Site Reliability Engineer

£77,000 | Milton Keynes | Permanent

IQ Talent Solutions

Posted 19 days ago

IQ Talent Solutions

Recently named by The Times newspaper as one of the UK's Top 20 financial technology (fintech) companies, the client is a new bank that exists to empower established small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to succeed, through our unique combination of modern technology, local relationships, and tailored expertise.

Established SMEs are one of the last untapped opportunities in UK banking. They are the backbone of local communities - representing about a quarter of the economy - yet have been largely left behind both by traditional high street banks and modern fintech providers.

They have grown rapidly and won multiple awards in our first year of trading, and you will be playing a key role as we continue to build a bank dedicated to established SMEs, at what is a crucial time for them. We believe that freedom, autonomy and trust bring the best out of people, so we work with team-players who get the importance of owning their responsibilities but know the value of collaboration. We are curious, honest and supportive.

Purpose of Role

An experienced Site Reliability Engineer is required to join a growing IT team to support the technology growth that the organisation is undertaking.

As the Site Reliability Engineer, you will be responsible for ensuring the sound management of the estate across both the Infrastructure as a service platforms and within the container platforms. You will install, maintain, upgrade and continuously improve the Banks platform environments whilst also maintaining the reliability and performance of the IT infrastructure.

The role will involve liaising primarily with the Platform and Engineering teams to further automate the deployments (using Infrastructure as code) and configuration (using ansible), allowing all change to be automated and managed within the DevSecOps framework.

Principal Accountabilities

* Ensuring configuration of all platforms meets and industry best practises
* Assisting the architecture team with resource design and automated configuration using Azure DevOps.
* Automating build and release pipelines including configuration of systems.
* Supporting multiple environments through a product's lifecycle.
* Proven experience in providing operational support to a production platform.
* Automation tools using Infrastructure as Code
* Work with Security engineers to review issues and ensure compliance across systems.
* Ensure the stability, integrity and efficient operation of the in-house IT systems that support core organisational processes.
* Use proven communication, analytic and problem-solving skills to help identify, communicate, and resolve issues to maximise the benefit of the IT systems investments.
* Create and maintain documentation as it relates to system configuration, mapping, processes, and service records.
* Gauge the effectiveness and efficiency of existing systems; develop and implement strategies for improving or further leveraging these systems.


* Working with Linux and Windows platforms
* Experienced in implementing Azure cloud solutions.
* Strong infrastructure as code and scripting skills (Terraform / Ansible / PowerShell )
* Working with the Atlassian suite of products (Jira, Confluence etc)
* Working with Azure DevOps to automate CI/CD processes
* Operational experience supporting a production platform.
* Worked with monitoring and alerting tools
* Good understanding of networking technologies and how they interact with a cloud platform (VNETS / Firewalls./ App Gateways)
* Working with application container technologies (Docker) and orchestration systems (Kubernetes)
* Experience of analysing data and using toolsets to drive decision making, such as performance monitoring etc.
* Great communication skills and enjoys working on own initiative


We want to ensure our employees have the right tools and environment in which to succeed in their role and in support of our customers.

Our employees are at the heart of everything we do, so our benefits are designed with you in mind;

* Full onboarding support and continued development opportunities
* Options for flexible working
* Regular social activities
* 25 days holiday
* Pension contributions
* Discretionary bonus scheme
* Private health cover (with the option to add family members)
* Life assurance
* Critical illness cover
* Family friendly policies including enhanced Maternity & Paternity leave
* Season ticket loans

InterQuest Group is acting as an employment agency for this vacancy. InterQuest Group is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of age, disability, gender, religion/belief, race, marriage, civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, sex or sexual orientation. Please make us aware if you require any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process.