Lead Platform Engineer - Remote

Anson McCade
Closing date
30 May 2021

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Lead Platform Engineer - Remote

I am currently working with a renowned UK based Financial Services company They are growing a team of highly skilled and passionate engineers to help build, develop, and operate large-scale public cloud environments. They're responsible for creating and maintaining the cloud platform and related services that allows the company to leverage Public Cloud resources in a standard, supportable framework. The Cloud Platform Engineering team help to deliver and enable internal product engineering teams to leverage the cloud in a secure, scalable, and consistent manner.

There is now a chance for a Lead Platform Engineer to join a team of agile, technically strong, diverse, and creative engineers to help deliver multiple complex projects. This is a fantastic opportunity to secure a fully remote leadership position with a household UK name in financial services, working some of the most large scale and complex projects available!

Day-to-Day Responsibilities
  • Take the lead with architects and other team members to develop and build complex cloud services and capabilities
  • Ongoing development of cloud services including working with product development groups to build cloud aware applications
  • Develop automated processes to prevent, identify, and fix problems that impact service availability
  • Maintain an understanding of industry trends and how new technologies can be leveraged to meet business objectives
  • Identify and deliver improvements across a broad range of areas such as cost savings, security, ease of use, & reliability. Take ownership of these and drive to completion.
  • Work with and help lead a virtual team to deliver business unit priority work
  • Participate and help run SCRUM sessions with local team and participate in wider team direction setting
  • Collaborate with cloud architecture and product engineering teams to translate high level technical requirements and in turn define infrastructure changes
  • Innovate new and improved uses of technology to meet business objectives
  • Understand the impact of new technologies and their technical impacts to supported systems
  • Collaborate with peers, architects and managers to understand strategy and how best to operationalise it across the cloud environments

Required Skills
  • Substantial related technology experience
  • Experienced in leading multi-functional teams
  • Consistent track record of delivering goals
  • Experienced in writing clean code (.net framework, etc)
  • Experienced with IaC / Terraform
  • Excellent Azure experience
  • Experienced in automating software build, deployment, and server configuration management using tools such as Git, & Terraform
  • Knowledge & Experience of modern agile development methodologies
  • Exposure to DevOps practices and automation of software testing, delivery and infrastructure changes
  • Strong passion for technology, a willingness to learn new skills and the ability to evangelize the uses of cloud services
  • Self-motivated and self-directed, ability to translate technical direction into functional solutions
  • Ability to work effectively in a globally distributed team, handling multiple priorities while collaborating with multi-functional teams
  • Proven ability to investigate complex issues spanning multiple technologies and drive to completion

Desired Skills
  • Experienced in writing clean code in other Object Orientated languages: C++, .NET, other
  • Experience in developing IaaS development toolkits
  • Experience in working as part of an existing Site Reliability Engineering team
  • Experience with any public or private cloud technologies/services, particularly federation and STS services, ExpressRoute and connectivity services, and Azure Functions
  • Expertise in Windows and Linux system administration, databases (relational and NoSQL), and networking infrastructure and services (routing, switching, DNS, NTP)

Packages on offer include:
  • Base salary up to £80,000
  • fully remote working
  • up to 15% bonus
  • generous pension contributions and annual leave
  • private medical
  • flexible benefits

If you're fitting the bill and want to find out more, apply now using the link on the page!

Lead Platform Engineer - Remote

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