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Cloud Platform Engineer - SRE

Nationwide Building Society
Closing date
24 Feb 2021

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We invest in our Engineers to ensure we create "T" shaped engineers & retain the skills within the organisation.

We are looking for demonstrated hands on experience in Azure & AWS where you will have skills as an Infrastructure Platform Engineer VIA Infrastructure as code implemented using code and CI/CD pipeline for automated deployments.

Part of Nationwide's exciting and growing team of Cloud Operations Site Reliability Engineers (SRE) you'll be a recognised Cloud Operations SRE expert. Responsible for the delivery of Cloud Operations technical solutions for assigned projects/programmes/squads and for providing consultancy and support services as required.

As part of the IT Operations and Service Delivery community and working within our Cloud Centre of Excellence, we are looking for talented people with the ability to act like a Developer and think like a Systems Operator.

What you'll be doing

- As a core member of the team responsible for the reliability, availability and performance of our cloud platforms and services that underpin Nationwide. You will:

- Lead architectural & design with regards to the operational reliability of NBS cloud platforms

- Take the charge in building and managing scalable, self-healing, globally distributed cloud platforms

- Collaborate with architecture, security, engineering teams and the wider Cloud Centre of Excellence to set up best in class cloud platforms and subsequently provide guidance on their consumption

- Work with development and feature squads to ensure the reliability of future projects and programmes

- Proactively seek opportunities to drive efficiency, automation and cost reduction by automating manual and repetitive tasks

- Develop features and codified artefacts for platform improvements leveraging automation and infrastructure as code

About you

You are not expected to have skills in all areas but must show a passion to learn and develop.
  • Cloud - Azure or AWS, IAM, Load balancers, Application Gateways, Express route/direct connect, Network security groups, policies, storage, Palo Alto, Hashicorp Vault, Luminate
  • Containers - AKS, EKS, Kubernetes, Openshift 4, Docker
  • Code - Terraform, Powershell, Bash, Azure CLI, ARM, Packer, Ansible
  • CI/CD - Git/Github, Azure Devops
  • Hands on experience automating the deployment and monitoring of services in Public Cloud
  • Experience in design and implementing cloud platforms for elasticity and scalability
  • Propose and develop architectural decisions that minimise and optimise infrastructure cost
  • Hands on experience in infrastructure as code and post deployment configuration management using tools such as Terraform, ARM, DSC, Puppet, Chef, Ansible etc.
  • Understanding of continuous deployment using CI/CD tools like Jenkins, SCM (Git, SVN)
  • Experience in making changes to production & live systems ensuing service uptime adhering to SDLC best practices
  • Experienced with running Docker, Kubernetes and Cloud native development frameworks (Serverless & PaaS) in Production
  • Solid understanding of core network protocols and services (TCP/IP, DNS)
  • In depth expertise in system administration including configuration and troubleshooting
  • Deep understanding of IAM roles and policies
  • Ability to analyse network behaviour, performance and application issues using standard tools
  • Experienced with database and replication methodologies
  • Experience with distributed systems design, maintenance, disaster recovery, updates required
  • Understanding of Security Groups and Network Access Control Lists

The extras you'll get

Our people's success isn't based on how long they spend at their desk. While you'll have contracted hours, we want to offer a flexible environment where possible. That might be working from home, logging on from other offices across the UK, or working part time or compressed hours.

We've let you know about the flexibility available for this role at the start of the advert. This means you can quickly decide if it suits how you'd like to work.

Remove above paragraphs if flexible working isn't possible, for example operational areas.

There are all sorts of employee benefits available at Nationwide, including:

- A personal pension - if you put in 7% of your salary, we'll top up by a further 16%

- Up to 2 days of paid volunteering a year

- Life assurance worth 8x your salary

- A great selection of additional benefits through our salary sacrifice scheme

- Access to an annual performance related bonus

- Access to training to help you develop and progress your career

- 25 days holiday

- London location allowance - £4,687 per annum
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