Platform Engineer – Automation

  • Location: High Wycombe
  • Sector: DevOps
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: £75000 – £85000 per annum ​
  • Industry: Software house


My client, a leading Media Software specialist, are seeking a Platform Engineer (automation developer) to join the team developing systems automation tooling for configuring the hardware and software that comprise their product solution – a globally distributed, high performance, scalable data platform used by media & entertainment companies around the world.

  • Working within the (Product) development team, you’ll be developing automation tools, primarily using Python, to automatically deploy, configure and monitor product solutions comprised of servers, on-premise disk storage and networking, and cloud integration.
  • You’ll use your experience in managing Linux systems with configuration management tools, such as SaltStack, and your knowledge of configuring and monitoring IT infrastructures to help the team deliver best-of-breed deployments to their customers with the greatest of ease and confidence.
  • You’ll get to work with some of the highest performing servers, storage and networks available on the market today.
  • You’ll be developing tools to allow the engineers and customers to easily integrate, support and maintain these as part of the product solution platform – including automated operating system, software, and hardware configuration, developing comprehensive monitoring and alerting tools, and creating first-class dashboards & reporting.
  • You’ll be involved in the deployment and use of the tools you help create directly with customers, seeing the benefits they bring first-hand, and helping shape future product development.

Platform Engineer – Fully Remote

  • Location: England
  • Sector: DevOps
  • Job type: Contract
  • Salary: £650 – £800 per day


La Fosse Associates are currently partnered with a client who are looking to hire a Platform Engineer into their team, on an initial 6 month contract. The role will be fully remote and paying £650-£800 a day depending on experience.

Qualifications and Experience needed:

  • Demonstrable previous ownership of large infrastructure in data centers and cloud
  • Understanding of public clouds and hands on knowledge on building cloud based environments, particularly AWS and container orchestration
  • Capable of writing code to deliver highly automated infrastructure environments that support the wider IT department using an agile methodology
  • Experience operating 24x7x365 customer focused environment
  • System administration level knowledge of Linux, Apache, Tomcat.
  • Experience of software release management, git flow.

Technical Skills Required:

  • AWS experience
  • Packer, Docker, Vault, Consul
  • ELK stack, Prometheus, Icinga, Alert Manager
  • Kubernetes/Docker
  • Terraform
  • Scripting/coding experience – ideally GoLang
  • Ubuntu OS/BottleRocket
  • Jenkins/GitLab
  • Git/BitBucket

​Head of Platform Engineering


On the lookout for a Head of Platform Engineering to join an exciting company looking to rapidly expand their technology team. This is an excellent opportunity for any Lead Engineers to take the next step in their career.

About the Organisation

The web is the world’s largest database but getting data from the web is hard. They are on an ambitious mission to solve that problem and make web data a reliable, high quality data source. Effective use of data can provide incredible efficiency and value to almost any business, from the smallest independent company to the largest multinational. It can also advance education, academic research, charitable work, investigative journalism, and many other efforts that help to make our world a better place.

They’ve built an enterprise Web Data Integration platform that can parse data from any website, at scale, and deliver that data accurately, on time, every time. They process hundreds of millions to billions of transactions every month. Their customers are among the world’s leading organisations, and said organisations use web data on their most important business problems, running mission critical applications and services with the web data that they provide to them.

About the Role

They are looking for a Head of Platform Engineering to join our Technology team. In this role, you will be charged with leading, mentoring, designing, building, monitoring, and migrating applications, software, and services on the AWS platform, ensuring solutions are designed for successful deployment in the cloud. You will have the opportunity to work on many facets of AWS services. You will apply your deep AWS technical expertise to solve cloud-based solutions at scale.

Main Responsibilities

  • Leading a team of Platform Engineers
  • Resource Management and Deployment
  • Design and Implement AWS architectures and environments
  • Database Management
  • Cost management
  • Automation and Configuration Management
  • Creation and Management of custom monitoring
  • Synthetic and metric based testing
  • Machine Image Management
  • Participate in regular internal infrastructure audits
  • Management on automated scanning and security tools
  • Management of the on-call rota

Required Skills & Experience

  • Hands-on AWS experience across a broad range of AWS services.
  • Must have in depth AWS development experience (Docker, Kubernetes, EKS, Lambda, EC2, S3, Amazon RedShift, PostgreSQL)
  • Strong knowledge of DevOps and CI/CD pipelines
  • Scripting capability and the ability to develop AWS environments as code
  • Experience with core AWS platform architecture, including areas such as: Organizations, Account Design, VPC, Subnet, segmentation strategies.
  • Backup and Disaster Recovery approach and design
  • Environment and application automation
  • Network connectivity, Direct Connect and VPN
  • AWS Cost Management and Optimization
  • Public cloud automaton tooling and scripting experience – CF, Terraform, Ansible, Python
  • Familiar with Encryption, Logging, and Privacy/Security Protocols
  • Good knowledge of REST/JSON web service API implementation
  • Experienced in developing test plans, test cases, baselines, and conducting end-to-end testing.
  • Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort speaking with executives, IT Management, and developers
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly
  • Proficient on Linux

Cloud Platform Engineering Manager


We have partnered exclusively with a leading business, in Fintech and digital credit, in their search for a Cloud Platform Engineering Manager.

The business is currently on an exciting transformation journey and are expanding massively so it’s great time to join their world class engineering team, to provide your expertise on the future or that development and be integral for their transformation journey.

As a manager in the Platform Engineering team, you will lead a team that manages, supports, and develops the platform that allows developers to rapidly test, deploy and put their software into production on the Azure cloud.

Your Day To Day Duties Will Include:

  • Lead a team of Platform Engineers working to improve our scalability, resilience and availability
  • Lead and drive excellence in the monitoring, management and support of the platform
  • Ensuring great service from your team to their internal customers
  • Design and develop new and innovative products, as well as techniques that can be used to improve infrastructure and platforms
  • Act as a point of escalation and technical expertise for your team and the wider business
  • Provide out of hours support on a rota basis.

Integration Platform Engineer

Key Accountabilities:

  • Take over the professional leadership and platform responsibility as Platform Owner for the Integration Platform and its strategic development
  • Drive the continuous development of the integration platform portfolio and ensure strategic fit with the vision and goals of the product, Digitalization, and IT in the context of LOR IT strategy
  • Closely align with stakeholders and manage resulting requirements
  • Manage product backlog, budget and capacity
  • Ensure product and platform performance from vision to operation
  • Motivate the development teams to perform at their best and to be passionate about the product and its vision
  • Architect and develop reusable business integration components
  • Develop frameworks for standardizing and enabling data flows via APIs, files, message queues
  • Advocate best practices (unit/automation testing, code reviews, code quality, etc.) Engage with other teams to make integrations simpler to deploy and operate
  • Continually look for opportunities to improve our platform, process, and business
  • Awareness of the art of the possible through innovation and technology that will transform ways of working by continually developing self-knowledge and insight of the external technology sectors, whilst promoting IT at external events.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • 4+ years of experience as a Senior Software Engineer or Integration specialist
  • Strong knowledge and experience with Azure integration services (Logic Apps, Service Bus, API Mgmt. etc.)
  • You have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, to communicate your ideas and concepts to a wide audience inside and outside the company
  • Experience designing, estimating, and leading the implementation of complex systems
  • Knowledge of OAuth, OIDC, client-server authentication, server-server authentication
  • Solid and proven understanding of software development best practices and design patterns
  • Proficiency of security/access control, scalability, high availability, and concurrency
  • Proven ability to work independently and take projects from design to development to delivery
  • Dedication to delivering high-performance, secure and scalable components
  • Self-motivated, passion for learning, strong communication skills

Principal Platform Engineer

  • Location: London
  • Sector: Cloud, Infrastructure and Services
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job functions: Cloud Engineer, AWS Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure
  • Salary: £110000 – £120000 per annum​
  • Industry: Insurance


We are working with one of the world’s leading insurance firms, who are looking to hire a Principal Platform Engineer to support the business on a number of large scale projects.

You’ll be Designing, developing, deploying, and maintaining testable, secure platforms and infrastructure that provide the foundations all critical software is built on whilst also empowering our product squads to take ownership of how they deliver software robustly and at scale.

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Strong hands on experience with either Azure, GCP or AWS
  • Solid knowledge of cloud architecture principles
  • Experience with all phases of the software development life cycle and agile methodologies
  • Experience with Kubernetes, Docker or other containerization technologies
  • Experience with infrastructure-as-code technologies such as Terraform
  • Comfortable writing production software in at least one general-purpose programming language (Python, Go, JavaScript, Java)
  • Experience building software using continuous integration, familiar with common tools such as GitHub Actions, Circle CI, Jenkins, Tekton.

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