Lead Cloud Systems Engineer

London
Technology – IT Security and Infrastructure
Permanent Full-time
About us

Launched in 2012, Checkout.com is a leading international provider of online payment solutions. Checkout.com is built on 100% proprietary technology and handles every part of the payment process, providing complete transparency across the entire payment value chain.

We currently process 150+ currencies and offer access to all international cards and popular local payment methods to merchants through one integration.

Customers in our portfolio include international businesses like Samsung, Transferwise, Hopper, Virgin and Adidas. Our mission is to partner with smart businesses to optimise their payments, increase revenue and meet the dynamic needs of their customers. 

We are building a unique work environment where our people aspire to solve complex problems and deliver valuable solutions. We believe that excellence can be achieved through a dynamic culture driven by collaboration and teamwork.

In May 2019, we raised $230m in what is Europe’s largest ever fintech Series A round, and globally the third largest fintech Series A round of all time. This fundraising round gave us a valuation of around $2 billion.

About the Role

Checkout.com is actively looking for an experienced Lead Cloud Systems Engineer who will lead a team of IT System Engineers, participating in the design, delivery and support of the IT infrastructure, taking responsibility for the tasks critical to the team’s ongoing success. 

You will be working alongside a number of talented IT System Engineers and SysOps engineers working on all aspects of the infrastructure, from AWS to physical data centres and everything in between! Ensuring delivery is, where appropriate automated, to ensure simplicity, consistency and reliability.

Key Responsibilities

    • Lead a team of passionate IT System Engineers across multiple disciplines to ensure successful delivery and operationalisation of key IT projects 
    • Lead the evolution of the infrastructure technologies, driving technical innovation and efficiency in cloud infrastructure operations via automation
    • Take overall responsibility for the resolution of escalated incidents
    • Own the technical review, approval and implementation of IT changes
    • Working closely with Product & InfoSec teams to maintain familiarity with business, application & security requirements 

About You

    • 5+ years experience in an IT lead position, in an enterprise environment
    • 5+ years hands on experience in AWS (AWS Certification desirable) - Multi-region & multi-account structure
    • Demonstrated ability with IaC (Terraform) & Configuration Management (Ansible)
    • Good knowledge of proxy services, ELK Stack, CDN
    • Working knowledge of Infrastructure logging & monitoring technologies
    • Strong experience of administering both Linux and Windows Servers - including Microsoft Active Directory, DNS, GPO
    • Remote Access Technologies & VPN
    • Authentication & SSO Technologies e.g. Okta
    • BCP / DR -Technologies and methodologies
    • Understanding of operational & compliance frameworks (PCI, ITIL, ISO) - desirable
    • Experience in within the payments industry - desirable
Checkout.com is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience, skills and personality. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief. Due to the numerous amount of application received, only the ones corresponding to this job profile will be contacted. If you have not been contacted within 3 weeks please deem your application as unsuccessful.

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