Platform Engineer

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Help us make a big green dent in the universe. We're on a mission to drive the global renewable energy revolution, and we need loads more people to help us make our vision a reality.

Our company is a fast-growing, disruptive technology startup transforming the customer experience of buying retail electricity, opening new markets for competitive renewable generation, and decarbonizing the energy stack. 

We are seeking a Senior Platform Engineer who is security-focused, skilled in AWS architecture, deployment, and management. This is a hands-on, creative, and collaborative position that is a full-time member of an AWS-focused agile software engineering team producing and rolling out production software. The position will work closely with both the front-end and data engineering core teams to support daily operations and expansion.What you'll doDesign and automate the deployment of secure and scalable AWS infrastructureDrive technical decisions to develop and manage the product engineering roadmapBuild and maintain robust and secure CI/CD pipelinesPlan and implement solutions for backup and recovery, high availability, key management, and other strategic initiativesSetup and maintain monitoring, metrics & reporting systems for fine-grained observability and actionable alertingCollaborate with our Security team to ensure thorough pen-testing and security evaluation for all aspects of an AWS implementationBuild relationships across the organization to coordinate engineering prioritiesOften, we can only give you the question and not the answer, because if we knew the answer, we wouldn’t be hiring - are you someone who not only finds answers but creates value by coming back and asking better questions?What you'll haveMultiple years of AWS systems administration experienceSecurity experienceStrong understanding of cloud and infrastructure components (server, storage, network, data, and applications) to deliver end-to-end cloud Infrastructure architectures and designs and recommendationsProficient with DevOps methodologies such as CI/CD, version control(git), full-stack repeatabilityAbility to prioritize tasks and work independentlyAdvanced or expert-level Linux administrationTerraformIt would be great if you had Networking knowledge, particularly routing and VPNsAn awareness of security processes and DevOps security toolsExperience with RabbitMQ, or other messaging queuesCelery and async processingDocker and Kubernetes. We use Amazon EKSAn understanding of Data Science / Big Data tooling and methodsWhat you'll love about usEquity Scheme (own part of the business)Unlimited holidays: We're all grown-ups, so we don't count your holidays here. We work hard and so we know you need to play hard as well (within reason of course).Flexible working environment Support to help with development (courses, learning, development)If this sounds like you then we'd love to hear from you.

Studies have shown that some groups of people, like women, are less likely to apply to a role unless they meet 100% of the job requirements. Whoever you are, if you like one of our jobs, we encourage you to apply as you might just be the candidate we hire. Across Octopus, we're looking for genuinely decent people who are honest and empathetic. Our people are our strongest asset and the unique skills and perspectives people bring to the team are the driving force of our success. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute. Our commitment is to provide equal opportunities, an inclusive work environment, and fairness for everyone.

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