Senior Staff Cloud Infrastructure Engineer - Level 5

  • Basingstoke, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

Job Title: Senior Staff Cloud Infrastructure Engineer - Level 5

Job Code: REF17478M

Skill Category: Technology

Location: Basingstoke

Job Type: Permanent

Posting Start date: Friday 10th May 2019

Closing Date: Friday 7th June 2019

Salary: Competitive plus Benefits

Job Description

What we expect of you, day to day.

  • Design and implement agile innovative infrastructure solutions/infrastructure management solutions that take advantage of technology advances that allow cost reduction, standardization and commoditization
  • Design, implement and integrate management solutions to effective manage private cloud implementation(Openstack, Docker, Kubernetes) at Visa’s data centers across the globe, ensure reliability, elasticity and security
  • Identify, evaluate, select and engineer highly reliable container scheduling and orchestration solutions that are extremely secure enabling Operations to manage environments simply and effectively, ensure on time, on budget, and quality delivery of shared container platform
  • Collaborate with the team to evolve the containerization ecosystem, establish and mature standards and integration for infrastructure management domains - logging, monitoring, configuration management and orchestration. Identify and implement standard toolsets to reduce complexity and support operational goals for increasing automation across the enterprise 
  • Champion the adoption of open infrastructure management solutions that are fit for purpose yet forward the Visa goals to keep technology relevant
  • Work closely with geographically distributed teams on technical challenges and process improvements
  • Evangelize the cloud and container management platform standards and capabilities, gain insights of the workflows of Product Development, Engineering and Operations teams, ensure platform relevance and drive adoption, enable the application transformation from monolithic to microservices 

Qualifications

What we’re after…

  • Extensive engineering experience of enterprise infrastructure management solution - architecture design, development, integration, customisation & implementation. Specifically in containerisation, building scalable, reliable and secure container platform and management ecosystems, enabling application transformation microservices
  • Global Payments experience is essential.
  • Solid knowledge on managing the life-cycle of containers, with an in-depth understanding of scheduling, security and compliance challenges and operational considerations
  • Proficiency in one or more scripting/programming languages, such as PowerShell, bash, Python, Perl or Go, and Docker Compose, Kubernetes deployment yaml construct and/or Helm charts
  • Clear understanding of network OSI model and protocols, good concepts of network name spaces, network overlay and BGP, ready to troubleshoot and diagnose network/load balancer/firewall related issues
  • Experienced in building automated solutions through tools and orchestration engine that enable infrastructure to be provisioned, configured, changed and decommissioned through infrastructure life cycle in automated fashion
  • Working knowledge of databases, middleware components and web applications, good understanding of the principles of microservices architecture
  • Strong analytical skills, able to work independently to solve complex engineering problems. Make independent judgements/decisions within established guidelines
  • Communicate well with others both verbally and in writing and be able to effectively interact with  peers, management and other outside contacts
  • The ability to gather and understand business requirements, translate them into technical/operational requirements
  • High degree of initiative and sense of urgency, comfortable with ambiguity as needs change on a regular basis
  • Self-confident, commands technical authority and respect at all levels
  • Demonstrable teamwork attitude, ready to initiate collaboration and resolve conflicts
  • Docker Compose/Swarm/UCP, Kubernetes
  • RHEL Linux & Windows, container OS 
  • Good Understanding of network concepts, management protocols 
  • Scripting - bash, Perl, Python or Go 
  • API and RESTful principles, able to utilize REST APIs for integration and testing 
  • XML, JSON, yaml and their transformation 
  • Bladelogic, SCCM, Ansible, Chef or Puppet for managing medium & large environments
  • Patrol, SCOM, Zabbix, Prometheus/Graphana, SysDig for monitoring VMs/containers and applications 
  • Code repository & version control – Git or Subversion 
  • Splunk/ELK, RabbitMQ, Fluentd

 

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