Senior Dev Ops Engineer

Date: 18-Feb-2021

Location: London, GB, EC1A 1AA

Company: Royal Mail Group

Job reference number 156862

Senior Dev Ops Engineer


Full time




Senior DevOps Engineer


The Royal Mail Technology team is passionate about delivering high-quality products and outstanding digital experiences to our customers. Cutting edge technology is fundamental and key in helping us achieve our objective to be recognised as the best delivery company in both the UK and across Europe.

Our award-winning Technology team is at the heart of delivering a transformational journey at Royal Mail. The traditional letters business is declining, but our recent performance and the growth in parcels demonstrates that there is an opportunity for Royal Mail that we can capture, but we need to move quickly. By joining Royal Mail you will be helping to implement meaningful change, pushing forward with our transformation to become a more agile and even more customer focused business, while delivering more innovation, products and services for our customers. You will be working for a brand that’s a household name and a critical part of the UK’s infrastructure. 


Job Purpose


We are looking for an Senior DevOps Engineer to have key role in the end to end delivery of the data strategy at Royal Mail, working alongside our Data Analytics, Engineering and Data Science team to ensure that engineering and product delivery have the best practices and standards. This is a crucial role for Royal Mail as a tech company in order to implement innovative data use cases to put ourselves technologically ahead of our competitors so you should expect to have high impact and visibility from the business and junior line management and mentorship exposure.


In this role you will:


  • Manage the team responsible for implementation of DevOps strategy and automation pipelines to deliver our GCP Data Platform.
  • Build, continuously improve/scale, and maintain GCP infrastructure to optimise our data products and data pipelines for performance and cost
  • Technical SPOC for our Business Partners from initial automation concept, through into BAU support and on-going incident management
  • Design, implementation and monitoring of our CI/CD pipelines covering infrastructure, code build and deployment
  • Drive and mentor data engineering teams to ensure strategic data product outcomes that incrementally reduce our data estate technical debt
  • Automate the provision of our front-line applications into containers across multiple technologies across our data portfolio.
  • Drive the design, development, test, optimisation, and deployment of stabile data solutions to Google Cloud Platform that are cost-effective
  • Liaise daily with Delivery Managers to ensure our activities are on track and with Platform Owners to ensure technical issues are overcome.
  • Input into planning, estimation and prioritisation within an agile framework to fulfil the backlog
  • Ensure we deliver the right support documentation, processes and supplier handoffs to ensure new data products run successfully in BAU
  • Line manage, continuously improve, certify and mentor data and DevOps engineers


Qualifications and experience required:


  • You will have proven experience in automation with excellent knowledge of the best engineering and data practices in a commercial environment. Ideally you should have a very comfortable knowledge in the following areas:
  • CI/CD automation pipelines - Jenkins, Bitbucket, Nexus, Python, Bash, Groovy
  • Cloud infrastructure - IaC with Terraform, Puppet/Ansible and multi-cloud provider expertise (GCP, AWS, Azure) – Kubernetes (GKE) is ideal.
  • Exposure to implementations of Cloud Data Warehouses and Data Lakes, NiFi, Kafka, Machine Learning or AI extremely useful.
  • Daily experience of JIRA and confluence and automated testing and release management tools is preferred.
  • A degree or relevant Cloud (Google preferred) engineering certifications are preferred.



Our technology vision is to “Enable, Digitise, Realise”
We are an inclusive employer with equality, diversity and fairness at the heart of our values and we’re proud to be recognised in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2019 for a 6th consecutive year. We welcome applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds and are committed to promoting fair participation and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants. 
We are happy to support flexible working and would welcome having a conversation with you about how we could support your needs.




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