Principal Engineer – Cloud and SRE

  • Category: Infrastructure Operations
  • Location: PR/000506
  • Region: London
  • Salary: £70,000-£95,000 +Excellent Benefits
  • Permanent
  • Ref: PR/000506
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Last updated 5 months ago

Principal Engineer, Cloud & SRE required by well known UK company to join their engineering team to assist in the establishment and set up a Cloud Centre of Excellence who will be responsible for deploying the company’s applications to the cloud.

You will be a strong advocate and help support the delivery of their core platforms including:

  • Migration to new data centres – a ‘hyper-converged’ private cloud
  • Migration of applications to the public cloud
  • The expansion of our next generation data analytics platform
  • Renewal of payments system
  • Development of a user-centric supervision system

You will also champion continuous delivery in software engineering through:

  • The use of Agile delivery methods
  • Dev/Ops practices, including embedding such practices within other Technology delivery domains

You will as act as a Technology Leader and support and manage a team of 5+ Senior Engineers


  • Strong experience leading highly technical expert teams.
  • Broad technical expertise spanning operating systems, programming languages, databases, networking and security.
  • Deep expertise of Cloud technologies in public and private Cloud environments.
  • Ability to develop partner relationships with in-house development teams to drive optimum performance.
  • Experience of introducing new ways of working including agile adoption, fast feedback, partnering for innovation, and driving simplification and automation.
  • Fluency in one or more programming and scripting languages, e.g. Python, Java, C# .Net, Go, Ruby, Bash
  • Knowledge of Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) principles and approach

Good level of knowledge of:

  • data centre networking
  • Linux and Windows platforms across development and operations
  • common databases, such as SQL Server, Oracle and MySQL
  • desired state configuration management tools e.g. Ansible, or Puppet
  • Infrastructure as Code (IaC) software, e.g. Vagrant and Terraform
  • Automated build and deploy software, e.g. Jenkins, Teamcity and Ansible
  • Virtualisation and container technologies, e.g. VMWare, Kubernetes and Docker
  • Automated testing practices, e.g. Test Driven Development (TDD), Behaviour Driven Development (BDD) and Acceptance Test Driven Development
  • Experience of leading digital transformation initiatives across a large diverse organisation

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