Platform Engineer

Closing date
9 Oct 2020

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Technology & New Media
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Who you areYou are an experienced hands-on engineer who wants to be recognised as a technology leader within our organisation and in the eyes of our clients. You're passionate in what you do and you desire to advance your knowledge.You strive to have a progressive impact on those around you.You identify, articulate and influence business outcomes through platform solutions across the business and technology landscapes, and across the software lifecycle from concept, through realisation into production. You want to work in cross-functional teams and want to help others learn how to build them. You appreciate the value of cross-functional teams and understand their strengths and weaknesses. You're a self-starter with the drive to keep yourself, and those around you, at the leading edge of the platform technology curve.What you have Hands-on experience in modern software engineering technologies, methods and practices.The ability to explain complex technological topics to specialists and laymen alike. Deep understanding of distributed systems and their challenges.Experience in promoting DevOps culture. Experience in automation, CI/CD, containerisation, IaaS, infra-as-code, configuration-as-code, visibility & observability.An understanding of the challenges in building cloud native applications from scratch, and migrating monolithic system estates to cloud through the introduction of API-driven micro-services architecture.Highly skilled in at least one major server-side programming language e.g. Java, Python, Javascript(NodeJs),Golang, Kotlin (most of our engineers are multi-lingual).Ability to balance the books between technology purism, best-practice, and solution-fit.What you will doBuild real solutions through experimentation as part of a multi-faceted team whilst keeping a laser focus on the outcomes.Enable your clients to adapt to changing needs, improve their time to production, and deliver better solutions through better software.While striving for the idea/solution you will establish a pragmatic way forwards with your client, and then make it happen.Share your knowledge with the wider Buildit and client families; be a collaborator, a teacher and a student.You'll work at base and at client locations with potentially 70% of time spent on site either nationally or internationally.You will not be pigeon-holed, you will have the opportunity to acquire multiple specialisations.
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