Platform Engineer

Job Title: Platform Engineer

Department: Development

Reporting to: IT & DevOps Manager

Location: Reading, Berkshire, UK

Type (Full/Part time): Permanent Full Time

Job Context: Work as part of the platform engineering team to design, implement, and maintain cloud platforms suitable for a global SaaS business. Work closely with the development and test team, technical architect, and internal IT team as appropriate.

Responsibilities:

     – Design, implement, and maintain cloud platform solutions

     – Configure deployment, monitoring, and logging tools

      – Ensure documentation is accurate and regularly updated

      – Respond to system failures and ensure corrective action is taken

      – Take part in core maintenance activities including

  • Cloud Platform
  • Application
  • Database
  • Logging

      – Configure and monitor backups

      – Contribute to business continuity and disaster recovery exercises, as well as being part of the BC & DR response team

      – Continually identify areas for improvement in all areas of Autino’s IT infrastructure, tooling, and practices

      – Support and mentor junior staff as appropriate

Essential Skills:

  • Cloud engineering / operations
  • Networking knowledge (TCP/IP, DNS, SSL certificates, firewalls, load balancers, routers)
  • Virtualisation technology
  • Microsoft SQL Server, Redis
  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript, REST/SOAP APIs
  • Ability to problem solve and think logically
  • Attention to detail, and ability to manage workload
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to self-teach new technologies and skills

 

Desirable Skills:

  • CI/CD tooling (Octopus, TeamCity, VSO, Git)
  • ITIL, Scrum, Lean, Kanban, ISO27001, PCI DSS or similar
  • Software development experience

Requirements:

  • 1-2 years experience in engineering role
  • A technical apprenticeship, degree, or equivalent qualificatio