Site Reliability Engineer
Direct Line Group
22nd October 2018
Direct Line Group
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If you've adopted and championed new ways of working have a deep desire to succeed and are self-motivated with urgency to get things done, you're certain to become part of our business-critical expertise within an energetic team in one of our Bromley based functions.
Site Reliability Engineer
This is a fantastic opportunity for a Site Reliability Engineer to join Direct Line Group, a market leading insurer based in Bromley. We’re just 15 mins to Central London!
Sitting within Application Development and Maintenance (AD&M) we provide a number of services within Technology Services (TS), including end to end testing and Application Maintenance support services to ensure high availability of systems.
You will be the link between Infrastructure and Development with a hands-on approach and an excellent coder. You will provide a DevOps capability model that enables rapid continuous integration and deployment of application change and have an oversight and governance of all changes across the environment.
We are looking for Site reliability engineers that will typically spend up to 50% of their time dealing with the daily care and feeding of our current software applications. They will spend the rest of their working programs from implementing new business functionality to assist any of the DLG business and brands.
A key skill of a software reliability engineer is that they have a deep knowledge of the application, the code, and how it runs, is configured, and scales. That knowledge is what makes them so valuable at also monitoring and supporting it as a site reliability engineer.
Some key focuses will be;
-Proactively monitor and review application performance
-Handle on-call and emergency support
-Ensure software has good logging and diagnostics
-Create and maintain operational runbooks
-Work on feature requests, defects and other development tasks
-Contribute to overall product roadmap
-Expertise within at least one core infrastructure software component, either Middleware (Websphere / Tomcat / Apache), Database (Oracle) or application software Java.
-Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills, with the ability to come up with practical solutions within a production environment in a time critical environment.
-Application Logging (best practices and exception handling) as well as monitoring (i.e. AppDynamics / Grafana) and diagnostics skills.
-This position may be suited for someone who has worked within the following roles: Application System Engineering, Software Performance Engineering.
At Direct Line Group, we’re shaping the future. With a mission to make insurance easier and better value for our customers, we embrace change in all its richness and variety. It’s not just what we do; it’s how we do it. We bring our whole selves to work every day and embrace fresh thinking - after all, Britain is constantly changing and to protect the nation, we adapt with it.
Across our diverse brands - including Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege and Green Flag - change takes many forms. We appreciate the knowledge and skills that each one of us brings to the business. It’s hard not to be inspired by the things that make us unique. Boldness, curiosity and drive go a long way.
Life at Direct Line Group
Let our colleagues answer your questions and tell you what it’s really like to work at DLG. Visit our discussion hub to find out why Direct Line Group is a special place to work.
Career benefits and rewards
Rewarding you is really important to us, as well as offering a competitive salary and generous holiday entitlement; you can take advantage of a wide range of benefits. The best part is you can pick and choose the benefits to suit your own lifestyle, but also pass on some of the savings to family and friends. Here are just a few we have on offer:
-A competitive salary, benchmarked against our competitors, which will grow as you do.
-Pension 9% of your base salary, you can choose to contribute less or more than this, and anything you don’t wish to put in to your pension you can take as cash instead!
-Private medical insurance (anyone can choose this through our flexible benefits scheme, and managers receive this as standard)
-Attractive holiday entitlement
-50% off our Home, Motor and Pet insurance
-Free Travel insurance
-Free Green Flag breakdown cover
-Flexible rewards including Life insurance, income protection, critical illness insurance, personal accident insurance
-Retail card, with discounts at big name retailers
-My Discounts - a discounts website for all our employees, with great discounts, cash back savings and offers across hundreds of brilliant high street brands, travel, tickets, gym memberships and much more.
Who we are
Direct Line Group is an organisation with a clear mission: to make insurance much easier and better value for customers. We are one of the leading motor, home and small business insurers in the UK. We are home to some of the nation's best-known brands, including Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, Green Flag and NIG.