Lead Platform Engineer

Platform Engineer

Ref: 214Monday 22 November 2021

£50-58,000 per annum, plus competitive benefits package

*Would you welcome the opportunity to be at the forefront of significant and business-critical projects,  taking control of Azure governance and the continued automation of systems and environment?
*Are you an enthusiastic and experienced Lead Platform Engineer searching for the next challenging step in your career?
*Would it appeal to work within a thriving business,  one with ambitious plans for the continued development and enhancement of their systems and infrastructure?


Should you feel that this might be the right challenge and opportunity for yourself,  or if you'd like a chat to find out about other opportunities,  then please do contact Ieuan Savage to find out more.

Lead Platform Engineer / Solutions Engineer
Azure / Governance / Terraform / Automation


*Our customer is based in Cardiff and operates with a hybrid working model,  with the balance anticipated to be 2 days of office working and 3 days of home-working on a weekly basis.

Your future employer are searching for an experienced Lead Platform Engineer to implement, maintain, and improve their current and future IT system platforms. we expect that you will analyse system requirements, address functional problems, as well as create test plans / scripts to perform standard testing, while delivering solutions to ensure high levels of performance and security.

Along with having the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, they hope that you will have a proven technical background across Linux and Windows infrastructure on Azure and on-prem Data Centres, coupled with a solid understanding of networks,  with systems improvements and infrastructure automation at the core of everything you do. While this is a hands-on technical role, you would have responsibility for the day-to-day management of a highly skilled engineering team, providing the support they need to carry out their daily activities.

To make your working week as enjoyable and productive as possible, it’d be great to find someone with an enormous passion for Solutions & Platform Engineering,  being comfortable and experienced with some of the following:
*design, document, build and maintain secure on-prem and Cloud infrastructure.
*organise and monitor software and configuration changes.
*collect requirements, understand them, create engineering / support documentation, and provide advice to enable support functions to work pro-actively.
*develop and execute comprehensive test cases, check and document results to ensure the systems technical, functional, and non-functional requirements are met.
*test, launch and help train users in new systems.
*actively contribute to and improve the company's Solutions Development lifecycle.
*provide coaching and mentorship to team members.
*provide 3rd Line / deep-dive support where appropriate.


We anticipate that the Solutions Lead for this exceptional new opportunity will have some of the following skills,  knowledge and experience:
*extensive commercial experience with Azure / CoLo Infrastructure Management.
*in-depth configuration management, automation and scripting skills, including use of a scripting language (Python) and proficiency with shell scripting using PowerShell / Bash.
*demonstratable commercial experience of Infrastructure as Code tools, such as ARM Templating / Terraform / CloudFormation.
*strong knowledge of platform and application automated deployment technologies, with experience of CI/CD.
*experience of Windows server - 2008(R2), 2012(R2), 2016, 2019;  Linux Server – Ubuntu from 18.04; Redhat derivatives like Centos, Oracle Linux;  solid networks skills (DNS/DHCP, TCP/IP).
*strong commercial experience of managing complex multi-tier enterprise infrastructure environment.

*a good understanding of a DevSecOps culture.
*formal system testing experience of building test scripts and conducting systems, unit, and regression testing.
*a degree in Computer Science / related subject, or commensurate commercial experience.

This is such an exciting opportunity to play a leading role in the customer's ambitions and exciting plans and projects for their ever-evolving Infrastructure. We’re hiring now, so to find out more,  or if you’re a Lead Platform Engineer and would like further details to assess if this might indeed be the right role for you, please click ‘Apply' now or contact Ieuan Savage for more details.

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IT & Finance Sectors
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£50-58,000 per annum,  plus competitive benefits package