_Lead/Senior GCP Cloud Engineer (Temporary/Contract) [WS_GCE_10.21.C]

  • Full-time
  • Europe

About the role:

Marionete is seeking the talents of a seasoned professional with experience in Leading and/or participating as a Senior Cloud Engineering Team focused on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) implementation.

Our project team are currently starting a greenfield innovation programme of work for one of the world’s largest banking institutions. The team will be focused upon delivering mission-critical solutions for this tier-one financial institution, we now are looking to bolster our existing team with the expertise of an experienced Lead/Senior Engineer.

Our client is a leading banking institution that is building and migrating to a new ecosystem in the cloud. the role sits as part of the core data and digital transformation team that is supporting a large infrastructure group working on this programme.

About you:

Are you a passionate Cloud Engineer who has experience of delivering robust technical solutions while leading or participating as a Senior Engineer within innovation projects aligned to Google Cloud Platform  (GCP) on behalf of customers within the Financial Service Market?

Do you have deep technical know-how and hands-on experience implementing various practices and tools and patterns of technology?

Are you able to provide strong evidence of deploying and engineering Google Cloud Platform (GCP) solutions

Are you interested in promoting the best of breed open-source tooling, patterns of technology and to work one of the world’s largest banking brands delivering Cloud Native and Solid Data Foundations?

Responsibilities of the role:

As Lead/Senior Cloud Engineer you will work with and lead both the Marionete teams and also the teams managed by the end client. You will interact daily with developers, architects and engineers along with other IT staff to oversee the quality of work and aid the project to reach key milestones, You will combine all of your understanding of both engineering, coding and Technical architecture to benefit the project.


As Lead/Senior Cloud Engineer, you’ll have to build out engineering capability organisations. Strengthen both DevOps engineering capability on this project lead from the front in terms of delivering robust networking, connectivity for infrastructure and platform Operations. Have a strong way of working aligned to innovative Site Reliability Engineering or (SRE) principles.


You will work as part of a brilliant team, leading them in the delivery of excellent services and innovative solutions on behalf of Marionete.


Assist in the development of secure and scalable automated solutions and provide hands-on technical engineering capability to support the implementation of brand-new Google Cloud Platform service. Work towards implementing new and innovative patterns for technology, encompassing real-time, event-driven microservices, data mesh and service mesh solutions.


Approach the challenge with a problem-solving attitude and collaborative team spirit to identify technical debt/problems, potential improvements manage expectations and deliver outcomes sought by our leadership team.


Proficiency within:

  • Building technical solutions in the cloud Specifically for GCP
  • Experience in Infrastructure for GCP and aligned open-source technology such as Kubernetes, specifically proficient in GKE or K8 (strong Administration Skills)
  • Strong Kubernetes Application Design & Development experience GKE or K8
  • Deep expertise in security for these types of platforms
  • Experience with one or more programming languages such as Java, Scala and or other JVM languages.
  • Experience in delivering end to end large scale programmes

Strong experience in:

  • Infrastructure engineering
  • Technical solutions architecture design and delivery
  • Development and Coding Java
  • TDD
  • Code review
  • Infrastructure as code
  • Kubernetes
  • GCP
  • GKE
  • Data and Development and Automation 
  • Leading teams
  • On Prem migrations to Cloud
  • Cloud native principles

Preferred experience in:

  • Kafka Development and Ops
  • Data Fabric, Data Mesh concepts
  • Micro-Services, Service Mesh, concepts
  • Mongo DB
  • CI/CD
  • SRE
  • Test Automation and K8
  • Kong Gateway and Mesh
  • It is preferable to have certifications in any of the following subjects
  • GCP and GKE, acceptable certifications are Google Cloud Architect
  • Google Cloud Developer
  • Google Cloud DevOps Engineer
  • Google Cloud Security Engineer
  • Google Cloud Engineer, Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA)
  • Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD)
  • Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKAD)

What Marionete offers:

  • A solid and reliable business to work for and a business that is in high demand, therefore offering a great partnership with future projects and the possibility of a long-term relationship
  • Contract position with 6 x month initial engagement
  • Inside IR35 only (for UK based employees)
  • Relaxed dress code at the Marionete offices
  • An abundance of career paths and opportunities in which to advance our relationship 
  • A flexible and hybrid work environment
  • Interview process: 3 interviews

Location: preferably UK or PT, but worldwide remote work is possible.

For now, all Marionete business travel, international and domestic, is currently restricted to client-essential sales/delivery activity only.

Please note: The safety and well-being of our people continues to be the top priority, and our decisions around travel are informed by government COVID-19 response directives, recommendations from leading health authorities and guidance from a number of infectious disease experts.

About us:

Marionete is a pathfinder, helping clients exploit tomorrow’s technology to find unexpected solutions to today’s business problems.

An independently minded, entrepreneurial technology consultancy, Marionete is a collective of tech virtuosos that bring together strategic vision with a mastery of architecture and software engineering. We challenge technology norms and push what’s possible, using open-source technology to architect, design and deliver innovative and disruptive solutions. Marionete turns client challenges into success stories by breathing life into their technology ambitions, building flexible, scalable and resilient platforms which secure market advantage.

We work without compromise. Our clients share our appetite for innovation, and a thirst to push the boundaries of what is technically possible to meet their business goals. See marionete.co.uk

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