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Platform Engineer

AJ Bell - Manchester

Full-time (Permanent)
Competitive
Manchester
Published on
10 June 2022
Deadline
30 June 2022

We are now recruiting for a new platform engineer to align to our Investcentre development team. 

What you can expect:

  • Agile methodologies and a passion for continuous improvement and building a high-performance engineering team
  • To guide and mentor the team to design and deliver high quality products
  • Consider architectural and non-functional requirements and work with the team to deliver
  • At AJ Bell we pair, and you, in most cases will pair with other people

What skills you will need:

  • Experience delivering & maintaining an application stack on AWS
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows Server and Linux server configuration and management
  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines (Jenkins, AWS CloudFront) – build, test, and deploy in an automated pipeline or workflow
  • Knowledge of scripting languages – Bash, Groovy, PowerShell
  • Knowledge of with containers creation and management
  • Knowledge of source control, i.e. Bitbucket, GitHub
  • Experience with micro services architecture
  • Database experience with MongoDB, MySQL
  • Comfortable in an Agile product engineering environment
  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal
  • Very motivated with high levels of drive and enthusiasm
  • E-commerce and/or financial services experience

About us:

AJ Bell is one of the fastest-growing investment platform businesses in the UK, with over 418,000 customers using our award-winning platform propositions to manage assets totalling more than £74.1 billion. Having listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange in December 2018, AJ Bell is now a FTSE 250 company.

Headquartered in Manchester with an office in central London, we now have 900 employees and have been named one of the Sunday Times ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ for three consecutive years.

Additional Information:

There are opportunities for growth and professional development for members wanting to progress within their career including induction training and our study support scheme which is part of our benefits package.

Our EQ4 office design is centred on delivering agile and collaborative working spaces that enable us to deliver a first class service to our customers, but remote working continues to be a large part of our work life and will continue to be post-covid. 

At AJ Bell you can expect a friendly working environment with a strong sense of team work, we have a great sense of pride in what we do and this is reflected in our guiding principles.

There is an active programme of social events throughout the year, which are open to all employees.

Benefits:

  • Remote working from home
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Buy as you earn share scheme
  • Contributory pension
  • Dedicated time for proof-of-concepts and assessing new tech
  • Support to attend conferences, events, and meet-ups
  • Pay-day drinks on our 7th floor roof terrace
  • 24 days holiday increasing to 30 with length of service
  • Holiday buy scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity
  • Death in service cover
  • Confidential 24/7 365 employee assistance helpline
  • Free onsite gym and trainer led classes (yoga, Pilates, boxercise, circuits)
  • Paid volunteering days
  • Bike loan scheme
  • Season ticket loan portal
  • Plus, much more

This role provides formal cover for Mission and Business Critical systems and processes, and as such you may be required to work evenings, weekends and bank holidays to provide out of hours support for such systems and processes, as part of a rota. Employees who are scheduled to be on-call will receive a weekly standby allowance and will be paid for overtime worked during these periods.  

This role is available under our hybrid working scheme. Ideally we're looking for people who are within commuting distance of one of our offices, however, for certain roles we can consider UK-based candidates who are further away - ask the recruitment team for more information. 

Please note, we are unable to provide employment sponsorship to candidates at this time.

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