Principal Data Services Engineer - Cloud

Principal Data Services Engineer - Cloud

Principal Data Services Engineer – Cloud

Why is our Gateway 2 tribe the next step for you?

Our Gateway 2 group operates a Tribe, Chapter and Squad system. This facilitates cross-functional delivery with a core focus on delivering non-functional requirements and building quality in from the start. We care deeply about things like immutability, automation and agile ways of working.

We are building, releasing and operating technology products and services to support an elastically scalable and fault tolerant new gateway. This will orchestrate the broader Worldpay service-oriented technology and utilise Worldpay’s unrivalled data to deliver superior payments outcomes for global e-Commerce giants.

We are adding further expertise to grow the group and are expanding our approach to support a wider set of initiatives across Worldpay. To that end, the need to mature our cloud related data services and data management is significantly increasing. In order to address this, we have our “Cloud Services” squad that provides guidance and capability on foundational cloud elements. Our Principal Data Services Engineer will work within this squad, but also advise across others, to help us evolve and lead the collaborative delivery of robust data management.

Have a look at our Engineering Principles here

How will you add value on a day-to-day basis?

In this role, you’ll provide leadership in our adoption of data services; the attainment of unrivalled qualities of service, scale, security, agility, value and the management of critical data assets across our lifecycle.

You’ll refine and maintain a vision and roadmap for key data services features, decisions, and data lifecycle management that aligns with the product needs, tech landscape and market research. You’ll consult teams on data capability for global service qualities and implementation options and co-produce insightful business oriented requirement specs and validations that include metrics thresholds for data service quality. You’ll lead procurement and architecture of cloud data services for Gateway 2, engage in experiment spikes and feature implementations within squads and across chapter in order to inform an empirical approach and continuous improvement, and analyse operational metrics to derive insight and act on it. You’ll extract and refine common patterns and decisions for data service and data usage across the cloud estate, and establish a presence in the tech community and drive our data meetups engagement.

What will make you the ideal candidate?

You’ll demonstrate expertise in running databases in cloud (backup/ durability of data/ consistency/ backup/ restore/ business continuity) and you’ll have experience with Cassandra NoSQL database, RDS and Oracle/PostgreSQL. You’ll have data modelling experience within a domain driven context and experience tuning data service/application interaction to meet SLAs. You’ll have experience with management of simulated test data to meet non-production environments, experience with Continuous Data Management and experience in Agile DevOps environments, advocating INVEST principles.

Strong experience of working in Amazon Web Services (AWS), knowledge of software architecture and industry design patterns are important and you’ll be able to create and interpret engineering requirements using a variety of artefacts, including stories, wireframes and physical, logical, sequence & ERD diagrams where necessary.

Why Worldpay?

Worldpay has merged with Vantiv Inc. to create a new global leader in payments. The new Worldpay will have the scale, the reach and the resources to take our success story to another level. This move allows us to expand further into high growth markets, deliver innovation at scale and above all, brings together exceptional talent and a shared passion that will help propel us forward to the next chapter of our collective story.

Our technology enables billions of payments to be made each year whether online or in person. Working with customers large and small we help them to take payments quickly, safely and reliably, allowing them to grow their businesses and making your life more convenient in the process.



Job Number



London / England

Business Area

Tech and Engineering

Employment Type

Permanent- Full-time


July 9, 2018