Lead Platform Engineer

Phoenix Group

Flexible working is a core part of our employee offering and it's advertised as standard on all our job adverts, including being open to part-time (e.g. 4 day week @ 80% salary)

Only considering candidates eligible to work in Birmingham + 2 more, UK ⚠️

Job Title: Lead Platform Engineer

Job Type: Permanent

Location: This role could be based in our Birmingham, Telford or Edinburgh offices with time spent working in the office and at home.

Flexible working: All of our roles are open to part-time, job-share and other types of flexibility. We will discuss what is important to you and balancing this with business requirements during the recruitment process.

Closing Date: 19/07/2024

Salary and benefits: £70,000-£80,000 plus 16% bonus up to 32%, private medical cover, 38 days annual leave, excellent pension, 12x salary life assurance, career breaks, income protection, 3x volunteering days and much more

We have an incredible opportunity to join us here at Phoenix Group as a Lead Platform Engineer in our Cloud Hub team.

Who are we?

We want to be the best place that any of our 7,800 colleagues have ever worked.

We’re the UK’s largest long-term savings and retirement business. We offer a range of products across our market-leading brands, Standard Life, SunLife, Phoenix Life and ReAssure. Around 1 in 5 people in the UK has a pension with us. We’re a FTSE 100 organisation that is tackling key issues such as transitioning our portfolio to net zero by 2050, and we’re not done yet.

The role

The Lead Engineer will be responsible for design and delivery of high quality engineering services as well as providing leadership and support to other engineers, taking overall responsibility for engineering delivery for their area, which will include: -

  • Design of lower level solutions in readiness for engineering and execution, i.e. deliver technical specifications and designs
  • Providing engineering capabilities to support delivery of change, ensuring alignment to business outcomes
  • Provides input into the shaping, planning and execution of major programs which relate to their area
  • Coaches and supports others as required

 What are we looking for?

Key experiences as follows: -

  • Deep knowledge of Cloud hyperscalers (Microsoft Azure, AWS) and ideally major SaaS solutions (Salesforce and Oracle HR & Finance)
  • Experience of key automation and other ‘enabling’ tooling, including but not limited to Infrastructure as Code (Terraform, CDK), Observability (Dynatrace, Datadog) and DevSecOps toolchain (Atlassian Jira & Confluence, Github Enterprise, Artifactory)
  • Experience of ‘modern’ IT delivery and engineering practices, i.e. Platform and Product based organisations – ideally having experience of transitioning to this model from more traditional ways of working
  • Obsession with automation and self-service deployment of secure & scalable solutions
  • Strategic mindset with a focus on driving towards an architecturally led vision and roadmap
  • Risk management - understanding of the delivery risks faced by IT delivery and the controls in place to manage & mitigate these risks

We want to hire the whole version of you.

We are committed to ensuring that everyone feels accepted and welcome applicants from all backgrounds. If your experience looks different from what we’ve advertised and you believe that you can bring value to the role, we’d love to hear from you.

 If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process, please let us know so we can help you to be at your best.

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Phoenix Groupthephoenixgroup.com

The UK's largest long-term savings and retirement business.

Working Week

Flexible working is a core part of our employee offering and it's advertised as standard on all our job adverts, including being open to part-time (e.g. 4 day week @ 80% salary)

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Our Vacation Policy

We offer 38 days annual leave including bank holidays, with the option to buy 5 additional days.

  • 38 days PTO
  • 52 unpaid Fridays
  • 90 days off per year

Remote Working Policy

We offer hybrid work with options to work from various UK offices.

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Transparent Salaries
  • Generous parental leave
  • Dentalcare
  • Equipment allowance
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Professional Development Budget
  • Mental Health Support

Our Team

We're a team of 8.2k across 19 departments:

  • business development
    123
  • finance
    105
  • consulting
    76
  • operations
    72
  • human resources
    58
  • engineering
    51
  • information technology
    50
  • accounting
    38
  • media and commmunication
    27
  • data science
    27
  • support
    22
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