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PostgreSQL Engineering Lead

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PostgreSQL Engineering Lead 
Knutsford

As a Barclays PostgreSQL Engineering Lead, you’ll be moving into a key technical leadership role, shaping the direction of our database administration, ensuring our technological approaches are innovative. This is an exciting role, guiding high-impact projects to fruition, collaborating with management and developing strategic roadmaps that align with the Bank’s business goals. You’ll be part of a Database Engineering team, influencing the performance and reliability of our platforms, focusing on database scalability, security and performance. 

Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, established in 1690, with a legacy of success, quality and innovation. We offer careers that provide endless opportunity – helping millions of individuals and businesses thrive, and creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted.

At Barclays, we offer a hybrid working experience that blends the positives of working alongside colleagues at our onsite locations, together with working from home. We have a structured approach where colleagues work at an onsite location on fixed, ‘anchor’, days of the week, for a minimum of two days a week or more, as set by the business area (or nearest equivalent if working part-time hours). Please discuss the working pattern requirements for the role you are applying for with the hiring manager. Please note that as we continue to embed our hybrid working environment, we remain in a test and learn phase, which means that working arrangements may be subject to change on reasonable notice to ensure we meet the needs of our business.

 
What will you be doing?
• Being responsible for managing database engineers and other cross-functional squads to implement important initiatives, such as migrating database clusters to Kubernetes
• Being responsible for exploring and assessing the evolving database and tech landscape, ensuring the Bank remains at the forefront of innovation
• Driving improvements in database management to meet rising demands in volume, performance, security and availability, keeping our platforms optimised and ahead of challenges
• You will be responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining of cloud and primarily on-prem database environments
• Articulating technical and business concepts to different audiences and be able to influence technical decisions with solid metrics collection and proof of concepts
• Collaborating with product management and driving the strategic direction for our organisation’s database architecture, ensuring alignment with overall business goals
• Being responsible for evaluating and implementing database management and deployment technologies to enhance efficiency and effectiveness
• Providing thought leadership in the field of database administration, staying abreast of industry trends, security flaws and best practices

What we’re looking for:
• Experience as a Principal Level Database Administrator, with a focus on PostgreSQL and similar database technologies such as Oracle or MS-SQL
• Experience with DevOps automation tools such as Code versioning (git), JIRA, Ansible, Containers and Kubernetes (OpenShift), database CI/CD tools and their implementation
• Subject matter expert in PostgreSQL, serving as the highest level of technical escalation for complex database issues
• Proven record of managing database engineering teams

Skills that will help you in the role:
• Cloud experience, AWS, Azure, GCP
• Experience in a financial environment 
• Experience in system configuration management tools such as Chef, Ansible for database server configurations
• Solid experience with scripting languages (e.g. PowerShell, Python, Bash) for automation/migration tasks

Where will you be working?
You will be based in Radbroke, Knutsford. The Barclays Technology Campus just outside Manchester is our tech command centre and a vital strategic powerhouse behind our global operations. The campus is set in a 64 acre self-contained site, in a beautiful green environment and it offers unrivalled facilities for work and for play. We have an onsite gym, as well as outdoor tennis, football and cricket areas, as well as onsite restaurant and coffee shops.

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