Senior Platform Engineer

Senior Platform Engineer

Job Title: Senior Platform Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: England
Salary: £550 - £650 per day + Outside IR35
Reference: JSP564652_1635429276
Contact Name: James Llewellyn
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 28, 2021 14:54

Job Description

This fast growing global consultancy is looking to take on a Senior Platform Engineer who 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

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