Zoopla - Team Lead Engineer (Infrastructure)

Zoopla is one of the most well-known and respected brands in the UK. Its web-portal, zoopla.co.uk, helps people understand the UK property market and find their dream home. The platform which powers this website (and others!) is maintained and enhanced by a number of cross-functional engineering teams.

The Infrastructure team are responsible for both the foundational layer that underpins the portal platform, and providing tools/systems which allow the other teams to work more efficiently:

  • Maintaining our Amazon Web Services architecture, ensuring robustness, security, availability, scalability, and responsiveness.

  • Provide easy-to-use software abstractions of AWS`s capabilities and other core technologies (e.g. Solr; memcached; gearmand; redis; Fastly).

  • Provide systems and tools to drive our rapid development processes (e.g. gitlab; Jenkins; docker; Kubernetes)

  • Advise and work with other engineering teams on system architecture.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Development, by setting a good example with robust, pragmatic code.

  • Collaborate with other leads to decide and drive the wider engineering roadmap and support the adoption of best practices.

  • Hire and retain world-class developers and maintain an environment where they can thrive.

  • Encourage your team to produce great work that they can be proud of.

  • Maintain a culture of teamwork, self-improvement and innovation.

Required skills:

  • Previous experience leading a software engineering team

  • Good communicator and collaborator.

  • Expertise with a mainstream scripting language (Python or Perl preferred).

  • Experience with dev-ops, containerisation and deployment in large-scale cloud environments.

  • A thorough knowledge of the Linux operating system, with the ability to debug and profile running processes and networking.

  • A good working knowledge of a relational database system (MySQL or Postgres preferred).

  • Ability to architect and build web services at enterprise scale.

  • Experience working in an agile environment.

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