Senior Infrastructure Engineer


London, GB
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: IT
  • Industry: Open Finance
  • Post Date: 10/12/2021
  • Website:
  • Company Address: 461 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA, 94108

About Zopa

We give our customers a fair deal as standard and our products are built so that we win when you win. We have handy tools to get stuff done and helpful people always at the end of a phone – meaning managing your money is no sweat. We’re built for the future and evolve as quickly as possible, we’ll always listen to what you want, and do our best to change to meet your needs.

We’ve built a bank. But we’re a FeelGood money company at heart.

Job Description

Our diverse team is united in their mission of creating simple, fair and honest financial products that have the customer’s needs at their heart. We’re proud that this dedication is reflected in our excellent rating on TrustPilot.
We’ve always been unapologetically honest with our customers, and value the same in return. Their feedback helps us shape what we build, so we can provide a bank fit for today, and for the future.
We’re not the new kids on the block though - we’ve been a pioneering force in finance for 16 years. In 2005, we built the first ever peer-to-peer (P2P) lending company, giving our customers access to loans built for real-life and intelligent investments backed by cutting-edge tech. In 2020, we launched Zopa Bank, meaning we could offer more – like fixed term savings backed by FSCS protection and a credit card to help customers take control of their finances.
Today, our bank and our P2P business run alongside each other, with the same ethos and the same mission. We’ve lent out over £6 billion and are proud to have made money work better for over half a million people across the UK, whether they were looking to borrow, save or invest.
If you embrace being challenged beyond the norm, aren’t afraid to think differently and are motivated by working somewhere you can really make an impact, you’ll love life here at Zopa.­
The Zopa Reliability Engineering (ZRE) team is a central team and works on the platform and infrastructure that is the core of the Zopa products. The team is pivotal to the day to day running of all the production systems for our internal and external customers. We strive to empower the wider engineering team to be self-sufficient and we create tools and automation to make the engineering teams life easier. With our technology currently spread across two data centres and in AWS, we are continuing to expand our IT estate to cope with the increasing demand of our products. The ZRE team is a diverse and welcoming team made of extremely bright individuals that truly enjoy working as a team. The environment is highly collaborative, with a special attention to the individual, without big egos. 
About the role: 
As a Senior Infrastructure Engineer you will form part of the team which is not only responsible for the daily running of IT systems, but also key for the Platform strategy that will drive where Zopa is going next. Zopa utilises multiple technologies across many applications and the team is responsible for supporting the entire stack from hardware through to delivery of applications. Our technology platform is heavily code-driven, and part of your role is to continually improve the way we manage our infrastructure and drive the adoption of the latest technologies to further enhance our capabilities. 
About you:
3+ years’ experience in supporting enterprise multi-site datacentres 
Excellent experience working with AWS services, particularly EC2, EBS, S3, RDS 
Experience in infrastructure-as-code tools, preferably Terraform 
Scripting languages (Powershell, PowerCli, Bash) 
Collaborating via version control system such as Git 
Load-balancers e.g. F5 BigIP, A10 Thunder 
Experience in hybrid/all-flash storage systems 
Solid understanding of basic network concepts and protocols e.g. TCP/IP, IPSec, DNS, LDAP, FibreChannel and iSCSI 
Equally proficient in Windows and Linux 
Have initiative and the ability to plan and prioritise work efficiently 
Have attention to detail and commitment to quality 
Nice to have:
VMware vSphere suite 
Active Directory 
Microsoft SQL Server – we won’t need you to understand SQL but you will often be working with DBA team to support their activities. 
Change management process 
To thrive here, you’ll need to:
Champion our customers. Whatever your role, you’ll be close to our customers. We care passionately about doing the best for them.
Help us make fearless choices. Our environment is fast-paced, agile and open. You’ll solve interesting and challenging problems, and be trusted and empowered to bring your ideas to life.
Walk the talk. Like us, you’ll be honest, stick to your promises and face the tough moments head-on.
Win smarter. You’ll be always on the lookout for a better way of doing things, going beyond ‘good enough’ and welcoming different points of view.
Be in it together. You’ll join an ambitious, diverse and all-round approachable team with a mix of ideas and talents who inspire each other to be better every day.
Zopa is proud to offer a workplace free from discrimination. Diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to great products and unique company culture. We simply can’t expect to empower our customers to better manage their money without challenging the current status quo. Creating the best place for money is no easy task, which is why we need talent from all walks of life.

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