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Cloud Platform Engineering Lead

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Cloud Platform Engineering Lead

Dublin, Republic of Ireland | Permanent | Full time

Cloud Platform Engineering Lead

  • Dublin, Republic of Ireland
  • Full time
  • Closing on: Dec 6 2021

Reporting to Head of Cloud Centre of Excellence

Division Description

Group Technology & Customer Solutions (GTCS) comprises of Group IT & Procurement, Group Change, Group Portfolio Office, Group Payments, Business Continuity and GTCS Risk Management, Group Data Office, Group Information Security, GTCS Strategy & Transformation and Enterprise Transformation Office (ETO).

Equality StatementBank of Ireland Group is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace which values and benefits from the diversity of our workforce.

Description of business unit

The Cloud Centre of Excellence (CCoE) is a multi-functional team responsible for developing and leading the cloud strategy, governance, and standard methodologies that the rest of the organization can demonstrate to transform the business using the cloud. The CCoE helps lead the organization in cloud adoption, migration, and operations.

Purpose of the Role

The purpose of the Cloud Platform Engineering lead is to support CCoE in the delivery of excellent Customer Service through provision of Cloud Services. The Cloud Platform Engineering Lead will provide support across a number of areas;

  • Being a hands-on and strong cloud infrastructure & DevSecOps engineer to play a major part in the design, implementation, future support and innovation of BOI next generation of technology solutions
  • Cover the entire software delivery life cycle bringing together not only great technical abilities, but commercial awareness and interpersonal skills as there will be significant exposure to internal customers as well as Third Party providers
  • Support the vision to innovate and build the best technology solutions and move towards the outstanding operation, which will require passion and enthusiasm to develop the fast paced and agile environment, using the latest technologies and practices
  • Work with leading partners in order to deliver new features in the BoI Cloud Platform through agile methodology

Key Accountabilities

  • Defining and implementing automation with open source technology to deliver immutable infrastructure and consistent environments
  • Develop new features in BoI Cloud Platform as the need arises by internal customers to support new projects/
  • Define a monitoring strategy that allows the gathering and analysing of metrics from both infrastructure and applications to assist in performance tuning and fault finding. Understand the importance of metrics & statistics and the ability to use these effectively in communication
  • Works within the overall Technology Services framework to ensure that Cloud support models and processes are built and improved to ensure a consistent approach across CSP and that adoption is maintained
  • Provide analysis of current capacity and growth to foster into BOI capacity planning
  • Occasionally provide out of hours support for major incidents requiring 2nd/3rd level analysis of Cloud Services
  • Support the Cloud Management Office (CMO) in understanding the cost and billing implications from a technical perspective and to provide feedback in arriving at a prioritised backlog of activity
  • Supports the Head of Cloud Centre of Excellence managing the Third Parties involved in provisioning Cloud services
  • Promotes new technologies and techniques and drives improvements to tools and processes to drive greater efficiency and optimisation
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment using Agile methodologies with minimal guidance or supervision
  • Support in the definition and maintenance of a continuous integration and continuous delivery framework
  • Develop and maintain a CCoE pipeline for self-provisioning of resources in the BoI cloud platform using IaC

What is the opportunity

The Platform Engineering Lead will support the CCoE delivering cloud products to internal customers applying new technologies and working on an agile environment interacting with several areas in the bank driving new methodologies and leading partners on the way to deliver outstanding solutions.

Essential Qualifications

  • Strong DevSecOps experience
  • AWS certification in Architecture, SysOps or Developer is required. Azure certification is a plus
  • Scrum methodology experience being able to work in Sprints
  • CI / CD and automatization pipelines (cloud 9 or Atlassian suite)
  • Automation of Operational tasks through self-healing / Configuration management (Ansible, Terraform)
  • Terraform and Cloud Formation experience is required.
  • AWS Control Tower experience
  • Leading through third parties/ multiple vendors
  • Ability to understand the roadmap and support scalability and optimisation translating into stories / epics.
  • Strong focus on end customer impacts and supporting service
  • Understands risk and operating in a regulatory sector
  • Display a product mind-set and thinking about how projects consume these services

Essential Skills & Experience

  • You will be a domain expert on areas as they relate to customer applications and services (e.g., AI/Machine Learning, Containers, Security, Big Data etc.).
  • Develop, optimise and maintain the firms cloud infrastructure IaaS/PaaS/SaaS services.
  • Significant experience of cloud technologies especially Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure
  • Strong background in infrastructure management and design, with proven experience of best of breed solutions for security, scalability and cost management
  • Support an agile and code first approaches utilising infrastructure/application as code.
  • Strong experience supporting green field projects and creating environments with strong monitoring, alerting and support solutions
  • Strong Dev-Ops experience, working with the Cloud Management Office and the factory teams to support the creation of release pipelines within a CI/CD environment.
  • Automation and operation model in highly dynamic cloud environment (Azure, AWS)
  • Knowledge of configuration management using Ansible for Linux or DSC for Windows (or similar tools).
  • Ability to communicate the DevOps approach and willingly to share knowledge and be able to influence others supporting the value of the Cloud CCoE
  • Experience of implementing resilient and highly available systems at enterprise-scale
  • Solid understanding for Agile processes and tools required to promote this methodology
  • Solid understanding of microservice architecture and orchestration
  • Keeps up to date on the latest industry trends and openly shares thoughts on standards/tools/technologies/trends for environments management

Desirable Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Python
  • Container cluster Kubernetes (EKS)
  • In-depth knowledge of Windows/Linux operating systems

Key Competencies

  • Agile - Leader
  • Customer Focused - Self
  • One Group, one team - Self
  • Customer Focused - Self
  • Champion Transformation - Self

Where Agency assistance is required Bank of Ireland Recruitment Team will engage directly with suppliers. Unsolicited CVs / profiles supplied to Bank of Ireland by Recruitment Agencies will not be accepted for this role.

Bank of Ireland Group is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace which values and benefits from the diversity of our workforce.

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