Platform Engineering Lead
TopCashback is the World’s most generous cashback company. Having been established in the UK in 2005, we are now the UK market leaders in cashback and still growing rapidly. TopCashback has previously featured as one of the fastest growing private companies in the UK for 3 consecutive years by the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 and has been awarded Cashback Site of the year 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2020.
Our worldwide membership is in excess of 20 million and growing. TopCashback is an ethical company and lives by the motto “do as you would be done by”. We extend this way of operating to all of our members, merchants and partners as one of our core values.
As the Lead Platforms Infrastructure engineer you must have experience of supporting and working closely with the development and operational teams building and deploying Web Applications as well as configuring and maintaining the infrastructure required to support and monitor them. These experiences should be coupled with a passion to work on your own as well as with others to make improvements in these areas understanding the business needs and priorities.
As part of this role we are on an evolutionary path across our teams and we need an individual that has the skills and drive to manage, coach and mentor embedded platform engineering team members in development teams and support poly skilled developers on their paths to gain further knowledge and experience with a devops mindset.
We want this individual to be able to lead teams and provide them with the ability to create toolkits that allow the development team to safely and securely spin up and tear down environments to meet the needs of the development work streams and educate on best practices on how to use them.
A history of successfully Building and Deploying Web Applications using TeamCity/Jenkins and ideally knowledge of Build Scripts
Knowledge of Configuration Management including use of GIT and other Configuration and provisioning (IaC) tools such as CloudFormation/Ansible/Terraform
Able to demonstrate an understanding of the security aspects concerning Web Applications and how to meet their requirements
Experience with Linux Server and Production experience with applications deployed in the Cloud (AWS preferred)
Experience Scripting and automation on Windows and Linux OS, e.g. Bash, Git, Python, PowerShell, SQL, JSON, YAML, etc
Great problem solver who tracks down the causes of issues in a systematic and analytical way
Looks to automate where possible to improve the efficiency, robustness and reliability of our build and deployment process
Enthusiasm for systems administration including keeping up to date with the latest operating systems, tools and techniques
The confidence to perform in a production environment and the desire to deliver excellent solutions and service
A proactive and energetic person with a desire to contribute collaboratively to the development of the team and the company
Excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills
Willing where needed to support the team and websites out of hours on a rota’d basis
Responsible for building and maintaining a roadmap of work from a DevOps perspective and be able to report that back to the business regularly
At TopCashback, since we began, we have been committed to building a fair, diverse and inclusive company. We believe that diversity and nurturing a culture where we can all be our true selves at work, makes us stronger as a business. We celebrate differences and foster a fair and equal environment for us all to flourish in. After all, we spend most of our time together.
With fairness at heart, we‘re committed to being an equal opportunity employer regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, disability, nationality, age or similar. Whoever you are, whatever walk of life you are from, we’ll welcome you to our TopCashback family