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Systems Engineer – Platform Integration

Job Reference tesco/TP/13497049/777874

Number of Positions:
1
Contract Type:
Permanent
Salary:
Competitive
Working Hours:
36
Location:
Welwyn Garden City
Closing Date:
30/12/2022
Job Category:
Technology
Business Unit:
GB Head Office

What’s in it for you

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work!  These include but are not limited to:

  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day (and bank holidays)
  • Great colleague discounts and deals, saving you money on everyday purchases, utility bills for the home and more
  • Retirement savings plan – save between 4% and 7.5% and Tesco will match your contribution
  • Buy as you earn and Save as you earn share schemes
  • Opportunities to get on – take advantage of our ongoing learning opportunities and award-winning training to help you achieve the career you want

About the role

Tesco Technology are looking for a Platform Integration Engineer reporting into the Developer Tooling and Experience team. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated platform or automation engineer to join the team.  

 

The role will involve helping integrate our Infrastructure API stack, whilst obsessively automating away operational burden. You will also be involved in building and developing standards and patterns for our engineering community.

 

Your key skills must include scripting, coding and automation as an enabler for our engineering teams to create new systems for scalable deployments and mission-critical operation of applications utilising IaC. Your role will have a focus on high availability, simplicity and scale, working comfortably within a collaborative, agile environment and using data to drive conversations and decisions.

 

There is a mix of software, systems and automation engineering, networking, data, and DevOps engineering in the role.
 

This is an individual contributor role that does not require people management.

You will be responsible for

The role will involve helping integrate our Infrastructure API stack, whilst obsessively automating away operational burden. You will also be involved in building and developing standards and patterns for our engineering community.

You will need

  • Working in an Agile team and can contribute to agile ways of working.
  • Keen to cultivate a culture of collaboration, innovation and bringing industry standards to everything we do.
  • Understand core components of infrastructure eg Windows, Linux, Security, Networking and Storage along with cloud native technologies.  
  • Any knowledge of VMWare, vRA, vRO.
  • Proficient in 1 or more scripting languages eg Python, PowerShell, Typescript, JavaScript.
  • Exposure or understanding of CI/CD pipelines and how these feed into a micro services architecture.
  • Experience of working within a DevOps, Cloud or SRE type function, with a focus on availability, reliability and automation
  • Experience designing and working with fault tolerant, highly available, high traffic/throughput, distributed, scalable systems.
  • Any knowledge or exposure consuming or working with REST API’s
  • Any knowledge or exposure to containerisation platforms like Kubernetes (Tanzu or AKS).
  • Any knowledge or exposure to Chef, Ansible, Jenkins or Terraform.

About us

Our vision at Tesco is to become every customer’s favourite way to shop, whether they are at home or out on the move.  Our core purpose is “Serving our customers, communities and planet a little better every day”.  Serving means more than a transactional relationship with our customers.  It means acting as a responsible and sustainable business for all stakeholders, for the communities we are part of, and for the planet.

We are proud to have an inclusive culture at Tesco where everyone truly feels able to be themselves.  At Tesco, we not only celebrate diversity, but recognise the value and opportunity it brings.  We’re committed to creating a workplace where differences are valued, and make sure that all colleagues are given the same opportunities.  We’re a big business with diverse working patterns and many business areas which means that we can find something that works for you.  Everyone is welcome at Tesco.

We have recently announced that we are moving to a more blended working week – combining office and remote working.  Our offices continue to be where we connect, collaborate and innovate.  Talk to us about how this can work for you.

Note: Should you be successful in your application, your employment will be subject to and conditional upon you providing your bank account details on your agreed start date.