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Cloud Platform Engineer (Observability)

London, Open to Flexibility Competitive Salary

Our purpose is to make great financial decision making a breeze for everyone, and that purpose drives us every day. 
It’s why we’re on a mission to create an automated quoting engine, with the simplest of experiences, wrapped in a brand everyone loves! 
We change lives by making it simple to switch and save money. So, when it comes to getting a better deal, it’s never been more blindingly obvious why you would choose Compare the Market.  

We’d love you to be part of our journey.
We need to build a world-class, self-service Observability 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 vision, direction, and technology strategy.  

Your role will be pivotal in designing and building products that enable our engineers to observe, inform and alert on the services powering our brand. As an Engineer you'll collaborate on solving problems, write code, leverage open-source and managed products, optimise, and iterate your architecture as it travels from laptop to production. You'll participate in team reflections and ceremonies ensuring we continually learn, improve, and develop ourselves alongside our products.
The team's products are built in AWS, and our primary tools are Terraform, Git, Linux, and code – typically Node.js or Go. 

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

• Observability: Docker, Node.js, Prometheus, Grafana, OpenTelemetry, Splunk
• Compute: Kubernetes (Kops and EKS), Helm
• Cloud Centre of Excellence: AWS, Terraform, Linux, Go, GoCD, Bash, Core Services, Networking, Cloudflare, Packer
• Storage & Messaging: MongoDB, Kafka, RDS, RabbitMQ, S3, Data Loss Prevention tools
• Developer Experience: CICD, GitHub, Docker, Node.js

Everyone is welcome.
We have a culture of creativity. We approach our work passionately, improve constantly and celebrate our wins at every turn. We are an inclusive workplace, and our employees are comfortable bringing their authentic, whole selves to work. Everyone is welcome. Be you.
This means we’re excited to hear from people with a range of skills, experiences, and ideas. We don’t expect you to tick all the boxes but would love you to hear what makes you great for this role.

Some of the great things you’ll be doing:

• Work with your colleagues iteratively build, run and own products
• 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:

• Ability to build and deploy solutions for testable and repeatable secure cloud infrastructure
• Ability to design complete, secure, and observable solutions that enable our develops to self-serve
• Strong experience with core cloud technologies such as AWS, Terraform & Docker
• Experience in a role aligned with DevOps & SRE patterns and delivery of cloud solutions that follow them
• 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

Our people bring our purpose to life.
We foster a culture of innovation and collaboration. With a team of over 300 tech experts, we thrive on using the latest tools and technologies, such as Docker, Kubernetes, AWS, Kafka, Java, Scala, Python, .Net Core, Node.js, and MongoDB, to create a dynamic and inclusive work environment.

There’s something for everyone.
We’re a place of opportunity. You’ll have the tools and autonomy to drive your own career, supported by a team of amazingly talented people.
And then there’s our benefits. For us, it’s not just about a competitive salary and hybrid working, we care about what matters to you. From a generous holiday allowance and private healthcare to an electric car scheme and paid development, wellbeing, and CSR days, we’ve pretty much got you covered!

'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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