Platform Engineer

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    IT

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £65000 - £90000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Experis UK

  • Contact email:

    emma.heeley@experis.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    EH-Platform Engineer_1599571865

  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-10-20

  • Start date:

    ASAP

Platform Engineer

Permanent Position

Based in Central London

All Salaries Considered

*Multiple roles* Devops/Infrastructure or Cloud (AWS)

Responsible for building functional systems to help us keep our environments running smoothly.

Platform Engineers responsibilities include continuous integration and delivery pipeline, cloud and datacentre infrastructure and site reliability. You must have a keen eye for detail, problem-solving skills and be a team player.

Key Accountabilities

  • Own the platform and the CI/CD pipelines
  • Champion the DevOps culture within your squad
  • Set up monitoring and alerting processes on the symptoms and not outages
  • Improve the deployment process to make it as straightforward and efficient as possible
  • Document every action so your findings turn into repeatable actions-and then into automation
  • Design, build and maintain core infrastructure
  • Debug platform issues across services and levels of the stack
  • Plan the growth of our infrastructure to support our products and services

Essential Skills

  • Experience as an Infrastructure, DevOps, Platforms or Site Reliability Engineer
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code build tools like Terraform
  • Experience with server configuration and automation tools like Ansible, Chef, Puppet
  • Understand and be an advocate of the DevOps culture and squad mentality in software development
  • Experience using system monitoring tools and automated testing frameworks
  • Experience using CI/CD tools and platforms
  • Ability to learn new languages and technologies
  • Strong communication skills and able to work collaboratively, where required as part of a team
  • Good problem-solving skills

Essential skills if filling AWS (cloud) skillset (not all applicants)

  • 5 years' experience as an Infrastructure, DevOps, Platforms or Site Reliability Engineer
  • Ability and previous experience mentoring and coaching team members
  • Excellent working knowledge of Amazon Web Services (AWS) including: VPC, TGW, Route53, EC2, ECS, EKS, RDS, DynamoDB, Aurora, S3, EFS, EBS, KMS
  • Experience building production grade infrastructure in AWS (Backup & Deployment Strategies, Security)
  • Familiar with cloud architecture concepts (Cost optimisation, High Availability, Fault Tolerance)

Essential skills if filling Infrastructure skillset (not all applicants)

  • Ability and previous experience mentoring and coaching team members
  • Experience with Linux
  • Experience with any of the following:
    • Virtualisation
    • High Performance Computing Environments (HPC)
    • Storage Attached Networks
    • Scalable File Systems for HPC
    • Networking and Security

Desirable skills:

  • Previous hands on experience moving products and infrastructure from traditional data centre to cloud provider
  • Hands on experience with GitLab
  • HashiCorp Certified: Terraform Associate
  • Certified Kubernetes Administrator
  • Red Hat Certified Specialist in Advanced Automation

Desirable skills if filling AWS (Cloud) skillset (not all applicants)

  • Previous hands on experience moving products and infrastructure from traditional data centre to cloud provider
  • Hands on experience with GitLab
  • AWS Certified Developer - Associate
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional
  • HashiCorp Certified: Terraform Associate
  • Certified Kubernetes Administrator
  • Red Hat Certified Specialist in Advanced Automation

Academic or vocational qualifications and/or professional memberships without which this role cannot perform if filling AWS (Cloud) skillset (not all applicants

  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional

Due to the volume of applications, we regret that we can only respond to those meeting our above requirements.