Platform Engineer (Manchester)


Primarily able to build maintain an IaC codebase using tools such as Terraform, Puppet and Ansible.

AND Introduction


At AND, we accelerate the development of digital capabilities. In practice, that means helping ambitious leaders and organisations build the teams, products, processes and even operational structures they need to close the digital skills gap within their organisation today, so that they thrive tomorrow.

Clients rely on our experience, agility and craft skills across tech and business strategy, software development and product management to address some of the toughest challenges facing their businesses.

We bring aboard thinkers, tinkerers, passionate software craftspeople and inspiring technologists to help us solve these challenges. Together, we’re united by a sense of pragmatism, purpose and a deeply-held belief that digital products and technology alone won’t transform a business or save the world: it’s the people that count.


Your Role

As a Platform Engineer, you will be a specialist in your team, building scalable cloud solutions to solve a variety of problems. To do this, you will need to be able to:


  • Build and maintain an IaC codebase using tools such as Terraform, Puppet and Ansible. You will also be an advocate for architecting platforms using the latest best practices and industry standards and using IaC tools to maintain standards these inline with our clients security policies.
  • Be comfortable discussing the business/commercial benefits of Cloud whilst being equally comfortable deep diving into AWS platform configurations such as Elastic Load Balancing, NAT tables or Route 53 for example.
  • Evangaliese to our clients the other services provided by AWS and be able to relate them a specific client need.
  • Initially focussing on AWS, it’s important to be able to/demonstrate a willingness move between the different Cloud providers, building up a wealth of knowledge over time.
  • Be just as comfortable troubleshooting across brownfield platform and application domains as when designing greenfield cloud platform.
  • Have an ability to horizon scan and evaluate new technology options and vendor products and understand how these can be used to solve our clients problems.
  • Be an advocate mentoring and upskilling of client and other ANDi’s as part of day-to-day activities


To do that, it’s essential you bring the following:


  • Previous experience in a devops or platform engineering role.
  • Experience working in Continuous Integration or Continuous Delivery environment.
  • A real passion for technology and desire to learn new emerging technologies.
  • Experience using Terraform or scripting experience (e.g. Bash).
  • Experience of configuration management tools such as Ansible, Chef, Puppet.


It is also helpful if you have:


  • Knowledge of networking (TCP/IP, DNS).
  • Experience creating and working with development pipelines using tools such as Git, Jenkins, TFS, Sonarqube, GoCD, Maven, Ant, NPM, Artifactory.
  • Proven experience working in Agile development environments and implementing DevOps best practices and methodologies.
  • Experience working in enterprise environments, particularly with Big Data.
  • To approach DevOps practices in new and creative way


Joining AND

From the work we deliver, to the way we serve and support our people, we work hard to ensure that there’s nowhere quite like AND. But joining a company is a two-way street: the fit has to work on both sides. So before you apply, here’s three key things to understand about us:

  • We’re built for people - like, real humans. Not ‘resources’ or ‘staff’. That means happiness and wellbeing really do matter to us, and we hate unnecessary hierarchy and bureaucracy.
  • There’s no well-trodden path ahead: AND is growing fast and forging a new trail. That’s exciting, and gives us all the autonomy and opportunity we love - but bear in mind it also demands focus, patience and resilience.
  • Diversity is a priority. After all, to build great products that a wide variety of different people love to use, we need a wide variety of people to help us build them. So diversity is more than a policy or a word: it’s business critical for us.

Still sound good? Great! Fill out the short application form below and we’ll be in touch

Location: Manchester

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Our Tech

This is our trusted Tech Toolkit that we take to clients, to build remarkable digital products with them!

  • Languages

    • java
    • javascript

  • Tools

    • terraform
    • ansible
    • docker
    • elastic
    • axure
    • gitlab
    • Jenkins
    • jira
    • mysql
    • puppet

Comforts

Because all work and no reward is no-one’s idea of a good time.

  • TECH CHOICE

    Build remarkable products – and do it on your favourite tech.

  • TREAT YO’SELF

    Take advantage of £500 a year to spend on shiny new gadgets.

  • GET INSPIRED

    15 days a year for training and innovation – the possibilities are endless.

  • KEEP LEARNING

    Endless opportunities to learn, grow and socialise with your squad.

  • FAIR SHARE

    Get a piece of the action – we’re an employee-owned company.

  • FAMILY FIRST

    Childcare vouchers, back-to-work incentives and enhanced parental leave.

  • SQUAD GOALS

    Develop tight-knit relationships and make an impact fast as part of a squad.

  • SECURE FUTURE

    Get saving with a great pension, bonuses and an attractive referral scheme.

  • STAY HEALTHY

    Generous holidays, free fruit, wellness sessions – and even the odd massage.

Application Form

Joining AND Digital

  1. 1

    All About You

    Pick your experience level and send us your CV. Don’t forget to tell us why you’re remarkable!

  2. 2

    Let's Talk

    We don’t do things at a snail’s pace, so if we see a potential fit after reading through your application, our talent scouts will be in touch for an initial chat as quick as poss!

  3. 3

    Face Time

    It’s time to come in and meet us face to face, ask us questions and get to know the role. Do we make the perfect match? That’s for the both of us to decide!

  4. 4

    One of Us

    If it’s a double thumbs up, then you’ll be on your way to joining the AND Digital team! From the moment you say yes to your first day, we’ll be there so you soon feel part of the ANDi family!