Job details

Platform Engineer (Cloud Central Operations)

Job reference: 004362

Closing date: 13/12/2021

Salary: Competitive

Department: IT

Hours per week: 36.17 hours per week

Here at N Brown, we are looking for a Platform Engineer to join our Cloud and Platform team within our digital technology division

We are looking for a Platform Engineer to join our colleagues within the Cloud Central Operations team. In this role you will be working on some highly visible, large-scale projects and platforms, collaborating with a wide range of business and technology stakeholders. You’ll have good experience working in a similar role within a complex, large-scale environment with a passion for all things Cloud and AWS, along with a keenness to build a strong DevOps culture

In your role as Platform Engineer:

  • Developing and maintaining a scalable, resilient, cloud-based infrastructure using an Infrastructure as Code approach with experience in Linux OS and Terraform
  • Working with the delivery teams to build and maintain a continuous deployment practice.
  • Contributing to platform architecture and design, driving continuous improvement.
  • Responsible for ensuring platforms are kept secure and working with security to build this into the Infrastructure as Code configuration management solution. 
  • Ensure high availability/disaster recovery process are reflected as per the change cycle, and as per each change the platform can be brought back as per the Disaster Recovery/Resilience policy.
  • Go out into the industry and learn best practices, attend lunch/learns, meet and greets and incorporate gathered knowledge back into the platform. An ability to naturally identify and promote continuous improvement opportunities with a view to build a growth-mindset culture across the wider organisation
  • Provide mentoring, coaching, and support across the grad/apprentices on the team to allow for lessons to be learnt and best practices to be considered during their development.

The key attributes are as follows:

  • 3 years + in developing software using languages such as Java, Python, C++ or Ruby
  • An understanding of the 5 pillars of the AWS well architected framework
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills
  • Experience with SOA applications and cloud-based services, preferably AWS
  • 3+ years in a cloud engineer role
  • Ability to mentor more junior team members

What’s in it for you?

  • Company pension with up to 8% N Brown contribution
  • Life Assurance and Private Medical Insurance
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Incredible colleague discount across all our N Brown Group brands (Simply BeJacamoJD Williams, Home Essentials, Ambrose Wilson to name a few).
  • 24 days annual leave (plus 8 bank holidays) with the option to buy an additional 10 over the year
  • Hybrid working, enabling you to work from home or office (at a frequency agreed with your line manager) and staggered start times. We know these are different times and have embraced them to ensure our colleagues are supported.
  • A Manchester City Centre office base, socially distanced workstations and sanitizing stations around the business
  • Great tech to enable you to not only make doing your job easy but to also allow you to work from anywhere with a great WIFI connection