Lead Build Engineer

  • London
  • Engineering
  • Full-time
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We are looking for a Lead Build Engineer and team Manager to help us rethink how we build and deploy Corda, Corda Enterprise and other products in the Corda ecosystem. You will have a passion for build engineering and continuous improvement. You will manage and grow a team that is the SDLC Centre of Excellence at R3.
You will be delivering and supporting tooling and frameworks to underpin the build and release process, including the CI/CD pipeline and infrastructure for our internal engineering community and a growing number of consumers of this shared service.

You can work independently and a have experience working in an environment where you have to balance BAU support requests with longer term strategic work and you are comfortable managing this for your team.
You recognise challenges around security, scale and stability early and manage those challenges as well as keep a keen eye on cost efficiency.

You will closely interact with the IT Ops as well as core Engineering teams and be able to engage with and report progress to senior management.

Most importantly you are excited and motivated by the challenge of solving hard problems in a way that delivers to internal customers within Engineering and is impactful to the entire organisation.


  • Manage a small team of engineers, balancing hands-on work with managerial duties
  • React to ad-hoc, BAU, requests, delegating where appropriate to ensure a good service to your internal customers
  • Define and plan a strategic roadmap for the team, identify challenges before they become issues
  • Define and evangelise standards and best practices
  • Be the “go to expert” on Gradle and Kotlin/Java Build systems on Linux
  • Mentor more junior developers to become industry-leading engineers
  • Code review peers both within your team and in the wider organisation · Champion engineering excellence


  • Proven track record delivering build, continuous integration and continuous deployment in an enterprise environment
  • Be able to recognise good practise and have an excellent understanding of the subject matter, including recognising industry standards and trends
  • Good communication skills, being able to engage effectively with all stakeholders
  • 5+ years experience in an enterprise level environment, including some team management experience
  • 3+ years experience with CI/CD pipelines, preferably Jenkins
  • 3+ years experience with Linux shell · 2+ years experience with JDK build systems, preferably Gradle, Kotlin and Java
  • Proven problem solving skills and ability to work under pressure
  • At R3, we encourage a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you don’t meet all of the above criteria, but you think you’d be a great addition to R3, send us your CV. We’re always interested in meeting collaborative people who are excited to work with us. You don’t need to have experience with all of the following, we know that you can learn and grow on the job, but these are some of the things our team values and focuses on day-to-day.


  • The following would be a significant advantage:
  • Experience working in a mixed BAU support/strategic delivery environment
  • Experience managing an internal shared service
  • Experience with Jenkins, JFrog Artifactory, GitHub, Splunk
  • Java 11 experience
  • Experience with AWS and/or Azure · Experience with GitOps, Docker and Kubernetes
  • Experience working with distributed and/or message oriented systems


How We’re Handling Covid-19

We are extremely grateful to continue to grow as a company during these unprecedented times. Our #1 priority is the health, safety, and wellbeing of our current and future R3’ers. We want to share with you what we’re doing and what you can expect throughout our interview and on-boarding processes.

Since March, most R3’ers have been working remotely, although we have opened some key office locations global, with limited capacity for those that cannot work from home or need to come into the office.

As you go through the virtual interview process with us, please don’t worry if children or pets make a guest appearance. We understand these things happen- it’s real life after all! If we are fortunate enough to welcome you to the team, we’ll get a laptop couriered to you and get you set up virtually on your first day.  We also provide you with a “Work From Home” allowance to enable you to purchase some equipment to be more comfortable and productive.

We Have And Will Continue To Take Steps To Ease Some Of The Burden For Our R3’ers

We understand that Work From Home (WFH) life can be challenging in many ways, so some of the additional support measures we have in place include;

  • New Starter WFH allowance (as mentioned above) to get you setup to work productively at home
  • Additional access to wellbeing resources (as well as the support provided as part of your Vitality Private Medical) including a year’s free subscription to the Headspace app and modules on our Lessonly training platform from MindGym (including Goal getting, Stress Busters and Virtual Work)
  • We also have additional health and wellbeing resources available on our wiki pages when you join.

R3 may process the personal data collected or identified as being imported in accordance with R3’s Recruitment Privacy. Read the policy here. In particular, R3 will use the personal data provided for the purposes of processing your application for the role you have applied for, to assess your suitability for the role as well as to enter into a contract with you if you are successfully brought onto the R3 team.

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