Infrastructure Engineer, Server Automation

Job Description

Join us as an Infrastructure Engineer

  • We’ll look to you to develop and implement core infrastructure technologies, products and services against customer and non-functional requirements within our Server Automation platform
  • In order to achieve a first-class customer experience, you’ll make sure the infrastructure technology is engineered to comply with security, availability and resilience, performance and capacity
  • Joining our Application Performance Management & Automation team, you’ll work with colleagues across the bank, allowing you to expand your network and gain exposure for you and your work
  • We're offering a starting salary of £42,629 for this role

What you'll do

As an Infrastructure Engineer, you’ll be contributing to and managing the selection, creation and maintenance of infrastructure technologies required to meet the needs of our customers, ensuring alignment to the Chief Technology Office strategic targets and architecture outcomes. Throughout the course of your work, we’ll look to you to help produce high availability and low-cost systems. This role is in the Enterprise Systems Management APM & Automation Team who are responsible for all aspects of server automation through administering, supporting and maintaining MicroFocus Server Automation.

You’ll also be:

  • Producing and providing ongoing management of infrastructure roadmaps, detailing lifecycles of the technology from new products and versions, through to end of support and retirement
  • Providing operational support to other infrastructure teams in the event of major incidents or complex technical issues
  • Building and leveraging relationships with colleagues across bank to make sure decisions made are commercially focused and create long term value for the bank
  • Fulfilling business continuity requirements by participating in disaster recovery exercises
  • Making sure the required work in the platform backlog contains detailed acceptance criteria
  • Adopting Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) best practices, and working with other teams to establish a SRE culture across the platform
  • Looking for opportunities for continuous improvement, reducing toil, and establishing observability, and working with team to implement your ideas

The skills you'll need

To succeed in this role, you’ll need the ability to understand how your area of expertise supports customers, from the core development of technology to risk based decisions. On top of this, you’ll need a clear understanding of infrastructure layers or stack, and a broad knowledge across multiple platforms such as server, operating system, virtualisation, database, middleware or network.

Along with experience of contributing to roadmaps and strategies and working closely with third parties on assurance of their output and managing their performance, you’ll need the ability to communicate complex technical concepts clearly to your peers and management level colleagues, with good collaboration and stakeholder management skills.

You’ll also demonstrate:

  • A good understanding of MicroFocus Server Automation and the Opsware Global Shell
  • Proficiency in Bash and Python scripting language
  • A good understanding of configuration management software such as Puppet
  • A good understanding of IaaS, PaaS, SaaS and cloud technologies, as well as  workflow automation technologies such as Runbook Automation
  • A good understanding of Agile methodologies paired with working knowledge of the Agile toolsets and experience of working in an Agile team
  • The ability to relate everyday work to the strategic vision of the feature team, platform and domain
  • A clear understanding of the DevOps mind-set, collaboration, automation and tooling
  • A background of working in a complex, multi-disciplined matrix team
  • A good understanding of SRE principles and methodologies