Platform Engineering Manager

Leisure Pass Group
Cranford, UK
Closing date
14 Oct 2020

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Technology & New Media
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As the Platform Engineering Manager, you will create a global technology ecosystem that helps people have the best city experience they have ever had. We are looking for someone with a passion for technology and people, who wants to be part of a team creating amazing products. The ideal candidate will be someone who has deep technical expertise across a range of technologies, a track record of delivery, along with experience in building high-performance teams.

  • Report directly to the CTO
  • Lead a team of Analysts and Engineers across the Platform and Service function
  • Build and maintain the platforms with software engineers across organisation, helping ensure the software development process is as efficient and seamless as possible with the goal of 100% continuous deployment
  • Ensure the team maintain an 'Infrastructure as a Service' mindset in how platforms are built out
  • Drive optimal approach for security for the organisation across all aspects of software
  • Maintain a highly efficient service function, supporting the organisation in their use of core enterprise products
  • Build and maintain a service model that balances face-to-face support with automation
  • Deliver regular updates within the team and to leadership
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement through mentoring, feedback, and metrics
  • Foster an environment where innovative ideas flourish, as part of find better ways of accomplishing our objectives

  • Degree in Computer Science or equivalent combination of technical education and work experience
  • 5+ years as an infrastructure/platform engineer with particular experience in building continuous deployment pipelines, along with auto-scaling and self-healing platforms
  • 2+ years of experience as a manager building, leading and developing teams
  • Experience designing infrastructure architectures for scalability, reliability and performance using AWS
  • Experience influencing best practices within your team
  • Experience in recruiting, hiring, mentoring/coaching and managing analysts and engineers to improve their skills, and make them more effective.
  • Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and senior management to understand requirements, describe software product features, technical designs, and product strategy
  • Highly flexible thinker and enjoys working in rapidly changing environment

About us

Leisure Pass Group is the largest multi-attraction pass company in the world operating in 38 cities across 17 countries with over 65% market share. Backed by highly successful Private Equity firm Exponent and headquartered in London with a team of over 110 people, the business is highly profitable with revenues of c. $500m in 2019.
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