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DevOps Systems Engineer III â€" Group Monitoring, Capability and Security Platforms

Posted: 4 Jan 2021 Closes: 5 Mar 2021
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom Competitive
Permanent & Full-time TSC_605080

What's in it for you

What's in it for you

We offer excellent benefits that help to make Tesco a great place to work.

After 6 months you will receive a Privilegecard, giving you 10% discount on your Tesco shopping throughout the year, both in-store and on-line.

There are also additional special offers available to colleagues throughout the year.
About the role

About Group Monitoring, Capability and Security Platforms

The Group Monitoring, Capability, and Security Platforms team is a mix of Product Managers and System Engineers, with ownership of key strategic platforms across monitoring, security, and portfolio/backlog management. As such we own the product roadmap - driven by the business requirements - and are responsible for managing the deployment, configuration, and operation of these platforms. We are part of the wider Security and Capability team within Tesco Technology. Our platforms enable teams to identify and react to incidents, they help us to protect from current and future security threats, and support teams in efficiently delivering high quality code for our customers and colleagues.

About the role

As one of the senior engineers you will have a focus on driving innovation and excellence across the team. The DevOps function within Group Monitoring, Capability and Security is relatively young, with lots of opportunities in both breadth and depth for substantial improvements. You will need to identify, own, and ultimately drive projects for building, standardising, and improving our technical solutions in automation and integration, along with helping to up-skill the team through training and education initiatives.

You will be expected to help guide the roadmap for how best we deploy and operate platforms on behalf of Technology, as well as playing an active part in continuing to build a fantastic and talented team!
You will be responsible for

You will be responsible for

You will be responsible for leading initiatives across the team: as a passionate technologist with considerable knowledge of Terraform, Ansible, Kubernetes and Jenkins you will help provide innovation, best practise, and a long term strategy for automation; with a deep understanding of cloud practises, automation, and CI/CD you will help to shape how the services our platforms provide are delivered to our customers. You will have extensive experience working within cross-functional development and IT operation teams, supporting highly available, resilient, high demand business critical platforms within an enterprise environment.
  • Delivering secure solutions
    • Identify potential security weaknesses in solutions, both implemented and proposed
    • Help to define and evolve the security best practises within the team
    • Drive security best practises across the team, embedding this into our day-to-day work
  • Contributing to the technical direction of, and strongly influencing decisions regarding, continuous delivery and continuous integration
    • Able to identify areas of technical risk or concern and suggest actions
    • Able to understand our engineering toolsets, practices, and processes to drive adoption, increase quality, and reduce waste
    • Pro-actively researches relevant technologies and applications
  • Driving continuous improvement in working practices
    • Use data to identify areas for improvement
    • Drive change to increase the effectiveness, quality, and efficiency of our processes
    • Provide in-depth analysis of complex process and topics
    • Communicate accurate and concise analysis to senior stakeholders, be they technical or non-technical
    • Take responsibility for the end user experience of the process, product, or service being working on
    • Effectively contribute to the roadmap
  • Owning and managing projects end-to-end, ensuring the team deliver on time and to budget:
    • Creates and owns initiatives
    • Provides estimates for backlog prioritisation
    • Influences overall backlog prioritisation
    • Manages resources to deliver high quality solutions on time
  • Evangelising change and advocating the appropriate use of technology to improve effectiveness
    • Drive adoption and best practise through communication, coaching, and education initiatives
    • Facilitate training sessions to increase visibility, best practise, and overall awareness of products and initiatives
    • Through good communication is able to take complex or ambiguous concepts and make them meaningful for colleagues
Uses data to measure the effectiveness of change, and is able to review and adapt as required
You will need

You will need
  • Proven experience implementing, securing, and optimising automation pipelines
  • Experience with automation tooling, including: Jenkins, Terraform, Ansible, and Chef
  • A good understanding of the SDLC and some of the common tools, including: JIRA, Git, GitHub, and Nexus
  • Experience working with AWS and Azure
  • Good understanding of secrets management, including the use of Azure Key Vault
  • An understanding of security testing approaches, including SAST (experience with Coverity ideally), vulnerability scanning (experience with Nessus ideally) and SCA (experience with Snyk ideally)
  • Coding experience in Python and Groovy
  • Substantial experience with Docker and Kubernetes
  • Strong operations experience, including common monitoring patterns; experience with Splunk and AppDynamics is highly desirable
  • Experience delivering software within an agile product developmentenvironment
  • A good understanding of both ITIL and Agile processes
  • To keep up to date with the latest trends and developments in DevOps tools and processes
  • Solid understanding and experience working with highly available, high performance, high demand systems
  • Experience working with multi-data centre and hybrid cloud environments
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to relay technical content to colleagues of varying backgrounds, at all levels of seniority
  • Strong written communication skills and a desire to produce accurate, comprehensible documentation; experience working with Confluence is desirable
  • Experience using open source software within an enterprise environment
  • Ability to manage others and support training of colleagues
  • Ability to interpret, discuss, and contribute to architecture and solution designs, considering security and effective operation
Ability to influence colleagues, alongside a willingness to be influenced by colleagues, as appropriate
About us

About Tesco

Our vision here at Tesco is to become every customer's favourite way to shop, whether they are at home, out shopping, on the move, anywhere in the world.

In order to enable our vision, we strive to simplify operations for our Colleagues, Partners, and Vendors to enable efficient trade.

Everything is underpinned by our continuous drive for the best tools and technology to deliver our vision. We're driving innovation and transforming our Technology to become the world's leading retailer.

At Tesco we're constantly evolving and innovating. We run the largest online Grocery business in the world here in the UK, as well as seven international Grocery home shopping websites across the Central Europe and Asia Pacific regions. We've created one of the most customer successful loyalty programmes in the world, Clubcard, and it doesn't stop there! Our desire to continually improve and evolve reflects our desire to be the best multi-channel retailer in the world.

We need people who share our ambition to deliver for our stakeholders. Passionate and confident people willing to take the initiative and drive us forwards. In return we offer excitement, a great team, an excellent benefit package, and significant career development opportunities.

Joining us means playing a part in defining; building and launching an ambitious roadmap of digital products that could affect the lives of millions of people over the years to come.

About us

Tesco operates in 5500 stores, across 12 countries and 11 million customers go through our 80,000 checkouts daily. Customers are our number one priority and everything we do is about doing the right thing for them. Our aim is to focus on serving customers wherever, whenever and however they want to shop with us.

Tesco Technology has a relaxed working environment encouraging individuality and creativity. We encourage a flexible approach to work and recognise the need for work/life balance. We work in small agile DevOps teams taking accountability for designing, building, testing and operating our systems 24/7, 365 days a year. Fun and community go hand-in-hand through internal challenges, competitions and events.

We are not an IT department. We are Tesco Technology - creating value by building great products for our customers and colleagues every day.

If that sounds exciting, then we'd love to hear from you.

The position will be based in Welwyn Garden City with occasional travel to our London office.


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