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Platform Services Engineer - London, UK

New Signature
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23 Feb 2021

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Microsoft's 2019 UK Country Partner of the Year is hiring again!What's the role?The Platform Services Engineer is a specialist engineering role providing deep technical skills in Cloud Automation and Application Deployment using Microsoft Azure and associated technologies.

The key focus is on developing internal tools and best practices, as well as ensuring customers benefit from best practice deployment methodologies for their applications and infrastructure.

Expert and in-depth knowledge of cloud services is critical, and the ideal candidate will have had extensive experience of developing the artefacts required to deploy large-scale infrastructure projects or development of internal tool-chains and artifacts that are consumed by development teams. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience with Microsoft Azure, but candidates with strong experience in other cloud platforms may be considered.

Experience of working either within or alongside a development team, as well as Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment processes and the associated patterns and practices is essential for this role.

What You'll Be DoingThe Platform Services Engineer will be focused on developing tools and repeatable practices within the Microsoft cloud technology stack, you will also perform work including development, testing, and ongoing operation and support of CI/CD capabilities for multiple projects.

Key Duties
  • Use scripts, templates and other automation tools for the creation of Azure IaaS and PaaS services.
  • Authors code in .NET Languages
  • Develops internal toolchain/s and best practices.
  • Administers customer release management automation
  • Advises on best-practices regarding continuous integration & development

Essential Skills
  • Cloud native background/exposure
  • Cloud platform experience, preferably in Azure.
  • Experience in one or more scripting languages, preferably PowerShell.
  • Experience in one or more general-purpose languages, preferably C#.
  • Exposure to automation toolchains, preferably VSTS/Azure DevOps.
  • Exposure to configuration management toolsets, preferably DSC.
  • Exposure to IaC technologies, preferably ARM.
  • Exposure to Agile working practices (SCRUM).
  • Desire to evaluate and learn new technologies to design repeatable solutions to complex problems effectively

Desired Skills
  • Proficiency with Terraform and ARM
  • Experience with large-scale Office 365 automation
  • Experience with or exposure to C# Web Application Development (ASP.NET/MVC/Blazor)
  • Exposure to container technologies, preferably AKS
  • Microsoft Certified Developer Associate / Microsoft Certified Administrator Associate / Microsoft Certified DevOps Expert

Why do people like working here?
  • Remote working
  • Flexible hours
  • Training - 80 funded hours a year
  • Almost endless variety of projects
  • Paid travel expenses to customer site
  • Tier 1 Clients & Partners
  • Funky Warehouse London Bridge offices
  • Free breakfast
  • Top of the range kit - i7 laptop and Jabra Evolve headset
  • Paid charity days
  • Paid for trips to industry events

Who are New Signature?We are a pure Microsoft, pure public Cloud solutions provider. The 2017 Acquisition of Paradigm Systems & Dot Net Solutions by New Signature accelerated a suite of capabilities to support the world's most prestigious and recognisable brands, helping them to become digital organisations powered by the Cloud.

We have over 500 people across the UK, US, Canada, South Africa, the Philippines and Australia, with our UK office growing over 70% YoY and headcount more than tripling.

How has this been possible?Our values of being Generous, Authentic, Innovative and most importantly, Human, has enabled a unique approach to provide outstanding customer experiences, drive transformational results for clients across all company sizes & successfully deliver pioneering solutions that challenge the status quo. We've quickly established ourselves as a recognized expert at the forefront of Microsoft's technology stack with exceptional services to empower our customers, colleagues, and community.

Join us today and be part of the success story!Security Responsibility:All employees must act in accordance with New Signature's corporate security standards.

About New SignatureNew Signature is a cloud-first, full-service Microsoft partner committed to delivering innovative technology solutions that solve human challenges. Behind every interaction is our dedication to provide outstanding experiences and to build authentic relationships with those around us. We are passionate about driving transformational results for clients across all company sizes, geographies and industries. The New Signature team delivers full lifecycle solutions-from project inception and planning, through deployment to ongoing support and maintenance.

New Signature was named the top Microsoft partner in the United States and the United Kingdom in 2014 and again in the United States in 2015-becoming the first partner ever to win the prestigious US Partner of the Year award two years in a row. With over 600 individual technology certifications, New Signature is a recognized expert at the forefront of Microsoft advancements and couples these powerful technologies with exceptional services to empower our customers, colleagues, and community.


Our employees are driven by our values and know that they make a positive difference every time that they help a customer to solve their challenges. Our focus on delivering great customer experiences empowers our people to build rewarding relationships that contribute to our positive work environment. You can learn more about our culture here: New Signature CultureHuman

We use our hearts and minds to collaborate for success.

We harness technology to drive business, but we never let that replace our human connections. We use our hearts and minds to collaborate for success and instill confidence in our customers through relationships forged from trust.


We are giving and respectful.

With our efforts to always be generous, we elevate our service level with empathetic and considerate communications and actions. We always find a way to support our customers and colleagues by giving of our time and talent and equally respecting the time and talent of others.


We tell it as it is, with positive intent.

Being authentic helps to nurture our strong and trusted relationships. We are honest, transparent, and reliable. When you partner with New Signature, you are partnering with a group of purposeful, outcome-driven and results-oriented professionals.


We push the boundaries at the intersection of people, process and technology.

For us, there are no limit to our dreams. We continually innovate and push boundaries at the intersection of people, process, and technology to bring our customers and colleagues the best solutions first.


As a Global Cloud Transformation Consultancy business, New Signature understands diversity and inclusion in the workplace brings benefits to our customers, our business and most importantly, our people. We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.

New Signature prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other factors protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including all aspects of the recruiting and employment life-cycle at New Signature.


New Signature requires candidates to prove eligibility to work in the UK. Offered candidates may be asked to complete a background check as permitted by applicable employment regulations. Depending on the requirements of the job, these record checks may include any or all of the following education verification, employment verification, drug screening, and criminal record check.
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