Principal CI/CD Platform Architect

    • Frimley, United Kingdom

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Job Description
Principal DevOps Platform Architect

At Discover we have a vision for cloud-native continuous software delivery: Automation should free engineering teams from drudgery to focus on their core goals, whilst technical guardrails should enforce security and compliance by design.

We are looking for a talented, enthusiastic and proactive DevOps Architect to join the Settlement train to design and implement our DevOps vision. You will be responsible for defining enterprise-wide IaC and CICD pipeline patterns for our AWS Cloud and processes to enable faster development flow by systematically reducing development cycle time and increasing built-in quality.

In collaboration with our Development, Testing, Systems Architecture and Infrastructure groups, you will drive and deliver automated software delivery practices targeting fully automated delivery from scrum team to production.

This is an opportunity to use your knowledge of industry best practices to define the future direction of software delivery at Discover.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Defining Enterprise-wide IaC, CICD and DevOps patterns based on industry best practice
  • Defining roadmaps for common pipeline shared libraries and curating their development
  • Working with product engineering teams to create bespoke DevOps roadmaps
  • Driving the migration from physical/virtual servers to a cloud based environment
  • Acting as Product Owner of the feature backlog for the Settlement train
  • Defining automated solutions for monitoring and dashboarding
  • Working with Systems Architects and Development Leads to ensure software solutions are cloud-ready
  • Working with Enterprise infrastructure teams to determine direction of new DevOps tooling and plan rollouts

Skills & Experience:
Must have:
  • A proven background in software delivery automation
  • Experience of software-at-scale in the cloud
  • Experience of Java development and architecture patterns
  • Knowledge of containerisation platforms
  • CICD Pipeline Automation using Jenkins DSL (scripted or declarative)
  • Experience of Asset Repo e.g. Nexus/Artifactory
  • Exposure to a flavour of Git, including common branching strategies
  • Linux

Nice to have:
  • TOGAF Certification
  • AWS Certification
  • Ansible
  • Chef
  • Cloud Foundry, PCF
  • Python
  • GitHub/GitLab/Bitbucket
  • Terraform
  • Liquibase
  • RDBMS (Oracle, MySQL)
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes/OpenShift
  • Angular.js/React/Node.js

Our Tech Stack:

Jenkins, GitHub, Nexus, Chef, Ansible, Terraform

Java, AngularJS, React, Node.js, Python

Hadoop, Spark, Storm

RabbitMQ, Kafka, Kinesis

Pivotal Cloud Foundry, OpenShift, RHEL, VMware

Oracle, MariaDB, MySQL, Gemfire

Cucumber, Selenium, Protractor, WireMock

AWS, EC2, S3, EMR, ELB, ECS, Lambda, nginx

Tomcat, Websphere


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The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants - with respect. Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer (EEO is the law) . We thrive on diversity & inclusion. You will be treated fairly throughout our recruiting process and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status in consideration for a career at Discover.

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