Platform Engineer - AWS / DevOps

Alpha IT Resourcing
London (Central)
16 May 2018
18 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

Requirements of Platform Engineer :

  • 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 PA
  • Private BUPA healthcare
  • Company pension scheme
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Opportunities to present / deliver speeches at both sponsored & non-sponsored key events/meet-ups/tradeshows
  • Must be able to travel to client sites & be willing to work away during the week

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