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Platform Engineer

Candour Solutions
Closing date
18 Jan 2022

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Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Full Time
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Candour Solutions are on the hunt for a PLATFORM ENGINEER to join an industry leading company expanding their technical team.
Job SummaryThe primary purpose of this role is to act as a Subject Matter Expert for deployment, migration andmodernisation of the Public & Private cloud platforms. This will include ownership for the end-to-end process from design to supporting significant components within a modern digital service platform. This is a pivotal role in our digital transformation journey.Core Responsibilities
  • Designing, building, testing, automating, monitoring and supporting significant componentswithin a modern digital service platform in production environments.
  • Producing designs that are scalable, resilient, efficient, secure, cost-effective and minimise lock-in.
  • Contributing to technical decisions and direction in a collaborative team environment, includingarchitecture, estimation, product planning, user story/requirement creation.
  • Implementing modern Continuous Delivery processes to support the releasing of software toproduction.
  • Applying industry best practices and patterns across infrastructure and application components, elasticity, performance.
  • Using public cloud platform(s) to solve business problems (Azure/GCP is a desirable).
  • Applying configuration management, infrastructure provisioning and orchestration to solvebusiness problems.
  • Support the wider IT teams where necessary to aid in incident resolution or service improvement.
  • Carry out project work to ensure delivery to agreed costs, timescales and quality, prioritisingworkload around Project deliverables.
  • Promote and contribute to our culture of learning and mentoring, imparting knowledge andexperience to the wider team.
  • Constantly seek to identify and recommend ways to improve the systems, services and performanceof the company application systems, by keeping up to date with technology changes and the exploration of new technologies.
This role requires the following personal experience and attributes:
  • Solid knowledge of the Microsoft Windows stack.
  • Experience in migrating, deploying, supporting and transforming workloads into / on a cloudplatform.
  • Experience in writing and customising JSON / ARM / Terraform templates along with usage,configuration and management of source control software such as Git including pipelines and automated release.
  • Experience of managing continuous integration build and deployment software such as AzureDevops, Octopus, Team City
  • Experience managing the setup and tear down of dev, test & production platforms, includingdata obfuscation, cost management, governance & control.
Required Knowledge:
  • Microsoft Azure PaaS & IaaS services
  • Microsoft Windows and related Server technologies.
  • Visual Studio
  • JSON
  • Automation & Runbooks (Powershell / Bash)
Essential Technical Skills
  • Azure Cloud Ops & build pipeline
  • Azure Networking
  • Azure Components (AKS, ACR, Key Vault, App Gateway, Azure SQL, API Manager)
  • Azure Devops (pipelines, repos, releases etc.)
  • Monitoring (Azure monitor, App Insights, Log Analytics and Dynatrace)
  • Microsoft Windows, Active Directory & Supporting Services (DNS, DHCP, Group Policy etc)
  • Microsoft Enterprise Applications (SCCM, SQL Server, Intune etc)
  • Office 365 & Exchange Online
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