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Senior DevOps Engineer - Payments

Job Reference tesco/TP/15430771/867168

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London - Farringdon
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GB Head Office

What’s in it for you

We’re all about the little helps. That’s why we give our wonderful colleagues bags of benefits. Including wellbeing services, an award-winning pension scheme and much, much more, our colleague reward package keeps on giving. And helps make every day a little better for you and your family. These include but are not limited to:

  • Annual bonus scheme of up to 20% of base salary
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day (plus Bank holidays)
  • Buy holiday salary sacrifice scheme (for salaried roles)
  • Private medical insurance
  • Retirement savings plan - save between 4% and 7.5% and Tesco will match your contribution
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
  • 26 weeks maternity and adoption leave (after 1 years’ service) at full pay, followed by 13 weeks of Statutory Maternity Pay or Statutory Adoption Pay, we also offer 4 weeks fully paid paternity leave
  • The right to request flexible working from your first day with us
  • Free 24/7 virtual GP service, Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) for you and your family, free access to a range of experts to support your mental wellbeing
  • A Colleague Clubcard for you & a family member (after 3 months of service), giving you access to lots of discounts in-store & online
  • Great colleague deals and discounts, saving you money on everyday purchases, eating out and utility bills for the home
  • Access to our colleague networks providing a space for colleagues to come together from a range of backgrounds. For more information about our colleague networks please click here
  • Opportunities to get on - take advantage of our ongoing learning opportunities and award-winning training, to help you achieve the job and career you want

Click Here to read more about the full range of benefits we have available for our colleagues

About the role

Our DevOps Engineers have industry-leading technical abilities, demonstrating breadth and depth of knowledge of engineering standard methodologies! As a key member of the team who is an expert in their technical specialism, you deliver system solutions for colleagues and engineering of high quality promptly. You will contribute to valuable features that customers use, participate in retrospectives, suggest improvements to processes and methodologies to speed delivery, question requirements and challenges where necessary, identifying value of tasks & always works on the highest priority items.

We use a modern DevOps stack, including Azure, AKS and Terraform. You will work with different technologies in different areas and embrace challenges!

You will be responsible for

  • Building and maintaining infrastructure in Azure and on-premises data centres in a PCI zone.
  • Automated CI/CD pipelines.
  • Helping us in building highly available and scalable systems.
  • Supporting live testing & chaos engineering.
  • Being involved in the full development life cycle and understanding the infrastructure implications of changes
  • Automation (disaster recovery, testing of security compliance, performance testing, load testing etc.).
  • Contributing to post incident analysis

You will need

  • Docker, Azure, Azure AKS, Kubernetes, On-premise data centres, Terraform and Postgres.
  • Experience with tools such as Jira, GitHub, Splunk, Grafana, and New Relic
  • Experience with Linux and shell scripting.
  • Experience in lean, agile environments. You must be a team player with the ability to influence and lead stakeholders.
  • Compute / Hosting: Able to automate the operation of Azure Infrastructure.
  • Operating Systems (Windows / Linux): using desired state configuration management tooling 
  • Networking: Able to automate delivery and changes of network configurations • Collaboration Tools: Able to deploy new collaboration tooling into our environment.
  • CI/CD pipelines: can create a CI/CD pipeline to deploy Infrastructure changes.
  • Can troubleshoot failures, determine root causes, and make any escalations as appropriate. Liaise with stakeholders during issue resolution.
  • Able to identify and remove impediments to enable the team to get things done.
  • Provides the team with the tools to do their job.
  • Facilitates the interaction with other teams for any dependency or integration.


  • Flexibility, ability to plan and organise, responsiveness, creativity, self-starter.
  • Able to build solid working relationships with peers and senior leadership.
  • Ability to demonstrate strong written, verbal communication and presentation skills to all levels of seniority and disciplines within the organisation.


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 proud to have been accredited Disability Confident Leader and we’re committed to providing a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process. For further information on the accessibility support we can offer, please click here.

We’re a big business and we can offer a range of diverse full-time & part-time working patterns across our many business areas, which means that we can find something that works for you.  We work in a more blended pattern - combining office and remote working.  Our offices will continue to be where we connect, collaborate and innovate.  If you are applying internally, please speak to the Hiring Manager about how this can work for you - Everyone is welcome at Tesco.