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Head of Platform - AWS/ Terraform

Talent Point
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23 Feb 2021

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Head of Platform - AWS | Terraform

Do you love technology and problem-solving? Enjoy people management but want to stay close to technology? Then this is the perfect opportunity for you!

We are an incredibly successful start-up business that is very well funded, incredibly disruptive in the e-commerce space and has created a brand that is widely recognised and respected. In light of this, we are looking to hire a Head of Platform to take ownership of the entire Platform Engineering function and its growth as we rapidly scale as a business.

Our platform is completely serverless running in AWS and we make use of many AWS services including Lambda, IoC, API Gateway, Amazon Cognito, and Cloudflare. We work with IaC using Terraform. We are also moving into Edge Computing to improve the performance of web applications.

As The Head of Platform, you will be responsible for setting a strategy and direction for the Platform Engineering teams. This will involve creating a roadmap for the unit and introducing processes, metrics and systems to ensure the team is successful and aligned to the wider goals of the engineering team and business.

In addition to this, you will be responsible for driving a DevSecTestOps ethos and a wider DevOps culture within engineering teams. We value and encourage the use of TDD, continuous deployment, and test-inproduction. Alongside our Quality Coach, you'll advocate the benefits of these practices and ensure their adoption.

What does the Head of Platform need?

  • Prior experience owning the technical direction and strategy of a Platform or DevOps team
  • Experience of implementing a strategy for effectively monitoring & observing systems in production
  • A strong understanding of AWS and its surrounding services
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code (IaC).
  • Prior experience growing and managing Devops / Platform teams

Overall, you do not need to be an expert in every facet but the company has very high engineering standards and everyone who works here loves technology and is a technologist at heart! Therefore, anyone coming in must love working, researching and implementing the latest technologies.

The company are scaling hugely at the moment and this is the perfect position for someone to immediately move their career into a Head of IT operations position working closely with the CTO to move your career towards a C-level position very quickly.

Alongside career progression, you can guarantee you will get to work with the latest technologies and working with someone of the most exceptional engineers to really help drive the growth of the business who are positively tackling a massive worldwide issue at the moment in regards to mobile vulnerabilities.

Brilliant role! If interested in Head of DevOps - Apply now.
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