We are looking for a technologist to join the GFT team and help build out our rapidly expanding GCP business. This position will be based in London but international travel may be required. The potential and variety of the work that GFT is supporting our clients with is truly mind-blowing. Ideally you will have GCP experience but if you are strong in other areas and want to pivot your career to the cloud then we will ensure you get that chance.
As an experienced technology partner, GFT Technologies SE (GFT) is committed to driving the digital transformation of the financial services industry. Drawing on our extensive knowledge of the sector, we advise the world’s leading financial institutions and develop bespoke IT solutions – from banking applications and trading systems to the implementation and support of complete platforms, and the modernisation of core banking systems. Our global innovation team also develops new business models, focusing on topics such as blockchain, cloud engineering, artificial intelligence and the internet of things across all sectors.
Demonstrated thought leadership in emerging technologies
Understanding of the interaction of alternate technologies with incumbent technology (looking for industry / technology awareness)
Ability to manage complex technical deliverables to meet program requirements
Balancing best of breed technical implementation with the commercial / business schedule and work within budget imperatives
Stakeholder engagement and influencing
Strong technical architectural and design skills
Cloud platform knowledge: GCP (Certification advantageous)
Development/scripting experience. Desirable programming languages: Python, Scala, Node.js, Golang
Data serialisation language: JSON, YAML
Containerisation: Kubernetes, Helm, Docker, GKE, Istio, OpenShift
Documentation and Process: Jira, Confluence, Agile, Scrum
Demonstrable experience of >3 DevOps tools: CI – Jenkins/TeamCity/CircleCI, SCM – Bitbucket/Github/Gitlab, DevSecOps pipelines, CM – Chef/Puppet/Ansible, IaC – Terraform, CD – Spinnaker/Octopus/Bamboo
Cloud platform knowledge: AWS and/or Azure (Certification advantageous)
Serverless architecture: Cloud Functions, Knative, Kappa, Kubeless
NoSQL and SQL knowledge: Datastore, Cloud Spanner, BigQuery, BigTable, MongoDB, Cloud SQL (PostgreSQL & MySQL), Oracle, MSSQL
Big data technologies: Apache Spark, EMR, Hadoop, Dataproc, Dataflow, BigQuery, Pub/Sub, Kafka
Messaging: Google Pub/Sub, RabbitMQ
Data science: experience delivering models in production, Juypter notebook, XGBoost, Classification, Regression
An ability to apply structured thinking, simplifying complex problems into component parts, to the resolution of project challenges.
Working practices; thorough with high standards of work.
Effective communication and interpersonal skills to be able to establish rapport with people at all levels.
An eye for detail and accuracy, and an affinity with design issues and the ability to help establish an own a vision for our solutions.
The ability to work in teams and knowledge of agile processes & ceremonies such as Scrum, SaFe and Kanban
Organizational ability and tenacity; able to think ahead in order to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others.
Take a proactive approach to work, good with handling uncertainty and can manage their work without close supervision.
A strong sense of ownership and a desire to deliver quality outcomes for the business.
Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills.
What we offer you:
You will be working with some of the brightest people in business and technology on challenging and rewarding projects in a team of likeminded individuals. GFT prides itself on its international environment that promotes professional and cultural exchange and encourages further individual development.
Founded in 1987, the company is now represented with a global team of around 5,500 employees in Europe and North and South America. The GFT share is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange’s Prime Standard (ISIN: DE0005800601).