GCP Platform Engineer

GCP Platform Engineer

Job Title: GCP Platform Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: England
Salary: £550 - £650 per annum + Outside IR35
Reference: GCPENG_1636714613
Contact Name: James Llewellyn
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 12, 2021 10:56

Job Description

GCP Platform Engineer - £550-£650 Outside IR35 p/d

My leading Google Cloud consultancy client is looking for an experienced Platform Engineer to join on their exciting new end to end GCP project. This opportunity falls under Outside IR35 and pays between £550 and £650 per day. The overview of the role and requirements are detailed below.

Role Overview:

As a Senior Platform Engineer you will be at the forefront of cloud technology using your skills for a variety of undertakings. This is a real end to end role. You will be expected to take a project from the information and discovery stages through initial concept and design to implementation, build and support. Exposure to a wide variety of technologies and software is a given and you will be expected to investigate the use of new technologies as they become available.


  • Work with customers to translate requirements into technical designs and follow this through to delivery of the solution
  • Design, plan and build highly available, global and Cloud native platforms
  • Advise customers on modern software and architecture techniques such as 12 factor, microservices and serverless
  • Identify optimisation opportunities across customer environments and lead their design and implementation
  • Develop internal tooling for the wider Platform Team
  • Assisting customers in understanding how cloud technology can help them grow and the benefits it offers
  • Mentoring junior members of the team and helping to drive their development

Key Skills:

  • Extensive hands-on experience with GCP in a production environment
  • Great communication (in person and written) skills
  • Ability to write tooling in at least one programming language
  • A thorough understanding of Terraform and deployment methodologies associated with the tool
  • Solid knowledge of cloud architecture principles and highly available systems
  • Understanding of application development, delivery and infrastructure automation

Key Tooling Experience:

Experience with some of the following:

  • Containerisation technologies (e.g. Docker)
  • Configuration management tooling (e.g. Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Salt)
  • Excellent understanding of the Linux operating system (e.g. Debian, CentOS)
  • Continuous integration and deployment tool sets (e.g. Jenkins, ArgoCD, GoCD)
  • Common DevOps technology stacks (e.g. ELK, NGINX, Apache, RabbitMQ, Elasticsearch, Redis, Consul)
  • Database technologies including MySQL and PostgreSQL

Desirable Skills:

  • CKA and/or GCP Professional Certs
  • Consulting experience - not just hands-on GCP
  • Python skills
  • Mentoring junior engineers
  • Commercial Kubernetes operational experience


This role will be primarily remote based.

GCP Platform Engineer - £550-£650 Outside IR35 p/d

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