Overview

Appsbroker Ltd collaborates with Google to ensure some of the biggest businesses in Britain harness the power of cloud technology. We also develop cutting edge business applications tailored to the unique requirements of our clients.  We are a dynamic team. We work hard and have fun with a great team culture. We recognise that happy & fulfilled employees are more productive and will go the extra mile!

The projects and technologies we work with are changing the way business collaborates, communicates and makes decisions. This is a great opportunity to be part of the future model for business success.   We offer a fast-paced and challenging environment offering you the opportunity to make a direct contribution to the success and rapid growth of the business.

Role Summary 

  • Be proficient in infrastructure design and deployment.

  • Have in-depth knowledge of at least one major public cloud platforms (GCP, AWS or Azure).

  • You will have Platform architect experience and be able to demonstrate this knowledge

  • You are comfortable staying ahead of the technology curve and are conversant in cloud technology.

  • The role requires a confident communicator who will build relationships with internal stakeholders and customers.

  • You will be a true problem-solver with the desire to meet project deadlines and delight our customers and internal stakeholders.

  • Demonstrate a can do attitude, be willing to learn and listen to others people’s views, team visionary and focused.

  • Ideally you will have used Jira (or equivalent) and be comfortable understanding Jira metrics, reports and all aspects of running a sprint

  • Able to diagnose complex problems,  identify patterns and recommend solutions.

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Location

Old Town, Swindon

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Job Type

Permanent Full Time

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Salary

£50k - £70k
dependent on experience

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Line Manager

Head of Platform

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Closing Date

TBC

 

 

Responsibilities

  • You are a Senior Platform Engineer and will report to the Head of Platform, helping set the strategic direction for Platform and related tooling.

  • You will provide infrastructure expertise to Appsbroker project delivery teams, and advise on best practices.

  • You will design and build automated processes to ensure consistent, repeatable deployments of cloud infrastructure and container based solutions.

  • You will constantly be seeking ways to improve the processes used by the Platform team.

  • The Platform Tools Team are responsible for building the tooling and standard patterns to automate the delivery and support of Cloud infrastructure and Container solutions

  • As a Senior Platform Engineer, you be asked to evaluate, and document any new tooling that is identified on the Platform Tools Roadmap.

  • You will ensure that all infrastructure designs are built with security and availability as primary concerns to meet the customer requirements.

  • You will be able to work under pressure, and handle fast moving changes.

  • You will be able to work on your own initiative, and guide/mentor Intermediate and Junior Platform Engineers.

  • Ideally, you will have worked in teams previously following Scrum, Kanban, MVP etc.  All engineering projects will follow either Scrum or Kanban.

  • You will work closely with the TechOps team at Appsbroker  and ensure they have appropriate tooling and an agreed roadmap to allow them to deliver and support Platform centric projects

  • You will help develop tooling within Appsbroker. Examples include: Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment solutions, Container test environments for developers and Remote Working

  • Answering day to day questions from the development team and clarifying requirements

Qualifications/ Experience

  • Ideally an Architect level certification from one of the major Cloud vendors (Google, Amazon, Azure etc)

  • Containers, Docker, Kubernetes (or equivalent) and using these technologies for the architecture of multi-region, load-balanced resilient microservices type platforms

  • RedHat / Centos or Ubuntu / Debian - RHCE or equivalent desirable - Strong Linux skills are mandatory

  • Windows Server (desirable - not mandatory)

  • Conversant in at least one software language - Python ideal

  • Deep knowledge in one or more of the following:  Ansible, Puppet or Chef

  • Estate management (Ansible, Puppet etc)

  • Patch management (RHN Satellite, Spacewalk, yum, WSUS etc)

  • Very good networking, VPN and firewall knowledge especially for VPC type deployments

  • Excellent understanding of the Non Functional Requirements (NFRs) of projects and how Platform architecture can make systems secure, resilient and performant

  • Hardened operating systems / security concerns, bastions, DMZs

  • Any certifications in Agile, Scrum would be of interest but by no means essential

  • Commercially aware

 
 

To apply please send you CV to cv@appsbroker.com - thank you.