Associate Platform Engineer

Date: 5 Sep 2023

Location: Oxford/ Hybrid, GB

Company: Nominet

We’re Nominet – a world-leading domain name registry. For over 25 years, we’ve been operating at the heart of internet infrastructure. While we're best known for running .UK domains, we also help protect public services from cyber threat. Our aim is to create a world which is more connected, inclusive and secure. We know that technology has the power to transform lives by creating opportunities and providing support where it’s needed most.
As a public benefit company, our work funds the ability to make a positive impact on society. We’ve donated millions to projects that use technology to improve peoples’ lives and have committed to delivering £60m worth of support over the next three years.
We understand the impact the Internet has on the environment and are committed to helping the UK reach Net Zero by 2050. We’re already a Carbon Neutral company through offsetting our emissions and will continue to work on reducing our footprint.

About the role:


Join our dynamic and innovative team as an Associate Platform Engineer – a role designed to nurture and develop emerging talents in the field. Embark on an exciting journey as you become an essential part of our agile team, contributing to the design and construction of Nominet's cutting-edge Enterprise Platform. This Private Cloud platform is the foundation of our operations and powers critical applications, including the prestigious UK registry. 


Working closely with a team of highly skilled engineers, you'll contribute to the development and deployment of this state-of-the-art platform. Your role will emphasize learning, growth, and mentorship, focusing on multi-site co-location data centers, Kubernetes container stacks, and integrated service and management solutions that leverage the power of both public and private cloud systems. 


This is an exceptional opportunity to join Nominet and be part of the ground-floor technology transformation. Shape the platform under the guidance of experienced engineers, as you work towards becoming an expert in the field. As the platform evolves, you'll receive coaching and mentorship from seasoned professionals, transitioning from design to managing and operating the platform in a multi-environment production system, gaining experience in replacing outdated legacy services along the way. 


Collaborating closely with your highly skilled fellow Platform Engineers, you'll be a core contributor to delivering a best-in-class Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution to the entire organization. Your potential and dedication will directly contribute to our ambitious project's success, ensuring a seamless integration of modern technologies and capabilities. 


If you're enthusiastic about building robust, scalable, and cutting-edge platforms while learning from experienced professionals, this is the ideal role for you. Join Nominet today and be part of a team that is fostering the next generation of talent, reshaping the industry, and propelling innovation forward. 


The essential bits:


You'll have good technical expertise across in hardware management, skilled in supporting and maintaining enterprise-level VMware environments. Knowledge of the latest Linux operating systems, equivalent to an RHCE level, Windows systems, Active Directory, group policy, OS (Operating System) patch management, and possesses some PowerShell knowledge. 


Also a familiarity with automation methodologies, such as Infrastructure as Code (IaC), with experience in Ansible or equivalent automation tools (e.g., Terraform, Puppet, etc.). and utilizing enterprise-grade monitoring solutions like CheckMK, Zabbix, Nagios, vRealize Operations (vROps), etc. along with Scripting ideally.


About you and what you need to be successful:


As a Associate Platform Engineer at Nominet, you will play a pivotal role in our project team dedicated to building our new platform. Working within cross-functional squads, you will have hands-on experience with the entire tech stack, actively contributing to the development of the platform. In addition to platform development, you will provide essential hardware lifecycle and data centre hardware support, ensuring the infrastructure is robust and reliable.


What’s in it for you?

We offer a great work life balance with hybrid working, 20% of the time is expected in our office in Oxford. The role has real meaningful impact on not only, national infrastructure but through our public benefit ethos too. The work is technically challenging in a culture where everyone is inspired to do their best.

Pension match to 7%, performance related bonus scheme, private medical insurance, 30 days annual leave, reward portal, support to buy tech equipment tax free, holiday buy scheme, discounted shopping, on-site gym and shower facilities, Medi-cash (claiming cash back on things like optical, dental, inoculations and prescriptions), Employee Assistance Program, Dental Insurance, Health Assessments, Cycle2Work scheme, free- on site car parking, broad range of tools and resources to support your personal and professional development, Nominet Give Hub. We also have an active Social Committee

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