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GCP Senior Platform Engineer


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About the Role


Why this role matters

Our Data Engineering teams are building our next generation Data platforms and are our main contributors to materialise our client Digital strategy.
This role ensures that our client data flows into our Analytics platforms and they are available for exploitation of our Global Division.
You will be working in a very creative environment where you will contribute to the design and building of our new GCP Data platform infrastructure.

What you’ll be doing

Work closely with our internal teams of Solutions Architects, Data Designers, Source System Experts and other stakeholders to understand requirements and translate them into a technical implementation and design documentation and write code to build our Data platform.
Recommending the correct technologies to be used and in the most cost effective manner.
Designing, sizing, building, testing and deploying GCP infrastructure using Terraform
Work in an SecDevOps environment.
Coaching and mentoring other Platform Engineers.
Assisting Platform Engineering manager by being DOA, suggesting proactively improvements, contributing to unblock possible issues.
The skills & experience you need 5 Key skills identified as:
Experience with analytic warehouse solutions, data movement from data stores into analytic warehouses, and with performance/scalability improvements.
Hands on and deep experience working with Google Data Products (e.g. BigQuery, Dataflow, Dataproc, AI Building Blocks, Looker, Cloud Data Fusion, Dataprep, etc.) and Terraform.
Experience with SQL and NoSQL modern data stores.
Solid Python programming skills. Java / other languages beneficial.
Streaming experience ( e.g. Kafka)
Other skills beneficial for the role are:
Proactively helping others and bringing people with you towards supporting our strategy.
Degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience.
Experience with Big Data, PaaS, and IaaS technologies.
Experience with streaming data (e.g. Kafka).
HashiCorp Terraform associate.
Experience using version control and CD/CI tools (e.g GITLAB, Jenkins, et al.)
Official Google Professional Data Engineer or professional Cloud Architect Certification
Experience writing and deploying Terraform scripts
Communicate complex ideas effectively to stakeholders at all levels.
Knowledge and experience of using Agile.
These are our values, they show us the right thing to do
We are all connected by our shared values; Personal, Simple and Brilliant. How we do things is just as important as what we do.
Everyone should be guided by our values. If you are leader, you will need to understand and demonstrate the Connected Leaders behaviours.
Other things you need to know
To protect yourself, your colleagues, our customers and our client, you must follow:

Our ethics code, The Way We Work;

The Undertakings code of practice (which contains important rules about our client promises to the regulatory and others);
Our regulatory, fair trading, competition, data protection, environmental and anti-corruption and bribery policies;
Our security policies;
Our standards of behaviour policy;
Our health and safety policy; and
Our client Business continuity management policy framework directive.

You have an important role in maintaining customer trust and helping our client to do business with integrity. Because working ethically is so important you must follow all laws and our cient policies and procedures in the course of your employment. If you have any questions or are unclear on what any of our policies mean, just talk to your manager.
You can get all our policies and procedures from your manager – it’s up to you to keep up to date with them, including your mandatory training, and ensure you fully understand what they mean for you in your day-to-day work. If you don’t do this or if you breach any of our policies, you could face disciplinary action, or even dismissal.

If you’re a people manager you need to be aware of the expectations for managers. You can find these on the Connected Leaders site.

About the Company

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