Platform Manager (AWS) - Accelerate X25 - VP - Birmingham
Goldman Sachs
Birmingham, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom
4d ago

Job Description

GS Accelerate is a firmwide platform to foster innovation across Goldman Sachs, with a focus on the firm’s future growth.

Accelerate focuses on building brand new businesses for GS, while offering employees the opportunity to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.

We are building a new digital business that is built ground up on AWS. As such, we are focused on creating a dynamic, flexible environment that can rapidly create and deliver.

Engineers are driving the new business, delivering the proofs-of-concepts or minimum viable product in an exciting greenfield environment, using AWS, Python, Terraform Typescript, JavaScript & React.

They are defining the scope and direction of the businesses as it grows.

We are looking for a talented and passionate engineer who thrives in an extremely entrepreneurial, fast paced environment to lead our platform team.

This is a high visibility role, backed by some of the senior-most leaders of the firm, and as such, will require creativity and drive to deliver on an ambitious roadmap.

Joining GS Accelerate offers :

  • unparalleled responsibility and the opportunity to make a highly visible global impact;
  • the chance to join a large community of like-minded technologists in a flat organization with a culture that promotes collaboration, can do mindsets and teamwork;
  • the freedom to develop solutions that directly impact the bottom line by enabling new growth opportunities for our business, and
  • the opportunity to work on greenfield projects that impact Goldman Sachs and the financial services industry broadly.

    What you will do :

  • Lead a team of around 20 engineers across 3 regions.
  • Be responsible for the team that builds and maintains our CICD pipelines and production observability.
  • Develop core libraries and services for the application development team to build web applications and services that are responsive, scalable and always available.
  • Communicate with the global team, share your knowledge and learn from others.
  • Demonstrate a keen interest to continuously understand our business domain and our customer needs.
  • Show passion for technology by keeping up to date with the latest innovations in cloud based solutions.
  • What we are looking for :

  • 10+ years experience in software engineering.
  • Demonstrable experience leading global engineering teams.
  • Deep experience managing platforms on Amazon Web Services.
  • Able to develop software in a modern programming language (e.g. Python or Java)
  • A proven track record working with mission critical software systems.
  • Expertise in Infrastructure as Code (IaC).
  • Experience working in a Git based CI / CD SDLC environment.
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