Python Job: Python Performance Engineer

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Leeds, England - United Kingdom

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Want to do the best work of your life? Make your mark at Europe’s leading entertainment brand. Our people make Sky a truly exciting and inclusive place to work – a place where you can be yourself and let your skills shine.
This role is an exciting opportunity to join us and work within our Identity Performance Engineering Team. The challenges that we face are different every day - Our team ensures that Sky’s Identity service always remains fast and reliable.
What you'll do:
Be responsible for implementing all manner of performance and resiliency testing, monitoring and dashboarding, in accordance with the standards of the Identity Site Reliability Engineering team. You will also investigate reliability and performance issues and drive improvement throughout the rest of the Identity group, and be responsible for:
  • Performing non-functional testing within an agile software development environment with a view to aiding continuous delivery
  • Driving improvements and adoption of test frameworks, following the principles of the open-source movement
  • Contributing to the delivery and success of several products across the global Sky estate
  • Building and designing real world test scenarios that are integrated into the continuous delivery pipeline
  • Maintaining health of test environment and test injection infrastructure
  • Simulate failures and chaos testing to prove highly available and heavily resilient systems (circuit breakers, kill switches, active-active)
What you'll bring:
  • Working experience with Python (preferred) or other high-level programming languages
  • Working experience in Unix/Linux systems
  • Familiarity with communication protocols/technologies, HTTP/HTTPS is essential
  • Experience with monitoring/visualization/time series database technologies (e.g. Prometheus, Grafana, ELK, Splunk), forming queries and creating dashboards.
  • Knowledge and experience of containerisation e.g. Docker, Kubernetes or Rancher
  • Strong problem-solving skills and experience investigating technical issues
Department overview:
Group Technology Digital Transformation
Want to create a smooth and uninterrupted digital experience for millions of customers? Then our Group Technology Digital Transformation is the team for you. Agile, collaborative, data-driven and diverse, our team works on brilliant products like NOW and Peacock. That’s not even the best part. We get to build our own software and our work has a global stage. Our team also delivers exceptional customer experiences and defines digital first propositions in customer journeys across all channels.
The Rewards:
There's a reason people can't stop talking about #LifeAtSky. Our great range of rewards really are something special, here are just a few:
  • Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place
  • A generous pension package
  • Private healthcare
  • Discounted mobile and broadband
  • Access a wide range of exclusive Sky VIP rewards and experiences
Where you'll work:
Our spacious tech hub is under a mile away from Leeds train station, with free water taxis available from Granary Wharf. There’s also plenty of parking in the surrounding streets and at the nearby CitiPark.
You can also blow off steam over a game of pool or table tennis, and stay fit at our subsidised gym.
We take pride in our approach to diversity and inclusion: we’ve been recognised by The Times and Stonewall for this, and we’ve committed £30million to support the fight against racial injustice. We’ve also set ambitious targets for increasing ethnic diversity and representation throughout our organisation.
At Sky we don’t just look at your CV. We’re more focused on who you are and your potential. We also know that everyone has a life outside work, so we're happy to discuss flexible working.
And we'll do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you.
Just so you know: if your application is successful, we’ll ask you to complete a criminal record check. And depending on the role you have applied for and the nature of any convictions you may have, we might have to withdraw the offer.
Why wait?

Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can’t wait to hear from you.

To find out more about working with us, search #LifeAtSky on social media. A job you love to talk about.