Platform Engineer (AWS)

  • London, UK
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Department: Engineering
  • Office: London

Company Description

Genomics England successfully led the world-leading 100,000 Genomes Project, which compared and analysed individuals’ genetic codes to help diagnose, treat and prevent illness.

We're now accelerating our impact, working with the NHS to further develop and embed genomic healthcare and research in Britain.  Our next chapter involves working with patients, doctors, scientists, government and industry to improve genomic testing, and help researchers access the health data and technology they need to make new medical discoveries and create more effective, targeted medicines for everybody.

Job Description

Our Platform Engineers champion DevOps culture within our organisation, owning the platform, CI/CD pipelines and automating findings to make us more efficient. You'll be an expert in efficient deployment, designing, building and maintaining core infrastructure and debugging platform issues to ensure smooth running at all times. 

Platform Engineers at Genomics England look ahead of the curve, monitoring for the symptoms of emerging problems, and introducing automation wherever possible. If you want to work in a team that is proactive, not reactive, then apply today and help us plan the growth of our infrastructure to support our products and services which tangibly improve healthcare in the UK.

Skills and Experience for Success

We anticipate the ideal candidate having experience as an Infrastructure, DevOps, Platforms or Site Reliability Engineer, with a good working knowledge of tools such as; Terraform, Ansible, Chef, Puppet, system monitoring tools, CI/CD tools and automated testing frameworks.

You will have a good understanding and advocacy of the DevOps culture and squad mentality in software development, with excellent working knowledge of Amazon Web Services (AWS) including: VPC, TGW, Route53, EC2, ECS, EKS, RDS, DynamoDB, Aurora, S3, EFS, EBS, KMS.

Ideally you will have experience of building production grade infrastructure in AWS (Backup & Deployment Strategies, Security), with familiarity of cloud architecture concepts (Cost optimisation, High Availability, Fault Tolerance).


AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional Or AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional  - desirable but not essential

Additional Information

Originally conceived as a project, Genomics England has transformed to meet the opportunities created by our scientific breakthroughs in understanding the Human Genome. Being part of this journey is a reward in itself, however we're pleased to offer our colleagues a great benefits package including:

  • competitive salary
  • 30 days holiday
  • generous pension scheme
  • individual learning budgets for every colleague
  • a raft of other benefits

Talk to our Talent Team and find out how a career with Genomics England will benefit you.

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