Python Job: Python Performance Engineer

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Leeds, England - United Kingdom

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We believe in better. And we make it happen.
Better content. Better products. And better careers.
Working in Tech, Product or Data at Sky is about building the next and the new. From broadband to broadcast, streaming to mobile, SkyQ to Sky Glass, we never stand still. We optimise and innovate.
We turn big ideas into the products, content and services millions of people love.
And we do it all right here at Sky.
What you'll do
The successful candidate will 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. They will also investigate reliability and performance issues and drive improvement throughout the rest of the Identity tribe. Successful candidates will 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 important
  • Experience with monitoring/visualisation/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
Team 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 one thing people can't stop talking about when it comes to #LifeAtSky: the perks. Here’s a taster:
  • Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place
  • The magic of Sky Glass at an exclusive rate
  • A generous pension package
  • Private healthcare!
  • Discounted mobile and broadband!
  • A wide range of Sky VIP rewards and experiences
Inclusion & how you'll work
Recognised by The Times and Stonewall, we take pride in our approach to diversity and inclusion. Investing in society, fighting racial injustice and setting ambitious targets for representation at Sky.
We’ve embraced hybrid working and split our time between unique office spaces and the convenience of working from home. You’ll find out more about what hybrid working looks like for your role later on in the recruitment process.
Your office space
Our spacious tech hub is less than a mile from Leeds train station. There’s plenty of parking in the surrounding streets and at the nearby CitiPark.
Need a break? You can blow off steam over a game of pool or table tennis, and stay fit at our subsidised gym.
We'd love to hear from you
Inventive, forward-thinking minds come together to work in Tech, Product and Data at Sky. It’s a place where you can explore what if, how far, and what next.
But better doesn’t stop at what we do, it’s how we do it, too. We embrace each other’s differences. We support our community and contribute to a sustainable future for our business and the planet.
If you believe in better, we’ll back you all the way.
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.