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Sky Internship – Lead In Halifax

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About the job


The Infrastructure and Cloud team is part of Content Technology and Innovation at Sky, responsible for the support, planning and development of our Production Platforms that host our content production and delivery applications. As part of our ongoing strategy we are transforming the way that we deliver and require a Senior SRE at this exciting time on our journey.

What you’ll do:



* Drive technical excellence in everything we do and foster a culture around data driven reliability, monitoring and automation following SRE principles
* Contribute to and lead new designs, architectures and standards for large-scale distributed systems spanning multiple territories and regions
* Work on high performance automation including using Terraform, Ansible and Puppet, enhancing and supporting a build framework for continuous deployment and platform automation
* Mentoring engineers both SRE and developers to help them design the right solutions and promote a culture of reliability and automation.
* Work on incident resolution and engage various team including 3rd parties for support escalation. Facilitate the investigation and ensure incidents are reviewed and document the findings to enable informed decision-making and boost service reliability.

What you’ll bring:


* Proven experience of infrastructure planning and working with development teams to enable high availability of services.
* Programming and scripting to a production level including testing (Python and Bash).
* The ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues at all levels with great verbal and written communication skills, able to communicate at both a technical and non-technical level
* Awareness of app and web development technologies, techniques and practices in a fast paced work environment.
* Expertise in Amazon AWS Cloud Administration and/or Google Cloud.
* Experience of some of the following infrastructure tools:
– Linux System Administration (RedHat/Ubuntu/Centos)
– Cloud Platforms – deploying and automation (AWS/GCP)
– Networking (LB/Routing/Switching)
– Databases – (SQL/NoSQL). Scripting/ System-Programming – (Python/Bash)
– Configuration management – (Ansible/ Puppet/ Terraform)
– CI/CD (Jenkins/ Concourse/ gitlab-ci)
– Virtualisation (VMWare)


The Rewards:


There’s a reason people can’t stop talking about #LifeAtSky. Our great range of rewards really are something special, here are just a few:

* Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place
* A generous pension package
* Private healthcare
* Discounted mobile and broadband
* Access a wide range of exclusive Sky VIP rewards and experiences


How you’ll work:


We know the world has changed, and we want to offer our employees the chance to collaborate at our unique office spaces, whilst enjoying the convenience of working from home.

We’ve adopted a hybrid working approach to give more flexibility on where and how we work. You’ll find out more about what this means for this role during the recruitment process.



Where you’ll work:




Our Osterley Campus is a 10-minute walk from Syon Lane train station. Or you can hop on one of our free shuttle buses that run to and from Osterley, Gunnersbury, Ealing Broadway and South Ealing tube stations. There’s also plenty of bike shelters and showers.


On campus, you’ll find 13 subsidised restaurants, cafes, and a Waitrose. You can keep in shape at our subsidised gym, catch the latest shows and movies at our cinema, get your car washed and even get pampered at our beauty salon.



We take pride in our approach to diversity and inclusion: we’ve been recognised by The Times and Stonewall for this, and we’ve committed £30million to support the fight against racial injustice. We’ve also set ambitious targets for increasing ethnic diversity and representation throughout our organisation.


At Sky we don’t just look at your CV. We’re more focused on who you are and your potential. We also know that everyone has a life outside work, so we’re happy to discuss flexible working

And we’ll do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you.

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