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Mid-level Engineer - Reliability Engineering


The Financial Times (FT) is one of the world’s leading business news and information organisations. We are recognised globally for our authority, integrity and accuracy. We provide a broad range of essential services, including news, comment, data and analysis, to the growing audience of internationally minded business people.The Financial Times is looking for an Engineer to join the Reliability Engineering team. This is a hands-on development role, contributing to the tools our engineering teams use to improve our operational reliability. Projects you might work on: In 2021 the Reliability Engineering team will primarily be focused on driving up engineering standards across the department. Inspired by our vision, “Empower P&T to deliver reliable, risk-aware products for the FT and its customers”, we’ll be contributing to the department’s goal of having a “Golden path” for engineering by the end of the year. This will include:Defining and documenting engineering standardsUsing automation to measure engineering quality and target recommendations at the right peopleWhere appropriate, building the tools that other teams will use in production to achieve higher standards more efficientlyIf you’re interested in learning about the bigger picture of how a tech department operates, and are passionate about solving problems that have a wide impact, then joining Reliability Engineering would be a great career move.We often use the following technologies, it’s not an exhaustive list but gives you a taste of what our stack and tools look like:Node.js, - Web platform (HTML, CSS, JavaScript and the DOM)- AWS- React- GraphQL- Neo4j- Go- Prometheus Main Duties and Responsibilities Contribute robust, well-tested and secure code which helps us to solve business problemsContribute to making the FT technology strategy accessible to engineers of all levelsCollaborate with other team members through review and mentoringUse and contribute to the tooling and processes we use within the teamInteract with the users of our tools, building a culture where everything we deliver is well-crafted and user-focused Own the development of functionality from requirements (typically expressed as user journeys or similar) through to operating in productionManage own workload, and collaborate as part of an agile team of engineersTake part in onboarding and knowledge sharing with secondees to the team (our team includes regular 3 month secondments of engineers from elsewhere in the business) Skills and Experience RequiredA keen focus on customer needs and collaborative attitude Good programming skills, preferably in Node.js and the web platform (CSS, JavaScript, HTML)Excellent communication skillsHands on experience with AWS (or a comparable cloud platform), especially CloudFormation, IAM and LambdaDemonstrable automated testing skills, with exposure to a range of mocking techniques and frameworksWillingness to contribute to product & delivery decisionsExperience operating as well as building systemsExperience modelling data (e.g. database schemas or knowledge graphs)Experience designing APIs (including GraphQL) and working with microservicesExperience setting up continuous delivery pipelines and related tools Enthusiasm for learning new languages and technologies (we use Go in addition to Node.js)Knowledge of a selection of data storage options, in particular graph databases such as Neo4jExperience setting up and configuring JavaScript build and test tools (e.g. Webpack, Jest, ESLint) In return, we’ll give you A competitive salary and incentive schemeExtensive learning and development opportunities25 days annual leave, increasing to 30 days after 2 years serviceAn office in the heart of London next to St Paul's cathedral (currently we are remote working - employees are able to request office equipment up to a fixed cost limit)Charity volunteering opportunitiesOn-site subsidised canteenOpportunity to purchase extra days of holiday at a reduced costOn-site Occupational Health Consultant and PhysiotherapistEmployee Assistance Programme (EAP)Excellent benefits package, including:Subsidised gym membershipPension plan (FT will double your contribution up to a maximum of 16 for over 45%)Season ticket loanPrivate healthcare (Aviva) and subsidised dental plan (Bupa)Life assurance up to 14 x annual salaryCycle to work schemeChildcare vouchersGive As You EarnThe Financial Times Ltd. committed to equality of opportunity. We are determined to create a diverse group at all levels of our Company and we welcome all members of the community we serve to apply for openings with us.Application closing date: Fri Jan 29th 2021
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London, England, London, SE11, United Kingdom

  • Ad ID:  19200503
  • Ad Type:  Offered
  • Posted on:  13/02/2021, 02:55
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