You love solving technical problems
You have enthusiasm and are keen to learn building and operating Linux environments and IaaS/SaaS cost effectively.
You are an effective communicator able to communicate complicated and technical topics in a simple way with a powerful narrative.
You are Customer focused with an eye for detail to ensure quality assurance and customer happiness at all times.
You are a ‘T-shaped’ DevOps enthusiast.
The Financial Times (FT) is one of the world’s leading business news and information organisations. We are recognised globally for our authority, integrity and accuracy.
The infrastructure delivery team enables other engineering teams to deliver well architected solutions quickly and safely to our growing audience of internationally minded business people.
At any time the team could be working in an agile team on projects such as:
Designing and implementing a central solution for containers(PaaS), Linux infrastructure management and monitoring tools like Graphite, Grafana, etc in the cloud (AWS).
Providing self service APIs and tools that enable other delivery teams to utilise the monitoring solutions.
Providing support to other delivery teams at the FT and helping them utilise core SaaS infrastructure products effectively.
Ensuring our solutions have high engineering standards (robust, fit for purpose, include synthetic testing and/or application monitoring and meet our quality standards)
Skills and Experience
We need someone who has some exposure to working on LINUX/UNIX OS, AWS services and is familiar with one or more programming languages along with automated testing(the team uses python and bash but skills in other languages and a willingness to switch languages is also good).
Also, someone with a knowledge of or willingness to learn about continuous integration, continuous delivery pipelines and config management tools like ansible and cloudformation or terraform
We are looking for someone with good written, oral, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language.
You should be self motivated in conducting research into infrastructure issues and products, and be able to work with a team to deliver appropriate solutions to deadlines.
You must have a strong customer focussed attitude and be comfortable working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
In return, we’ll give you:
A competitive salary and incentive scheme
Extensive learning and development opportunities
25 days annual leave, increasing to 30 days after 2 years’ service
An office in the heart of London near St Paul's, London Bridge
Charity volunteering opportunities
On-site subsidised canteen
Opportunity to purchase extra days of holiday at a reduced cost
On-site Occupational Health Consultant and Physiotherapist
Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
Excellent benefits package, including:
Subsidised gym membership
Pension plan (FT will double your contribution up to a maximum of 16%)
Season ticket loan
Private Healthcare / Dental plan
Life assurance up to 14 x annual salary
Cycle to work scheme
Give As You Earn
The Financial Times Ltd. is committed to equality of opportunity. We are determined to build a diverse group at all levels of our Company and we welcome all members of the community we serve to apply for openings with us.
Salary £ 34 000 to 38 000