenkins, Terraform, Grafana, AWS, GCE, Azure, Redis, InfluxDB, Varnish, NGINX.

Any experience you have with these or similar technologies would be extremely advantageous.

Tasks
The range of tasks is very broad and would include things such as:

  • Build and support our dockerized LEMP stack production environments
  • Code deployments
  • Automation of builds and deployments
  • Monitoring
  • Working on some of the back end elements of the BK application
  • Contributing to team decisions on architecture, direction, improvements and priorities
  • Continuous Deployment bot and build systems
  • Being part of the on-call rota with remuneration above the basic salary plus callout charge

Experience/Skills

  • 4-5 years relevant experience – Sys Admin with solid experience in administering web platforms and architectures
  • Experience of being a team lead and/or in a senior position where you have mentored other sysadmins
  • Running apps within Docker containers in production environments would be very advantageous
  • Working with internal staff and partners’ tech staff to resolve ops issues
  • The initiative and motivation of a self starter
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Experience with Kubernetes would be advantageous
  • Working with automation tools
  • Experience of config management (i.e ansible) and automation tools such as terraform
  • Experience of using AWS and/or Gcloud services such as VPC, RDS, Elasticache and load balancers

About BaseKit
BaseKit is a software development company founded in 2008, with most of our 30 staff based at our HQ in central Bristol. The BaseKit platform is a responsive website builder used by over 100 telcos and web hosting providers worldwide and powers over 8 million websites. The responsive site editor allows website creation from mobile, tablet and desktop devices, enabling anyone to produce a beautiful, responsive website.

Our Culture
As a team we strive to be collaborative, open to new ideas and supportive of each other. We believe that a good team means work is a place of learning and personal growth without being a chore. We want everyone to share our values of inclusiveness, openness and working great together. We also recognise that written company values mean nothing if they aren’t backed up by our day to day behaviour.

BaseKit provide many perks in and out of work to all staff: health care, yoga, lunch and learn days and company days out, to name just some of them – not to mention a great work-life balance.

The Role

The BaseKit operations team are responsible for the administration and evolution of our platform across 30 global partner environments. Our operations engineers are senior Linux sysadmins experienced in managing complex multi tier web applications used by millions of customers around the world.

The Ops team supports and automates code deploys to all of the LEMP based platforms that our application runs on, in addition to other internal tooling applications that support the BaseKit platform. It would be very advantageous to have knowledge of docker and/or kubernetes.

The Ops team works very closely with the dev team to maintain our continuous integration and continuous deployment systems. Some of the technologies we use are: PHP, MySQL, Python, Go, Ansible, Docker, Kubernetes, Jenkins, Terraform, Grafana, AWS, GCE, Azure, Redis, InfluxDB, Varnish, NGINX. Any experience you have with these or similar technologies would be extremely advantageous.

Tasks
The range of tasks is very broad and would include things such as:

  • Building and supporting our dockerized LEMP stack production environments
  • Code deployments
  • Automation of builds and deployments
  • Monitoring
  • Working on some of the back end elements of the BK application
  • Contributing to team decisions on architecture, direction, improvements and priorities
  • Continuous Deployment bot and build systems
  • Being part of the on-call rota with remuneration above the basic salary plus callout
  • charge

Experience/Skills

  • 4-5 years relevant experience – Sys Admin with solid experience in administering
  • web platforms and architectures
  • Running apps within Docker containers in production environments would be very advantageous
  • Working with internal staff and partners’ tech staff to resolve ops issues
  • The initiative and motivation of a self starter
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Experience with Kubernetes would be advantageous
  • Working with automation tools
  • Experience of config management (i.e ansible) and automation tools such as terraform
  • Experience of using AWS and/or Gcloud services such as VPC, RDS, Elasticache and load balancers

Are you passionate about language and words? Can you create highly effective marketing messages and campaigns?

We’re looking for a great writer and creative thinker to help us communicate with existing customers and try to win new ones.

About BaseKit
BaseKit is a software development company founded in 2008, with most of our 30 staff based at our HQ in central Bristol. The BaseKit platform is a responsive website builder used by over 100 telcos and web hosting providers worldwide and powers over 8 million websites. The responsive site editor allows website creation from mobile, tablet and desktop devices, enabling anyone to produce a beautiful, responsive website.

Our Culture
As a team we strive to be collaborative, open to new ideas and supportive of each other. We believe that a good team means work is a place of learning and personal growth without being a chore. We want everyone to share our values of inclusiveness, openness and working great together. We also recognise that written company values mean nothing if they aren’t backed up by our day to day behaviour.

BaseKit provide many perks in and out of work to all staff: health care, yoga, lunch and learn days and company days out, to name just some of them – not to mention a great work-life balance.

Position Overview

As our Content Marketing Executive, you will look after the day-to-day creation of engaging content across multiple channels. You will be helping to support our existing customers, drive new sales leads, and increase brand awareness.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
The range of tasks is very broad and would include things such as:

  • Support the Marketing Manager in delivering the overall campaign strategy and help implement the content strategy across all platforms
  • Produce (sometimes technical) content in the form of web copy, social copy, blog posts, email marketing, and any other marketing materials or content required
  • Support outbound and inbound lead generation activity with the creation of tailored, targeted messages
  • Research content in the marketplace, identify gaps and new opportunities including keyword research and link building strategy
  • Write engaging and informative proofed, error-free, search engine optimised copy
  • Ensure all content produced matches the required tone and style
  • Manage and create content for different social media channels and for specific target audiences
  • Maintain a content marketing calendar and ensure regular content updates throughout the year
  • Be a brand ambassador, helping to promote and distribute content across all social media channels and networks, maintaining consistency of brand and messaging
  • Track content success and analyse results
  • Keep up to date with industry best practice and the content world, looking to bring new ideas into the mix and monitoring content activities of competitor websites

Skills & Experience:

  • Proven track record in a similar role (a background in technology would be an advantage)
  • Experience creating and managing content across a range of platforms
  • A passion for creating and maintaining high-quality content
  • Creative with an ability to conceive interesting ideas for new content
  • Ability to prepare and proofread client-facing materials
  • Excellent understanding of the English language (both verbal and written)
  • Ability to communicate effectively and quickly, building a rapport with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong organisational skills with a high attention to detail
  • Ability to work alone and use initiative and as part of a team
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Willingness to learn and be passionate about developing skills
  • Experience and/or knowledge of marketing and communications techniques and initiatives
  • Familiar with SEO, social media and other marketing disciplines
  • Experience with Google Analytics (desirable)
 
 We will be looking to start the successful candidate early September.