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Advertiser: Polar Recruitment Services Ltd

Job Title: Platform Engineer (IT Architecture & Automation)
Rate:£50K to £55K Per Year    Benefits: + Car (7K) + Bonus (7K) + Benefits
Description: Platform Engineer (IT Architecture & Automation)

Polar Recruitment are currently recruiting on behalf of a leading IT specialist for a Platform Engineer to be responsible for Infrastructure as Code modules, working with Technical Architects to deliver production ready outputs. Owning all software, API’s and code for the automated delivery of new platform services, working across a wide range of disciplines, providing support as required.

The position will be based in Bedford, commutable from Milton Keynes, Luton, Northampton, Cambridge, Kettering and Peterborough


* Work with Technical Architects to develop new modules and services for the service catalogue
* Release management, continuous integration / continuous delivery, testing and working to DevOps principles
* Ensure platform stability and continuity, and undertake troubleshooting and resolution of incidents as required.

* Work alongside support teams to enforce capacity management, and the availability of compute resources
* Write & peer review code
* Deliver infrastructure through code in line with security principles

Essential Skills & Experience

* Previous experience in a similar platform engineering role.
* Infrastructure Automation (e.g. Ansible, REST/JSON)
* Scripting (e.g. Python, BASH, Ruby)
* Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery (e.g. Jenkins / Bamboo)
* Version Control (e.g. GitHub)
* Familiar with appropriate methodology (e.g. Agile)
* Monitoring (API driven monitors and alerts)
* Awareness of business/compliance frameworks (e.g. ITIL, ISO27001, SOC, PCI DSS)
* IT infrastructure experience - some of Cloud/Virtualisation, Networking/Security, Storage, IBM
* Strong Linux/Unix skills

The Platform Engineer will be rewarded with an attractive salary and superb benefits package including a very generous Car Allowance and Annual Bonus, Pension, Family Healthcare, 25 Days Holiday, on-site Gym and more, allied to excellent career advancement opportunities.
Skills Required: Platform Engineer, DevOps, Cloud, Scripting, Automation, Development, Programming
Job Type: Permanent
Start Date: Asap     Duration: Permanent
Contact: Gary Crockford Contact E-mail: Click
Contact Tel: 02380 001179 Contact Fax:
Reference: PLRPFE/GC Added: 02-10-2017
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