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Tech Lead (Automated Trading Engine)

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Tech Lead (Automated Trading Engine)

Tech Lead (Automated Trading Engine) | Dunstable | Permanent


We have an exciting opportunity for a Tech Lead to work on our Automated Trading Engine, which is the dynamic pricing engine which generated over 4 billion in revenue for Premier Inn. Are you a technical visionary? Would you like to lead the technical work on a product that underpins the success of a FTSE100? If so, we’d love to hear from you!


About the role:

Acting as the Whitbread Automated Trading Engine (ATE)’s technical lead, you will be the technical visionary for our bespoke trading engine; with responsibility for reference architecture, technical framework encompassing design and DevOps to operate the trading engine and it’s ecosystem in a stable, secure and agile manner, converting business requirements into technical designs to fulfil current and future business demand. A key part of this role will be to design technological changes that will enable business to experiment and roll out changes at pace to provide us a competitive edge in the market on sustainable basis.



What you’ll be doing:

  • Produce and maintain high quality design documentation for ATE, and other applications in its eco-system.
  • Understand business requirements and translate them technically to produce elegant data/software solutions in collaboration with analysts and developers.
  • Define and maintain a reference architecture in collaboration with Principal Data Architect, which will include a future view of the product in line with strategic vision.
  • Influence and define effective and efficient DevOps principles, patterns and practices for data delivery and support teams to work with.
  • Take accountability for enforcement and maintenance of Whitbread design principles by representing data designs in required design authority forums to seek approval and create visibility of change.


What you’ll need:


Common Data and Solution design approaches including;

  • Microservices including messaging and events
  • Cloud based structured and unstructured data collection/usage/storage
  • Data Modelling techniques such as 3NF, Kimball dimensional modelling, SCV
  • Data Warehousing methodologies
  • Agile development as well as conventional SDLC: design patterns, OOD, DDD


Familiarity with Azure Cloud PaaS capabilities:

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure Event Hub
  • Azure Service Bus
  • Azure Logic Apps
  • Azure API Management


Demonstrable experience with automated build and container tools preferably Azure based, i.e. DevOps and Kubernetes.

Lambda Architecture and Big data processing techniques

Software Engineering patterns & standards

Real-time data processing

Experience with C# .NET experience



Whitbread is an inclusive employer. We believe that everyone is unique and there should be no barriers to entry and no limits to ambition. We welcome your application whatever your background or situation. Under-represented groups such as women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities & members of the LGBTQ+ community (those who identify as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, trans sexual, non binary or use another term), are strongly encouraged to build a career with us. We are open to part-time and flexible working and, where possible, will try to support this.

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07 Sep 2021

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