Job title: Senior Platform Engineer (DevOps)
Job type: Contract
Emp type: Full-time
Pay interval: Daily
Pay rate: GBP £675.00
Location: Manchester
Job published: 04/03/2024
Job ID: 81901

Job Description


Senior Platform Engineer (DevOps)

Duration: 6 Months

Location: Hybrid working - (Two days per week will be required on the client site in Manchester)

Rate: £675 per day

Start: ASAP

IR35 Status: Inside


We require a Senior Platform Engineer (DevOps) for our higher education client to join their platform engineering team which is key to support and deliver Cloud migration programmes across the business.

As the Senior Platform Engineer you will design, build and maintain the delivery infrastructure, systems and processes underpinning technology transformation engagements and lead the adoption of modern platforms and ways of working.

You will be hands on and possess a deep understanding of the Azure ecosystem and be part of the delivery teams working on some of the most exciting digital programmes within the education sector. The Client has a clearly defined IT digital roadmap leading to 2024/2025.

As an Azure expert, you'll work in small product teams alongside developers, architects, designers, analysts and product owners to deliver automation, tooling and cloud infrastructure.

You’ll possess the expertise and confidence to lead the definition and support of the Azure, AWS delivery platform in complex engagements, typically working in multi-disciplinary teams.

Essential skills & experience required:

As the Senior Platform Engineer (DevOps) you will possess the following:

Familiarity with collaboration suites i.e. Atlassian products (Jira, Confluence)

Hands on with any of Azure, AWS or GCP Services

Automating cloud services

Exposure towards Infrastructure Management, Data Migration.

Scripting with one or more of the following: Powershell, Python, Go

SecOps experience.

Automating delivery of Infrastructure as Code (IaC) via Terraform.

Deep understanding of CI/CD pipeline

Code Repository Management (e.g. Gitlab, GitHub, Bitbucket)

Architecture awareness and experience around enterprise scale applications and distributed systems

Have a DevOps mind-set towards Automation.

Have an understanding of Security Compliance PCI DSS, ISO, Cyber Essentials, NIST.

Desirable Skills/Experience:

Experience with container technologies using Docker and Kubernetes

Experience with Cloud Best Practices, Cost Optimisation and Architecture

Automating configuration management Ansible.

Knowledge around Identity Management, DNS, SAML 2.0.

Responsibilities include:

To use your extensive cloud experience to serve as a DevOps and Platform evangelist who educates development teams and other key stakeholders.

Serve as a coach and mentor to team colleagues and act as an internal consultant and advisor for other technical teams with relation to leveraging automation technologies.

Be comfortable working in a highly visible and business-facing role where you need to break down complex problems, facilitate capturing requirements and provide creative solutions suitable to the stakeholder’s problem statement.

Demonstrate a passion for cloud engineering and eager to help shape an agile-minded cloud platform team ready for growth.


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