Job Title: Infrastructure and Platform Engineering Specialist
Location: London
Department: Technology

Department overview:

Our Technology Infrastructure team operates globally and is responsible for every aspect of the firm's hybrid platform. This ranges from our EUC/Office environments to Trading and Core service Co-Location Data Centres, and extends to Public Cloud, delivering top-tier technology services to a dynamic and demanding Trading organisation.
In addition to meeting the round-the-clock operational demands of the platforms, we continuously evolve and transform our platforms to maintain a competitive edge that our business requires. We innovate to provide valuable solutions and leverage our skilled Technology teams to deliver against rapidly changing business requirements.

Role overview:

As a member of our London-based Infrastructure and Platform Engineering team, this position encompasses the design, engineering, and support of our multi-tenant private and public cloud initiatives. The role is integral to delivering services to our core business sectors globally, including Trading, middle and back office, and Technology.
The role demands a comprehensive understanding and experience across various platforms, including Windows, Virtualisation, GenAI, and their associated technologies, delivered via On-Premise, Hosted and Public Cloud platforms. It requires proficiency in system integration, support, and continuous improvement, with an emphasis on standardisation and repeatability through high levels of automation and orchestration.
The candidate will be expected to provide exceptional service levels to our stakeholders, comprehend key business processes, and understand how the solutions we deliver contribute to and enhance our expanding business.
The role is designed with the intention of planning, implementing, and supporting new, diverse, and current technology initiatives with the candidate working independently or as part of a team, demonstrating excellent communication and organisational skills.

 Experience required:

  • A minimum of 5 years of industry experience. Prior experience in a similar role within a Financial institution will be advantageous.
  • Comprehensive platform engineering and support experience biased towards the Microsoft server technology portfolio, including On-premise bare metal hardware deployments (preferably HPE), Advanced virtualisation design, architecture and support with VMWare, Microsoft, and containerisation with Kubernetes. This should also include enterprise integration experience with security, high availability, networking, load balancing aspects to deliver applications and infrastructure.
  • Experience and proficiency in translating requirements through to providing and supporting solutions and environments for both proprietary and commercial software
  • Platform engineering and support experience with public cloud platforms, preferably with a major Hyperscaler like Microsoft Azure or AWS.
  • Proficiency in Infrastructure as Code methodologies with On-Prem and Cloud IaaS, achieved through automation and orchestration of cross-platform services using tools such as Source Control, Ansible, Jenkins, Terraform and ServiceNow.
  • Demonstrable scripting or programming skills in languages such as PowerShell, Python and familiarity with APIs and data structures in JSON/YAML or similar.
  • Experience with GenAI technologies on-premise using Nvidia GPU or via Public Cloud, OpenAI, AWS, etc

About you:

The ideal candidate is analytical and methodical, with a proven track record in problem-solving, critical BAU, advanced engineering and technology service delivery in a high-pressure, time-sensitive environment.

You should be passionate about emerging technology trends, innovations and directions, and eager to suggest and implement new solutions to enhance our technology performance. You should also understand the need for rapid delivery while appreciating business risk and constraints to ensure adherence to service levels.

The candidate should have extensive experience working both independently and as part of a diverse team, meeting both broad and specific project/BAU objectives. This role requires excellent organisational skills, open communication, and a collaborative approach. Your commitment to continuous improvement should be evident, both in learning from others and sharing knowledge to enhance our team's capability and function.

BlueCrest is committed to providing an inclusive environment for its workforce. As an employer, we provide equal opportunities to all people regardless of their gender, marital or civil partnership status, race, religion or ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation or nationality.

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