Lead Platform Engineer

Employer
OpticoreIT
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
10 Aug 2021

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Sector
Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Permanent

Job Details

Opticore ITis a rapidly expanding specialist IT Services consultancy offering a wide variety of opportunities to work within challenging and exciting environments across our client base spanning multiple verticals including Finance, Media, Telecommunications and more.

Opticore IT is currently seeking a Senior Platform Engineer with an excellent understanding of cloud services, Infrastructure as code and container orchestration to join our Platform Practice. As the latest addition to our Platform Engineering team, you will be responsible for the reliability, availability, security and performance of the cloud platforms and services. Through collaboration with architecture, security and engineering teams you will lead the architecture and design of best-in-class cloud platforms, and subsequently, provide guidance on their consumption.

Currently, all opportunities are remote due to COVID19 however, when restrictions are lifted you will need to be prepared to travel into London on a part-time basis.

Here atOpticorewe really believe in investing in our team, so learning and development really is a major focus for us. We have a dedicated Engineer Manager who works with you and your team lead to assist you in achieving your goals and certifications.



A bit about the opportunity:

As a core member of the platform engineering team, you will be responsible for the reliability, availability, security and performance of the cloud platforms and services. Through collaboration with architecture, security and engineering teams you will lead the architecture and design of best-in-class cloud platforms, and subsequently, provide guidance on their consumption.

Day to day you will be:

Ppicking up tickets from the backlog of projects and/or from application teams when performing BAU work.
  • Picking up firewall rule requests and proxy policy configuration requests from application teams.
  • Performing network and GCP infrastructure changes when needed.
  • Updating Terraform modules with new features for application teams.
  • Assisting application teams with onboarding to the platform and debugging issues with their Infrastructure as Code.
  • Implementing changes using ServiceNow change control.


The must-haves:
  • Able to advise and lead a discussion on Multi-Region and hybrid cloud deployments and architecture
  • Excellent know-how of typical resources - Compute, Database, Storage, Networking
  • Strong understanding of cloud patterns - Load-Balancing, Auto-Scaling, Ingress and Egress
  • Writing IaC using Terraform modules against a Cloud Provider
  • Creating of shared modules against multiple environments (prod, dev, UAT etc).
  • Solid grasp of how to administer, troubleshoot and build Linux systems
  • Excellent understanding of containerisation and container orchestration
  • Development experience beyond basic scripting - writing products, projects etc.
  • History in wider infrastructure and ancillary technologies such as Networking, Firewalls, Proxies etc.
  • Experience of SecOps patterns and principles such as OWASP
  • Collaborating with others using a VCS, following a Gitflow, gitOps model
  • Use and creation of existing pipelines using tools like GitLab, Jenkins etc.
  • Previously automated testing of resources.
  • Solid understanding of change management
  • Scrum Master leadership experience


What we offer you:
  • Private medical
  • Private pension
  • Excellent career progression
  • Training package
  • Annual bonus
  • EMI Share scheme


If you think you could be the next member of the Opticore team, get your CV over to join.us@opticoreit.com in PDF format for consideration quoting REF: RO314

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