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Team Lead Engineer (Infrastructure) - Zoopla

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Team Lead Engineer (Infrastructure) - Zoopla

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Team Lead Engineer (Infrastructure)

Zoopla is one of the most well-known and respected brands in the UK. Its web-portal,, helps people understand the UK property market and find their dream home. The platform which powers this website (and others!) is maintained and enhanced by a number of cross-functional engineering teams.

The Infrastructure team are responsible for both the foundational layer that underpins the portal platform, and providing tools/systems which allow the other teams to work more efficiently:

  • Maintaining our Amazon Web Services architecture, ensuring robustness, security, availability, scalability, and responsiveness.

  • Provide easy-to-use software abstractions of AWS`s capabilities and other core technologies (e.g. Solr; memcached; gearmand; redis; Fastly).

  • Provide systems and tools to drive our rapid development processes (e.g. gitlab; Jenkins; docker; Kubernetes)

  • Advise and work with other engineering teams on system architecture.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Development, by setting a good example with robust, pragmatic code.

  • Collaborate with other leads to decide and drive the wider engineering roadmap and support the adoption of best practices.

  • Hire and retain world-class developers and maintain an environment where they can thrive.

  • Encourage your team to produce great work that they can be proud of.

  • Maintain a culture of teamwork, self-improvement and innovation.

Required skills:

  • Previous experience leading a software engineering team

  • Good communicator and collaborator.

  • Expertise with a mainstream scripting language (Python or Perl preferred).

  • Experience with dev-ops, containerisation and deployment in large-scale cloud environments.

  • A thorough knowledge of the Linux operating system, with the ability to debug and profile running processes and networking.

  • A good working knowledge of a relational database system (MySQL or Postgres preferred).

  • Ability to architect and build web services at enterprise scale.

  • Experience working in an agile environment.

About ZPG Plc (

ZPG Plc (LSE:ZPG) ("ZPG") owns and operates some of the UK`s most trusted property and household-related digital brands including Zoopla, uSwitch, PrimeLocation, Money and Hometrack.

ZPG helps empower smarter property and household decisions. It has an unrivalled proposition with its websites and mobile apps attracting over 50 million visits per month and over 25,000 business partners using its services.

ZPG was founded in 2007 and has a highly experienced management team, led by Founder & CEO, Alex Chesterman OBE.