Platform Engineer

What you will do

You will develop, operate and evolve the next-generation container platform for all Tribes in Sky Betting and Gaming. Based around Kubernetes, you will be enabling Tribes to evolve their software and services with the minimum of friction. You will also help teams to use various services on the platform, including deployment pipelines, service discovery, service mesh, monitoring and alerting tools etc.

How you will do it

Tech we use:
  • Kubernetes
  • Istio
  • Prometheus
  • Grafana
  • Matchbox / Ignition
  • ElasticSearch
  • Consul
  • Chef

Skills required:
  • Experience of docker in production
  • Networking
  • AWS
  • Linux operations
  • Git
  • Jenkins or similar CI system

Beneficial skills:
  • Kubernetes or similar platforms
  • Prometheus, graphite, or similar for monitoring and alerting
  • ElasticSearch or similar for log aggregation
  • Operating high-scaled websites
  • Multi-team development environment
  • Regulated environments
  • Consul or similar for service discovery


There are four key expectations of any Platform Engineer; these skills and knowledge areas are the foundations that we are built upon to become a supportive, motivated, agile and highly skilled squad.

  • A fundamental understanding of Docker; how it works, how to use it and at scale. Our platform will be using it heavily so a deep understanding of how it works is essential.
  • Ops experience. You have had to get your hands dirty, deep in the Linux OS trying to understand and fix that one service that refuses to run properly; you have war stories to tell.
  • Ability to learn, research and communicate. A lot of what this squad does and uses is bleeding edge so there is not always a lot of support available. This means you would be expected to assess, evaluate and discard technologies which may be suitable to solve a problem, be able to present your findings and recommendations to the squad clearly and be open to discussion before the squad as a whole decide on a path to take.
  • Some ability to code. As we are working on the bleeding edge, some tooling doesn't exist to perform tasks, services or operations that we require. In this squad we say that "if it doesn't exist or is suitable then we will make it ourselves". Therefore, we need our engineers to have some ability to code and transpose those skills to other languages (Go, Bash, NodeJS, Python)

About the Central Tech Tribe

We're the Tribe who provides essential structure, security and strength to the whole of the business. From our central basecamp, we solve problems, fix software, and obsess about delivering innovative tech solutions for the platform that runs our core systems.

Whether it's heading up incidents, investigations and changes, we make tech decisions to keep everything working smoothly, 24/7. And we make sure we keep all our colleagues up and running all day too. All 1000 of them. Join our tribe and you'll do the same.

What we can offer you

In Central Tech Tribe as a Platform Operations Engineer you will experience working with and influencing all areas of the business, gaining exposure to and working with all technologies the company uses whilst introducing squads to new, suitable alternative technologies and evangelising their use.

Our rewards are as unique as our culture, and we want to attract the best people and keep hold of them. So, you can look forward to all of these things and more:

Our People Ambition is to attract & develop diverse & talented people to meet the current and future growth needs of SB&G. Together, our aim is to create the Best Digital Business to work at .

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30/08/2019 03:42:00
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