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Head of Platform Engineering

La Fosse Associates are currently partnered with a client who are looking to recruit a Head of Platform Engineering into their team.

This is a permanent position, salary range is £110,000-£130,000 and is based out of their London office. Generous benefits package included.


  • Lead the development of the client's back end and Web platforms, providing engineering leadership to multiple scrum teams including teams at our systems integrator who are off-shore.

  • Own the target state architectures for the entire back end and Web platforms hosted on AWS and coordinate their ongoing evolution with product owners, delivery partners and technology vendors.

  • Collaborate extensively with Product, Development, Testing and IT Operations.

  • Determine the platform strategies and roadmaps while maintaining knowledge of the strategic business plans along with technology vendors' product strategies and roadmaps

  • Ensure that non-functional requirements such as scalability, security, availability, reliability and performance are addressed.

  • Continuous improvement of coding standards and the DevOps pipelines

  • Supporting the due diligence on new Technology suppliers and ongoing supplier reviews of key technology providers.

  • Participating in and leading product evaluations, RFP's and POC's.

  • Support the CTO in the management of the Technology budget

  • Comfortable working in a DevOps environment comprising Jenkins, Sonar Cloud, BitBucket.

  • Working with Agile collaboration tools: Figma, JIRA, Confluence, Microsoft Teams, Slack.

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