Lead Engineer – Croydon – SC Cleared – £50,000 – 60,000+ benefits

We are looking for a talented Lead Engineer to work on a customer site in Croydon.
This position is required on site for a minimum of 4 days per week and must be prepared to work flexibly to meet delivery priorities. There is also an out of hours on-call requirement as the systems under transition require 24/7/365 support

Specific job description

Required to lead a team of three 3rd line engineers providing support to critical national infrastructure applications, working in conjunction with 2nd line support team for these applications.

You will:

  • Lead the transition of applications from the third party application development teams into support by 2nd & 3rd line teams
  • Possess a strong ability to innovate and improve the service support capability/tools/approach in order to move the support solution to a pro-active and automated, alert-based approach
  • Provide technical assurance for all change requests and be the escalation for out-of-hour emergency changes;
  • Have experience creating and presenting application performance metrics to relevant interested parties
  • Plan workloads and tasks for engineers in your support team appropriately;
  • Strong experience with the following technologies and support tools including:
  • Linux OS
  • Kubernetes
  • Jenkins
  • ELK (mainly Kibana)
  • DevOps Continuous Improvement principles
  • Big Data (Hadoop)
  • Postgres
  • Confluence
  • Have strong stakeholder management and communication skills, and an ability to influence senior stakeholders in order to lead and achieve delivery of a comprehensive application management service

Additional desirable experience includes:

  • Recruitment of suitable engineers to build a strong application support team, identifying and providing suitable training paths to address gaps;
  • Perform line management of an engineering team, including pastoral care and performance management activities;

**There is also an out of hours on-call requirement as the systems under transition require 24/7/365 support.

SC Clearance is required for this position

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Job Reference: SCEngLead

Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Additional Benefits (salary neg,)

Salary per: Annum

Job Duration: 6 months

Job Start Date: ASAP

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