Cloud Engineer

Auto Trader Group Plc
15 Apr 2018
14 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
We're looking for a Cloud Engineer to join an exciting squad here at Auto Trader. You will be part of a team that supports the delivery platform for all Auto Trader products, including our main website –

Our delivery platform is ever evolving, and we’re in the process of embracing cloud-native technologies such as Kubernetes and adopting a poly-cloud approach to take advantage of offerings from Public Cloud providers such as Amazon and Google Cloud Platform. You will play a key part in this transformation so it is important you have experience of architecting solutions in a cloud environment.

On top of the above, we also build and manage servers in our own physical data centers. As a result, you will need experience of administering and troubleshooting Redhat/CentOS Linux and ideally some experience with virtualization platforms such as VMWare.

We are extremely proud of enabling our many teams, to continuously deliver products into production without compromising security or stability. We focus on repeatability through infrastructure as code, so you should have experience of configuration management e.g. Chef, Puppet, Terraform or Ansible. Monitoring and observability are equally as important to help us react to problems when they occur, more importantly – before they become incidents.

We find or build tools and software to help support our goals. As a result, we expect you to be comfortable writing and testing code and applying those practices to a variety of languages, some of which you may not have used before.

We’ve embraced Agile and Lean principles so we’re looking for an engineer who understands the importance of teamwork, communication, and collaboration. The squad you will join is made up of system engineers and developers, so you will be collaborating with people from a variety of diverse backgrounds to solve problems more holistically. Everyone is jointly responsible for delivering the goals of the team, so there is much opportunity for you to drive direction and solutions, and input based on your experiences.

The squad sits within the Technology Tribe, and within the tribe, there are a variety of skill sets, we encourage knowledge sharing through pairing and mentoring and as a senior engineer you would be expected to coach others.

We offer a competitive salary and a great flexible benefits package including 25 days’ holiday and pension. You’re given the choice of a Mac or PC and as much free tea, coffee and fresh fruit as you like. We’re centrally located in Manchester city center.

But, it's more than just salary and benefits. We believe that your development takes on many forms. We'll give you the tools and support you need in order to progress. As one of our engineers, you will have the opportunity to attend conferences, host regular external meet-ups in our event space and workshops that help you take your career to the next level. Development is not just limited to what you learn at your desk. If we sound like the kind of place for you then we would love to hear from you.

Everyone is unique in their own way and we are looking for people from all walks of life to become part of our inclusive culture. We’re committed to making Auto Trader a diverse and inclusive environment for everyone. Diversity for us means respect for and appreciation of differences in: gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, race and ethnic origin, religion and faith, marital status, social, educational background and way of thinking. Our dedication is to ensure you get the chance to be the best that you can be, showcase your full potential and make the right choice for you.

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