Enterprise Tooling Engineer

Location:West Sussex
Job Type:Full Time
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Who we're looking for

We're looking for an Enterprise Tooling Engineer who thrives on solving complex issues, dealing with data and helping others while delivering the best possible technical service.

We've got a new site, new teams, and new ways of working. So we want someone who can work well in a team, but be self motivated. We are looking for someone that can understand complex IT issues, and articulate clearly to technical and non technical people alike. You'll challenge your team members to fix our internal customers’ problems quickly. And you'll help them work together with other teams to deliver great service all the time.

You'll be on the frontline – busy, hands-on, and can-do. Making sure your team have everything they need to do their best. And always looking for ways to improve our service.

About Schroders

We're a global investment manager. We help institutions, intermediaries and individuals around the world invest money to meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future.

We have around 4,000 people on six continents. And we've been around for over 200 years, but keep adapting as society and technology changes. What doesn't change is our commitment to helping our clients, and society, prosper.

The base

You'll be based at our new Broadlands Business Campus near Horsham in West Sussex. That's home to our new Technology Operations Centre.

It's a brand new site, and a brand new team, putting digital first. So we're looking for people who are excited about setting things up, shaking things up, and working across teams. It's a chance to shape how we work rather than slot into an established structure.

It'll have same high standards and international reputation as our HQ in the City of London, without being in the city: a big, countryside campus (and no commute on the Tube) means life will feel a little different.

The team

We support our international offices by developing, rolling out and maintaining our systems and processes, using cutting-edge software and hardware. Our new Broadlands Business Campus means there's a great working environment for the team.

We know that helping you balance personal and professional commitments is a big part of that, so we're open to flexible working.

What you'll do

Supporting the Enterprise Tooling (Infrastructure) capability, this role will be focused on continuing the engineering of Enterprise Tools and the interactions between them.

This includes supporting the interplay between our Monitoring (Logicmonitor), AIOps (Moogsoft), Log correlation (Splunk) and Data movement (HDF/nifi) platforms, including the management of this environment using an Application as Code approach.

This role is heavily focused on automation.

Excellent knowledge of Ansible, python and CI/CD is essential, as well as an eagerness to learn new tools and programming languages.

A good working knowledge of Splunk internals, and how they are managed via the command line would be useful. Any experience in HortonWorks DataFlow (HDF), kafka, and docker would also be advantageous.

This role has been created as part of the globalisation of the infrastructure teams & technologies for Schroders. This role will build, design, test and deliver the strategy provided by the technical authority for this vertical. They will be responsible for the globally delivery and travel to the regions will be potentially required from time to time.

Key Duties include:

  • Improve and develop Application as Code for core Enterprise Tooling.
  • Assist with the automation of run books, and smoke tests.
  • Assist with data ingestion processes into HDF/Splunk. Work on improving the data pipeline.
  • Work with our internal clients, assisting their projects, offering support and guidance to their initiatives, while keeping in mind Enterprise Tooling strategy and standards.
  • Work with vendors and other internal teams.

General Skills:

  • Good people skills.
  • Good time management.
  • Self starter.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Knowledge and experience of using Agile methodologies e.g. SAFe, SCRUM, Kanban
  • Has the ability to translate concepts into reality.
  • Background in financial services or similar regulated industry.
  • Understand the importance of metrics & statistics when measuring the performance & capacity.
  • Experience with delivering analytics reports/tools in enterprise setting
  • Excellent command of the English language, both written and spoken

Technical Skills

  • Understand the importance of metrics & statistics when measuring the performance & capacity.
  • Experience with delivering analytics reports/tools in enterprise setting
  • Excellent understanding and experience of Ansible
  • Good understanding of Linux (RHEL 7) and Windows
  • Good python 2 (or 3) knowledge
  • Working knowledge of powershell and winrm
  • Knowledge of Splunk visualization (search, dashboarding, reporting), props and transforms
  • Experience with ETL for getting access to and manipulating the underlying data sources:
  • Python
  • Other high level language that is well suited to data extraction and manipulation
  • Work with a mixture of file formats, including (but not restricted to):
  • JSON
  • YAML
  • CSV

Personal Attributes:

  • Positive attitude, capable of remaining positive when under immense pressure.
  • A good communicator, and able to work with teams on a journey of globalisation and automation.
  • Someone who never accepts the status-quo. Someone who challenges why things are done the way they are.
  • Someone who is capable of ‘green-field’ thinking. Capable of imaging how the global platform could look, and capable of creating a strategy to get us there.
  • Friendly, approachable, enjoys working with people from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Work well with others, in a collaborative environment.
  • Continuous improvement mind-set, challenges the status quo and seeks self- improvement

We're looking for the best, whoever they are

Schroders is an equal opportunities employer. You're welcome here whatever your sex, marital status, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religious belief or age.