Platform Engineer

United Kingdom
12 Oct 2018
17 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Paddle's Platform is changing and expanding dramatically and you will have the chance to define this role within the business.
You will be dedicated to maximising the performance of Paddle’s systems by identifying and fixing problems that affect the end users. You will automate everything in this area so that our development teams can work in a fully self-service mode and you will have the chance to shape the software we use, our systems and our ways of working. The code primarily write code in Python or Go and you will be required to manage our IAM configuration via integration with our internal identity management systems.

What you'll do
As a Platform Engineer at Paddle you will be primarily looking to build automated systems to maintain and improve the systems which support our development teams. This will be similar to the work of Site Reliability Engineers, but in a company where all of our systems run on top of cloud platforms such as AWS.
Drive joint code ownership between different development teams and platforms.
Build tests, largely automated, to verify that platform changes are safe.
Build automation into verifying the security of our platform and support systems.
Use automaton to ensure audit trails are active throughout Paddle's systems and that they are properly monitored by SOC.
Support SOC Engineers and Development Teams in solving system problems.

We'd love to hear from you if
You have experience in using DevOps techniques to ensure continuous delivery of valuable systems software.
You can effectively work with multiple configuration management tools such as Ansible, Terraform, CloudFormation, Salt, Chef.
You can write code in more than one scripting or development language e.g. Python, Ruby, Bash, Go, C, or Rust.
You have a good working knowledge of Amazon AWS, especially VPC, ECS, AWS Lambda, and permissions management through IAM.
You have good Linux and IP networking system administration skills.
You have a strong interest in security and experience of using automated tools to ensure that security goals are met.

It'd be great if
You are be able to support Test Driven Development, working on testing frameworks and tools including understanding of performance testing and behaviour driven development.
You are able to rapidly learn and work with new systems and quickly identify the costs v.s. benefits, risks and opportunities.
You have experience working in multi-cloud-systems and building hybrid cloud systems e.g. Google cloud, OpenStack, OpenShift and similar.

Why you’ll love working at Paddle
We are a diverse team of 100 people (quickly on our way to 180+) based near London Bridge. We care deeply about enabling a great culture which is inclusive no matter your background. We celebrate our diverse group of talented employees and we pride ourselves on our transparent, collaborative, friendly and respectful culture.

We offer a full slate of (constantly evolving) benefits, including competitive salaries, stock options, pension plans, flexible working, generous holidays and parental leaves. Plus we offer some not-so-standard, extra-fun benefits, which can include anything from joining office football team, taking up the in-office yoga lessons or enjoying a board game night. We host regular company get-togethers and quarterly socials. We have weekly catered lunches and of course, fully stocked fridges and cold brew on tap. We value learning and will help you with your personal development where we can — from constant exposure to new challenges to regular internal and external training.

About us
Our mission is to help software companies succeed — enabling them to focus on creating products the world loves. Hundreds of companies rely on our e-commerce platform to sell their software products globally, as well as our powerful analytics and marketing tools to understand and grow their businesses.

Our vision is to become the platform that all software companies use to run and grow their business. We aim to replace a fragmented ecosystem of specialised tools with a unified platform that removes the complex burden that comes with running a software business, whilst also providing unparalleled insight to help them grow faster.

We’re early in our journey but making great progress: Deloitte Fast 50 named us the fastest growing software company in the UK (we’ve tripled revenue every year since our launch in 2012), and we’ve raised over $17m in funding from incredible investors such as Notion, BGF and Kindred.

Equal opportunities
We believe in having diverse teams in which everyone can be their authentic self is key to our success. We encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply and we don't discriminate based on race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, marital status, disability or age. ​Our office is wheelchair friendly and we are a family-friendly employer​.

Come join us, and find out what the best work of your career could look like for you!

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