Senior Software Engineer (Enablement)

Job Locations United Kingdom-Birmingham
ID
2021-7861
Function
Technology

Introduction

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The Economist Group: where people drive progress

At The Economist Group, we champion progress, by helping people understand and tackle the critical challenges facing the world. Join us, to engineer innovative products that bring insight and analysis to global leaders in business and government. Whether ideating mobile apps that deliver personalised content, or evolving our flagship website, economist.com, you will help transform how we acquire, convert, engage and retain our 1.2 million subscribers. 

 

We are developing a world-class enablement team and have an exciting opportunity for a Senior DevOps Engineer to help us build functional systems that improve our customer experience. The enablement team is responsible for driving DevOps across all of our product engineering teams. As a Senior DevOps Engineer you will partner with Senior Management to embed cloud technology and best practice; transforming the capabilities and efficiency of product engineering teams within our organisation.

 

The engineering division has experienced unprecedented growth over the last 18 months, and as a result we’re looking for a devOps specialist who is eager to develop their skills and career. Our remodelled Birmingham HQ is in the heart of the city and we use it for collaborating and connecting in-person–although many of our tech roles operate on a flexible “remote first” policy.                  

 

Accountabilities

  • Work with product engineering teams using your proficiency in provisioning, application deployment and AWS.
  • Monitor system health and reliability to improve & support business process requirements.
  • Design, write and deliver software to improve the availability, scalability, latency, and efficiency of our services
  • Ensure cloud-based infrastructure is secure and efficient.
  • Manage, configure and automate systems and services in AWS. 
  • Deploy product updates, identify production issues and implement integrations.
  • Own and drive improvement on Mean-Time-To-Repair and Mean-Time-Between-Incidents uptime.
  • Perform deep-dive analysis for all major incidents, coordinating with support and Infrastructure teams to identify root cause in both application and infrastructure.
  • Tackle complex technological infrastructure and security.
  • Educate and mentor engineering team members on AWS services and SRE/DevOps best practices.
  • Partner with Senior Management to deliver an enablement roadmap.

 

Experience, skills and professional attributes

  • Previous experience working with cloud technologies, AWS products and services.
  • Knowledge of cloud infrastructure setup and management for high-scale and secure web applications.
  • Main language speciality (or similar) in Typescript, AWS CDK, CircleCI for CI/CD, log.io and NewRelic.
  • Familiarity with programming languages - Node or Go or Python and Bash.
  • Experience using IaC and DevOps tools such as Terraform, Ansible and CloudFormation (or similar).
  • Experience with modern CI/CD tools for delivery and automation.
  • Capable of performing technical deep-dives into code and architecture.
  • Familiarity with any of the well-known DevSecOps frameworks.
  • Capable of working in agile team with multiple technologies.
  • You understand the importance of using metrics to influence product and technical decisions.
  • You are an advocate for modern DevOps/SRE tools, best practices and culture.
  • Systematic problem solving approach, coupled with a strong sense of ownership and drive.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical audiences.

We believe that having a diverse workforce can be conducive to creativity, innovation and adaptability and we encourage all employees to be:

 

Authentic - Come as you are! We all play a part in building our culture. Whether it's through welcoming new colleagues, team building activities, joining colleague events, celebrations or affinity groups there’s an opportunity for you to get involved.

Creative - Our global digital publishing products are used by millions and we want you to channel your creativity and push boundaries.

Curious - Continuous development is central to our working culture, so we regularly encourage teams to pair up or mob on tasks. From our 10% a week learning time policy, to our learning and development platform, Degreed, with unlimited access to Udemy courses, as well as a host of other world-class content providers - there are many ways to develop your skills and career with us.

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