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Bristol, Bristol




£600 - £800 per day






Ryan Ollerenshaw


0203 397 4565

Are you a Head of Platform Engineering that would be interested in being responsible for the end to end health of the shared infrastructure and platform built to power products and services? Working collaboratively with Technology teams, the Head of Platform Engineering will help to drive operations and automation to accelerate product delivery and ensure consistent and stable services. They will ensure that the technologies employed across environments, including security, DevOps and data engineering, are correctly operated through a mixture of in-house and 3rd party teams and services to provide a resilient, secure and highly available platform for our products and services to run on, and that the overall strategy for platform delivery is defined, approved and implemented.

As Head of Platform Engineering you will be responsible for;

  • To establish, deliver and refine a platform engineering roadmap to ensure that all platforms and products remain current, delivers value to product engineering teams and supports the needs of internal stakeholders in terms of scalability, resilience, security, capacity and operational maintenance.
  • Define a technology roadmap that includes deliverables focussed on the continued improvement of the supported solutions and empowering a DevOps culture using automated platform capabilities underpinning customer-focussed product engineering and development.
  • Create tools and automated workflow capabilities to enable our software engineers to test and promote code across the different environments and into production with maximum velocity
  • To provide technology platform expertise across the company as required to support management teams and general development activities in building complex, dynamic products and services.
  • Build an effective Cloud formation function to leverage infrastructure as code and enforce standards across the platform estate.
  • Develop and build a well-documented and centralised API estate, promoting reuse, and supporting API versioning and end to end life cycle management.

Key Experienced required

  • Has extensive experience and technical engineering knowledge of a broad range of platforms and web-based/cloud formation and distribution stretching across platforms, consumer products, emerging technology standards and trends, including defining platform roadmaps and long-term strategic plans, Amazon Web Services (EC2, Elastic Beanstalk, S3, Aurora, Redshift) is essential.
  • Has extensive experience of running platforms within a DevOps organisation, delivering DevOps tool chain and automation are essential
  • Demonstrates a deep technical knowledge in software and systems to dive into details with engineers and distil to high level for executives, customers and non-technical audience, valuing diversity of thought, finds consensus and communicates confidently.

If this role is of any interest please apply via the advert and I will be in touch.

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