Platform Engineer

Job Title: Platform Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Sydney CBD, New South Wales
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 211148_1616491161
Contact Name: Neil Fawcett
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Job Published: March 23, 2021 20:19

Job Description

As a Platform Engineer, you have superior knowledge and high effectiveness in engineering complex system and platform implementations in the Cloud, identifying and developing automation opportunities, and applying automated build / delivery and continuous integration practices in complex environment.
You are always looking ahead to ensure your solutions fit in the bigger picture and the long-term strategy. As Platform Engineer you have a bias to action and apply your knowledge to engineer scalable, resilient, and future-proof platforms.

Key Responsibilities:

* Drive forward the delivery, engineering decisions and platform solution to align to the long term strategic architectural vision.
* Ensure that platforms, systems and services are engineered to facilitate the achievement of service objectives, including resiliency and scalability.
* Identify, develop and lead the implantation of automation or optimisation opportunities, with a focus on cost, availability, and performance.
* Lead large scale implementation of platform and services from inception through to production, maintaining quality documentation and procedures for the ongoing support of the platform.
* Share knowledge and pair with the fellow engineers in your team to maximise the team's skills and capabilities.

Skills & Experience:

* Tertiary qualification in Software Engineering, Computer Science or Information Technology.
* 7-8 years IT experience in a large enterprise organisation.
* Excellent knowledge/experience in the application of Agile and Lean approaches.
* Deep experience working with Amazon Web Services and Cloud based services (including SaaS, PaaS, IaaS). Previous exposure to following technologies is highly desirable - Database Migration Services (DMS), Redshift, Aurora, Spectrum, Athena, Glue Catalogue, and/or Lambda functions.
* Demonstrated experience of understanding security & governance challenges involved in deploying to Cloud environments.
* Knowledge of ITIL and IT Service Management best practices
* Solid experience in Infrastructure as Code development (Terraform, CloudFormation), DevOps philosophies and toolchains such as continuous integration and delivery.
* Solid experience with Linux system implementation and management using automation frameworks like Ansible, Puppet, etc.
* Proficient knowledge of operating systems and developing and delivering platform solutions in multiple environments.