VP Platform Engineering

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Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(15/7/2023 9:34 AM)
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Role Introduction

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced VP of Platform Engineering to join our organization. As the VP of Platform Engineering, you will lead our teams in the design, build and update of our platform to ensure it is reliable, scalable and secure. Your expertise in platform engineering, cloud technologies, and DevOps practices will be critical in enabling our teams to deliver innovative applications and services. If you are passionate about driving platform excellence and have a strong background in platform engineering and leadership, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

What You Will Do

  • Define the platform architecture, selecting appropriate technologies and configure the platform
  • Implement and manage major incidents, communications, post-incident root cause analysis, and command centre operations
  • Design frameworks and adopt scalable operation strategies (e.g. cloud) to improve the platform in line with company goals, market trends, and customer needs
  • Improve systems and processes by implementing suitable cloud operations and solutions, managing infrastructure and network-related issues, and ensuring prompt resolutions
  • Manage third-party technology supplier lifecycles, including service quality, audit, and integration into the command centre architecture
  • Proactively detect and prevent potential downtime by monitoring platform performance and potential threats
  • Collaborate closely with the CISO to mitigate downtime caused by security breaches



What You Will Have

  • Extensive experience and technical engineering knowledge with a demonstrable track record of designing scalable and secure platforms 
  • A motivational and inspirational delivery focused leader with strong experience of developing and managing large diverse teams
  • Deep knowledge of software infrastructure and cloud technologies
  • Strong communication and presentation skills that allow you to explain complex technical matters across various stakeholders

What We Do For You

Wellbeing focussed – Our people are our greatest assets, and ensuring everyone feels their best self to come to work is integral

  • Generous Annual Leave – 25 days of annual leave, plus public holidays and the ability to buy additional days
  • Employee Assistance Programme – Free advice, support, and confidential counselling available 24/7 through Care First
  • Endometriosis Friendly Employer - We are proud to confirm our commitment to developing an environment and culture that allows those with endometriosis to thrive in the workplace

Personal Growth - Regardless of where you are at in your career, we’re committed to enabling your growth personally and professionally

  • Development Programmes – From Future Managers to Leadership Training, our development programmes help you get where you need to go
  • Performance Bonus – Our Group-wide bonus scheme enables you to reap the rewards of your success

Financial wellbeing - We understand as well as your mental wellbeing, your financial wellbeing is really important

  • Pension Scheme – Our plan with Scottish Widows offers 5% matched contribution by the company
  • Income protection insurance – Providing you with support and assistance when you need it most

Recognition – Highlighting and rewarding the great work our people do

  • Values Awards – Our quarterly employee-driven initiative to highlight and reward the people in the organisation who embody our values the most
  • Clear Review – Our own technology platform that allows you to get real-time feedback, conversations and goals to help you become your best self

Making a Difference – we provide opportunities to help our people make a difference to the causes they care about

  • MatchIt! – Fundraise for a cause close to your heart and Advanced will match part of the funding
  • Volunteering Time – Our volunteering leave scheme allows you to use your time to help those who need it
  • Pennies from Heaven – donate the pennies from your pay check to help make a difference without lifting a finger


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