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Platform Operation Engineer

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    Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, E. of England, England

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    Up to £50000 per annum + Annual Bonus

  • Contact:

    Samuel Gristwood

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

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Are you looking for a Platform Engineer role that is varied, demanding and hands on, covering a wide range of DevOps and systems operations functions?

Does the opportunity of working for a high growth company with leading edge technology that has a positive impact on peoples live excite you?

Our Cambridge based client are looking for a Platform Operations Engineer. Their innovative software, based on AI and natural language processing, has received several accolades, as a result of this they have recently been named as one of 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management.


  • Deployment & maintenance of their text mining servers for internal and remote use in the Cloud
  • Assistance with design and implementation of system architectures that will scale as processing and storage requirements grow
  • Implementation of configuration management solutions for all servers using e.g. Ansible
  • Assistance with day-to-day running of Development, Staging and Production platforms
  • Support and improve operational processes for our development and production systems, e.g. logging, disaster recovery, security
  • Interaction with the development team to help guide new product features and bug fixes
  • Maintenance of documentation and support resources, such as self-help and ticketing systems
  • Participate in on-call rota and out-of-hours cover


The ideal candidate will be a fast learner with broad experience of DevOps and IT systems and will have most of the following attributes:

  • Practical experience of DevOps
  • Excellent knowledge of Linux platforms and familiarity with other platforms and operating systems, primarily Windows and MacOS
  • Good communication skills and an ability to interact with customers at all levels
  • Strong programming and scripting skills are essential, with an emphasis on Python
  • Knowledge of configuration management/orchestration tools such as Ansible and Kubernetes
  • Good knowledge of networking protocols and security: e.g. firewalls, IDS, naming services, and web-based services
  • Experience of Cloud deployment (e.g. AWS) and/or Big Data
  • Pro-active, problem-solving attitude and ability to work calmly under pressure
  • Good degree or postgraduate qualification in an IT-related subject or equivalent IT certification or commercial experience
  • Awareness of infosec standards, and ITIL qualification would be an advantage
  • Demonstrable documentation experience

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