Lead Environment & Configuration Manager

Location Durham/Remote
Contract Type Permanent
Hours Full time

About us

As the UK’s most innovative fintech, we’re taking a mobile-first approach and redefining what a bank should be. Using technology, we’re making things easier, transparent and better value for people and businesses.

Based in Durham, we’re committed to bringing world-class career opportunities and developing a strong tech culture in the North East. Our team currently has 350 brilliant people and is still growing; could you be the next innovator to join us?

We’re looking for mindful, empathetic and self-aware people to join our teams in Durham and London, and help us innovate and disrupt the market with our cutting-edge, digital banking solution.

Here’s some of tech we use...

  • React
  • Swift5
  • Kotlin
  • Python
  • GoLang
  • Kafka
  • Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
  • Kubernetes

Our tech journey

We’re investing millions in building the best banking machine in the world on Google’s Cloud Platform. Read more about our move to GCP.

What else should you know…

Platform: We’ve taken the very best cloud native technologies and partnered them with contemporary data architecture to create a platform that we believe is the envy of the world. Read more about our partnership with Thought Machine and our use of hashed ledgers and smart contracts to change banking tech forever.

Agile principles: Our move to GCP means we can fully embrace agile principles with autonomous teams, rapid release cycles and automated testing.

Innovation: Named by KPMG as one of the top ten Global FinTech innovators for four consecutive years, and with multiple projects funded by the UK science budget to bring great analytics and tech to banking, you can expect to be working on cutting-edge projects utilising machine learning and artificial intelligence to transform the way people and businesses do banking.


We’re Atom…

The bank that’s leading the fintech charge.

Tech is at the heart of everything we do here at Atom. We’ve rebuilt the bank, from our app to our banking platform, to make sure it’s native and cloud based. Thanks to this approach, we can develop new products and ship updates to customers rapidly.

Our teams are multi-disciplined, well-structured, and set up to work in Agile Scrum or Kanban. We encourage collaboration and creative thinking when building products and services. So, if this appeals to you, consider joining us to deliver innovative solutions.

Want to join us?

The IT Delivery team works at the heart of Atom. The team is made up of scrum masters, process managers and configuration managers. All together they ensure that Atom delivers consistent and regular change to enable and grow the business.

As the Lead Environment and Configuration Manager you’ll be responsible for ensuring that the configuration, versioning and alignment of all associated systems, components, applications, services etc. are known, maintained and updated for utilisation across the stack by a variety of teams. You’ll also be accountable for the non-production environments including their suitability for changes, consistency and stability.

What will your ‘typical’ day look like…. (there’s no 2 days the same in Atom):

  • Manage Atom’s non-production and production environments to ensure parity and reduce risk for deployments
  • Manage dependencies between components and the ripple effect of changes across the tech stack
  • Communicate and coordinate the impact of all changes across Atom’s non-production and production environments to both technical and non-technical resources
  • Provide ongoing support to functional business areas in relation to configuring and baselining environments
  • Create configuration documents utilising a consistent approach; that aligns to SMART
  • Maintain a Configuration Management (CM) database
  • Lead, update and recommend improvements to existing configuration management processes and procedures based on latest trends and efficiencies
  • Through the DevOps and Engineering teams manage enhancements to the Configuration Management tools
  • Review, analyse and present resolutions to configuration challenges and issues
  • Work with DevOps, Engineering, Service Delivery & Test to define Atom’s non-production environment strategy on GCP
  • Manage 3rd party relationships with technology providers
  • Estimate, prioritise and deliver agreed changes to environments
  • Monitor and track environment usage, performance and cost environment capacity planning
  • Review current environment build process, with a view to making time/effort savings, so Engineering can better estimate new environment builds etc.

What do we need from you?

  • Experience of working in a fast-paced Agile/DevOps environment
  • Experience of working in Cloud based environments, preferably GCP, but AWS or Azure experience would be acceptable
  • Stakeholder management across software engineering, DevOps and service delivery teams.

What we’d ideally like you to have?

  • Financial Services or Regulated Environment Experience
  • Broad understanding of Systems Architecture
  • Experience of managing multiple projects/releases
  • Understanding of software development, in particular the usage of tags to define versions and release of code
  • Experience of defining, writing and explaining technical release and config management runbooks to interested parties and key decisions makers.

What you’ll get from us:

  • Flexible and remote working
  • Annual Share Option – performance related
  • Incredibly generous company pension scheme (maximum of 13% of Atom input – candidate can put in more)
  • ‘All About Me’ fund: £200 per year to spend on personal development
  • 25 days holiday + 8 statutory days (rising by half a day with every year in the company)
  • Private Medical Insurance for you and full family
  • Health Cash Plan – expenses paid on Optical/Dental/other appointments/treatments
  • Life Insurance – 4 times annual salary
  • Critical illness cover – 1 x lump sum annual salary
  • Cycle to work Scheme
  • Continuous development – professional qualifications
  • Challenging and exciting working environment.

PLEASE NOTE: You must have the legal right to work in the UK to apply for this role as Atom Bank are unable to support Visa Applications/Sponsorship