Junior Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)
Since the launch of our new serverless platform the volume of work for our Site
Reliability Engineering team has risen. They are able to make a hugely positive
impact on our customer experience and the overall performance of both the web
platform and the business. As such we are looking to expand this team with a
This is a fairly entry level role for someone seeking their first or second
role in software engineering, so we will provide you with lots of leaning
opportunities and support as you get up to speed with AWS Lambda and Python
Once you join our SRE team you will spend the first month shadowing senior
members of the team, completing online training through ACloudGuru and working
with our Software Operations Engineering (SOE) team.
The SOE team deal with all issues in the first instance. They will complete an
initial investigation of the issue, resolving the simplest issues and
escalating anything else to the SRE team. The work is then distributed around
the SRE team for further investigation. Once the root cause is discovered it
may require an escalation back to the original engineer, deploy a fix to
resolve from within the SRE team or make changes to the infrastructure or work
processes to ensure that the issue is not repeated.
At the same time, being part of the SRE team, you will be expected to help
solve problems as they arise, automating as much as possible and developing
solutions. Some examples of upcoming SRE team projects are: release engineering
tools, auto-healing processes and a self-service chat bot for developers and
While the majority of applications and tools you build will be in Python, you
will also get the opportunity to build up your knowledge of the tech stack in
the wider engineering team which includes Typescript, Node and React.
What we need from you
First and foremost you will be a highly motivated person looking to quickly
build up your technical skills within a forward thinking and inclusive company.
This position is open to those with both a traditional University degree or
career changers who have completed bootcamp style training.
You should be able to demonstrate your desire to pick up new skills through
personal or formal training in relevant technologies such as Python,
you can share ahead of interview.
To be considered for this role you must value working to a high standard
you should be able to describe the benefits of good programming practices such
as defensive coding or test-driven development and ideally have code
samples demonstrating unit testing.
This role will be within the SRE team so you must be able talk about your
motivations for moving your career in this direction as opposed to a more
traditional software engineering position.
What you will get from us
This position will help you to quickly build up your technical skills in a
number of areas: AWS Lambda, Python, Typescript, Node and React. You will be
given a combination of online training courses and on the job support. It s
likely that you will complete your AWS certifications too. All our staff have
access to the ACloudGuru catalogue, and we do not limit your learning.
You will be working for a business that really values its software engineering
team, which has been a big driver of recent positive results. This means the
engineering team is given the resources and freedom to continue delivering
their best work.
If the opportunity to be part of shaping and transforming Dunelm s Digital
presence excites you, please apply for our immediate attention!
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