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Senior Cloud Platform Engineer (Security)

Peterborough, Open to Flexibility Competitive Salary

Why choose us? 

You might already know us - we're the ones with the Meerkats! Compare the Market has helped revolutionise the insurance market and we have been growing rapidly since starting in 2006. 

We are on a mission to transform the comparison industry, moving beyond endless forms and generic search results, to a highly personalised, service-led experience. In order to do so, we recognise that we need to consistently deliver seamless, personalised customer experiences through a connected data and technology ecosystem. 

Diversity and Inclusion 

We're a diverse community of dedicated, innovative and talented professionals. With an inclusive and open workplace, we encourage our people to create and share ideas – supporting their growth and celebrating their uniqueness. 

Location  

Our teams operate out of our London and Peterborough offices with flexibility to a hybrid working approach. 

Salary & Benefits 

Besides a competitive salary we offer 25 days' annual leave, pension as well as tons of other flexible benefits (Think 2 for 1 Cinema/Meal tickets, Gym, shopping discounts etc.) 

A little about the team and role 

Central to everything we do at CompareTheMarket is our self-service compute platform which runs the production workloads of the vast majority of our estate. The platform empowers our internal customers to move faster by giving them out-of-the-box best practices for building and running their containerised applications. 

You will work with a highly empowered team to design, build, and run the features that make our platform awesome.  You will play an active role in all aspects of delivery, from planning and designing new features, to their implementation and an-going development, to team reflections and ceremonies on how we can do better. 

The team's products are built in AWS, and our primary tools are Terraform, Git, Linux and code – typically Bash, Python or Go.  

Our roles are for specific pillars that are aligned to specific products and skillsets and these include: 

  • Compute & Security: Kubernetes (Kops and EKS), Helm 

  • Infrastructure: AWS, Terraform, Linux, Go, GoCD, Bash, Core Services, Networking, Cloudflare, Packer 

  • Storage & Messaging: MongoDB, Kafka, RDS 

  • DevEx & Observability: CICD, GitHub, Docker, Node.js, OpsWorks, Prometheus, Grafana, OpenTelemetry 

You will: 

  • Working with your Engineering Manager and Technical Product Manager, you will own the design and implementation of platform features 

  • Actively mentor and develop the more junior members of the team 

  • A security-first approach to software development 

  • Excellent communication skills 

  • A strong desire to automate as much effort away from our engineering teams to allow them to develop customer-facing features faster 

  • A willingness to experiment, innovate, fail, learn, and develop, ensuring that knowledge and outcomes are shared with our entire team 

  • A passionate for the open-source community and toolchains which underpins much of what we do 

What we want to see from you: 

  • Excellent design and deployment solutions for testable and repeatable secure cloud infrastructure and services 

  • Ability to design complete, secure and observable solutions that enable our developers to self-serve 

  • Significant hands-on experience of running production workloads in Kubernetes 

  • Strong experience with core cloud technologies such as AWS, Terraform & Docker 

  • Strong experience with DevOps & SRE patterns and delivery of cloud solutions that follow them 

  • Excellent knowledge of the core Linux, Networking, and Internet principles that underpin everything you do 

  • A willingness to come up with new ideas, experiment, fail, learn and develop - and share that knowledge with peers across the wider team 

  • A desire to contribute to internal and community open-source products 

'We are committed to offering equal chances to you throughout the application process, so if you require any special adjustments to be made, please let us know. We will work with you to make any appropriate arrangements.’ 

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