Platform Architect
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Full Time
Closes 16/06/21
Full Time
Closes 16/06/21
Who we are looking for
A Platform Architect who will drive an innovative approach to keep pace with growing demands placed on our infrastructure by the products that we develop.

You will be responsible for the design and support of our expanding global computer and network estates, underpinning our front end presence, back end processing and data platforms as well as everything inbetween.

The day to day work is interesting, challenging and fast paced amidst a hardworking and delivery focused Company ethos. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who are ready to tackle some of technology’s greatest challenges.
Preferred skills and experience
Broad technical infrastructure experience at scale covering compute, storage, networking and security disciplines.
In depth understanding of modern platform stacks such as OpenStack, VMware, Kubernetes and affiliated technologies including SDN, load balancing, monitoring stacks, workflow and security instruments.
Demonstrable understanding of complex distributed systems and the requirements they place on underlying infrastructure platforms.
Experience of automating infrastructure and solutions at scale using tools like Terraform, Ansible and Jenkins.
Experience of commercial and open source solutions.
Public Cloud experience.
Software development experience.
Experience in a prominent technical lead role is desirable, alongside a degree level qualification or similar discipline in a technology related subject.
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Main Responsibilities
Working with a broad range of stakeholders and mapping high level, long term product development and information security requirements to future platform considerations.
Advocating and leading technical aspects of the infrastructure platform, bringing together existing infrastructure and devops disciplines.
Initiating and performing platform R&D, owning PoCs and assisting others around you.
Influencing infrastructure platform choices with automation in mind, helping to bring software development practices to infrastructure teams.
Working with a broad range of peers including managers, architects, systems administrators and developers.
Seeking a creative and commercially viable way to leverage Open Source solutions.
Using your enthusiasm for technology to help mentor others within the team.
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The benefits of working with us
Bonus Schemes
Recognition for your performance and hard work.
Company Pension
Preparing you for later life with a top pension.
Employee Assistance Programme
Supporting the wellbeing of you and your family.
Eye Care
In a digital world, we help take care of your vision.
Income Protection
Your income is protected, just in case.
Life Assurance
Peace of mind for your family in any eventuality.
Tax Free Childcare Scheme
A bit extra in your pocket to help with your little ones.
Life Events and Long Service
To celebrate your big occasions, dedication and hard work.
Hillside (Technology) Ltd opened our North West office in 2016 in the heart of Manchester’s buzzing city centre. In recent years the city has become a hub of technology and creative industries.
Our location
  • Often described as the UK’s second city, living costs in Manchester are around 30% cheaper than London.
  • Our office has plenty of public transport nearby, including trains operating around the country and the Metrolink.
  • Manchester is passionate about sport and has two Premier League football teams.
  • Full of fantastic restaurants and shops, from Spinningfields to the Northern Quarter, there is lots to see and do.
What we get up to
Our Manchester office is home to part of Hillside (Technology) Ltd's Software Development family as well as additional technology units. We work closely with our other Technology sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Bulgaria to deliver our first class product.
Some location benefits
Nearby Restaurants and Shops
Tea and Coffee Service
Great Commuter Links
City Centre Location
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