Platform Engineer


Platform Engineer

Location: Singapore
Department: Platform Engineering
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted: 21/07/2020

Our Platform Engineering Team are looking for a Platform Engineer to help support the infrastructure, software applications, development and integration teams of UMTS technology. UnderwriteMe offer 24*7*365 hosting services to clients for all the applications they licence. This is therefore a key role within the IT department

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


  • Educated to Degree level or 5 years proven experience in a 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 to write 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 in software release management, git flow.
  • Experience in Ruby, Rspec
  • Security-focused
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of JIRA
Technical Skills Required Non Technical skills
  • AWS experience 5years+
  • Packer, Docker, Vault, Consul
  • ELK stack, Prometheus, Icinga, Alert Manager
  • Kubernetes/Docker
  • Terraform
  • Scripting/coding experience – ideally GoLang
  • Ubuntu OS/BottleRocket
  • Jenkins/GitLab
  • Git/BitBucket
  • Operational mindset/background
  • Knowledge of immutable infrastructure principles
  • Out of hours support
  • Ability to be customer-facing
  • Financial services industry experience.