Mars UK • United States of America

Senior Platform Engineer

Employment type:  Full time

3–4 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Job Description

The Data Platform team manages the global cloud environment that serves data and analytics use cases across all the Mars businesses. Through the piloting and introduction of new technologies and platforms, we seek to enable our businesses to drive meaningful digital transformations.

The Senior Platform Engineer role will be responsible for the architecture and development of a portfolio of global tools and integrated services that can scale to meet the multi-dimensional needs of our customers. We are looking for technologists who are passionate about software development, cloud-native practices, and automation.

What are we looking for?

  • University degree in the field of Information Systems, Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent work experience

  • 3+ years of experience with cloud engineering and/or software development

  • Experience building and deploying services in the cloud, ideally Azure

  • Knowledge of multiple coding languages or frameworks

  • Comfortable implementing both open-source frameworks and enterprise applications

  • Solid written and verbal communication skills. Must be comfortable with presenting findings to others, including leadership.

  • Ability to work both individually and as part of a team.

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Lead the technical stream for a diverse portfolio of projects, from microservices architectures to global platform deployments

  • Design and develop tools that enable our customers to build out more efficient, scalable, and advanced data and analytics solutions

  • Interface with multiple stakeholders to draft and consolidate technical product requirements

  • Become a subject matter expert in new technologies introduced to the platform

What can you expect from Mars?

  • As Associates, we can expect to be respected, supported, and valued as individuals, to be treated fairly and equitably.

  • The opportunity to learn, develop, and take charge of your own career at Mars.

  • By joining our 200 Mars Global Services Associates, the diversity of encounters will be your daily life: Digital Technologies, Finance, People & Organization, Insights, Laboratories, Commercial, the Mars Global Services Associates accompany the transformation and growth of each of our segments

  • Work with great people in a fast-paced environment

Don’t meet all the requirements but still feel that you would exceed in this role, please reach out!


Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
24 days annual leave + bank holidays
“Pawternity” leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Bank holiday swaps

We asked employees of Mars UK how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us

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 switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel that the culture supports equity and inclusivity well
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring
Working at Mars UK

Company employees

4,000 In the UK

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, Slough, Waltham, Castle Cary, Birstall, Plymouth

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
United States
Awards & Achievements

Flexa100 2024

1st – Large companies

Industry awards 2023

Consumer Goods

Flexa100 2023

3rd – Large companies

Industry awards 2022

Retail & Ecommerce