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Atom Bank • Durham, Hybrid or Remote

Platform Engineer

Employment type:  Full time
Salary:  £50,000 – £60,000 per annum

4-day week

A little flex time

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Job Description

Want to join us?

Our DevOps/Platform team are Award-Winning and have built the infrastructure of the bank from the ground up using a mix of cloud native services and solutions running on GCP. We use Hashicorp Vault & Consul to ensure security, while automated pipelines are developed using Terraform/Packer, Ansible & Jenkins. At Atom, we always look for ways to improve our operation. This means relentlessly testing our infrastructure and deployments so that we can be sure we can recover from unexpected failures.

Our Platform Engineers ensure that Atom manages its Google Cloud Platform infrastructure, environments, and tooling to enable developers to develop, testers to test and customers to use the Atom production app. Automation is at the heart of everything we do, providing speed, reliability, and consistency across the entire Atom cloud platform.

As a Platform Engineer you’ll provide hands-on capability to build, operate and ensure the platform is highly available, resilient, and performant for Atom’s customers and internal technology teams. Utilising a product mindset you’ll be a reliable partner for engineering groups, sharing knowledge, and working with other teams including Engineers, Product Managers & Delivery Managers.

What will you be doing?

You will:

  • Participate in daily stand-ups and discussions within a cross functional team.
  • Design and develop a wide range of key systems.
  • Ensure best practices of trustworthy computing and secure development and implementation lifecycle are adhered to.
  • Ensure engineering processes have a focus on scalability, performance and monitoring.
  • Own the development and support of new automation patterns that other value streams can adopt to enable fully automated end-to-end deployments.
  • Within the Platform teams work with other engineers to break requirements down into stories and tasks, along with work estimates.
  • Configure and deploy regular software releases using a continuous delivery pipeline.
  • Provide support and maintenance of software and tooling, owned by the Platform value stream, and utilised by other value stream delivery teams.

What do we need from you?

  • Strong Cloud Computing experience in GCP, AWS or Azure
  • Knowledge of Cloud computing fundamentals, e.g. Cloud IAM, Networks, Virtual Machines, Kubernetes, and Cloud native services, such as logging & monitoring.
  • Experience leveraging Gitlab pipelines for CI/CD
  • Experience of Infrastructure tooling (e.g. Packer, Terraform, Ansible)
  • Experience of administering Cloud database-as-a-service for Postgres or native Postgres database instances.
  • Ability to identify and technically interpret issues to route cause via Log Files and Logging Platform Analysis
  • Working knowledge of Web Services and associated architectures/technologies, RESTful APIs, API Platform(s), ESB Platform(s), API Security Concepts
  • Knowledge of Linux RHEL commands to facilitate service management/restoration of service, and analysis.

What’s in it for you?

  • Flexible Hybrid & Remote working
  • 4-day work week
  • Annual Share Option – performance-related
  • Incredibly generous company pension scheme (maximum of 13% of Atom input – you can put in more)
  • ‘All About Me’ fund: £200 per year to spend on personal development.
  • 22.5 days annual leave plus public holidays
  • Private Medical Insurance, Health Cash Plan & Life Insurance
  • Enhanced Parental Leave

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
4-day week
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Shared parental leave
22.5 days annual leave + bank holidays
Teambuilding days
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Atom Bank

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Durham & London

Funding levels


Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
Finance & Insurance

Finance & Insurance

Industry awards 2023

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