• Location: England
  • Date Posted: 6th Jan, 2021
  • Reference: 0601HW


An award winning IT company are seeking a Technical Head of IT / Platform Manager to join ASAP. The client is situated in Manchester, however the position is working remotely.

Successful Candidates MUST have pharma/biotech/bio-medicine/clinical discovery industry experience.

We are seeking motivated individuals to head up the platform development and become a key figure in the businesses growth. There is also the chance to progress to CTO level within the business.



Key responsibilities:
  • Be responsible for the long-term vision of the infrastructure.
  • Be engaged in the day to day operations of the platform and work closely with the product manager to ensure customer and user requirements are actualised within the platform.
  • Lead a talented team of data scientists, back-and front-end engineers to build and maintain a data platform, API and web application, as well as facilitating the provision of data for our professional services work.
  • Be engaged in continuous infrastructure analysis, optimization and consolidation, following the addition of new features.
  • Supervise and be engaged in the implementation of CI/CD pipelines for multiple systems across our platform.
  • Be engaged in automated infrastructure provisioning and post provisioning automation using Terraform.
  • Be engaged in data engineering practices, continuously optimizing our data pipelines and data warehousing practices.
  • Oversee and be engaged in efficient development operations that balance service reliability and delivery speeds.
  • Be a driver of DevOps culture, setting best practices across the company.




Key skills and experience:
  • 7+ years professional software delivery with extensive knowledge of software development lifecycle, having built and maintained complex pipelines in various enterprise-level CI and CD software.
  • Extensive experience with Linux, Python, Java, and Bash.
  • Experience with Google Cloud Platform and overseeing operations of a cloud computing platform.
  • Supervising and training junior members of staff, setting best practices, fostering a healthy workplace environment and culture.
  • Working with the senior management team to continue the company's growth.




Additional skills required (not essential):
  • Experience with container and container orchestration technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, Helm, Terraform, Garden and having designed and implemented Kubernetes-native applications.
  • Experience with maintaining database and data warehouse technologies. Extensive knowledge of data engineering, such as setting up data pipelines in GCP Dataflow/Dataproc and working with data warehouses such as BigQuery. Familiarity with beam jobs.
  • Highly skilled in Infrastructure as Code practices, including infrastructure testing and immutable infrastructure.
  • Serious about automation, building single sources of truth and removing single points of failure.
  • An eye for up-and-coming technologies and best practices.
  • Background or strong interest in biological sciences. Knowledge of BioData problems pharmaceutical and biomedical research companies face.




Tech stack: Google Cloud Platform, Kubernetes, Docker, Helm, Terraform, Elasticsearch, Python, JavaScript. Also Java, Go, Neo4J



Please apply for more information or call Harry on +44 (0)203 808 7320 (ext 7320)

Look forward to hearing from you.

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