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Platform Engineer

Glasgow City Centre


Job Title: Platform Engineer - Technical Specialist
Business Unit: Chief Information Office, Technology Operations
Location: Glasgow City Centre
Basic Salary: £
36,720 - £55,080 DOE
Contract Type: Permanent

In our quest to make things better, we never stop looking at how every bit of banking works. We sweat the small stuff, because we know it makes a big difference for our customers. But at the heart of this are our people – who we couldn’t do without. Our bold and brilliant colleagues who bring their A game every single day. The question is – are you ready to bring yours?

We have an exciting opportunity for a Technical Specialist within the Platform Engineering Team in Technology Operations.

The Platform Engineering team develop, manage and maintain the Bank’s Operational Platform that is used to deliver and operate the Bank’s applications using a mixture of inhouse and industry leading products. The team promote best practice on platform engineering and new ways of managing the Bank’s technology landscape; in particular the adoption of Continuous Delivery methods.

Here’s what you’ll be doing...

  • Developing, supporting and maintaining the Bank’s Operational Platform
  • Engineering, validating, implementing and quality assuring technical solutions
  • Root cause analysis and remediation of issues
  • Automating the configuration and setup of hardware, operating systems and services to our internal standards
  • Working closely with others to estimate work, manage domain scope, risks and issues.
  • Owning and/or contributing to Operational Platform component roadmaps
  • Collaborating with internal and external parties to provide excellent customer service

There are a few essentials you need to bring …

  • Proven experience of Linux system engineering, preferably with Redhat Enterprise Linux
  • Experience of Scripting (any of Shell, Python, Ansible, Bash, Perl)
  • Experience of server build, configuration & dependency management systems (preferably Puppet, Satellite)
  • Experience of VMware
  • Proven track record of ability to engineer and deliver technology change to challenging deadlines
  • A positive attitude and excellent interpersonal skills to influence stakeholders
  • Exceptional communication & teamwork skills

We’d love you to have...

  • Experience of Solaris and or AIX administration
  • Experience of Veritas (VCS)
  • Knowledge of Cloud Engineering
  • Knowledge of Docker, Kubernetes or OpenShift
  • Knowledge of Datacentre management
  • Knowledge of Performance Monitoring and Event Management
  • Experience of working in multidisciplinary agile teams

We really need you to have the skills and experience listed in the We’d love you to have section above, but the rest is just our wish list, so please don’t let that put you off applying, we’d love to hear from you!

RED HOT Rewards

  • A generous holiday package and the option to buy more!
  • Private Medical Insurance - with the option to extend to family members.
  • Pension! A market leading pension – we’ll top up your contributions too.
  • Flexible benefits – customise your rewards to work for you!

Inclusion at Virgin Money

Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do here at Virgin Money. It’s good for you, it’s good for us and it’s amazing for our customers. We know that great minds don’t think alike, so we rely on your diverse thoughts, feelings, beliefs and backgrounds to be the best we can possibly be. Got any questions about this or need some support with your application? We’d love to hear from you so get in touch with our friendly team at careers@virginmoney.com or HRUKRecruitment@cybg.com

Point to note…

At the minute, depending on which team you are joining, lots of us are working from home. This is something that may change over time, and if so, we will come together in one of our hub locations, giving you the chance to meet your new colleagues in person. We will of course, make sure you have the IT equipment to access our systems and to interact digitally with your new team and colleagues, but we thought it best to let you know this in advance, so you can make sure you are set up to work safely and productively. If you have any questions on this let us know!

Now the legal bit…

If we offer you a job and you accept, there are some checks we need to complete before you can start with us. This will include a credit and criminal record check, as well as providing 3 years' worth of satisfactory references.

Advertised: 20 Aug 2020 GMT Daylight Time
Applications close: 30 Oct 2020 GMT Standard Time