Platform Engineer (GCP)


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Experience profile

Understands all aspects of what makes a great Business Analyst. Solid foundation of knowledge of multiple techniques and the soft skills required to get the very best out of the team, and to ensure partners are managed effectively. Works hard to build the relationships needed to achieve effective delivery and provides clear and good quality outputs. May have areas which require some mentor and development, but is always willing to learn and approach challenges head on.

Core Responsibilities and Work you’re doing :

  • Be responsible for helping build, manage, support and improve these capabilities including all the normal DevOps type skills (automation, teamwork, continuous delivery etc) in our AWS and other future cloud services.
  • The role requires a broad cross section of skills along with a strong consultative approach. It is collaborating with the team and consumers on-site make sure that the right practices are in place and to take the lead on automating as far as possible
  • As a hands-on role, you will be actively pairing to share knowledge and increase delivery team’s maturity around Operability.
  • Be responsible for platform backlog grooming and planning and automation of all aspects. be responsible for sharing information with wider team as well as implementation and upkeep of common IAAS, PAAS & tooling capabilities.
  • Be responsible for the implementation & upkeep of pipelines and paths to production and the standards and practices. You’ll work with the product owner and scrum masters to build and communicate a cohesive platform vision in accordance with KF infrastructure strategies and vendors or Open Source technology as the need arises.

Enabling Skills:

  • A background utilising DevOps practices to enable Continuous Delivery, you’ll be open to pair programming and work closely with Developers in multi-functional teams. Scripting language or coding experience (including Powershell, Python, Shell, Bash) is key.
  • A strong technical background in build, release and environments, with experience of CI tools like Jenkins. you will have a solid understanding of Linux (Redhat, Ubuntu and CentOS) and Windows, solid understanding of Private and Public Cloud Capabilities (OpenStack, AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, etc).
  • Experience in Infrastructure provisioning tools e.g. Kubernetes, Terraform, CloudFormation, Azure ARM as well as strong automation skills, including experience with unit testing and automated testing tools including Ansible, Puppet or equivalent tools.
  • You’ll have shown ability to craft and support robust build, deployment and configuration management systems for multi-tier services using tools like Ansible, Puppet, Chef or Salt and a good understanding of telemetry practices (supervising, graphing, alerting, anomaly detection).
  • A solid understanding of networking concepts, technologies, and protocols (TCP/IP, IPSec, HTTP, FTP, DHCP, DNS as well as Palo Alto, Cumulus and F5) and expertise with software build tools (GitHub, Jenkins etc).
  • Experience of running software in production is key and demonstrable experience of working closely with and supporting the security administration process and relevant security domain leads, within a cloud/dev-ops context

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