Senior Cloud EngineerTandem

Durham, United Kingdom 27-03-2024

Job Title: Senior Cloud Engineer 
Working Pattern: Monday to Friday, 36.25 hours per week 
Salary: £75,000 - £85,000 and up to 20% bonus and benefits 
Location: Flexible – Embrace fully remote or hybrid work from any of our vibrant UK offices in London, Cardiff, Durham, Manchester, or Blackpool 

At Tandem, we're not just a bank; we're a movement for positive change. If you're an ambitious and dedicated Senior Cloud Engineer, ready to make an impact, we've got a space with your name on it! 

Reporting to the Cloud Platform Lead you’ll be responsible for improving the both the operational and cost efficiency of our AWS estate. You’ll be working on all aspects of  modernisation of our cloud systems, converting legacy infrastructure to modern vendor-neutral Terraform IaC and removing waste along the way. 

We are Tandem - Where impact meets innovation  

Tandem is the UK's greener digital bank on a bold quest to revolutionise the way we save, borrow, spend, and share – all while nurturing our planet, our people and our customers. As one of Europe’s fastest growing digital banks, our values of being Brave, Enterprising, Simple, and Together (BEST) ensure our 500-strong team collaborate to drive a brighter, greener future.  

Tandem also leads the way with a secondary app called Loop. Loop gives customers a simpler, hassle free and awkward free way to share money among friends. 

Your team: Collaborators in change  

Tandem is proud to offer a workplace with diverse experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds which leads to a unique company culture for our people and a better experience for our customers. 
You will join our Cloud Engineering team focused on providing resilient and efficient cloud infrastructure. The team itself is small and dedicated with high levels of skill. You’d be adding your talents to an awesome pool and helping to us to grow the team capability by teaching juniors and helping fellow senior engineers to plan, prioritise and execute as efficiently as possible for the bank.
Your Impact: Building a greener tomorrow  

Essential Experience: 

  • Strong understanding AWS as a cloud platform with an emphasis on the challenges around running containerised services 
  • Strong understanding of Kubernetes, as a managed service from AWS as well as running it for yourself on your own provisioned metal 
  • Strong understanding of everything required to run traditional and containerised workloads on AWS 
  • Strong understanding of databases (PostgreSQL, MySQL, MS-SQL, Mongo) 
  • Strong ability with Terraform and the principles of best practice with IaC  
  • Strong experience with all aspects of networking required to securely run cloud infrastructure 
  • Good experience with Keycloak and OIDC 
  • Good experience with Kong or similar REST API gateway technology 
  • A history of software development (as well as infrastructure management 
  • A willingness to get “stuck in to the code” rather than needing to wait for,a developer to explain how it works 


  • Software development experience with one of (C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript) 
  • Previous experience with event-driven microservices 
  • Previous experience with Apache Kafka 
  • Previous experience with NodeJS, NestJS, TypeScript 
  • Previous exposure to or knowledge of the Financial Services or Fintech industry,  
  • Experience in a transformation environment would be particularly beneficial 
  • Experience working in a regulated industry or environment 
  • Experience of working in a start-up or scale-up 

Qualities we look for: 

  • Awesome technical skills 
  • High levels of personal and professional integrity 
  • A positive, self-sufficient senior with excellent communication skills, intellect and  
  • energy 
  • Highly organised with a flexible approach to working 
  • Determined to succeed, high energy with humility and a strong personal drive 
  • A collaborative working style 
  • A very strong work ethic and a focus on delivery  

Rewards that reflect your value, what’s in it for you? 
At Tandem, your hard work is rewarded in many ways and we have an enhanced employee benefits package on offer from your very first day with us:   

  • 25 days annual leave plus 8 days Bank Holiday   
  • An additional day off for a ‘celebration dayincluding, but not limited to, birthdays, weddings, religious holidays, graduations etc 
  • Buy or sell up to 5 days holiday a year 
  • Healthcare cash plan through Westfield Health worth a minimum of £750 per year 
  • Electric Vehicle salary sacrifice scheme    
  • Cycle to Work salary sacrifice scheme and a free helmet   
  • Salary sacrifice Pension contribution*, 4% employee contributions matched with 4% Tandem contribution (*Subject to salary eligibility) 
  • Smart Tech scheme (buy goods with 0% interest) 
  • 10% discount on solar panels 
  • Tandem Hub for treats, cash back and discounts on UK retailers    
  • 2 days per year paid volunteering    
  • Free cereal, snacks and drinks in all offices 
  • Quarterly team social budgets  

Our Green Deal: Your Impact Amplified 

A little welcome gift from us to you, we’ll plant a tree in the Tandem Grove and you can enter into our “Green Deal” below: 

  • Volunteer 2 days a year for charity > receive an early Friday finish  
  • Raise £200 per annum for charity > Tandem provide PR and marketing support  
  • Have renewable energy at home > receive an additional 1 day annual leave  
  • Drive an electric car > receive £500 towards a home charger  

Ready to make your mark?  

Apply now and let's pave the way to a greener world, together. Our approach to DE&I is reflected in our hiring process so please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments.   

Sourcing Model 

Recruitment at Tandem works primarily on a direct sourcing model and does not accept resumes from recruitment agencies which are not on the preferred supplier list. We are not responsible for any related fees for resumes submitted to job postings, our employees, or any other part of our company. You can find our Applicant Privacy Policy on our Careers page. 
Tandem is an equal opportunity employer and are committed to meeting our responsibilities under the Equality Act (2010). We respect the diverse experience and talents that every individual brings to our Company, and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.  

Please be aware that background checking (including credit and criminal records checks) form part of our recruitment process. We will adhere to our duties under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. 



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