Discovery Lead Platform Engineer

Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes
27 Feb 2024
19 Mar 2024
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The Discovery Lead Platform Engineer role is essential to ensuring that risk associated with obsolete hardware & software components is well understood, reported and managed to limit associated risk to Bank wide operations and capabilities.

This role will drive the analysis and development of strategies and remediation solutions to successfully upgrade technologies to reduce software and hardware obsolescence that support Santander.

You will proactively develop the remediation solution, monitor, and control initiative progress to plan, including identifying risks and issues and confirming benefits and associated KPIs. The role will provide strong technical and architectural leadership ensuring strategies/roadmaps/initiatives are optimal, aligned to Santander UK architectural direction and reduce risks associated with obsolete software & hardware components.

The difference you'll make.

  • ·Executing current state assessment and discovery of Applications underlying infrastructure and its obsolescence status
  • Developing obsolescence remediation strategies and migration solutions of the underlying infrastructure components of in scope applications
  • Coordinating with application/asset owners to ensure obsolescence management strategies are leveraged and prioritised within the various product and service lines of the business
  • Creating the necessary detailed level handover document describing the migration solution to the project management and execution team
  • Tracking and driving improvements to agreed mobilised obsolescence management strategies to ensure effective and efficient delivery
  • Providing subject matter expertise and ability to articulate technical discussions and concepts to the senior management in relation to obsolescence
What you'll bring:

  • Strong knowledge of IT infrastructure, including Operating Systems, Servers, Storage and cloud services
  • Strong knowledge of middleware products with strong specific focus on database technology (Oracle, DB2 or MSSSQL) or Web Application server technology (IBM WebSphere Application Server or Oracle WebLogic)
  • Proficiency in Scripting and automations tools, such as Python, PowerShell, Ansible
  • Understanding of security principles and best practices
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills with a focus on PowerPoint usage
  • Advanced level knowledge of Spread sheet to do data analytics

It would also be nice for you to have:

  • Familiarity with virtualization and containerization technologies, such as Docker, Kubernetes
  • Knowledge of DevOps practices and tools
  • certification in relevant technologies, such as AWS Certified Solution Architect
  • Familiarity with Project Management fundamentals

What else you need to know:

We want our people to thrive at work and home, and we recognise that many people benefit from flexible arrangements. To enable us to deliver the best outcomes for our customers and to help each other develop we understand the importance of having the right balance of spending time together in an office while maintaining flexibility.

By working this way we can continue to create moments that matter for everyone. To support this, we offer site-based contracts with a hybrid working pattern and we're happy to discuss specific requirements throughout the recruitment process.

This role is based in Milton Keynes and our current expectation is at least 2 days in an office every week.

Application process

If your application is successful a member of our recruitment team will be in touch. We will arrange a short call with you to learn more about you and what you are looking for from your next career move, as well as answer any questions you have about working in the Santander tech team. If both sides agree we will send your CV to the hiring manager to review. For this position, the interview process will be :-

1st Stage - Technical Interview - this will a 30min technical interview with one of the team

2nd Stage - A one-hour formal interview where we will ask both technical and competency-based questions. This can be done virtually or face to face depending on your situation.

If there's anything we can do in the recruitment process to help you achieve your best, please let us know.


At Santander we're creating a thriving workplace where all colleagues feel they belong and are supported to succeed. We all help to make Santander a workplace that celebrates diversity and attracts, retains and develops the most talented and committed people through living our values of Simple, Personal, and Fair.

How we'll reward you.

As well as a salary, we offer a wide range of benefits that you can choose from and tailor to your needs.

  • Eligible for a discretionary performance-related annual bonus
  • We put 8% of salary into your pension, even if you don't contribute yourself. We'll pay in up to 12.5% of salary, if you contribute as well, and you can take some of our contribution in cash if you prefer.
  • 30 days' holiday plus bank holidays, which increases to 31 days after 5yrs service, with the option to purchase up to 5 contractual days per year
  • £6,000 car allowance per year
  • Company funded individual private medical insurance
  • Voluntary healthcare benefits at discounted rates such as private medical insurance for your family, dental insurance, healthcare cash plan and health assessments
  • Benefits supporting you and your family, such as death-in-service benefit, income protection, and voluntary life assurance and critical illness cover
  • Share in Santander's success by investing in our share plans Learn more about our benefits and family friendly policies

Learn more about our benefits and family friendly policies

What to do next:-

If this sounds like a role you're interested in, then please apply.

If there's anything we can do in the recruitment process to help you achieve your best, get in touch. Whether it's a copy of our application form in another format or additional assistance, we're available through telephone, email, or face to face. You can contact us at or call 0870 414 9080.

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