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£32,000 to £58,000 + amazing benefits including:
28 days holiday / flexible working / annual incentive scheme / award winning pension
Manchester city centre

At Co-op we’re creating our own digital revolution. By helping a traditional organisation embrace the culture, practices and technologies of the internet age, we’re doing digital transformation on a grand scale. This kind of change isn’t always easy. Supporting colleagues to adopt agile, user-centred ways of working takes time. But when we get it right, the benefits for our members, customers and communities are huge.

Now we’re looking for platform engineers to support the growth of our unique business. As a platform engineer you’ll be embedded in an in agile multi-disciplinary team, providing automation, tooling and cloud infrastructure for Co-op services. You’ll also be part of a community of practice that includes engineers from all our digital teams. The community meets regularly to share knowledge and learn from each others’ experiences.

We currently have a number of ongoing projects at various stages, from discovery to alpha, beta and live. Our infrastructure is a healthy mix of IaaS, PaaS and SaaS, making the most of Infrastructure as Code technologies like Terraform, Packer, Jenkins and git for version control.

What you’ll do:

•develop and maintain scalable, resilient cloud-based infrastructure using an Infrastructure as Code approach
•work with delivery teams to build and maintain continuous deployment practices
•contribute to platform architecture and design and drive continuous improvement
•work within and support a DevOps culture
•provide out of hours on-call technical support (as part of a sensible rota)

It’s important that you’re keen to work in an agile environment, and have a good understanding of the fundamentals (e.g. Linux, web technology stack). We’re flexible when it comes to your technical background (we find software engineers often make great platform engineers). And we welcome applications from more experienced engineers, and people who are near the beginning of their career.

We’d love to talk to you if:

•you’ve got a strong appreciation of modern practices for managing cloud infrastructure (DevOps, configuration management)
•you have experience working with cloud based infrastructure (e.g. AWS, Azure, Google Compute)
•you have working experience with configuration management tooling (e.g. Terraform, Puppet, Chef, Ansible)
•you’re familiar with Unix/Linux operating systems and tooling
•you’re keen to work using agile methodologies in a DevOps culture
•you understand the full web technology stack (network, TCP/IP, DNS, routing, HTTP/S)
•you can quickly adapt to and learn new technologies
•you’ve got great communication skills and can collaborate with all kinds of people

Why Co-op?

When you join the Co-op, you’ll become part of an organisation where principles are just as important as profits. You’ll also get a competitive salary, 28 days holiday (rising to 32 in line with service), an annual incentive scheme, discounts on all kinds of products and services, and a pension with up to 10% employer contributions.

We’re actively building diverse teams and welcome applications from everyone. But simply having a diverse workforce is not enough. We want to create an inclusive environment, where everyone can contribute their best work and develop to their full potential. We celebrate our differences, and recognise the importance of teams reflecting the communities they serve.
We can make reasonable adjustments to the interview process according to your needs. And we offer a flexible working environment so you can adjust your hours to suit your personal circumstances. You can find out more about Co-op people policies.

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As part of your application you’ll need to complete an online assessment. It will take you around 12 minutes to complete this test


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