Lead Cloud Platform Engineer

Date Posted: 06/11/2023

Location: London

Job Type: Full time

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Lead Cloud Platform Engineer

London – Hybrid (2 days a week in office)

As a Lead Cloud Platform Engineer, you will be key in ensuring our business continues to grow and be instrumental in defining the principals, technologies and methodologies we require to move us towards an always-on Operation. From early on, you’ll help empower our breakthrough innovations, be given challenging assignments, lead initiatives, and take ownership and responsibility. While we have a Cloud First strategy, we also have a significant on premise estate, so and ideal candidate will have experience and desire to work in both those areas of technology.

The successful candidate must be an Azure SME, have a good understanding of Security and Cost optimisation.  This must be underpinned with the Terraform knowledge and ability to develop Infrastructure as Code.

We are looking for someone who is eager to use and grow your technological skills during a period of significant planned growth.  Reporting into Cloud Engineering Manager and working with the leads and Technical Operations manager across the operational area as well as other technical leads, you will ensure that new technologies and product suites are delivered  on time, on budget and always with an eye on the in-life capabilities and customer requirements.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Activity both in a continuous improvement cadence as well as project based work. Work will be delivered using an Agile framework

  • Design and build cloud-based infrastructure and architectures that optimize for performance, scalability, and cost-efficiency.

  • Define the NFRs for new services in the design phase

  • Work in collaboration with cross-functional teams to ensure effective communication, implementation, and delivery of cloud-based solutions.

  • Develop and maintain automation tools, scripts, and processes for cloud-based application deployment, scaling, monitoring, and troubleshooting.

  • Attend Technical Design Authority meetings to be the voice of the TechOps group

  • Assist in low level design of new products and implementations of new technologies

  • Be an SME in the requirements of the TechOps function, including on being the  Technical Lead for Cloud Infrastructure, HCL and Terraform and on premise Infrastructure

  • Analyse and improve the legacy estate.

Skills and Experience:

  • Batchelor’s degree in Computer science or allied discipline

  • Microsoft Certification

  • Previous experience working with Cloud based providers (Azure) is essential

  • Previous experience of working in a regulated industry (preferably FCA / PRA controlled)

  • Working in an Agile/Scrum environment

  • Experience in a DevOps / DevSecOps environment.

  • Experience in Infrastructure as a code – ideally Terraform, Google Deployment Manager, AWS CloudFormation

  • Excellent communicator able to influence others from a wide variety of business functions.

  • Experience with Kubernetes/Docker or other container technologies

  • UNIX/Linux systems administration background (Centos/Ubuntu)

  • Experience troubleshooting in MS and Linux Stacks

  • Have the ability to understand and troubleshoot TCP/IP network stacks

  • Experience building Enterprise landing zones

  • Experience in using monitoring tools (Prometheus, Grafana, InfluxDB, Telegraf, Cacti, Icinga)

Company Benefits

  • A Competitive Salary, Pension Scheme and Life Assurance

  • Along with 25 Days Annual Leave plus an Additional Day on us for your Birthday

  • Private Medical Cover and Income Protection, just in case

  • A generous and highly achievable bonus scheme – paid annually based on individual and company performance against targets

  • Opportunity to progress within your career both in-role and within the company

  • FREE access to the Headspace App, a 24/7 Employee Assistance Helpline and Trained Physical & Mental Health First Aiders (On-Site)

  • A variety of Employee Funded Benefits available to you via our Online Benefits Portal

  • Plus, several additional purchase options available for you and your loved ones

Why Just?

We are committed to building a more sustainable business and have publicly committed to reduce our scope 3 emissions to Net Zero by 2050 and our scope 1 and 2 emissions to Net Zero by 2025. We’ve made good progress so far and encourage our people to make small and meaningful changes in their everyday lives, so that we can protect our planet for future generations.

Diversity, Equity and inclusion (DE&I) is a key priority for Just as part of our overall strategy and ensuring all of our people feel proud to work at Just. We have joined a number of initiatives including the Race at Work Charter, de

signed to improve outcomes for employees from underrepresented backgrounds. We also run a Reciprocal Mentoring scheme for employees from a BAME background, those with a disability and those who identify as LGBTQ+.

There are multiple employee network groups, which champion issues including race, gender, social mobility and neurodiversity.

What’s clear about working at Just is that we care. We care about our customers, our purpose, our environment, inclusivity, wellbeing and most importantly - each other.

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