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Google Cloud Site Reliability Engineer

23 Sep 2022

Google Cloud Site Reliability Engineer

Lloyds Banking Group

Location: London; Bristol; Edinburgh; Manchester; or Halifax (2 days per week in the office and rest from home)

Salary & Benefits :The base salary banding for this role is 61,176 - 84,117 in London and 52,912 - 72,754 outside of London (depending on experience), plus annual personal bonus, 15% employer pension contribution (when you put in 6%), 4% flexible cash pot, private medical insurance, 30 days holiday plus bank holidays.

We also offer flexible working hours, agile working practices and regular home working. We aim to ensure you have a good work-life balance and positive mental health. Lloyds Banking Group is the UK's largest Digital, Retail and Commercial Bank with a focus on Helping Britain Prosper.

Who are Lloyds?

We're on the mission to build the bank of the future, and we need your help do it. Continuing our extensive transformation programme, we're redefining what a bank is from the inside out. Our technology, our culture, and our mind-set is changing to craft a true engineering-led organisation.

Our Cloud SRE (Site Reliability Engineering) team is looking for an experienced and passionate Engineer with strong hands-on development experience. As a Cloud SRE you'll be an active and leading member of a cloud-focused team of engineers - working on one of the Group's flagship projects to run and maintain a set of products and services on the Google Cloud Platform that will enable the business to realise the next generation of services that form the Bank's vision for 2022 and beyond!

The role will have accountabilities including:

  • Delivering against GCP and SRE Public Cloud technology roadmaps

  • Collaboratively working with other engineering teams to build, release and evolve enterprise-class solutions, that are reliable and evergreen as cloud technologies continue to mature as a fast-pace

  • The role will require engineers to be responsible for the operations of a large set of Cloud products and services (including 24x7 coverage by participating in pager-duty/ on-call rota)

    What you'd get involved with:

    • Hands-on engineering, maintaining our Infrastructure as Code and CI/ CD pipeline based product and services by responding to change, implementing enhancements & improving reliability and customer experience

    • Observability, investigating & fixing service issues, with an engineering mindset - resolving via code changes and implementing improvements to prevent repeat issues

    • Implementing further automation and reducing toil, by utilising existing Cloud tooling or implementing new technologies

      What's needed to be considered for this job?


      • Experience working with a broad set of GCP products (or extensive experience with another Public Cloud platform, such as Azure or AWS)

      • Strong DevOps understanding, including experience of Infrastructure as Code and CI/ CD pipelines, such as Terraform and Jenkins, or alternatives such as Azure DevOps

      • Ability to quickly understand, update and write code in languages such as Python, Groovy, BASH, PowerShell

      • A strong understanding of Cloud security and networking

      • Experience in problem-solving, able to demonstrate logical thinking and excellent troubleshooting skills

      • Demonstrate a passion to continue to learn and develop your engineering skills

      • Strong understanding and demonstrable use of source control practice and collaborative working as part of an engineering team

      • Experience of developing for, or administrating Kubernetes clusters in a production environment

      • Experience in automating/ scripting to remove toil


        • Leadership experience including line management, team leadership, mentoring and task management

        • Recent practical experience using SDKs and APIs to deliver automation

        • Certifications in GCP or another cloud platform, such as Azure, AWS

        • Candidates with less direct experience in cloud engineering, who can demonstrate strong skills in other areas such as sysadmin, software engineering or other technology/ engineering disciplines who also are able to quickly adapt and pick up new skills will also be considered

          About you:

          • Ability to work with architectural, business and other engineers to shape, design and engineer solutions.

          • Ability to work with a team of engineers to deliver domain-owned deliverables and dependencies.

          • Continuous curiosity to learn and develop themselves with industry best practice methods and tooling in the cloud function.

          • Technology agnostic and are willing to adapt their approach in pursuit of the best solution.

            What you'd get in return:

            Offering you both opportunity and profile - we'll provide you with a diverse, energising and lively environment that focuses on equal opportunity and real career progression.

            We'll take your personal and professional development very seriously and enable you to make a genuine difference to millions throughout your career with us.

            We are flexible on location across any regional hub location. As a team we have all embraced working from home. We fully support the new developing workstyles, taking a flexible approach to 'future of work' as we emerge from lockdown!

            We know that a 9-5 doesn't work for everyone so can be flexible to a variety of working patterns. Whilst we can't accommodate every option we are happy to consider any request.

            We're committed to building a team which re?ects the diversity of the customers and communities we serve. Join us and be part of an inclusive, values-based culture focused on making a difference.

            If this role this sounds like it could be for you, please click apply.

            Together we make it possible.

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  • Job Reference: 719248585-2
  • Date Posted: 23 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Lloyds Banking Group
  • Location: London
  • Salary: On Application