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Head of platform

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Recruiter: Nigel Frank International
Listed on: 26th July
Location: Manchester
Salary/Rate: £90,000 - £100,000
Type: Permanent

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Job Description

I am working with a revolutionary biotech business who are recruiting for a head of platform/platform architect to lead the platform development and become a key figure in the business as they scale.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Be responsible for the long-term vision of the infrastructure.
  • Join the senior management team to partake in the overall running of the business
  • Be engaged in the day to day operations of the platform and work closely with the product manager to ensure customer and user requirements are actualised within the platform.
  • Lead a talented team of data scientists, back-and front-end engineers to build and maintain a data platform, API and web application, as well as facilitating the provision of data for professional services work.
  • Be engaged in continuous infrastructure analysis, optimization and consolidation, following the addition of new features.
  • Supervise and be engaged in the implementation of CI/CD pipelines for multiple systems across platform structure provisioning and post provisioning automation using Terraform.
  • Be engaged in data engineering practices, continuously optimizing our data pipelines and data warehousing practices.
  • Oversee and be engaged in efficient development operations that balance service reliability and delivery speeds.
  • Be a driver of DevOps culture, setting best practices across the company.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Proven track record of at least 7 years professional software delivery with extensive knowledge of software development lifecycle, having built and maintained complex pipelines in various enterprise-level CI and CD software.
  • Extensive experience with Linux, Python, Java, and Bash.
  • Experience with Google Cloud Platform and overseeing operations of a cloud computing platform.
  • Supervising and training junior members of staff, setting best practices, fostering a healthy workplace environment and culture.
  • Working with the senior management team to continue the company's growth within vision.

Other experience required:

  • Experience with container and container orchestration technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, Helm, Terraform, Garden and having designed and implemented Kubernetes-native applications.
  • Experience with maintaining database and data warehouse technologies. Extensive knowledge of data engineering, such as setting up data pipelines in GCP Dataflow/Dataproc and working with data warehouses such as BigQuery. Familiarity with beam jobs.
  • Highly skilled in Infrastructure as Code practices, including infrastructure testing and immutable infrastructure.
  • Recognise the value in testing and documentation in building scalable and stable platforms.
  • Serious about automation, building single sources of truth and removing single points of failure.
  • An eye for up-and-coming technologies and best practices.
  • Experience managing staff user accounts (G-suite, atlassian, etc), and team permissions
  • Ability to effectively interact with a diverse group of people (biologists, data scientists, developers).
  • Ability to be productive in a distributed team through self-discipline and self-motivation, delivering according to a schedule, and to motivate and mentor others to do the same.
  • Excellent communications skills in the English language, both verbal and written, especially in online environments such as slack, email, video calls, etc

Benefits

  • Attractive salary
  • 100% remote working
  • Share option