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Platform Engineer

MRJ Recruitment
Closing date
23 Feb 2021

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Platform Engineer

Salary: Basic salary of up to £50k - £60k

Location: Manchester

Sector: Online

About the company

As a sprawling, multi-million-pound organisation that employs over 2,000 people across the UK, our client is a dynamic and thought-leading digital retail organisation that has been able to ascend to the forefront of the market through a versatile corporate model that involves adapting to changing customer habits and transforming archaic business practices.

With the company spending the last 2 years overhauling their traditional monolith architecture into a modernised and cloud-driven microservices model; the brand is now looking to further extend its market reach through the addition of a passionate and dynamic Platform Engineer.

Platform Engineer - The role:

Based with the brand's tech hub in the heart of Manchester, you'll maintain responsibility for a wide array of tasks including for the design, building and operation of the company' strategic microservices platform.

As such, the role on offer suits a highly enthusiastic and business-minded engineer that is comfortable utilising their extensive knowledge of AWS and Terraform to further optimise a household name.

Enjoying a varied workload that will both reward and challenge you in equal measure, you'll be joining a company that isn't afraid of taking risks and promotes the possibility of new ideas being brought forward by employees across all fields of the business.

Key responsibilities:

  • Regularly develop and maintain scalable, resilient, cloud-based infrastructures using an Infrastructure as Code approach with experience in Linux OS and Terraform.
  • Work alongside delivery teams to build and maintain a continuous deployment practice.
  • Continuously strive to improve overall business performance through active contributions to platform architecture and design.
  • Periodically mentor and provide coaching/advice to the grads/apprentices on the team.
  • Engage in your continued professional development through regular attendance of lunches and events - ensuring that any worthwhile information is relayed back into the platform.
  • Maintain responsibility for platform protection and ensure through repeat communication with the security department.
  • Ensure high availability/disaster recovery process are reflected as per the change cycle, and as per each change the platform can be brought back as per the Disaster Recovery/Resilience policy.

Candidate requirements:

  • Experience managing cloud-based infrastructure (AWS)
  • Prior background in Terraform
  • Must be secure in VPS
  • Exemplary communication skills that can summarise complex problems and recommend concise plans of action.
  • Able to work comfortably both independently and as part of a team.
  • Highly capable leader that can take charge of projects and nurture teammates to success.
  • Inquisitive mindset that is open to exploring the wide range of features that digital can offer the brand.
  • Eye for detail, with a very clear and organised approach to delivery

Key perks:

  • Pension contributions
  • Life assurance
  • Warm and inclusive work environment that promotes employees having questions
  • 24 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • Based within a highly sought-after Manchester location
  • Employee discounts on products
  • Share purchase scheme
  • Employee assistance programme

Want to know more?

For more information, please apply now or contact me and let's kickstart your new journey today!
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