Platform Engineer (AWS)

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

Company Description

Our vision is a world where everyone benefits from genomic healthcare, where genomic data and research are translated rapidly into clinical interpretations, insights, and actions, driving better patient outcomes and lower healthcare costs. Our aim is to improve the health of the nation by turning science into healthcare.

Job Description

You’re already a skilled and talented Engineer, a technologist, someone who is passionate about automation, with a drive to develop your skillset. At GEL, you’ll be given the tools and support to accelerate your career. The exposure here is huge and you’ll often be part of Products and Services that are the first of their kind, working with cloud and automation technologies like; AWS, Terraform, Ansible, and Jenkins.

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

You’ll be someone that looks ahead of the curve, monitoring for the symptoms of emerging problems, and introducing automation wherever possible. You’ll be proactive rather than reactive, and thrive in an environment that is supportive but also offers people autonomy and the opportunity to have an impact on Engineering decisions.

Skills and Experience for Success

You’ll have already gained some impressive skills, but depending on where you are in your career, we don’t expect you to have everything that we’re looking for right now. You’ll already have some of the following but can expect to be supported with training and skills development in areas that you haven’t covered to this point. This is what we look for:

  • Good exposure to AWS (ideally with a certification behind you, however this is not essential.)
  • Knowledge of Terraform (we use a lot of this here)
  • Experience with tools such as; Ansible, Chef, Puppet
  • Experience with CI / CD
  • Previous experience working in a DevOps / Squad Culture
  • Good Scripting skills and experience with IaC

At the heart of everything you’ll be someone that wants to accelerate their career. We are a collaborative environment and we invest in our people.


Qualifications are not essential but any AWS, Terraform or Automation Certifications are always helpful!

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.

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.

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

As part of our recruitment process, all successful candidates are subject to a Standard Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.  We therefore require applicants to disclose any previous offences at point of application, as some unspent convictions may mean we are unable to proceed with your application due to the nature of our work in healthcare. 

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