GCP - Lead Software Engineer

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Do you find yourself frustrated working with legacy technology or processes; constantly finding the need to innovate new and fit-for-purpose solutions? These are the problems our clients ask us to solve. You'll also need to be a pragmatist, to understand the design constraints of projects and get the job done. 

As a cloud engineer you may operate solo, or within a team, where you and your teammates are responsible for successful delivery of the project release using an agile methodology. We put a lot of trust in you and your team to meet deadlines, and to find the rhythm and ways of working that suits our clients. You get ownership and control of the processes for taking your code into live. 

Our teams have a mix of technology skills and work collaboratively, following DevOps (we emphasise the Dev in DevOps) and Test Automation practices. We also need you to contribute to developing the team, perhaps by sharing your expertise and experiences, or by mentoring teammates.

Your Accountability

As a Lead Engineer (Principal Consultant), you'll be leading a team or effort. We'll be looking at you to set direction and take responsibility for successfully achieving an outcome or deliverable. You may have a team of people to support, leading a development team, or else you could be working across multiple teams, providing some centralised expertise necessary for a larger program of work.

  • You'll have expertise in architecture and will feel comfortable leading higher level architectural discussions.
  • Using your experience of the development process, it’s likely you’ll own the overall process across a team, or multiple teams, building strong principles and putting robust methods and patterns in place.
  • You will be comfortable having conversations with the client regularly, being one of the main points of engagement between the client and the project.
  • Coaching and mentoring the team will be important in the role.
  • Your involvement in shaping bids (working with a bid team) will assist to create approaches or proposals, and perhaps you may also add valuable contributions during presentations to clients in a formal selection process.
  • You'll play an active role in account management.
What we're looking for

PA is a Google Cloud Premier Partner and we create innovative solutions using the whole spectrum of Google Cloud products and services, as well as other leading cloud platforms and technologies.

You probably have experience as a software or DevOps engineer using languages and tools such as Java, Python, Kubernetes and Terraform, but it's your understanding of and enthusiasm for cloud technologies, technologies and techniques that are most important.

Ideally you will be qualified to Google Certified Data Engineer, Certified Cloud Architect or Cloud Developer level, although good hands-on experience is just as valued.

You probably have experience experience in building and delivering solutions on Google Cloud, perhaps using serverless products such as App Engine and Cloud Functions, or containers deployed to GKE. Or maybe you have focussed on building data pipelines using Dataflow and Apache Beam.

PA’s common technology components:

Google Cloud

  • App Engine 
  • Cloud Functions
  • Kubernetes Engine, Compute Engine, VPCs
  • Cloud Spanner, Cloud SQL and BigQuery
  • Dataflow, Apache Beam
  • DialogFlow, Auto ML, AI Platform

Architecture

  • Microservices patterns
  • Event-driven architectures and message queues
  • Relational and non-relational databases

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Benefits
  • Private medical insurance
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
  • Company pension scheme
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • Life and Income protection insurance
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn, childcare benefits)
  • Voluntary benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)
Diversity Statement

PA is committed to building an inclusive and supportive culture where diversity thrives, and all of our people can excel. We believe that greater diversity stimulates innovation, enabling us to fulfil our purpose of ‘Bringing Ingenuity to Life’, supporting the growth of our people, and delivering more enduring results for our clients. 

We only recruit, promote and reward our people based on their contribution, without regard to gender, race, disability, religion, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

We welcome international applications, but we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights.

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Firm: PA Consulting Group

Location: London (DIG)

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