Senior DevOps Engineer

Schroders Personal Wealth
Schroders Personal Wealth
Business and Financial Services
Salary Details
30 days holiday, pension
Contract Type
Closing Date
Location | Leeds, West Yorkshire Salary | £48,927 to £53,820

Job Description

Schroders Personal Wealth aims to improve the way financial advice is offered, by making it more affordable, accessible and powerful for more people. We want to change lives for the better.

Key Responsibilities

The role focuses on the development, implementation and ongoing maintenance of the core AWS Infrastructure and associated systems within SPW.

Design and Development of Solutions

  • Design of new solutions in conjunction with the Technology Architects and responsible for taking through appropriate governance and approval channels

  • In line with requirements and technical policy design and develop infrastructure of AWS based solutions

  • Where appropriate select new components/systems in line with requirements

  • Ensure solutions minimise the need for manual intervention and are automated wherever possible


  • Work with the change, application and business teams to implement and maintain reliable platform services at SPW

  • Work closely with technical and support teams and colleagues across CTO, SPW and 3rd parties to ensure solutions are documented

  • Design and implement CI/CD pipelines to support the build and deployment of other CTO teams

  • Understand how and where quality can be tested in automated CI/CD pipelines.

  • Take a pro-active approach to minimising outage.

  • Hands on engineering skills in some or all of our core technical stack: TypeScript, Node.js, React (Native), CircleCI, Terraform and AWS.

  • Understand how to build AWS infrastructure to be secure, scalable and resilient.


  • In conjunction with first and Second line support teams provide an escalation to 3rd line technical support

  • Design and implement processes to ensure all managed systems are supportable, available, recoverable, secure (patched) and documented

  • Stay up-to-date with relevant frameworks, industry guidelines and best practices.

  • Ensure solution compliance with applicable SPW standards and policies

  • Where applicable provide support documentation to be used by first and 2nd line teams

  • Assess and maintain the good working state of our AWS platform and ensure efficient and effective use of the platform.

Supplier Management

  • Manage the technical relationship with Cloud Engineering and Infrastructure suppliers

  • Work with suppliers to introduce new and innovative features to the estate

  • Support Service Management and Supplier Management in the ongoing monitoring and renewal of licensing and contracts

Qualifications & Skills

The successful candidate will possess a strong background and experience of designing, building and troubleshooting infrastructure or cloud based solutions whilst applying an in-depth understanding of best practice. A mix of the following based on discipline focus will be required:-

  • Practical experience of designing, implementing, configuring and supporting AWS Cloud Platform components

  • Practical experience of working with serverless functions in AWS. Including the ability to use CI/CD pipelines, deployments using IaC and Terraform

  • Practical experience of cloud based networking at transit gateway and hub/spoke level. Including lambda networking, vpc endpoints and gateways

  • Practical experience of DevSecOps and working closely with InfoSec teams to deliver secure solutions. Including using RBAC, IAM, Cloud Security and 3rd party security tools like AquaSec.

  • Ability to self manage development, tasks and time within both an Agile and traditional delivery approach

  • Experience of Infrastructure and Cloud based Platform and Security best practices

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to deal with complex data and articulate challenges to the level understandable by a lay-person.

  • Excellent communication skills both technical and non-technical to aid stakeholder management

  • Attention to detail and the ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Benefits and Perks:

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer these enticing benefits to employees:

Generous Holiday Entitlement: Enjoy 30 days of annual leave plus bank holidays, with the option to purchase 5 additional days.

Company Pension Contribution: A matched pension contribution of up to 15% of your base pay if you contribute 6%.

Additional Cash Allowance: Receive an extra 4% cash allowance that can fund various optional benefits, including Paid Sabbatical Leave, Dental Cover, Critical Illness Insurance, Gym Membership, or an electric/ULEV car.

Health & Wellbeing: We offer company-paid Private Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, and Health Screening.

Financial Advice: Access to free financial advice to help secure your financial future.

Car Allowance: Up to £9,000 annually if your role demands over 10,000 business miles a year.

Annual Bonus: Eligible after 3 months' service, based on company/individual performance.

The next step:

To join a dynamic team and contribute to our mission of changing lives, click "Apply" to complete your application.

You belong here:

At SPW, we embrace individuality and encourage diversity of identity, experience, and thought. We actively strive for inclusive behaviours across our company and our work, including making appropriate adjustments for disabilities, long-term health conditions, or neurodiversities to ensure equal opportunities for all.

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