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Platform Engineer Job Vacancy in Manchester, England, UK
What you’ll do
Design and automate the deployment of secure and scalable AWS infrastructure
Drive technical decisions to develop and manage the product engineering roadmap
Build and maintain robust and secure CI/CD pipelines
Plan and implement solutions for backup and recovery, high availability, key management, and other strategic initiatives
Setup and maintain monitoring, metrics & reporting systems for fine-grained observability and actionable alerting
Collaborate with external pen-testing company to evaluate the security for all aspects of our AWS implementation
Work as part of a team of engineers, regularly seeking feedback and growing your skills as technical professionals
Work with our delivery teams to ensure their service adheres to the AWS Well architected framework (Operational excellence, Security, Reliability, Performance efficacy and cost optimisation)
What you’ll need
Multiple years of AWS systems administration experience
Strong understanding of cloud and infrastructure components (server, storage, network, data, and applications) to deliver end-to-end cloud Infrastructure architectures and designs and recommendations
Proficient with DevOps methodologies such as CI/CD, version control(git), full-stack repeatability
Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently
Experience working with infrastructure as code tools such as CloudFormation, Terraform and CDK.
It would be great if you had
Networking knowledge, particularly routing and VPNs
An awareness of security processes and DevOps security tools
Software development experience in either Typescript or Python
Docker and Kubernetes. We use Amazon EKS
Why else you’ll love it here
Wondering what the salary for this role is? Just ask us! On a call with one of our recruiters it’s something we always cover as we genuinely want to match your experience with the correct salary. The reason why we don’t advertise is because we honestly have a degree of flexibility and would never want salary to be a reason why someone doesn’t apply to Octopus – what’s more important to us is finding the right octofit!
Octopus Energy is a unique culture . An organisation where people learn, decide, and build quicker. Where people work with autonomy, alongside a wide range of amazing co-owners, on projects that break new ground. We want your hard work to be rewarded with perks you actually care about! We won best company to work for in 2022, on Glassdoor we we’re voted 50 best places to work in 2022 and our Group CEO, Greg has recorded a podcast about our culture and how we empower our people
Visit our perks hub – Octopus Employee Benefits
Wondering what the salary for this role is? Just ask us! On a call with one of our recruiters it’s something we always cover as we genuinely want to match your experience with the correct salary. The reason why we don’t advertise is because we honestly have a degree of flexibility and would never want salary to be a reason why someone doesn’t apply to Octopus – what’s more important to us is finding the right octofit!Ideally you will be based in the Greater Manchester and happy to come into the office a couple of days per week! But we appreciate that things have changed and flexibility is at the top of everyone’s agenda, so if you would rather be remote please let us know. If this sounds like you then we’d love to hear from you. Studies have shown that some groups of people, like women, are less likely to apply to a role unless they meet 100% of the job requirements. Whoever you are, if you like one of our jobs, we encourage you to apply as you might just be the candidate we hire. Across Octopus, we’re looking for genuinely decent people who are honest and empathetic. Our people are our strongest asset and the unique skills and perspectives people bring to the team are the driving force of our success. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute. Our commitment is to provide equal opportunities, an inclusive work environment, and fairness for everyone.