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Senior Platform Engineer


Full-time (Permanent)
Published on
16 August 2022

Senior Platform Engineer

In this role you’ll be recognised as an industry leader in Cloud Computing. You’ll gain exposure to cutting edge technologies, placing yourself at the forefront of a field that’s constantly evolving.

This is a true ‘end to end’ delivery role. You’ll take projects from the information and discovery stages through to implementation, build and support.

Each customer you work with will have a specific set of requirements, so you’ll face new challenges all the time. A ‘one size fits all’ approach isn’t a viable option - you’ll need to design unique solutions for each project. You can be sure that no two days will be the same.

You’ll get the flexibility to balance your work life with your personal interests and commitments. You’ll be remote based, but will be welcome to visit the offices as often as you like. You may also spend some time working from customer sites from time to time.

You’ll be supported through a variety of technical certifications. If you are already certified in GCP, AWS, or Kubernetes then you are off to a great start!

*Please Note: Previous experience with GCP is not required; experience of other public cloud providers (AWS or Azure) would be sufficient.

What you’ll do:

  • Work with customers to translate requirements into technical designs and follow this through to delivery of the solution
  • Design, plan and build highly available, global and Cloud native platforms
  • Advise customers on modern software and architecture techniques such as 12 factor, microservices and serverless
  • Develop internal tooling for the wider Platform Team
  • Assisting customers in understanding how cloud technology can help them grow and the benefits it offers
  • Mentoring junior members of the team and helping to drive their development
  • On-call duties (roughly 1 week in 5) with a generous rate paid above salary


Key Technical Skills:

  • Extensive hands-on experience with at least one major cloud provider (GCP, AWS, Azure)Ability to write tooling in at least one programming language
  • A thorough understanding of Terraform and deployment methodologies associated with the tool
  • Solid knowledge of cloud architecture principles and highly available systems
  • Understanding of application development, delivery and infrastructure automation
  • Commercial Kubernetes operational experience


Technology/Tooling Experience:

Knowledge of some of the following:

  • On-call duties (roughly 1 week in 5) with a generous rate paid above salary
  • Containerisation technologies (e.g. Docker)
  • Configuration management tooling (e.g. Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Salt)
  • Excellent understanding of the Linux operating system (e.g. Debian, CentOS)
  • Continuous integration and deployment tool sets (e.g. Jenkins, ArgoCD, GoCD)
  • Common DevOps technology stacks (e.g. ELK, NGINX, Apache, RabbitMQ, Elasticsearch, Redis, Consul)
  • Site Reliability Engineering
  • Database technologies including MySQL and PostgreSQL
  • Serverless and microservice architectures

Desirable Skills:

  • GCP/AWS professional certifications
  • Certified Kubernetes Administrator



This role would be remote based, with some occasional travel to customer sites and to our office locations in Manchester and Utrecht (Netherlands).


What you’ll get:

In addition to the competitive salary, you’ll get private health insurance and company contributed pensions as standard.

We have a multitude of other benefits, including a market leading parental leave policies, health & wellbeing initiatives and access to a discounts and rewards programme (including discounted gym membership)

You’ll be invited to the bi-annual international company ‘kick off’ conferences, which are a great chance to meet your colleagues that you don’t see everyday. 


Fair Pay. Done Right.

We don't advertise salary brackets because we don't have salary brackets. We encourage conversation about your (and our) salary expectations from the off and throughout your time with us.  We don't want to discourage anyone from applying because they are on significantly more or less than a "bracket".



For this role we are able to offer:

  • Hybrid working - you can work from where you want, when you want.
  • Flexible hours - we ask that you work during core hours (10-4) to help with collaboration, but outside of that you can work when suits you
  • A Global Working policy which additionally permits employees to work from any global location for up to 90 days a year


We also encourage you to apply if you need;

  • On-call duties (roughly 1 week in 5) with a generous rate paid above salary
  • Compressed hours - Working full time hours during a shorter number of days
  • Job sharing - Splitting your role between you and one other person each week to get the work done
  • Part time working - Reducing the number of hours or days you work per week

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