Container SRE Lead

Container SRE Lead

Standard Chartered
10-13 years
Not Specified

Job Description

Role Responsibilities

Technology powers Standard Chartered Bank's vision and strategic agenda through the provision of innovative and efficient technology solutions we deliver greater value to our business stakeholders we improve the skills and flexibility of our people and work more effectively with our internal and vendor service partners.
The Cloud Platforms team, which encompasses the following functions, is an absolutely pivotal part of delivering on the Technology strategy for the Bank:

  • Openshift Container Platforms

  • EKS

  • AKS

There is a requirement for a Container Reliability Engineer within Container Platforms, who will be a key member of the team responsible for building and supporting innovative container hosting platforms for Standard Chartered Bank. The team has members in Kuala Lumpur, in Singapore and in India and offers services based on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (OCP), AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS), Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) and Podman container runtime.
Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the design, development, delivery and support of container hosting platforms using OCP, EKS, AKS and Podman

  • Assist internal customers with re-architecting and migrating their applications for a container and micro-services platform

  • Support services before they go live through activities such as system design consulting, developing software platforms and frameworks, capacity planning and launch reviews

  • Own and deliver features and stories in the Container Platforms sprints, peer programming and peer-reviewing with other team members

  • Scale systems sustainably through mechanisms like automation, and evolve systems by pushing for changes that improve reliability and velocity

  • Be a member of the support and on-call rota for the Container Platforms team, responding to platform or customer issues and driving them through to successful resolution

  • Partner with customer support engineers to help (and mentor) them while they triage and diagnose technical support requests

  • Help ensure that the Container Platforms team is aware of any security defects or vulnerabilities in their service offerings and help drive patches or configuration changes to protect the service offerings and the applications that run on them

  • Continually self-educate on changes and improvements in the container orchestration and container hosting world, so as to be able to continually self-criticise and improve the Container Platforms team&rsquos technical and service offerings

SRE Lead Role comes with People Responsibilities.
People and Talent:

  • To Lead through example and build the appropriate culture and values.

  • Ensure the provision of ongoing training and development of people, and ensure that holders of all critical functions are suitably skilled and qualified for their roles ensuring that they have effective supervision in place to mitigate any risks.

  • Employ, engage and retain high quality people.

  • Set and monitor job descriptions and objectives for direct reports and provide feedback and rewards in line with their performance against those responsibilities and objectives.


  • Take personal responsibility for understanding the risk and compliance requirements of the role.

  • Understand and comply with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws and regulations, including those governing anti-money laundering, terrorist financing and sanctions the Group&rsquos policies and procedures and the Group Code of Conduct.

  • Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk and compliance matters.

  • Embed the Group&rsquos values and code of conduct to ensure that adherence with the highest standards of ethics, and compliance with relevant policies, processes and regulations among employees form part of the culture.


  • Manage the support costs within budget.

  • Ensure vendor relationships are appropriately managed and deliver value.

Key Stakeholders
All Business Units

Our Ideal Candidate


  • 10+ Years of experience in Information Technology

  • Must have hands on experience inproduction support using one or more containers orchestration platformsuch as Kubernetes, Openshift, Docker.

  • Must have experience in people management skill.

  • Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) qualification would be advantageous

  • Red Hat Certified Specialist in OpenShift Administration would be advantageous

  • Amazon Web Services certifications would be advantageous

  • Licences and Certifications/Accreditations ITIL v3 Foundation or similar certifications or training would be advantageous

  • Academic or Professional Education/Qualifications: IT related tertiary qualification or equivalent experience.

Desired Experience

  • Comfortable and experienced working with docker containers

  • Comfortable and experienced working with one or more container orchestration platforms preferably Kubernetes but Docker EE, Docker Swarm, Apache Mesos also advantageous

  • Comfortable working in virtualised server environments in public cloud providers and/or private data centres

  • A fair understanding of Linux platforms including kernel, system administration, operating system customisation, fault finding and debugging

  • Comfortable and experienced in automating application and platform deployments using tools like ansible, chef, puppet, cfengine

  • Advantageous to have experience in one or more programming languages like Java, Go, Ruby, Python or similar

  • Advantageous to have experience in application development or support in cloud and / or container environments

Advantageous to have experience with VMware virtualised environments and VMware automation frameworks

About Standard Chartered
We're an international bank, nimble enough to act, big enough for impact. For more than 160 years, we've worked to make a positive difference for our clients, communities, and each other. We question the status quo, love a challenge and enjoy finding new opportunities to grow and do better than before. If you're looking for a career with purpose and you want to work for a bank making a difference, we want to hear from you. You can count on us to celebrate your unique talents. And we can't wait to see the talents you can bring us.

Our purpose, to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, together with our brand promise, to be here for good are achieved by how we each live our valued behaviours. When you work with us, you'll see how we value difference and advocate inclusion. Together we:

  • Do the right thing and are assertive, challenge one another, and live with integrity, while putting the client at the heart of what we do

  • Never settle, continuously striving to improve and innovate, keeping things simple and learning from doing well, and not so well

  • Be better together, we can be ourselves, be inclusive, see more good in others, and work collectively to build for the long term

In line with our Fair Pay Charter, we offer a competitive salary and benefits to support your mental, physical, financial and social wellbeing.

  • Core bank funding for retirement savings, medical and life insurance, with flexible and voluntary benefits available in some locations

  • Time-off including annual, parental/maternity (20 weeks), sabbatical (12 weeks maximum) and volunteering leave (3 days), along with with minimum global standards for annual and public holiday, which is combined to 30 days minimum

  • Flexible working options based around home and office locations, with flexible working patterns

  • Proactive wellbeing support through Unmind, a market-leading digital wellbeing platform, development courses for resilience and other human skills,global Employee Assistance Programme, sick leave, mental health first-aiders and all sorts of self-help toolkits

  • A continuous learning culture to support your growth, with opportunities to reskill and upskill and access to physical, virtual and digital learning

  • Being part of an inclusive and values driven organisation, one that embraces and celebrates our unique diversity, across our teams, business functions and geographies - everyone feels respected and can realise their full potential.

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We are a leading international banking group, with a presence in more than 60 of the world’s most dynamic markets. Our purpose is to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, and our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise, Here for good.
Standard Chartered PLC is listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges.

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