Senior Backend Platform Engineer

£90000 - £110000 per annum

Senior Backend Platform Engineer
Salary - £90,000 - £110,000 GBP
London – Hybrid 2 Days A Month

Our client is the UK’s largest truly digital wealth manager, offering clarity and transparency to both seasoned and first-time investors as they seek to achieve their financial goals.

Job in a nutshell:

As a Senior Backend Platform Engineer, you will be working in a DevEx team alongside backend platform engineers and DevOps engineers. As a member of the DevEx team, you will collaborate with other individual contributors and key stakeholders to define and enable solutions to simplify and scale the internal platform and shared engineering tooling. You will closely cooperate with Architecture, Cloud Infrastructure and Backend engineering teams in delivering and improving engineering processes in a measurable way.
We are looking for someone with previous job experience as a Senior Engineer/Platform Engineer/DevEx Engineer and a strong passion for solving complex technical challenges.

Your skills:

  • An understanding of developer workflows to help improve their experience through instrumentation, analysis, development, and optimisation
  • Solid understanding of CI/CD principles, including experience with integrating and maintaining security tools in CI/CD pipelines
  • A deep understanding of automating and improving development, building, testing and release processes
  • Knowledge of implementing and recommending tuning, scaling, and preventive measures for developer platforms and application services
  • Good knowledge of Java and Spring Boot, including component architectures & best practices
  • Good understanding of container schedulers (ideally K8S) and containerisation
  • Understanding of Event Driven Architecture and Domain Driven Design
  • Thorough grasp of observability and how best to integrate it into engineering processes, including education on best practices
  • Deep understanding of automated testing
  • Explaining technical issues in a clear way to the business and other stakeholders
  • Experience with cloud environments (ideally AWS) and infrastructure-as-code (ideally Terraform)
  • Good understanding of APIs and REST
  • Good understanding of Apache Kafka, Kafka Connect or Kafka Streams

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.


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