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Senior Principle Engineer

SENIOR PRINCIPLE ENGINEER

Salary: £100,000 p.a. + 15% Bonus

Location:  London

Candidates requiring sponsorship will be considered provided they have a UK address.

Global analytics company requires experienced Senior Principle Engineer who likes solving problems at scale, has a keen eye for automation and efficiency and considers infrastructure just another dimension of software engineering in general

The company has a mission to build a comprehensive, event-driven data platform underpinning all of the company’s data flows and products in the business. Within the data platform, the Foundation team operates at the intersection of data engineering, infrastructure and developer efficiency, with a mission to make every other engineering team go fast.  They develop and maintain the infrastructure, baseline services, and shared data and developer centric functionality for other teams to build on top of. Some of their recent work has included a Kafka topic/schema management layer; a distributed event observability/tracing system; and a storage management layer for datasets.

Responsibilities

  • Building foundational data platform services at the intersection of infrastructure and data processing on AWS.
  • Building engineering convenience systems, tooling and libraries to help make everyone go fast.
  • Automating everything we can so other teams don’t have to.
  • Collaborating on new ideas for optimizing both systems and engineering workflows so that experiments are cheap and fast.
  • Building relationships with other engineering teams to identify their pain points and come up with ideas to solve those – we are self-organized and drive things ourselves. Drive and passion are welcome here.
  • Moving across the stack – from development to infrastructure, we have a varied list and we touch it all. Scala, Python and Go on the language side, Terraform for AWS, Jenkins and Spinnaker for CI/CD, Docker and Kubernetes to run our (and other engineers’) services.

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of how to design distributed systems that scale, in the cloud. They use AWS but are happy if you have experience with either GCP or Azure instead.
  • Previous experience in at least one of Scala, Python or Go, and are interested in picking up the others.
  • You have packaged software using Docker. Bonus points if you’ve used Kubernetes before.
  • Experience with CI/CD and infrastructure as code.
  • You view devops as a mindset, not a role. We work under the motto “we write it, we run it” and are happy to roll our sleeves up and get stuck in infrastructure work. So do you.
  • You have a passion for creating high quality, testable code. We write and design our own tests. Things we don’t test, we measure, and if there are problems we go in, investigate them and fix them.
  • You leave your ego at the door. We like pairing with and learning from each other and we make decisions together as a team. Great ideas can – and do – come from anywhere and anyone.

Package:

Competitive salary.

Annual Bonus (subject to how well you and the company will perform in a year)

Flexible working hours, if you need to.

5 weeks holiday and 2 paid volunteer days per year on top of bank holidays. You can also buy up to 5 extra days off every year.

Access to Udemy for Business, and 10 learning days per year to make the most of it.

Private Health Insurance, Life Assurance, Dental healthcare scheme. We will also give you access to HeadSpace to help you with your inner wellbeing.

Cycle to work scheme.

Season ticket loan.

Fun and smart colleagues to work with.

Salary: £100,000 p.a. + 15% bonus

Location: London

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