Platform Engineer at PureGym (Southampton, UK)

Platform Engineer at PureGym (Southampton, UK)

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Location: Southampton, UK
Type: Full Time
Created: 2021-02-27 05:01:27

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Job Purpose

The role sits within our Web & App development team and consists of two core areas. Firstly, to be a hands-on member of our cross-functional Platform team, specialising in all things Cloud and Automation related. Secondly, to upskill and support our stream-aligned teams in your specialist area, enabling them to be autonomous in building and running their own services.

The Job


  • Designs, builds and maintains shared infrastructure across the platform
  • Has expertise in our shared dev tooling, establishing best practices and supporting others in utilising those tools
  • Applies DevOps concepts (CI/CD) to improve the software delivery process
  • Has expertise in site reliability engineering, ensuring the right monitoring and alerting is in place for the platform
  • Writes and executes load tests and performance tests
  • Advocates for security and compliance across the development teams
  • Works across teams to identify areas for improvement within automation, processes, or tooling, and works with the team to execute those improvements


  • Collaborates and communicates across teams through sharing knowledge, understanding and solving problems, and advocating best practices
  • Communicates and collaborates well within the team, actively participating in stand ups, regular team meetings and other Agile ceremonies
  • Helps drive the culture of continuous improvement across all areas of the IT department

The Person

Technical Must-Haves

  • Strong commercial experience with Azure
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code using Terraform
  • Deep understanding of container and orchestration technology such as Docker and Kubernetes
  • Understanding of software development processes and CI/CD tooling

Technical Nice-to-Haves

  • Experience with TeamCity, Octopus Deploy or DevOps Pipelines
  • SRE experience (performance testing, monitoring, and alerting)
  • C#
  • .NET
  • Scripting experience with PowerShell or Bash
  • Experience with system administration, networking, and security, preferably with Azure
  • Agile methodologies

People Must-Haves

  • A good team player with the ability to build productive relationships within the team
  • The ability and passion to educate and upskill other engineers, enabling them to be self-sufficient in building and running their services
  • An awareness of the impact of technical decisions and quality on commercial outcomes
  • Desire and ability to understand business and team goals
  • An open and inquisitive mindset, challenging how things are currently done and driving continuous improvement within the team
  • Maintains awareness of industry trends and tools, and has a passion for sharing knowledge
  • A “can do” attitude and positively impacts others