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Platform Engineer

Posted on Apr 30, 2021 by Brookwood

London, United Kingdom
IT
Immediate Start
£561 - £561 Daily
Contract/Project


Platform Engineer
We are supporting a financial consultancy.

Duration: 3 months + extensions

Day Rate: £560.56 Inside IR35

This is currently remote; the client base is in London.

Who we are looking for
BA degree in engineering related subject, or equivalent practical experience.
5+ years experience of distributed, highly available, high traffic cloud platforms.
Production experience with implementing and running an Event Streaming capability using Kafka.
Experience proactively supporting and maintaining high-traffic globally distributed systems and associated business services.
Deep technical knowledge of Linux and Kubernetes systems.
Experience in development languages (Python, Java, Go etc) and automation scripts.
Experience working in a mature agile environment and establishing DevOps and SRE principles and able to integrate into existing teams as a senior contributor.
Highly technical full-stack competency in globally distributed highly available cloud-native technologies (Kubernetes, Cassandra, Prometheus, Grafana, Akamai, Kafka, API Gateways, Network policies).
Maintaining a detailed architectural and implementation level understanding of modern cloud-native platform technologies.
Must have good knowledge of terraform Scripting
Experience working in mature software development and system engineering environments with particular focus on automation, Infra-as-Code and automated testing.
Able to lead the architecture, design and implementation of complex solutions but also able to engage non-technical stakeholders.
Event streaming technologies- (Kafka) - Key technology
Container orchestration technology - (Kubernetes) - Key technology
API Gateway - (Akana)
Automation and Scripting (Python, Infrastructure-as-code & GitOps)
Content Delivery Networks and Global Traffic Management design principles (Akamai preferred)
Full stack observability solutions - (including Prometheus, Grafana)
Networking expertise and design of cloud based platforms - (VPNs, Service meshes, Ingress/Egress controllers)
Collaboration and development tools (Jira, Git, Confluence, Jenkins )

Key Responsibilities
Ability to maintain and improve deep technical requirements and architecture patterns and technologies to build and run an full-stack API hosting platform based around Event Streaming technologies (Kafka).
Working within an agile framework to build and maintain the Always On Platform, actively engaging with other teams and stakeholders to collaboratively deliver business value and platform capabilities.
Establish the operational excellence of a secure highly available cloud-native multi-tenanted event based application platform for hosting APIs and UIs.
Define and evolve governance, engagement and support models of Platform services using agile, DevOps and Site Reliability Engineering principles.
Enable automated and self-service capabilities on the Platform and accelerate the onboarding of microservices onto the Platform.
Continuously improve the capabilities of the AlwaysOn Platform for customers and end users based on feedback and analytics.
Provide technical leadership to establish and grow the Platform and create business value in line with business goals.
Promote and improve efficiencies in ways of working and culture across the team and become established as a senior member of the team.

Reference: 1183223878

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