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Platform Engineer (Edinburgh)

AND Digital
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23 Feb 2021

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DescriptionBuild and maintain an IaC codebase, and be an advocate for architecting platforms using the latest best practices and industry standards.AND IntroductionAt AND, we accelerate the development of digital capabilities. In practice, that means helping ambitious leaders and organisations build the teams, products, processes and even operational structures they need to close the digital skills gap within their organisation today, so that they thrive tomorrow.

Clients rely on our experience, agility and craft skills across tech and business strategy, software development and product management to address some of the toughest challenges facing their businesses.

We bring aboard thinkers, tinkerers, passionate software craftspeople and inspiring technologists to help us solve these challenges. Together, we're united by a sense of pragmatism, purpose and a deeply-held belief that digital products and technology alone won't transform a business or save the world: it's the people that count.

About YouAs a Platform Engineer, you will be a specialist in your team, building scalable cloud solutions to solve a variety of problems. To do this, you will need to be able to:
  • Build and maintain an IaC codebase using tools such as Terraform, Puppet and Ansible. You will also be an advocate for architecting platforms using the latest best practices and industry standards and using IaC tools to maintain standards that are inline with our clients security policies.
  • Be comfortable discussing the business/commercial benefits of Cloud whilst being equally comfortable deep diving into AWS platform configurations such as Elastic Load Balancing, NAT tables or Route 53 for example.
  • Evangaliese to our clients the other services provided by AWS and be able to relate them to a specific client need.
  • Initially focussing on AWS, it's important to be able to/demonstrate a willingness to move between the different Cloud providers, building up a wealth of knowledge over time.
  • Be just as comfortable troubleshooting across brownfield platforms and application domains as when designing greenfield cloud platforms.
  • Have an ability to horizon scan and evaluate new technology options and vendor products and understand how these can be used to solve our clients problems.
  • Be an advocate of mentoring and upskilling of clients and other ANDi's as part of day-to-day activities.

To do that, it's essential you bring the following:
  • Previous experience in a devops or platform engineering role.
  • Experience working in Continuous Integration or Continuous Delivery environment.
  • A real passion for technology and desire to learn new emerging technologies.
  • Experience using Terraform or scripting experience (e.g. Bash).
  • Experience of configuration management tools such as Ansible, Chef, Puppet.

Joining ANDFrom the work we deliver, to the way we serve and support our people, we work hard to ensure that there's nowhere quite like AND. But joining a company is a two-way street: the fit has to work on both sides. So before you apply, here's three key things to understand about us:
  • We're built for people - like, real humans. Not 'resources' or 'staff'. That means happiness and wellbeing really do matter to us, and we hate unnecessary hierarchy and bureaucracy.
  • There's no well-trodden path ahead: AND is growing fast and forging a new trail. That's exciting, and gives us all the autonomy and opportunity we love - but bear in mind it also demands focus, patience and resilience.
  • Diversity is a priority. After all, to build great products that a wide variety of different people love to use, we need a wide variety of people to help us build them. So diversity is more than a policy or a word: it's business critical for us.

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