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Senior Cloud Platform Engineer (Storage & Messaging)

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  
 
We need to build a world-class, self-service platform. This means you'll be working with smart people, who really make things happen! With an ambitious and progressive approach to engineering, this is an environment where you can truly influence the vision, direction and technology strategy.   

The Storage and Messaging team is a cross-functional team of talented and empowered engineers who focus on building high quality, technical solutions for our software engineering community in order to make using our products easy and thereby improving their development time and speed to market.  On top of this you will be helping to protect one of the companies most valuable assets, its data!  To do this you will be deploying and managing cloud infrastructure utilizing Terraform and CI/CD pipelines and where appropriate putting your programming knowledge to good use.  

As a Senior Cloud Engineer, you will have responsibility for driving the standards and approaches your team embodies and will strongly influence how your products evolve to meet business needs. Your expert insight and contributions in team reflections and ceremonies will be key in ensuring we continually learn, improve and develop ourselves alongside our products. 

What are the team’s products? 

  • MongoDB Atlas 

  • AWS RDS 

  • AWS S3 

  • Confluent Cloud (Managed Service Kafka)  

  • RabbitMQ 

  • Cyber Security related tools 

You will: 

  • Work with your Engineering Manager and Technical Product Manager to understand 'Why' and 'What', and own delivery of the 'How' 

  • Collaborate with your peers to iteratively build out the products, and feed back into their ongoing roadmap 

  • Participate in code reviews and knowledge-sharing sessions; work with junior members of the team to develop your soft skills and their hard ones 

  • Spot opportunities to leverage automation and code that eliminate toil  

  • Learn and develop your abilities in coding, architecture and engineering practices for the cloud 

  • Utilise, extend and contribute to open-source projects used by the team 

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 software engineers to self-serve 

  • Strong experience with core cloud technologies such as AWS & Terraform as well as CI/CD tools 

  • Good knowledge of a programming language 

  • 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 

  • Previous experience of any of the team’s products desirable but not essential 

'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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