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.

Open Positions

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 publish a beautiful 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: 

  • 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 

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 
  • Experience 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, 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 and powers over 9 million websites worldwide. The responsive site editor allows website creation from mobile, tablet and desktop devices, enabling anyone to publish a beautiful 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:

Reporting to the Marketing Manager, the Digital Marketing Executive will enjoy a varied and creative marketing role. Working as part of a small, friendly team you will be an all-round marketer with a creative flair. You will also work in tandem with the sales team and build strong relationships across many teams within BaseKit to deliver commercially sound, quality marketing assets and campaigns.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Marketing Manager to help drive the overall business strategy – ensuring you bring new ideas based revenue targets
  • Design & develop two Elementor (WordPress) websites – maintaining updates, SEO, blogs and other online materials
  • Create new web pages with a strong understanding of both accessibility and basic UX design principles
  • Continually optimise our online and offline buyers journey with the aim to deliver more sales qualified leads
  • Continually test, analyse, report and improve any digital marketing to ensure all materials are performing
  • Create supporting campaign assets – including, but not limited to, display advertisements, social content and sales enablement materials
  • Assist in the management of social media channels and campaigns
  • Work closely with the Product and UX design team to make sure the product touch-points are aligned with brand requirements, as well as creating consistent materials that showcase the benefits and features of all BaseKit products
  • Drive brand consistency across all consumer and/or partner-facing materials and channels

Skills & Experience:

Essential:

  • At least 2 years experience in wider digital marketing including website optimisation, social media management, demand generation, PPC and search engine marketing.
  • Visually competent with a good understanding of design best practices
  • Experience of Sketch, Figma or a similar tool
  • Experience of tools like Google Analytics, Google Search Console
  • The ability to work effectively under pressure and have a willingness to learn rapidly
  • Experience conceptualising, sketching, designing mock-ups and wire-framing website designs

Desired:

  • Basic HTML/CSS
  • Experience with Elementor/WordPress
  • Experience using CRM systems
  • Experience using video editing software
  • Experience with A/B testing
  • Copywriting and proof-reading skills
  • A digital marketing or CIM qualification
  • Previous experience working in a B2B tech/software environment

Supervision Received:

  • Successful completion of a 3-month probationary period.
  • Quarterly reviews and monthly check-ins
  • Responsible to the Marketing Manager

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