Technical Owner - Platform Engineering

Location: Wellington
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Matt Frizzell
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Published: 26 days ago

​Senior Developers, Tech Leads and Ruby on Rails enthusiasts!

This is your chance to take the next step into a leadership role with an award-winning (lots of them!) fintech company.

About the organisation:

This organisation is taking over with their innovative solution to an everyday problem (thousands of Kiwis are thanking them!). They’re expanding like crazy and are growing their team. They have a great, modern office and a modern mindset to match.

  • Their technology platform is built in Ruby on Rails, and they also use a bunch of AWS services (via Terraform), Postgres, Docker, and a little bit of React.

  • They review each other’s code, and set aside time for hacking on experimental features, refactoring and/or learning new things.

  • They work hard and finish on time, no crazy hours.

About the role:

You’ll play a key role of their Engineering Team, taking responsibility and ownership for the infrastructure and security of their platform, as well as overseeing the performance of AWS Servers and databases as the sole Technical Owner for our Platform Engineering squad.

  • Designing and implementing improvements to our infrastructure, aligning to our core technology strategy

  • Optimising our automated DevOps pipeline, ensuring our ability to continually deliver as we scale.

  • Analysing and improving our core database structures to provide a performant and optimised platform

  • Working alongside other engineers to make sure all of the systems and tools on our platform have robust layers of protection against attacks or breaches

  • Providing detailed code reviews to colleagues, sharing your knowledge and ensuring that standards are maintained

  • Designing the architecture of new features and present this back to the team for feedback

  • Mentoring and coaching other more junior members of the Platform Engineering team

About you:

You’ll be a friendly, enthusiastic person who is passionate about the work you do. You’ll be ready to collaborate and bring fresh ideas, as well as being a fun team member. 

You’ll ideally:

  • Have experience with AWS infrastructure for web apps (in particular we are looking for experience with RDS & ECS)

  • Have experience optimising PostgreSQL databases

  • Have Ruby on Rails experience, or experience with some other web framework

  • Have experience performing security analysis & testing, and designing & implementing security plans

  • Have experience with load & stress testing for web apps

  • Confident with wide range of development tools including Git, Github, Linux, CI services like Github Actions & CircleCI

  • Have experience with automated testing

  • Be comfortable building back end systems that have no user interface

  • Enjoy discussions about software/product design and crafting solutions

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive remuneration package

  • Good work-life balance

  • Clear focus on learning & development opportunities

  • Bring your fresh ideas and see them being implemented!

  • Wellness budget

  • Birthday leave

Ready to be a part of something big? Apply now! We’d love to hear from you.