Platform Engineer (Kubernetes & Cloud)

United Kingdom, London
Permanent
Job ID: 1543

Job Description

Our client is looking to welcome on board a Platform Engineer with a strong focus on modern cloud technologies, DevOps, and SRE best practices. This is an opportunity to join a highly-respected firm which powers global markets by delivering market data services and custom infrastructure solutions.

To be successful in this role you’ll have excellent expertise with automation, Windows/Linux operating systems, and applying software engineering methods to solve operational problems. You’ll come from a strong Linux/Unix background in particular, with top development skills (coding in Python, Go, Rush and/or Bash), and the ability to solve complex engineering problems through the application modern tolls and automation solutions. If you thrive in a fast-paced environment and wish to champion DevOps and automation throughout a highly tech-driven firm, this could be the role for you.

Automation is a key focus of this role; you will drive and design the implementation of such process through an IaC approach (Terraform, Ansible). You’ll also design frameworks and OS provisioning tools to create zero-touch environments. With this mindset, you’ll ensure all internal and client-facing systems are scalable, available, and highly-reliable. Expect to design and implement creative solutions to operational problems, incidents, or outages so that these problems remain fixed and, as a result, operational toil is materially reduced. Along with excellent knowledge of public cloud, you will also have expertise with hybrid cloud infrastructure, CI/CD, and Kubernetes (as you’ll be building and supporting multiple K8 environments both on-prem and in the cloud.

Along with these skills, you’ll also bring to the role experience with virtual server infrastructure (VMware, KVM, Nutanix), knowledge of high-intensity data engineering platforms/services (Kafka, Spark, SQL and noSQL databases), and a working knowledge of TCP/IP, routing, and networking. Our client would love to see an information security mindset with strong grounding in PKI, encryption, network security, OS-hardening, and related best practices.

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