Senior Digital Platform Engineer - Google Cloud

Job Type IT
Region London
Location Victoria
Preferred Hours Full Time
Partnership Level
This role is at Partnership Level 6 and includes entitlement to the following additional benefits:
  • Invitation to join the Bupa Private Medical Insurance scheme
  • 5 weeks holiday
Further details will be provided at interview and upon successful offer
Closing Date 27/10/2019
Vacancy Type
Salary £59,200 - £87,300
Salary Frequency per annum
Hours of Work
35 hours per week - Monday-Friday - 09:30-17:30

*The Partner may occasionally be required to be "on-call" outside normal office hours to provide operational support.*

Duties & Responsibilities

As the UK's most successful omni-channel retailer, ecommerce 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 ecommerce functionality to machine learning.

This is an opportunity to work as a Digital Platform engineer on a cross-functional Agile development
team. You will be working collaboratively with other highly skilled engineers to evolve the John Lewis Digital Platform (JLDP) that is used by the delivery teams building complex, mission critical applications. The team is post-DevOps and is evolving a cloud based Platform-as-a-Service that allows software engineers to self-service builds, deployments, and production telemetry to help them operate their services. 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 solutions 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.

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.

*Please note that within the John Lewis Partnership, this role will be known as Product Engineer ITL5*

Job Requirements

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.

*Please refer to attached job description for further information regarding duties and requirements*

Required essential experience skills and qualifications

- Kubernetes and Docker.
- Working with cloud providers such as AWS, GCP or Azure 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.
- Implementing cloud-native solutions to provide observability of platform status and health.
- Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery.
- Agile development methods such as Scrum or Kanban.

Required desirable experience skills and qualifications

- Google Cloud Platform.
- Terraform.
- Istio.
- Grafana/Prometheus.
- Go CD, Gitlab CI.
- Microservice Architectures.

Internal Use Only
Job Description - PEITL5  


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