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Job Description

CTS Platform Engineering

Are you passionate about Cloud Engineering? Would you be excited to develop a specialism with the world’s fastest growing public cloud provider? Are you a quick learner and into working with cutting-edge technologies? If so, let’s talk!

We’re hiring for talented Platform Engineering professionals to design, implement and maintain modern cloud platforms at scale utilising both Google Cloud Platform and open source services.

You’ll work alongside our highly skilled and collaborative GCP Engineering team (Data Engineers, Platform Engineers, Cloud Architects, Software Engineers), working as part of CTS project teams delivering innovative solutions for our diverse customer base.

The duration of customer projects tends to be fairly short, typically between 3-6 months, and each customer has a specific set of requirements and desired business outcomes. This means you’d be exposed to different challenges and tech stacks with each project. It’s a highly varied role, in which you’ll continually broaden your technical knowledge.

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We have four distinct roles within our Platform Engineering Team:

Platform Engineer - Play an active role in customer projects, contribute to the successful delivery of Platform Engineering projects. Hone your technical skills and develop a specialism in GCP services.

Senior Platform Engineer - A customer facing, delivery-focused Engineering role. Take ownership and be the most senior engineering resource on customer projects. Mentor and coach more junior Engineers. Be the technical escalation point for our customers.

Lead Platform Engineer - All the above, plus line manage a group of Platform Engineers. You’ll provide guidance and support to your direct reports, ensuring they have the tools, coaching and confidence to perform to the best of their ability.

Principal Platform Engineer - In an individual contributor role, you’d demonstrate an extensive knowledge of Platform engineering principles, tooling and technologies. You’d work as a hands-on Engineer on customer projects, but would also contribute to designing solutions, improving internal delivery processes and defining CTS’ capabilities and service offerings.

If you're unsure if your experience is aligned to any one of the roles listed above, or if more than one role appeals to you, then we'd be happy to have an informal call to provide more context.

*Please Note: Previous experience with GCP is not required; experience of other public cloud providers (AWS or Azure) would be sufficient.

What you’ll do:

  • Work alongside CTS colleagues to design, plan and build highly available, global and cloud-native platforms, and mentor others to be able to do so.
  • Advise customers on modern software and architecture techniques such as 12 factor, microservices and serverless
  • Identify optimisation opportunities across customer environments and lead their design and implementation
  • Assist customers in understanding how cloud technology can help them grow and the benefits it offers
  • At more senior levels, you’d mentor more junior members of the team and helping to drive their development

Technical Skills/Experience:

At any level, we’d look for you to have some experience with...

  • Hands-on experience with at least one major cloud provider (GCP, AWS, Azure)
  • Ability to write tooling in at least one programming language
  • An understanding of Terraform and deployment methodologies associated with the tool
  • Understanding of application development, delivery and infrastructure automation

Some of the technologies you might have encountered might include:

  • Containerisation technologies (e.g. Docker)
  • Configuration management tooling (e.g. Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Salt)
  • Excellent understanding of the Linux operating system (e.g. Debian, CentOS)
  • Continuous integration and deployment tool sets (e.g. Jenkins, ArgoCD, GoCD)
  • Common DevOps technology stacks (e.g. ELK, NGINX, Apache, RabbitMQ, Elasticsearch, Redis, Consul)
  • Database technologies including MySQL and PostgreSQL
  • Serverless and microservice architectures

You might also have some knowledge/experience of the below:

  • Commercial Kubernetes operational experience
  • Site Reliability Engineering principles
  • Solid knowledge of cloud architecture principles and highly available systems
  • GCP/AWS/Kubernetes professional certifications


You can choose to work fully remotely if that works best for you. Alternatively, we have offices in Manchester, Edinburgh, London & Utrecht, so if you'd prefer to travel to the offices on a daily, weekly or just an occasional basis then that's entirely up to you!

What you’ll get:

In addition to the competitive salary (see our “Fair pay. Done right” commitment below), you’ll get private health insurance and company contributed pensions as standard.

We have a multitude of other benefits, including a market leading parental leave policy, unlimited paid holidays, regular opportunities to attain industry recognised training and access to a discounts and rewards programme (including discounted gym membership). We've also recently announced our Work From Anywhere policy!

You’ll be invited to the bi-annual international company ‘kick off’ conferences, which are a great chance to meet your colleagues that you don’t see everyday.

As part of our DNA, we offer a flexible working environment, so we encourage you to apply and ask if this is something you require.

Fair Pay; Done Right.

We don't advertise salary brackets because we don't have salary brackets. We encourage conversation about your (and our) salary expectations from the off and throughout your time with us, but we don't want to discourage anyone from applying because they are on significantly more or less than a "bracket".

About Us:

Here at CTS, we help our customers do great things with Google Cloud and we’d love for you to be a part of our journey. As the largest dedicated Google Cloud practice in Europe, we offer a unique full stack Google Cloud solution for businesses. Whether our customers want to identify leaks faster, drive towards carbon negativity, save patients from trying to read doctors’ handwriting or simply adapt quickly to hybrid working, we're here to help.

We’re proud to work with businesses around the world who want to differentiate themselves through adopting Google Cloud technologies and creating a culture of innovation and sustainability. Our hard work has been recognised by Google, we’ve won awards for both Workspace and GCP, as well as Google Partner of the Year for Workspace Enterprise deployments and Public Sector GCP work.

We have a brilliant remote-first team of over 270 people across our global workforce, with offices in Manchester, Edinburgh, London and Utrecht. Driving progress and sustainability is at the heart of what we do and we support this by working to the B Corporation framework. You can even find us in the Flexa Careers list as one of the most flexible companies in the world for 2022.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement:

At CTS, we look after each other and support everyone on our team. We’re proud of our people-centred culture; our diversity brings us innovation and our commitment to inclusion drives us forward. If you share these values and would be interested in joining one of our teams, get in touch today!

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks full pay, followed by 13 weeks statutory
Enhanced paternity leave – 5 weeks to be taken within first 2 years (not more than 2 weeks in any 6month period)
Adoption leave – 26 weeks full pay, followed by 13 weeks statutory
Shared parental leave
Work from anywhere scheme – work overseas for up to 3 months in any 12 month period.
Unlimited annual leave
Enhanced sick pay – 10 paid sick days per annum
Pregnancy loss leave
Teambuilding days
Teambuilding holidays
Dog friendly office
Dog friendly co-working space
Open to part time work for some roles
Enhanced sick days
Health insurance
Dental coverage
Mental health platform access
Gym membership
Compassionate leave
Birthday off
Cycle to work scheme
Faith rooms
Life assurance
Matched pension contribution
Volunteer days
Personal development days
Personal development budgets
Company wide holidays/offsites
L&D budget
Financial coaching
Charity donation scheme
Lunch and learns
Employee assistance programme
Skilled worker visas
Employee discounts
Core benefits such as Company Contributed Pensions and Private Health Insurance with a fully comprehensive mental health support package, plus dental and optical reimbursements.
Opportunities to be involved with our DEI and Environmental Boards who strive to pave the way not just in our company but in our industry, making a real difference.
Investment in you - We'll pay for certifications, and give you paid time off to study or attend interesting events.
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can find the perfect balance of life and work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at CTS & CloudM

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Manchester (Head Office), London, Edinburgh and Utrecht

Hiring Countries


United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

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