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Senior Platform Engineer



Software Engineering
London, UK
Posted on Saturday, April 1, 2023
The Platform team is responsible for operating and maintaining a scalable, robust and performant platform, to support both our growing customer base and engineering organisation. Our aim is to enable and empower engineers to self serve and deliver value to our customers in a fast, safe and autonomous manner. We are currently searching for a Senior Platform Engineer to join our growing Infrastructure team to facilitate this.
As a Senior Platform Engineer, you will primarily focus on developing and maintaining our core cloud infrastructure (AWS, EKS, Terraform, Atlantis, Elasticache, RDS), enabling engineers to deliver their code from dev —> production (GitHub Actions CI/CD pipelines, ArgoCD, Helm, Service Templates) and providing tools and services to enable engineers to observe how their code behaves in production (DataDog dashboards, monitors, alerts and SLOs).
Working closely with other teams in the Product, Data & Engineering (PDE) organisation requires good communication skills, being inquisitive and a problem solver. As a team, we strive not to be a blocker or gatekeeper for engineering delivery, but rather empower and enable engineers to self-serve through automation and tooling as much as possible. You will work with your team to define and implement the roadmap with quarterly objectives. In addition, you will be expected to be a champion of DevOps processes and practices across our engineering organisation, helping to advocate for cross-cutting initiatives around Reliability, Security, Scalability and Efficiency. You will also be expected to participate in the rituals of the teams including planning, grooming, stand-up and demos.💸

Who we are looking for:

  • 5+ years of experience in the Platform, SRE, Production or Systems Engineering fields.
  • Demonstrated track record of working with distributed systems
  • Strong experience on building and maintaining a Kubernetes based platform
  • Experience with major cloud providers (preferably AWS)
  • Experience with infrastructure and application instrumentation, defining and tracking SLOs and SLAs (preferably DataDog) - Experience of support rotas and incident management
  • Good knowledge in coding/scripting (NodeJS, Go, Python, Bash...) and config/automation frameworks (Terraform, Kustomize, Helm...)
  • Willing to share knowledge with your peers and communicate regularly about project updates
  • Fluent in written and spoken English - we’re an international company and this is our main business language

Why us?

  • A culture of sharing, we are a very unified team who work collaboratively ensuring that you’re supported while learning and growing with others.
  • As our organisation grows, there will be learning, development and leadership opportunities across projects and initiatives within both Infrastructure and our cross-cutting Technical Crews, aligned with our Engineering pillars of Reliability, Security, Scalability, Quality and Efficiency.
  • You’ll be surrounded by an incredible team of hackers and hustlers.
  • We have recently launched a no Thursday morning meeting and a flexible working hours structure to allow you to manage your work-life balance better.
As we are an international team, please submit your application and CV in English.
About Spendesk
Spendesk is the 7-in-1 spending solution built for finance teams to make faster, smarter spending decisions. Founded in 2016, Spendesk is now one of the fastest-growing fintechs in Europe, with over 4,000 customers and an international team of 500+ employees based in Paris, Berlin, London, Hamburg, and remote. We’ve raised over €260M from leading investors, and been named a French tech unicorn. And we’re not stopping there!
About our people & culture
We believe that people do their best work when they’re given the freedom to thrive and grow. That’s why liberation is at the core of everything we do. We empower Spendeskers to take ownership of their work, to navigate ambiguity, and seize every opportunity. Spendeskers come from all over the world (35+ countries and counting!) but we have plenty in common: we're bold, ever-curious, committed to kindness, and tackle every challenge with a positive mindset.
About our benefits
Our culture is built on trust, empowerment, and growth — with benefits to match!
-Fully covered Oyster card for traveling to and from our new office (up to £250 monthly depending on location)
-£45 monthly wellness allowance, accruable, to be used on whatever wellness means to you - through the Ben platform
- Access to for emotional and mental health wellbeing
- Pension scheme (on salary sacrifice): 5% employee / 5% employer (by Aviva)
- 28 days of holidays
- Latest Apple Mac equipment
- Company virtual events
- Visit our other offices: Paris, Berlin & Hamburg
- Great office snacks to fuel your day
- A positive team to work with daily!
- Vitality private health insurance (for you and your family/partner)
- Bupa private dental care
Diversity & Inclusion
At Spendesk, we're committed to fostering an environment where all differences are encouraged, supported and celebrated. We're building our culture for everyone, with everyone. Our goal is to attract and build a diverse, equal and inclusive team, where everyone feels welcome and we truly embrace and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.