Lloyds Banking Group is hiring a
DevOps Engineer - Core Banking Platform

Manchester, England, United Kingdom 🇬🇧

Full-time, Hybrid

£66.9K - £74.3K / Year

Benefits:Performance BonusPaid HolidaysRetirement Plan
Tags:Google Cloud Platform ☁️Cloud ☁️CI/CD 🔁Security 🔐
About this opportunity:
We are seeking a highly skilled DevOps Engineer with a strong background in design experience to join our innovative team. As the DevOps Engineer, you will be responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining robust infrastructure, automation processes, and practices with a focus on sustainability and reliability. Additionally, you will play a pivotal role in coaching and mentoring team members to enhance their skills and capabilities in DevOps methodologies, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and knowledge sharing.

Why Lloyds Banking Group:
We’re on an exciting journey to transform our Group and the way we’re shaping finance for good. We’re focusing on the future, investing in our technologies, workplaces, and colleagues to make our Group a great place for everyone. Including you.

What Will You Do?
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure alignment with business goals and technical requirements. Mentor junior team members in architectural best practices and design principles.
  • Infrastructure Automation: Design and implement automation solutions for provisioning, configuration management, and deployment processes. Leverage infrastructure as code (IaC) principles and tools to ensure consistency, repeatability, and scalability. Mentor team members in automation techniques and best practices.
  • Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD): Develop and maintain CI/CD pipelines to automate software delivery processes. Ensure code releases are seamless, reliable, and efficient, with minimal downtime. Provide guidance and mentorship on CI/CD pipeline design and optimization.
  • Monitoring and Alerting: Implement robust monitoring and alerting solutions to proactively detect and respond to system issues and performance bottlenecks. Configure monitoring tools to collect metrics, logs, and traces for analysis and troubleshooting. Coach team members in effective monitoring strategies and tools utilization.
  • Security and Compliance: Collaborate with security teams to implement security best practices and compliance standards. Ensure infrastructure and applications are protected against security threats and vulnerabilities. Provide guidance and mentorship on security practices and compliance requirements.
  • Capacity Planning and Performance Optimization: Perform capacity planning exercises to anticipate resource requirements and scale infrastructure accordingly. Optimize system performance through performance tuning and load testing. Coach team members in capacity planning methodologies and performance optimization techniques.
  • Documentation and Knowledge Sharing: Create comprehensive documentation for infrastructure configurations, processes, and best practices. Foster a culture of knowledge sharing and continuous learning within the team. Mentor team members in documentation practices and knowledge sharing initiatives.

What we need from you:
  • Proven experience in a DevOps Engineer role, with a focus on infrastructure design and reliability engineering
  • Strong understanding of cloud computing principles and experience with GCP
  • Proficient hands-on experience in architecting and building ephemeral environments utilising public Cloud Platforms (preferably GCP)
  • Proven track record of implementing FinOps strategies aligning with organisational financial goals
  • Proficiency in scripting and programming languages (BASH/Python)
  • Demonstrable experience of event stream platforms such as Kafka
  • Proven experience working with service mesh platforms (Istio)
  • Experience with containerization and orchestration technologies (Kubernetes)
  • Hands-on experience with infrastructure as code (IaC) tools (Terraform)
  • Solid understanding of CI/CD pipelines, version control systems, and release management practices.
  • Familiarity with monitoring and observability tools (Prometheus, Grafana, Dynatrace)
  • Knowledge of security best practices, compliance standards, and incident response protocols.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to troubleshoot complex technical issues.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across teams.

About working for us:
Our focus is to ensure we're inclusive every day, building an organisation that reflects modern society and celebrates diversity in all its forms. We want our people to feel that they belong and can be their best, regardless of background, identity or culture. We were one of the first major organisations to set goals on diversity in senior roles, create a menopause health package, and a dedicated Working with Cancer initiative. And it’s why we especially welcome applications from under-represented groups. We’re disability confident. So if you’d like reasonable adjustments to be made to our recruitment processes, just let us know

We also offer a wide-ranging benefits package, which includes:
  • A generous pension contribution of up to 15%
  • An annual performance-related bonus
  • Share schemes including free shares
  • Benefits you can adapt to your lifestyle, such as discounted shopping
  • 30 days’ holiday, with bank holidays on top
  • A range of wellbeing initiatives and generous parental leave policies

Want to do amazing work, that’s interesting and makes a difference to millions of people? Join our journey.

At Lloyds Banking Group, we're driven by a clear purpose; to help Britain prosper. Across the Group, our colleagues are focused on making a difference to customers, businesses and communities. With us you'll have a key role to play in shaping the financial services of the future, whilst the scale and reach of our Group means you'll have many opportunities to learn, grow and develop.

We keep your data safe. So, we'll only ever ask you to provide confidential or sensitive information once you have formally been invited along to an interview or accepted a verbal offer to join us which is when we run our background checks.  We'll always explain what we need and why, with any request coming from a trusted Lloyds Banking Group person. 

We're focused on creating a values-led culture and are committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the customers and communities we serve. Together we’re building a truly inclusive workplace where all of our colleagues have the opportunity to make a real difference.

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