Platform Engineer

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University of Manchester

Listed on

27th February




£45585 - £56021



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About IT Services 

IT Services at the University of Manchester is a vibrant and fast-moving department, we focus on delivering excellent customer service and quality services for our staff, students and researchers.   


The Team  

The role is within the Platform engineering team, which is a key an instrumental to support and deliver cloud migration programmes across the UOM. 

Our platform engineers design, build and maintain the delivery infrastructure, systems and processes underpinning technology transformation engagements and lead the adoption of modern platforms and ways of working. 


The Role 

We're looking for platform engineers, who are hands on and possess a deep understanding of the Azure ecosystem to join delivery teams working on some of the most exciting digital programmes within the education sector. The University has a clearly defined IT digital roadmap leading to 2024/2025. As an Azure expert, you'll work in small product teams alongside developers, architects, designers, analysts and product owners to deliver automation, tooling and cloud infrastructure.  

We encourage continuous learning, so as well as the opportunity to work with some of the brightest and best in the industry, and evaluate the latest technologies, we'll encourage online training for obtaining Azure certifications.  Even if you don't meet all of the criteria, we encourage you to apply as we can develop you into the role using a training plan and career path. 


The Person 

You'll have the expertise and confidence to lead the definition and support of the Azure, AWS and GCP delivery platform in complex engagements, typically working in multi-disciplinary teams.  

For both roles, the successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate they can: 

Familiarity with collaboration suites i.e. Atlassian products (Jira, Confluence) 

Hands on with any of Azure, AWS or GCP Services 

Automating cloud services 

Exposure towards Infrastructure Management, Data Migration. 

Scripting with one or more of the following: Powershell, Python, Go 

SecOps experience. 

Automating delivery of Infrastructure as Code (IaC) via Terraform. 

Deep understanding of CI/CD pipeline 

Code Repository Management (e.g. Gitlab, GitHub, Bitbucket) 

Architecture awareness and experience around enterprise scale applications and distributed systems 

Has a DevOps mind-set towards Automation. 

Understanding of Security Compliance PCI DSS, ISO, Cyber Essentials, NIST. 


Desirable Criteria 

Experience with container technologies using Docker and Kubernetes 

Experience with Cloud Best Practices, Cost Optimisation and Architecture 

Automating configuration management Ansible. 

Knowledge around Identity Management, DNS, SAML 2.0. 


Successful candidate should be able to demonstrate they can: 

Use their extensive cloud experience to serve as a DevOps and Platform evangelist who educates development teams and other key stakeholders. 

Serve as a coach and mentor to team colleagues and act as an internal consultant and advisor for other technical teams with relation to leveraging automation technologies. 

Comfortable working in a highly visible and business-facing role where you need to break down complex problems, facilitate capturing requirements and provide creative solutions suitable to the stakeholder's problem statement.  

Demonstrate a passion for cloud engineering and eager to help shape an agile-minded cloud platform team ready for growth. 

We anticipate that interviews will be held the week commencing 11th March 2024. 


What can you expect in return 

Our diverse job opportunities all include a top benefits package that includes many features that are hard to find in the private sector: 

Generous annual leave allowance, including Christmas/New Year closure; 

Pension scheme membership to provide benefits for you and your family; 

Well-being programme with counselling, fitness and leading sports facilities; 

Learning and development opportunities; 

Season ticket loans for public transport; 

Cycle to Work Scheme; 

Workplace nursery scheme; 

Staff recognition schemes; 

Staff discounts on a range of products and services including travel and high street savings. 

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