Principal DevOps Engineer | Hiscox


Job Title: Principal DevOps Engineer
Employer: Hiscox
Location: London, United Kingdom
Employment Type: Permanent
Reference Number: 10826_15438013e53e7a00a61a307ce78fc9a6


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Build a brilliant future with Hiscox

Position: Principal DevOps Engineer, London Market

Reporting to: Lead Site Reliability, London Market

Build a brilliant future with Hiscox

Working within Hiscox London Market as a principal DevOps Engineer, you will be responsible for building out our cloud solutions in collaboration with our development squads. Playing a key role across the value streams to share your expertise, mentor, and champion DevOps practices.

London Market is at the forefront of innovation with a collaboration of Google and Hiscox to utilise Large Language Models in Google Cloud Platform to underpin an augmented underwriting journey. This was proved out in a successful proof of concept last year. We are now looking to build this out to production. You will need to have real word experience in multi cloud integrations in Azure and GCP (Google Cloud Platform).

You will be a member of a Chapter, which includes DevOps Engineering, Site Reliability Engineering & DevSecOps Engineering. As well as a key member of a Platform Engineering squad which are responsible for the Continuous Improvement over our cloud and on-premises platforms. We look for opportunities to do things smarter, cheaper, quicker, and ensuring everything we do can be re-used across the squads.

With DevOps interwoven throughout the squads this role will be looking to mature our DevOps strategy and drive the necessary transformations to get there. Ensuring that we utilise DORA metrics to increase our lead times throughout the squads and address bottlenecks efficiently. This will involve working with our software engineers to inform best practice.

Key Responsibilities

  • As a principal there is an expectation of coaching and mentoring other chapter members – and supporting the lead in terms of overall chapter management – especially with partner resources.
  • Influence key architectural decisions at an early stage based on requirements of the business, budgets and resiliency. From there you’ll be working within the squad to realise this. Moving from a POC (Proof Of Concept) to a production ready platform.
  • Create and maintain Azure & GCP infrastructure across all environments utilising Azure DevOps Pipelines & Terraform.
  • Oversee and coach squads in intra-day deployment mechanisms advocating for DORA informed improvements.
  • With the aid of the chapter, coach, mentor, and influence engineers into DevOps maturity
  • Create and maintain monitoring at all levels (infrastructure, app, data)

Person Specification

Mandatory skillset:

  • 5+ years DevOps or engineering experience, working on solutions in Azure and/or Google Cloud Platform.
  • Experience with Terraform
  • Experience working on solutions with integrations between GCP and Azure
  • Knowledge of Cloud native, microservices and containerised systems
  • To have a strong desire for continuous improvement and an Agile way of working

Ideally in addition:

  • Some knowledge of the Insurance Market. Lloyd’s market experience particularly useful.
  • Commercial hands-on software delivery, including either implementation and on-going systems administration experience in a previous role using a variety of technologies, or build and deployment engineering with modern practices.
  • Sound experience in identifying, implementing, and maintaining IT solutions / systems in regulated markets / industries.
  • Able to articulate on processes and tools utilised to ensure quality, stability, performance, scalability, deployment, security, maintenance and documentation.
  • A strong interest and awareness of all cloud providers and their services
  • Creative, proactive, logical and innovative – you do not accept the status quo – and will push hard for innovation and automation.
  • Highly results driven, with the energy and determination to succeed in a very fast paced environment where the pace of response is critical to success.

At Hiscox we care about our people. We hire the best people for the job and we’re committed to diversity and creating a truly inclusive culture, which we believe drives success.

We have also learned over the past 15 months that working life doesn’t always have to be in the office, and when it’s safe to do so, we will be introducing hybrid ways of working to encourage a healthy work life balance.

We see it as the best of both worlds: structure and sociability on one hand, and independence and flexibility on the other.

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