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Platform Engineer

  • Location:

    Poole

  • Sector:

    Cloud and DevOps

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £500 - £550 per day

  • Contact:

    Vanesa Bedrite

  • Contact email:

    vbedrite@pg-rec.com

  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)118 902 8800

  • Job ref:

    V-168209

  • Published:

    22 days ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

  • Expiry date:

    2022-07-16

  • Startdate:

    2022-06-09

Platform Engineer 
Rate: £525 -550per day (Outisde IR35)
Hybrid
2-3 days remote 
Oiffice is based in Poole 
Type: Contract  3 -6 months 


My Cllient  is seeking a Platform Engineer with immediate start to join the DevOps team, which supplies Smart Transport solutions around the world.
Through an expert knowledge of cloud computing platforms (IaaS & PaaS) you will be involved in the development of our cloud platform primarily on AWS. You will be able to demonstrate an intimate knowledge in how to build reliable, highly available systems which fulfil the needs of the business and dovetail with the development team to ensure overall system excellence.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Develop reliable and scalable cloud Infrastructure utilising DevOps toolchains 
  • Be responsible for the reliability of the SaaS platform that will be our main growth area. 
  • Work with architects and engineering to ensure that the system (platform and software) adheres to the qualities as stated in the architectural description. 
  • Work with various teams to ensure that the CI/CD pipeline for IaC works as seamlessly as the code pipeline.
Experience:
  • Have proven experience building highly available, reliable platforms which support enterprise applications in AWS. 
  • You should have experience of best practices in terms of abstractions so that the primary focus shall be on a SaaS offering, but deployments can still be made locally for those customers who have a requirement to do so. 
  • Have experience of securely connecting to physical devices which are deployed around the world. 
  • Strong candidates will have experience of how to craft environments that support good practices for the development team such as auto scaling, blue green deployments, auto failover etc 
  • Knowledge of tools and practices to ensure that the platform is up to date in terms of security patching and CVE monitoring.
  • Securing multi tenanted cloud environments, including integrations to multiple on premise locations. 
  • Ideally be certified against at least one cloud provider. 
  • Any experience with VMware vSphere would also be useful
 
Core Skills
  • Demonstrable strong AWS knowledge and best practices
  • In depth experience of writing, testing and deploying infrastructure using IaC/Terraform 
  • In depth knowledge of Kubernetes and experience of Helm 
  • Managing containerised applications in Docker
  • Provisioning tools such as Ansible 
  • Service Discovery; Consul, Vault etc 
  • JIRA and Confluence
  • Rancher & RKE2 would be a plus
  • Source control using Bitbucket / Git
  • Creating and managing CI/CD pipelines with Jenkins
  • In depth knowledge of cloud architecture patterns and principles (e.g. Microservices, 12 Factor app, Enterprise integration Patterns) and best practice 
  • Monitoring solutions for cloud environments i.e. Datadog etc
  • Excellent time management and working to deadlines


If you are interested in the Platform Engineer position, please apply with an up to date CV as soon as possible.


Platform Engineer 
Rate: £525 -550per day (Outisde IR35)
Hybrid
2-3 days remote 
Oiffice is based in Poole 
Type: Contract  3 -6 months