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Lead Engineer (SRE)

Metropolitan Manila
Posted: 17/01/2023


What you'll be getting up to: 
  • Line manage and be responsible
  • Line manage engineers in the team and be responsible for their career development, well-being and performance
  • Provide leadership and guidance across the SRE team; motivating and driving the team with technical leadership acting as a subject matter expert and leading best practice techniques
  • To lead the SRE team in ensuring technical assurance in significant projects, for the delivery of quality technical deliverables, which may involve several teams or technologies
  • To oversee the SRE team to ensure they are involved in every step of the application software development lifecycle, including product design, development, testing, and transition into operation
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to the SRE team to improve their skillset, increase knowledge and set the benchmark of quality and precision engineering
  • Oversee the implementation of service transition and change and release process changes, ensuring that processes are reviewed and improved with onus on optimisation
  • Evaluate risks and defects, analysing specifications, and customising applications for specific customer needs
  • Work with technology teams to produce and maintain standards, guidelines, and pattern catalogue
  • Measuring and driving delivery and quality improvements through the capture and analysis of metrics
  • Build innovative prototypes and lead technology teams to develop quality solutions, by translating architectural designs into lower level implementation details, helping implement user stories if required
  • To lead and influence teams to ensure quality and operational excellence, and to ensure teams are aligned to design patterns and design collateral
  • Work with Engineering management to drive through best practice, techniques and technology both on the team and around the company
  • Foster a culture of open exchange of ideas, innovation and continuous improvements
  • Balance the commercial needs of the business against the ideal technical design, proposing sound phased or tactical implementations where appropriate
  • Understand the importance of and be a strong advocate for non-functionals eg. monitoring, alerting, logging etc
  • Define adequate strategies to deal with technical debt
  • Collaborate with the operational teams to enhance company's Incident and Problem management capabilities
  • Accountable for the quality of the implementation and deployment of the team's work
  • Accountable for the security, capacity and performance of the system
  • Act as escalation point in Incident management processes
  • Take ownership of RCA activities in your respective area
  • Learn from your experiences, adopting a continuous improvement mindset to help make better decisions

  • Proficient in agile practices
  • Demonstrable experience of leadership in complex, cross-company projects to deliver operational improvements
  • Strong engineering background acquired during a previous hands-on development role
  • Managerial and leadership skills, able to motivate and lead personal development plans for employees
  • Driving change and handling difficult situations
  • Dealing with change on a daily basis
  • Ability to demonstrate the value of changes introduced
  • Proven communication skills
  • Web servers - apache, nginx, IIS, Drupal, etc..
  • Databases - Oracle, mysql, mssql, etc..
  • Traffic Management - F5, haproxy,keepalived, etc..
  • CDNs - CDNetworks, Akamai, Incapsula, etc..
  • Scripting - bash, bat, python, perl, etc..
  • Programming Languages - PHP, .NET, Java, JS, Ruby, Flutter, etc..
  • Caching - redis, memcached, varnish, etc..
  • APIs - REST, JSON, SOAP, etc..
  • CI/CD - gitlab, jenkins, ansible, terraform, etc..
  • Monitoring and Observability - ELK, Grafana, Prometheus, Prometheus, PRTG, etc..

List of skills we'd love you to have:
  • OS Administration - Windows, Linux, etc..
  • Virtualisation and Orchestration - vmware, docker, kubernetes, etc..
  • Networking - Cisco, Brocade, etc..
  • Cloud - Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud, etc..
  • Testing - testrails, k6, gatling, etc...
  • Security - trellix, fireeye, OKTA, cisco anyconnect, entrust, etc..