Lead Platform Engineer

Ref No. 23040
Wales - Cardiff
Posted 19 Oct 2021


Salary: Please contact us

Employment: Permanent

Job description

IntaPeople are working in partnership with a global business intelligence company, who have created a brand-new role within their infrastructure department. 

As a Platform Engineer Lead, you will analyse system requirements, address any functional problems, and create test plans/scripts to perform standard testing while delivering solutions to ensure high levels of performance and security.

Whilst having the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, you will have a proven technical background across Linux and Windows infrastructure on Azure, AWS, and on-prem data centers coupled with a solid understanding of networks with systems improvements and infrastructure automation at the core of everything you do.

As the successful Platform Engineer Lead, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Design, document, build and maintain secure on-prem and cloud infrastructure.
  • Organise and monitor software and configuration changes.
  • Collect requirements, understand them, create engineering/support documentation, and provide advice to enable support functions to work pro-actively.
  • Develop and execute comprehensive test cases, check, and document results to ensure the system's technical, functional, and non-functional requirements are met.
  • Test, launch and help train users in new systems.
  • Provide 3rd line/deep-dive support where appropriate.

To apply for the Platform Engineer Lead, you will need to be able to demonstrate the following experience:


  • 5+ years commercial Azure/CoLo infrastructure management.
  • In-depth configuration management, automation, and scripting skills including use of a scripting language (Python) and proficiency with shell scripting using PowerShell / Bash.
  • Demonstratable commercial experience of Infrastructure as Code tools such as ARM Templating / Terraform / CloudFormation.
  • In-depth knowledge of platform and application automated deployment technologies with experience in CI/CD.
  • Windows Server – 2008(R2), 2012(R2), 2016, 2019
  • Linux Server – Ubuntu from 18.04; Redhat derivatives like Centos, Oracle Linux, etc
  • Good networks skills (DNS/DHCP, TCP/IP)
  • Strong commercial experience in managing complex multi-tier enterprise infrastructure environments.
  • Good understanding of a DevSecOps culture.
  • Formal system testing experience of building test scripts and conducting systems, unit, and regression testing.

Candidates with the above as well as the below will be highly desirable:

  • Certification – Azure, AWS, Microsoft.
  • Power BI reporting and dashboard creation.
  • In-depth knowledge of monitoring tools such as Orion (Solarwinds) / Site 24×7 / Azure Monitor / PRTG tools

For immediate consideration and a confidential chat, apply today!

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