Job Type

Full Time


24 days ago


Senior Platform Engineer, Devops Engineer – Windows/Azure – Leeds, Harrogate (Yorkshire)

Senior Platform Engineer, Devops Engineer with significant experience with large scale Azure migrations within a primarily Windows environment sought by rapidly expanding Leeds based success story.

If a massively varied, project based workload using bleeding edge tech stacks on behalf of some of the UK’s most established household names is what you’re after as the next step in your career then read on!

The key technical skills you’ll need:

  • Strong commercial experience of managing complex multi-tier enterprise infrastructure environments
  • In depth knowledge of Microsoft Azure
  • In-depth configuration management, automation and scripting skills including use of a scripting language such as Python or Ruby, proficiency with shell scripting (e.g. BASH)
  • In-depth knowledge of platform and application automated deployment technologies (e.g. Cobbler, Puppet, Chef, Tivoli Provisioning Manager, Foreman)
  • Exposure to iterative/agile development methodologies (SCRUM, XP, DSDM, RUP etc.)
  • Exposure to continuous integration and build tools
  • Use of source code version control
  • Excellent Windows system administration skills
  • Understanding of software and infrastructure architecture
  • Good database knowledge and SQL skills (MySQL and PostgreSQL skills would be useful)

In addition to the essential skills listed above, experience of one or more of the following competencies is desirable:

  • Configuration of firewalls, load balancers and other network equipment
  • Software development experience
  • Experience of application servers such as WebSphere, WebLogic or JBOSS
  • Experience of Microsoft .NET technologies and Windows system administration
  • Exposure to or knowledge of web security, e.g. OWASP
  • Exposure to ITIL
  • In depth knowledge of virtualisation platforms and cloud orchestration technologies such as VSphere, vDirector, Xenserver, Xen, Cloudstack and Openstack 

And how you’ll be using them:

A Platform Engineer works primarily within a project team with the following responsibilities:

  • Project Delivery: the day-to-day responsibility for technical aspects of a project, both internally and at client sites
  • Managing, supporting, maintaining and improving the project’s infrastructure, automation, continuous integration system and application release process
  • Acting as a bridge between operations and development teams

A more detailed job description & company overview is available to curious candidates meeting the above minimum criteria, please apply in the first instance with your up to date CV outlining your salary expectations & availability for an immediate response.