Site Reliability Engineers

January 17, 2020

About 10x

10x is a strategic solutions business working to transform banking and make it 10x better for customers, banks and society.

Our next-generation cloud-native technology platform enables our financial services clients to give their customers more timely, relevant and personalised experiences when it comes to managing money.

The 10x platform is built on a microservices architecture using a unique data model that is fully compliant with Open Banking standards. It is infinitely configurable and constantly evolving to deliver better, more personal, experiences for everyone.

10x was founded by Antony Jenkins, the former Group Chief Executive of Barclays.

10x Better

As a people-led technology business, our success relies on attracting and retaining the very best talent with the highest level of skills and capability to develop our business.

Join us and you will be part of a team delivering a digital banking platform at the forefront of innovation, transforming banking and the wider FinTech sector.

Guided by our strong values of Transformation, Integrity and Impact, we actively support, respect and collaborate with our customers, partners and each other.

Working from our offices in London and Sydney, the 10x team comprises more than 500 specialists with deep and relevant experience across multi-billion-dollar businesses, challenger, disruptor brands and start-ups.

At 10x you work alongside innovators and leaders in banking and financial services, big-technology and consumer-focused industries – proven practitioners who understand how to meet the evolving needs of businesses and consumers.

Our engineers and developers are leaders too, drawing on experience in and outside of financial services to deliver new digital solutions. They work across API development, security, cloud-native engineering and payments technology and include UI and UX designers, technical architects and data scientists.

What unifies the 10x team is an ambition to transform banking.

About the role

10x is seeking SREs to join its highest-impact, largest-scale, site reliability teams in London and Sydney.

This is a great opportunity for a SRE to join the team and own and drive the vision for the service going forward. We are looking for SREs who are passionate about working with cutting-edge technologies, bring deep technical knowledge and experience.

Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) is an engineering discipline that combines software and systems engineering to build and run large-scale, massively distributed, fault-tolerant systems. SRE ensures that 10x’s services - both our internally critical and our externally-visible systems - have reliability and uptime appropriate to users' needs and a fast rate of improvement while keeping an ever-watchful eye on capacity and performance.

SRE is also a mindset and a set of engineering approaches to running better production systems - we build our own creative engineering solutions to operations problems. Much of our software development focuses on optimising existing systems, building infrastructure and eliminating work through automation. As SREs are responsible for the big picture of how our systems relate to each other, we use a breadth of tools and approaches to solve a broad spectrum of problems. Practices such as limiting time spent on operational work, blameless postmortems and proactive identification of potential outages factor into iterative improvement that is key to both product quality and interesting and dynamic day-to-day work.

SRE's culture of diversity, intellectual curiosity, problem solving and openness is key to its success. Our organisation brings together people with a wide variety of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. We encourage them to collaborate, think big and take risks in a blame-free environment. We promote self-direction to work on meaningful projects, while we also strive to create an environment that provides the support and mentorship needed to learn and grow.

Essential

  • Good experience building and operating services on AWS and with RESTful APIs, SQLand NoSQL databases
  • Experience with development life cycle process (CI/CD), best practices and operating distributed cloud-based micro services
  • Systematic problem-solving approach, coupled with strong communication skills and a sense of ownership and drive
  • Broad knowledge of programming languages, operating system principles, networking, and software development best practices
  • Experience with Kafka, Hadoop, Spark, or other big data and streaming technologies
  • Good understanding of Docker, Kubernetes, Java 8 and Enterprise Java frameworks such as Spring
  • Experience with delivering in an Agile manner, particularly Scrum
  • Experience with Operational Excellence
  • Be part of a callout team to provide live service to our clients
  • Support services before they go live through activities such as system design consulting, developing software platforms and frameworks, capacity planning andlaunch reviews
  • Maintain services once they are live by measuring and monitoring availability, latency saturation, errors and overall system health
  • Scale systems sustainably through mechanisms like automation and evolve systems by pushing for changes that improve reliability and velocity

Desirable

  • Experience of building Mobile apps using React Native, redux, JavaScript ES6, IOS SDK(ObjectiveC)/Android SDK (Java)
  • Experience of ReactiveX and of Service Meshes (Linkerd, Istio)
  • Interest in designing, analysing and troubleshooting large-scale distributed systems
  • Demonstrated passion for understanding ambiguous, complex problems and driving high-quality, innovative, and robust technical solutions
  • Experience building solutions in distributed systems and/or developing support focused tooling
  • Experience analysing end-user experience design and developing high profile client facing products with intricate end-customer experience workflows
  • Ability to debug and optimise code and automate routine tasks
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