Senior Platform Engineer (Hybrid)

Oxford 75K - 85K Permanent

AI Pharma Tech. Hybrid Working Model.  Must be UK-based.            

The Company                                          

We are seeking an experienced Senior Platform Engineer with a strong background in cloud computing (Azure and/or AWS), Terraform, Kubernetes and infrastructure as code for an AI company focusing on using Real World Data and evidence to support the discovery and development of new medicines.

Ideally, you would have experience with big data technologies, programming in Python and SQL. Senior Platform Engineer will work in the Engineering team alongside Senior Data Engineers to design, build and maintain our data platform currently hosted in Azure, ensuring it is scalable, reliable, and secure. Further to the above, you will also be responsible for improving and monitoring data infrastructure.

You Will:

  • Collaborate with others in the engineering team to ensure the platform is optimized for performance and security.
  • Design, build, and maintain a highly scalable and reliable cloud platform infrastructure that can support the needs of our growing business.
  • Design and implement data access and authorization policies to ensure data security.
  • Design and implement monitoring and logging solutions to detect and respond to issues quickly.
  • Work closely with the Informaticians, Real-World Evidence (RWE) and ML Analytics to support RWD workflows.
  • Develop and maintain a deep understanding of cloud computing, and big data technologies.
  • Develop and maintain technical documentation for the platform and data infrastructure.
  • Help drive high coding standards across the team and regularly participate in code and infrastructure reviews.

Skills required:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in computer science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • Demonstrable experience building infrastructure on Azure and/or AWS cloud.
  • Experience with containerization technologies (Docker, Kubernetes) and infrastructure-as-code tools (Terraform, CloudFormation).
  • Programming skills in a language like Python. Experience building/configuring CI/CD (e.g. CircleCI, Github Actions, Jenkins).
  • Knowledge in maintaining application code via source control version tools such as Git and GitHub.
  • Demonstrable experience in platform and data engineering, focusing on big data technologies and cloud computing.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work independently. Excellent communication and collaboration skills.

It would be great if you have:

  • Knowledge of a SQL dialect (we use PostgreSQL).
  • Experience with PostgreSQL server administration.
  • Experience using DBT.
  • Experience with Argo Workflows and Argo CD.
  • Experience with infrastructure monitoring and alerting (ideally DataDog).
  • Experience with data warehousing and data modelling.
  • Experience with Apache Spark, Hadoop or similar technology.

What you get:

  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Mental Health First Aid support
  • Christmas office closure
  • Company Days and Socials
  • Private Pension Plan
  • Life Insurance and Income Protection from day one
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Healthcare Cash Plan
  • Eyecare vouchers
  • Fitness and wellness discounts
  • Workplace nurseries scheme
  • Electric Cars Scheme
  • Cycle to Work
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