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Senior Cloud Engineer

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About us.

We’re The Very Group, home to Very.co.uk, Littlewoods.com and a team of 4,000 super-talented people.

We’re the UK’s largest integrated digital retailer and financial services provider, and we’ve been helping customers say yes when it matters most for over 100 years. In that time, we’ve consistently reinvented our business to adapt to economic conditions and industry changes – going from bricks, to clicks, to mobile.

But despite our passion for reinvention, we’ve never wavered from our purpose; to make good things easily accessible to more people. It means giving our customers the brands they love, an outstanding shopping experience and flexible ways to spread the cost.

We’ve continued to deliver for our customers throughout the Covid-19 outbreak – and we’ve done it by transforming the way we work.

We’re fired up for the future and the next stage in our development. We’ll give customers access to more great brands for themselves and their families, a seamless shopping experience and even more control of their finances through innovation in flexible ways to pay.

About the role

We are looking for 2 Senior Platform Engineers. One for our Logistics & Fulfillment Tribe and one for our Financial Services Tribe.

Our Platform Engineers design and deliver our cloud infrastructure. With a desire to automate everything they will drive integration between our Cloud infrastructure, our on-site applications and our 3rd party partners.

We look for people who have an Agile mindset. People who can help us by working within cross functional teams to constantly review business requests and help define the most efficient way to get quality in front of our customer as quickly as possible.

In order to do this at pace and scale we fully understand that ‘failing fast’ is better than never succeeding.

For us automation is the key to easy, consistent repetition and keep this at the front of your mind with all design decisions.

What will you be using?

AWS is our Cloud Platform and we use services such as - Lambda, EC2, ECS, Fargate, EKS, VPC, ELB, NLB, CloudTrail, CloudWatch, IAM, ActiveMQ and many more.

We use Terraform and Atlantis as our Infrastructure As Code and workflow solutions.

Other heavily used tech includes Java & Spring Boot Microservices, Go, Python, Event Driven architectures, Jenkins, Docker.

A bit about the Tribes

The Logistics & Fulfilment Tribe is responsible for designing, building, changing and running technology across all our logistics & fulfilment products and functions. It supports the capabilities of Inbound logistics, Outbound Logistics, Warehouse Management and Order Management.

The Financial Services (FS) Tribe is responsible for designing, building, changing and running technology across all our financial products and functions. It supports Account Management, Credit Risk, Fraud, Collections and Recoveries, Customer Payments, Insurance and Retail Credit Products, and will help drive future expansion into new FS products including Personal Loans.

Our strategy will see us both build and rent (aaS) industry leading technologies to deliver secure, stable and innovative solutions.

Requirements

We're looking for people with a passion for Cyber security, a knowledge of OWASP and an understanding of general web security principles as well as the capacity to utilize a wide variety of open source technologies and tools.

Here we are looking for people who can work closely with the engineering squads to drive product roadmaps, by providing security requirements that map security controls to product features.

We're looking for someone who can provide expert advice and consultancy to internal colleagues on risk assessment, incident triage, threat modelling, and security vulnerability mitigation.

There's an opportunity here for you to lead POC development of security tools and ensure that security tools spikes are prioritised within the squad’s backlogs.

This role has lots of crossover to the wider team too and we need your consultative approach to work together with our Senior Cloud Security Consultants in order to:

Keep up to date with the latest security and technology developments, research/evaluate emerging cyber security threats and ways to manage them but also work with the team as to how we develop automated ways to monitor for attacks, intrusions and unusual, unauthorised or illegal activity.

You'll be aware of 'ethical hacking', for example, simulating security breaches and able to identify potential weaknesses and implement measures, such as firewalls and encryption

If you can demonstrate experience in most of the above as well as a great attitude and a willingness to learn to progress your career then you will fit right in.

We will provide adequate training to get you up to speed on any aspects of the role that you're not quite there on.

Benefits

  • Generous and competitive starting salary
  • 30 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Regular salary reviews and career progression
  • £1000 per year benefits allowance
  • Remote / Office split
  • Bonus
  • Matched pension at 6%
  • Brand discount up to 25%
  • Cycle to work scheme

  • How to apply

    If you're interested to find out more please contact Jordan Barlow or Steven Williams in the talent acquisition team or apply online.

    If you are an internal candidate looking to refer someone in please follow the referals process and guidlines

    Please note that the talent acquisition team are managing this vacancy directly, and if successful in securing this position, you may be required to undertake a credit, CIFAS and CRB check.

    We're an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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