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Platform Specialist



United Kingdom
Posted on Friday, October 20, 2023

Job Description

Platform Specialist – Automation

Location: We operate a flexible, hybrid working environment with the candidate required to travel to a local Arqiva office up to twice a week. Occasional visits to our Winchester office will also be required.

Role: The Platform team is responsible for all on-premises IT Services, as a team we are moving at-pace into agile methodologies and implementing an automation first culture. We require an expert Platform Specialist who can help to develop/lead and continuously improve both our Scrum/Kanban and automation practises. This role would suit someone from a DevOps/Scrum Master background, who is looking to make their mark by producing and feeding into our green-shoots automation and agile initiatives.

We offer

Up to £82K base salary

10% Bonus

6% pension contribution

Private Medical

25 days annual leave

Access to our comprehensive flexible benefits including discounts on big brands, wellness and employee assistance programmes, gymflex, buy and sell annual leave, travel and dental insurance

Work. Life. Smarter. Our commitment to a flexible and hybrid working culture

Must Haves:

  • Experience of supporting Enterprise IT Platforms on-premises.
  • Redhat Linux and/or Windows OS experience.
  • Good VMware vSphere experience.
  • Agile tooling: Jira, Confluence etc.
  • Experience with Git version control, Gitlab preferred.
  • Scripting Knowledge, Powershell, Javascript or Python preferred.
  • IAC tool expertise: Ansible, Terraform, Aria Automation or other automation and config tooling

Key responsibilities:

Ultimately this role is technically hands on, with responsibility for implementing the practises mentioned above into our various configuration and automation tooling environments.

  • Lead the development of an automation first approach, utilising key tooling such as Ansible, Packer, Terraform, Git and Aria Automation.
  • Experience of Agile project methodologies, supporting effort estimations, leading spike activities and showcase presentations.
  • Drive innovation, both small and large, into and through the business; deploy and evidence with outcomes, a continuous improvement (CI) mind-set
  • Participate, Coach and lead in the day-to-day workload of the team, utilising Agile methodologies such as Kanban and Scrum.
  • Provide BAU and Project support to the Digital Delivery team, ensuring availability and reliability of the Platform.
  • Support and manage the on-premises Platform(s), predominantly based on VMware, utilising HCI technologies such as Nutanix and VXrail.
  • Provide SaaS/PaaS Platform lifecycle support to the various hosted product owners.
  • Act as a senior member of the team, mentoring and assisting Platform Engineers with your technical expertise.
  • Develop and maintain standards, technical and user documentation.
  • Managing and responding to incidents and requests, reviewing these for enhancements to our proactive monitoring and service offerings.
  • A proven track record delivering high-performance, high-availability systems

Why join Arqiva? We are the undisputed leader in UK TV and radio broadcast, and the UK’s leading Smart utilities platform. This means we have a strong heritage and foundation for future growth for you to grow your career with us.

Our journey is to transition global media distribution to cloud solutions, where we aim to double our revenue and continue to grow by being an innovator of scalable solutions for new connectivity sectors. We have opportunities in new technology applications and products, you will have opportunities to learn and develop with us.

Your wellbeing…. Our wellbeing mission is to help our people to be the best version of themselves at work and still have the time and energy to live a full life outside of work.

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