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Technical Lead - Microservices

Contract type: Permanent

Category: Various

Location: London Holborn

As the Tech Lead – Microservice, your work will have a direct impact on customers and colleagues and the environment and will be working on an eCommerce website that handles £2 billion in transactions...

Technical Lead – Microservices

Using technology, innovation, and working collaboratively  across our teams, we’re looking to create the leading customer experience within budget hospitality to support our continued growth in the UK and beyond.   Your hunger for excellence and creativity will shape the future of our customer experience.

As the new Tech Lead, you will be  responsible for the engineering standards, approach, and strategy for the back end technology employed across Whitbread’s Digital systems (currently EKS and other services on AWS).  As well as working closely with the Site Reliability Engineering, backend and wider engineering teams, you will be focusing on driving best practice and community and drawing up (or supporting others to draw up) low level designs from business requirements and architectures.

Whitbread are the owners of Premier Inn, and some of the UK’s most loved restaurants. With a website that handles over £2 billion worth of transactions per year and a business that employees around 40,000 people, this role will offer you a genuine challenge to keep our customers and colleagues’ data secure.

Salary:                  From £90,500 up to £92,500pa

Location :             Holborn, London and a hybrid way of working with a minimum of 3 days a week in the office.

Contract Type:     Permanent

Why you’ll love it here:

  • Bonus: Up to 30% company performance related bonus
  • Car or Car Allowance
  • Healthcare: Individual BUPA healthcare
  • Discounts: Up to 60% discount on Premier Inn stays and 25% discount on our Restaurant brands
  • Company Share save Scheme: Share in Whitbread’s continued success.

Check out all our benefits here:

What you’ll Do:

  • Responsible for the direction of engineering across the cloud native backend space, to support the overall Technology plan.
  • Governance & decision making for designs, ways of working and solutions to engineering requirements (tech stack, CI-CD, security, patterns etc).
  • Support the design process across our platforms, working with business and technology stakeholders to translate business problems into technical designs.
  • Supporting the Engineering Community of Practice.
  • Peer review of technical designs and business requirements.
  • Supporting the Maintenance of the Engineering Skills matrix, training plans and development.
  • Work with:- Kubernetes on AWS with App Mesh, Java 17, Docker, GraphQL (AWS AppSync), Akamai, Auth0, Jenkins, Maven, App Dynamics, Expert CI/CD, GitHub, Jira and Confluence

What we need:

  • Proven experience of developing technology platforms, including technical architecture, estimation, planning, non-functional requirements, and Continuous Improvement activities using modern agile techniques.
  • Be able to work in an Agile environment where responding to change is a daily requirement.
  • Solid experience of designing and building secure highly scalable cloud native web applications.
  • Experience working with near / off-shore partners focusing on fostering amazing working relationships.
  • Have expert experience with Java and cloud native architectures (AWS ideally)
  • Are an expert and evangelist for technology and innovation within this specific domain.
  • Have hands-on experience with CI/CD and the ability to evangelise about this.
  • Have hands-on experience with tooling solutions eg Kubernetes, Veracode, Sonarcube, Maven, Jenkins, GitHub Actions or similar.
  • Have some experience of developing training and team development plans to drive performance across multi-skilled teams.
  • Have a good understanding of business modelling techniques and approaches to capturing requirements.

Be part of our dynamic Information Technology Engineering Team 

Through collaboration, passion and hiring the smartest minds, our Technology team builds products and services that are used by 38,000  of us at Whitbread and millions of guests. Together we’re building the hotel of the future.#LI-MM1


We believe that everyone is unique and there should be no barriers to entry and no limits to ambition. We are committed to being an inclusive organisation that values diversity and welcomes your application whatever your background or situation.

Under-represented groups such as women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities & members of the LGBTQIA+ community (those who identify as lesbian, gay, bi, trans and non-binary or those who use a different LGBTQIA+ term), are strongly encouraged to build a career with us. Speak to us about workplace adjustments, part-time and flexible working. Where possible we will support this.

Job ref: 834284-1629
Advertised: 06 Jul 2024
Application closed: 02 Aug 2024

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