Cloud Engineer (Digital)

Holborn Store Support Centre


Holborn Store Support Centre



Contract Type



Competitive plus benefits

Areas of business

Cloud Infrastructure & Dev Ops

Job ID


Google Map of 33 Holborn London EC1N 2HT

Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd, 33 Holborn, London, EC1N 2HT


Retail is changing at an ever-increasing pace, and in our Digital & Technology division we’re moving faster than most. We’re continually creating and evolving the technology UK consumers will be using in the future, and offering increasingly bold and agile solutions for our customers and colleagues.

At the forefront of an evolving industry, we’re exploring a fascinatingly diverse technological landscape. And joining us in Software Engineering means you’ll be one of our amazing digital innovators - transforming not only our business, but the very face of retail in the UK.


By exploring new, inventive ways to delight our customers, you’ll be shaping the way the world shops tomorrow. And you’ll be transforming our technology ecosystem into something that will help us meet the constantly evolving challenges of the future. You can find out more about what we do in our Engineering Blog


In this role you’ll work closely with other Software Engineers, Cloud Engineers and Application Management Teams across multiple platforms and technologies to deliver the best scalable, reliable, reproducible cloud infrastructure.

Things move pretty fast around here, so it's important you can focus on delivering the right thing the right way, collaborating with other colleagues to make it happen. We use a variety of tech and you need to be willing to pick up new tools and techniques. We’d also like you to be yourself - analytical, curious and unafraid to challenge the status quo. You’re passionate about Infrastructure as Code and automation. And as we're constantly striving to improve our own processes, you’ll be eager to learn new tech and continuously share that knowledge with the other engineers and teams to improve the operability of their software.
 In return you’ll get:
  • Discount across the Sainsbury’s Group
  • Holiday allowance
  • Bonus scheme
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Special offers on gym memberships, restaurants, holidays, retail vouchers and more
  • Flexible/agile working and job share conversations are encouraged, please ask your recruiter for further detail
More about the role:
  • Use Infrastructure as Code to manage our public cloud services, configuration and provisioning tools.    

  • Work with other engineers to design and make use of CD pipelines. 

  • Ensure the scalability, reliability, security and efficiency of the environments that host Sainsbury’s applications.

  • Operate large scale distributed systems.

  • Integrate cloud native 3rd party software with existing platforms.

  • Participate in a 7/11 support on call rota as required.

More about you:
  • Experience in Linux systems administration and architecture.

  • Knowledge of configuration management and provisioning tools such as Ansible.

  • Good knowledge of CI / CD tooling such as Jenkins and GOCD.

  • Commercial experience with AWS - VPC, EC2, S3, IAM, Route53, ECS, CloudFormation, Directory Services, Lambda.

  • Experience in monitoring and logging platforms (e.g. DataDog, ELK, NewRelic, AppDynamics).

  • Demonstrable experience in scripting, and one or more programming languages, ideally Python. 


Everyone is welcome at the Sainsbury’s Group, and we’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer that champions a diverse and inclusive culture. If you’ve read about this fantastic opportunity and are excited about working for us, but you’re not sure if you’re 100% there with your experience – we’d still love to hear from you! Just make an application and we’ll be in touch from there (we’re also happy to discuss flexible working options if normal office hours aren’t always doable).

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