Platform Engineering Lead

Yorkshire Building Society
Bradford, UK
19 Aug 2019
24 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
As our next Platform Engineering Lead you'll be responsible for leading the Platform Engineering function and leading Engineers to deliver new systems whilst maintaining operational stability of production services. You'll join a likeminded team in our Leeds & Bradford based Technology Operations function.

What You'll Do
- Lead and develop a team that provides a mix of E-Commerce, Middleware, Oracle Middleware (Weblogic Suite, Oracle HTTP Server, Service Orientated Architecture, Oracle Forms/Reports, Identity and Access Management, Data Integration, Enterprise Data Quality, Hyperion and Customer Hub) and E-Mail Application Systems administration, Systems Management and Monitoring services across YBS.
- Lead the Release and Configuration team to manage usage and stability of our non-production environments and manage and implement the end to end deployment of new software and systems through all environments right through to production deployments. The management and ownership of version control software.
- Liaise with other IT teams, provide 2nd and 3rd line support services on a 24 x 365 on call basis for elements of the associated technology stack across all Non-Production, business critical Production and Disaster Recovery environments.
- Maintain/initiate relationships with 3rd party vendors for products within the team ownership to ensure technical proficiency and understanding are kept up to date and to maximise supplier input to the Group.
- Validate the implementation of automated build, deployment and monitoring procedures to facilitate rapid/repeatable environment delivery with a feedback loop which allows continuous improvement.

Skills Required
- Expert level skills in providing Middleware, Systems Management and Messaging Administration services in complex Business Critical IT environments
- A high level understanding of HP-UX and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Systems Administration
- Ability to drive, demonstrate and communicate strategic level proposals to both technical and non-technical groups
- Knowledge of software and scripting languages including Python and underlying Software Development Kits and Application Programming Interfaces which provide automation capability for manual build/deployment activities
- Knowledge and experience of Continuous Integration/Delivery techniques (e.g. Jenkins) and software Application Containerisation methods

Life at YBS
In addition to the usual benefits such as competitive salary, annual bonus and healthcare packages we offer you...
Flexibility - Whether it's picking up the kids from school or catching that early morning yoga session we have you covered.
Celebrating Success - From everyday thank you cards, to our annual 'Raising the Roof' gala to celebrate our golden ticket winners we acknowledge our colleagues successes no matter how big or small.
Giving Back - Fancy 31 hours of paid leave a year to get involved in community activities? Together last year, we completed more than 11,000 hours of volunteering!
Inclusivity - We don't just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our colleagues, our customers and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.
Site Perks - Some of our sites have added little extras such as a gym, restaurant and free parking at our Bradford site, roof garden in Leeds, and on-site restaurant and free parking at our Peterborough site.

If you've got a solid background in Platform Engineering and you want to develop a career in an empowering, respectful and supporting business then why not join us?
Our people are our heart and soul; we're commercial and caring, big enough to offer you a challenge and small enough for you to make a real impact. We're devoted to putting people first and doing the right thing by providing real help with real life.

If you have any questions please contact either Mark Edeson or Tazafia Mahmood on 01274 80 1234 option 2 or via email at

We'd love to hear from you so why not apply today and be Your Brilliant Self!

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