IT Platforms Engineer

Location: Principality Head Office, Cardiff

Hours: Monday to Friday 9am until 5pm

Salary: £35,000 - £45,000

Contract Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Closing Date: 01 October 2021

Contract Duration: Permanent

IT Platforms Engineer

Principality is a mutual building society, owned by and run for the benefit of our 500,000 Members. As a business, we’ve been helping people across Wales and the borders to find homes and save towards what matters to them for 160 years. As our Members and customers needs and ambitions evolve, we’re transforming our business to keep pace and this takes people from a variety of backgrounds, with a combination of different skills and experience. People who can really support our business to be the best it can be and enable our colleagues to deliver the stand-out experience our Members and customers have come to expect. People, like you.

We’re embarking on an ambitious transformation programme at Principality to overhaul our IT Platform and Infrastructure capability. This is an opportunity to join at the start as we build out a new team who will be responsible for the delivery of technical solutions to support the Change Delivery teams, providing the environments, tools, automation, and processes to facilitate efficient software delivery.

We are looking for multiple disciplines in the team, specifically.

  • IT Infrastructure / Cloud (Microsoft Azure)
  • Network & Security Engineering (Microsoft Azure, VMware NSX/AVI ALB)
  • DevOps Engineers (Automation, Azure DevOps)
  • Test Engineers
  • Developers (MuleSoft, Database – SQL Server, .NET)

 

The role…

The Platform Engineer is part of the Platform & Engineering team within IT and responsible for the delivery of technical solutions to support the Change Delivery teams, providing the environments, tools, automation and processes to facilitate efficient software delivery.

 

What you’ll be doing:

 

  • Responsible for the development and delivery of “DevOps” solutions for the Society including continuous delivery, continuous integration and automation techniques. Solutions will include the tools required to manage software delivery utilising both on-premise and cloud based technologies.

 

  • The role will work on the creation and management of all technical environments, associated data and integrated systems across the delivery lifecycle including development, integration and test using both on-premise and cloud technologies and tools as appropriate.

 

  • Responsible for the creation and adoption of processes associated with software deployment across the managed environments & subsequent integration and non-functional testing of appropriate systems and services in support of the Delivery Teams.

 

  • Champion a DevOps culture adopting best practice and evolution of tools, technologies, processes and skills to continue to deliver effective platforms and engineering solutions in support of Delivery.

 

Technical Skills:

  • Experience of DevOps & Software Engineering architecture
  • Knowledge of infrastructure equipment and service models inducing on-premise and cloud
  • Experience of CI/CD Software and automation tools including source control management tools
  • Knowledge of reporting, analytics, data modeling and data architecture tools
  • Strong analytical problem solving skills with excellent numerical reasoning
  • Knowledge of Security and secure code techniques in relation to coding and testing software solutions

 

Competencies:

  • Knowledge of DevOps solutions experience required, including knowledge of CICD pipeline solutions
  • Working knowledge of the Azure DevOps toolset
  • Solid understanding of hardware/hosting platforms
  • Understanding of DevOps metrics to measure DevOps effectiveness
  • Knowledge and experience of the following technology platforms: SQL, .NET, any source control, automation and infrastructure tools related to software delivery

 

 

Education:

  • Technical degree or equivalent
  • Technical qualifications/ accreditation related to software delivery or engineering

 

We’re a responsible business

Helping our members to prosper is central to our ethos. It's why our business is closely linked to the communities where we work. For us, improving financial education and understanding is a crucial role and one that we take seriously. So as well as raising thousands of pounds for nominated local and national charities each year, we run financial education programmes in schools to support grass-roots understanding and drive towards a more financially educated future.

Come and join us

At Principality, we support our colleagues at every stage of their working life and have been officially recognised as one of the best super large workplaces in the UK at the Great Place to Work™ awards.

We’re proud of the products and services we develop and the way we deliver them to help improve the lives of our Members and customers. So, we’re looking for people who are prepared to go the extra mile – whether that's helping a Member, customer or a colleague. If that sounds like you, then why not apply? To find out more and apply, go to directly to our careers page https://www.principality.co.uk/en/careers

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