Platform Engineer

  • Job Reference: R-00166284
  • Date Posted: 24 June 2022
  • Employer: RBS
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  • Location: London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering, I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Join us as a Platform Engineer

  • We’re looking for a Platform Engineer to join our team. You’re self motivated with a passion for designing and building scalable solutions that cater to a wide user base 
  • You’ll need to have a strong customer focus, be able to look at issues from multiple viewpoints and take a pragmatic approach to reach the best resolution
  • You should be confident in taking the lead on solving complex problems, as well as providing technical coaching to engineers across the mission teams at Mettle

What you'll do

As a Platform Engineer, you’ll make sure that our platforms are robust, value for money and continuously optimised. You’ll be seen to make sure the technology stack is constantly enhanced by adding new features and ensuring defects are resolved in a timely manner. In addition, we’ll also look to you to contribute to the code base and make sure that it is clean, elegant, reusable, and easy to maintain and extend.

You’ll also:

  • Deliver changes to the platform in a controlled manner
  • Design and implement solutions to increase the stability, resilience and security of our platform
  • Create solutions that enhance the developer experience
  • Work with mission teams to provide a self-service platform

The skills you'll need

You’ll have in-depth knowledge of a number of tools, including Kubernetes, Kafka and cloud technologies . Ideally, you will come from a software development background and have experience diagnosing issues in a production environment and have exceptional problem solving skills. Alongside strong Kubernetes and Kafka knowledge, you’ll need strong Terraform experience. As we do everything in code and manage all changes using GitOps, you’ll be comfortable writing code and understand good development principles.

You’ll also need:

  • A deep understanding of the container ecosystem
  • Strength in one or more of, Kubernetes, Kafka, Terraform and one of AWS or GCP
  • Be an advocate for containerisation and cloud native solutions
  • Excellent knowledge of Go (or another language)
  • Any experience of databases is a bonus