Platform Engineer AWS / DevOps

Alpha It Resourcing Limited
London (Greater)
16 May 2018
15 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Platform Engineer – AWS / DevOps / PaaS


£80,000 - £100,000

We are working with a London based Cloud Native Consultancy firm to recruit an experienced Platform Engineer, with a strong cloud-native philosophy to help drive the adoption of cloud native practises. The role of Platform Engineer, will be to present vision & strategy, create full stack, cloud native solutions, and to influence & negotiate with external client management.

The tech stack will differ from project to project, but typically will involve the TDD development of Java, Ruby or Golang micro-service apps (with Cloud Foundry), deployed using Concourse CI, to AWS or another IaaS provider, generally using a mixture of Redis and Mongo (or other) datastores

Responsibilities of Platform Engineer:

·Deliver and support world-class PaaS solutions composed of best-of-breed cloud native and CI/CD tools such as Cloud Foundry, PKS and Concourse

·Mentor client engineering teams in the adoption of new tools, technologies, techniques, patterns and processes

·Run and participate in workshops (inceptions) and stand-ups

·Drive adoption of cloud native practices through whatever method is practical given the obstacles encountered


·Experience of environments where software is continuously deployed to cloud environments (eg. AWS, Google Cloud, Heroku, BOSH)

·Excellent Linux and BASH skills with a good knowledge of networking

·Experience with Agile TDD/BDD or Test First development environments

·Exposure to microservice architectures with a range of automation technologies including CI/CD, PaaS and IaaS environments

·Strong communication skills - everyone is client-facing

·Passion for growing your skills, tackling interesting work and challenging problems

·Willingness to travel to client sites both nationally and internationally as needed


    Basic salary of £80,000 - £100,000 PAPrivate BUPA healthcareCompany pension scheme25 days holiday plus bank holidaysOpportunities to present / deliver speeches at both sponsored & non-sponsored key events/meet-ups/tradeshowsMust be able to travel to client sites & be willing to work away during the week

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