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Engineering Lead - Platform and Tooling

Support Office»IT


Job Reference: 185413BR

Nottingham Support Office



  • Lead a team of Engineers and DevOps or Automation Engineers to deliver all the ecosystems of platforms (PaaS and SaaS) in Azure Cloud as well as in premise heritage integration platforms as well as the ecosystems of automation tools that enable the deployment of the code developed.
  • Do the required research and development activities in the Integration Platform space and in the deployment and automation space, in preparation for the engineering activities that will lead into the introduction of new platforms and platform capabilities and features as well as new code deployment tools.
  • Accountable of standardising the platform integration technologies and associated tooling for consumption.
  • Maintain the technical intellectual property in the Integration platform scape and Integration tooling and automation, ensuring the needed technical skills are present in the team to deliver as per the project requirements.
  • Create the Integration Platform, Tooling and automation standards to simplify operations and lower the TCO.

A bit about you…
  • Azure Cloud skills such as Kubernetes services, Cosmos DB, Front Door, Apps Gateway, Data factory, and more will be required.
  • Azure DevOps, Spinnaker, Jenkins, Sonar Cube, Ansible, terraform skills are highly recommended for this position are the playground team is use.
  • Repositories such as Bitbucket, Git, Artifactory as use, and a move to Azure DevOps migration would be in plan in future.
  • Creation and use of pipeline for deployment of Azure component, develop application, on boarding, and offboarding user access.
  • The Integration Azure services would be an advantage such as Bus Service, Logic Apps, API Management.
  • Architecture and knowledge on API management such as Google Apigee, and/or Event streaming technology mostly Kafka technology (Confluent SaaS) would make a difference.
  • Good communicator capable of explaining technically the work of be done to Engineers as well as having architectural conversations with Integration Domain and Solution Architects.
  • Capable of leading the execution of the platform, tooling and automation engineering activities and further building them.
  • Familiar with technical architecture and engineering environments including engineering processes.
  • Able to work under pressure and in rapid changing environments.

A bit about us…

IT is at the centre of what we do.
  • This is retail IT for the real world, you’re so close to your customers in all ways – in store, online and internally.
  • You can get involved with all the different areas of our business, working on projects that make a real difference – from our hugely successful Boots App to our world-class warehousing system.
  • We place so much value on our IT team – if you want to build a career that will keep developing with your skills, there’s no better place to do it.
  • Boots UK is part of the Retail Pharmacy International Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance and is the UKs leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer. With over 2500 stores in the UK our purpose is to help our customers look and feel better than they ever thought possible. You can learn more by visiting

What we can offer you:
  • Competitive Salary
  • 25 days annual leave, plus statutory bank holidays
  • Annual discretionary bonus plan
  • Generous staff discount scheme including Boots Opticians - frames and contact lenses
  • Competitive company pension scheme
  • Flexible benefits scheme available ranging from private medical insurance, holiday buying, cycle to work scheme and many more
Onsite Staff Shop, Opticians, Gym, Costa, Canteen, Dry Cleaning and more.
Boots Benevolent Fund - a registered charity that can offer support to eligible current and former colleagues in the UK, as well as their immediate relatives and dependants, at times of financial hardship

Diversity and inclusion is at the centre of everything we do. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We offer several flexible working options to suit our colleagues’ needs including job share and part time working. Our website shows examples of colleagues enjoying different working patterns. If this interests you, please talk to us about it.

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