Platform Engineer

melanie

Platform Engineer

Location: London
Department: Platform Engineer
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted: 18/11/2020

The Role

Are you an experienced Platform Engineer?  We are looking for you to join our Platform Engineer team which has responsibility for supporting the infrastructure, software applications, development and integration teams for UnderwriteMe Technology Solutions.  As a key part of the team, you’ll be accountable for ensuring that infrastructure is built and maintained in an efficient and secure manner whilst looking to continuously improve the platform.

Do you love working with the following tech?  AWS, Packer/Docker/Vault, Kubernetes, Terraform, GitLab?  Then we are looking for you as you would be utilising your skills in these technologies on a daily basis.

Main Duties

  • Build and configure cloud configurations on AWS – Cloud Computing Services, in particular install and configure new environments using automated tools
  • Automate management of all server components using Puppet, Packer, Vault, Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform
  • Document procedures and policies that relate to the IT systems you support in particular the application configuration.
  • Support the software delivery process by identifying and providing appropriate pre-production environments, e.g. facilitation of performance testing
  • Manage all code deployments and infrastructure changes to controlled environments in a controlled, auditable manner
  • Liaise with and manage 3rd party vendors, hosting services and licence providers as required for the infrastructure you support
  • Ensure robust DR (Disaster Recovery) and BCM (Business Continuity Management) process and procedures are in place and adhered to with regular testing to ensure fit for purpose
  • Identify and implement appropriate monitoring throughout the enterprise and produce regular reports regarding availability, performance etc.
  • Contribute to the definition of the platform physical architecture and help maintain this as part of an IT roadmap

Technical Skills Required

  • AWS experience 5years+
  • Packer, Docker, Vault, Consul
  • ELK stack, Prometheus, Icinga, Alert Manager
  • Kubernetes/Docker
  • Terraform UMEMYG
  • Scripting/coding experience – ideally GoLang
  • Ubuntu OS/BottleRocket
  • Jenkins/GitLab
  • Git/BitBucket

Skills & Education

  • Educated to Degree level or 5 years proven experience in similar role
  • Demonstrable previous ownership of large infrastructure in data centres and cloud
  • Understanding of public clouds and hands on knowledge on building cloud-based environments, particularly AWS and container orchestration
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to work within cross-functional teams and delivery oriented
  • Proven ability writing effective procedures and policies which can be used by other staff and are maintained within a review lifecycle
  • Capable of writing code to deliver highly automated infrastructure environments that support the wider IT department using an agile methodology
  • Experience operating 24x7x365 customer focused environment
  • System administration level knowledge of Linux, Apache, Tomcat
  • Experience of software release management, git flow
  • Experience in Ruby, Rspec
  • Security focused
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Working knowledge of JIRA

Who we are?

UnderwriteMe provides technology solutions that enable our partners to transform and disrupt the life insurance industry worldwide. Founded in 2012, our journey started with the Underwriting Rules Engine and Protection Platform in the UK. We have grown to become a leading InsurTech provider across Europe, Asia and Australia with an expanding product portfolio.

Diversity and Inclusion

As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, we will provide reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process to ensure equal access to applicants with disabilities. Please contact us about your needs so that we can discuss these with you to make sure that suitable adjustments are made, where possible.

Working at Home During the Pandemic

At UnderwriteMe we are 100% working from home during the pandemic.  We continue to recruit and onboard new hires during this period.

The company has invested in providing a high level of support for our employees as they continue to work from home. This includes regular “tea & talk” sessions, providing suitable home-working equipment, additional holidays and flexible working options, as well as weekly yoga classes and regular social activities. We want to make sure everyone is looked after and supported at this time. We are also contributing to our local communicates by giving staff time off for volunteering activities and making charitable donations.

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UK Benefits

We offer a generous benefits package including a discretionary bonus; stakeholder pension scheme; BUPA; Life Insurance; 25 days holiday; STL; Group Income Protection; subsidised gym membership and more.

As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, we will provide reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process to ensure equal access to applicants with disabilities. Please contact us about your needs so that we can discuss these with you to make sure that suitable adjustments are made, where possible.