Senior Cloud Platform Engineer - GCP (London)

Job Type IT
Location London - Victoria
Partnership Level 6
Closing Date 30/01/2022
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £53,200.00 - £87,300.00
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work 35


Please note:

This role is based at our Head Office in London. Whilst we currently have a blended approach between office and home working, you may be required to work from the office at times.

You will be asked to provide legal proof of entitlement to work in the UK, please ensure you check the UK government website for relevant criteria. We are unable to offer visa sponsorship at this time.

What’s the role about?

As the UK’s most successful omni-channel retailer, e-commerce is a key part of our business - we run one of the busiest websites in the UK, driving a significant proportion of our sales. Our engineering practice includes 30+ teams, working on everything from Cloud platforms to mobile apps, from e-commerce functionality to machine learning.

Ideal candidates will have excellent software engineering skills with a track record of working in teams delivering flexible cloud based infrastructure solutions that are scalable, secure and performant. Successful candidates will have passion for using technology to deliver outstanding and innovative software solutions.

Learning new skills is extremely important to us. Engineers are expected to continuously improve their skills and keep abreast of the latest technologies and techniques regardless of their experience or job grade. In return for this commitment you will be given the resources and support you need to help you with your learning journey. 

What you’ll be doing:

This is an opportunity to work as a senior GCP Platform engineer on a cross-functional Agile development team. You will be working collaboratively with other highly skilled engineers creating infrastructure platforms that are used by the delivery teams building complex, mission critical applications. The team takes a “paved road” approach by offering default configurations, but also works with delivery teams to evolve the platform’s capabilities and to tailor needs to meet bespoke requirements.      

As a Senior Engineer you will have responsibility for the development approach and will strongly influence how the platform evolves to meet business needs. You will also use your knowledge of software engineering to support shaping of new projects and support the professional development of less experienced developers. You will work with a diverse range of technical and non-technical stakeholders which will require excellent communication skills.

What you’ll already have:

  • Kubernetes and Docker

  • Working with our cloud providers to create platforms for complex, mission critical applications.

  • Managing infrastructure as code, using a software engineering mindset.

  • Using languages such as Python to automate deployment and configuration.

  • A good grounding in designing and building distributed systems for reliability and security, and managing these at scale.

  • Implementing cloud-native solutions to provide observability of platform status and health.

  • Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery

  • Agile development methods such as Scrum or Kanban

What else you could bring:

  • Google Cloud Platform

  • Terraform

  • Grafana/Prometheus

  • Elastic/Kibana 

  • Gitlab CI

  • NGINX & Envoy

  • Microservice Architectures

Additional Information:
We occasionally close vacancies early in the event that we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore we recommend you apply as soon as possible.

The application form consists of a CV upload, an online test followed by application questions. Please ensure you refresh the page each time you complete a task to ensure you complete everything that you need to in time.

We have a number of different ways to work flexibly so at your interview feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you. There are no guarantees, however, it may open the door to not only a new role but a new way of working.


We positively celebrate Diversity & Inclusion in the John Lewis Partnership. Our aim is to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners and for our customers, reflecting and connecting with the diverse communities that we serve. We want people from all walks of life to feel valued for their individuality, thrive in our business and share a sense of belonging. To find out more about D&I in the John Lewis Partnership visit this site - We have a number of different ways to work flexibly so, at your interview, feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you. There are no guarantees, however, it may open the door to not only a new role but a new way of working.

Attachment: Product Engineer PL6 - FINAL.pdf 


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