Senior Platform Engineer


London, GB
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 02/15/2021
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  • Company Address: 36 Southwark Bridge Road, London, England GB

About Attest

Attest is a fast-growth Market and Brand Intelligence platform, helping connect businesses to a network of 100 million consumers across 80 different countries.

Job Description

About Attest
Founded in 2015, Attest is a SaaS technology company based in London and New York. It exists to generate increased confidence for every decision, by making consumer research easy and actionable for all.
Attest believes that each business's customers hold the key to solving their problems and unlocking their opportunities. Its technology and software includes a wide range of machine learning and artificial intelligence applications that help continuously improve data quality and analysis, to help clients make better decisions.
The Attest platform enables companies to engage directly with over 100 million consumers across 49 countries, starting in 90 seconds. Attest helps you engage with the consumers you need to know the most but can naturally reach the least, to learn, measure and grow ever-faster, across marketing, product, brand, innovation, competition, pricing and beyond. Attest enables its clients to reach and understand new consumer groups, needs, trends and behaviours, on-demand, very easily, any time. By dramatically simplifying the process of gathering the highest quality consumer data and the most actionable results, it is transforming an entire industry, expanding a very large market, and making consumer research accessible to entirely new areas of demand and action.
Attest's ever-expanding client roster ranges from enterprises like Oracle, Microsoft and Discovery, to fast-growth companies like Transferwise, Manscaped and Klarna, among many others. 2020 has seen it scale strongly, with ARR growing rapidly to $7m and the team growing from 66 to 125 over the course of the year, with further exponential growth anticipated in 2021 and beyond. Attest is backed by investors including NEA, one of Silicon Valley's most prolific venture capital firms with over 225 portfolio company IPOs since 1977.
The mission for the role
Attest’s platform squad exists to empower other engineers to deliver value with high efficiency, security and reliability, by empowering them with platforms, tooling and infrastructure. 
We take a two-pronged approach: running, maintaining and supporting platforms and tools that are used on a daily basis by other engineers, whilst simultaneously identifying and implementing improvements to Developer Experience more broadly.
As a Senior Platform Engineer, you share responsibility for the stability, scalability, security and efficiency of Attest’s platform infrastructure. You work in collaboration with both platform team members and other people from across the organisation to scope out, prioritise and deliver technical enhancements to the Attest platform, ensuring that the wider Attest engineering team can work efficiently.
We care deeply about building a place where engineers love to work. You can read more about our approach in our Engineering Handbook and our R&D blog.
Your initial focus will be...
As a platform engineer you will work with engineers to understand what blocks Attest’s engineers from delivering effectively, and you’ll identify the highest impact work that will improve the efficiency of our workflows. You will improve developer tooling and make sure that our engineers can feel confident using the tools at their disposal.
You will deliver day to day tactical improvements, typically including optimising CI/CD pipelines; automating infrastructure with terraform; maintaining and improving our AWS/EKS infrastructure; responding to incidents along with other engineers; maintaining and improving our telemetry and logging infrastructure, and maintaining relevant documentation for all of platform owned services and processes.  
Longer-term, your focus will be…
> You will continuously evaluate the effectiveness, suitability, cost effectiveness and commerciality of Attest’s platform and infrastructure, ensuring that as the company grows, the technology we use scales appropriately alongside the platform team itself.
> You will play an important role in making sure that Attest stays up to date with key technological developments in the wider industry.
> You will work with leaders across the business to ensure our platform meets any compliance and regulatory requirements.
> You will support and mentor a  strong culture of development, making sure that the skills of the platform team and engineers remain relevant and impactful.
We’d love to hear from you if 
> You have expertise working with the Linux operating system, cloud computing (preferably AWS) and computer networking (ideally in the context of cloud computing).
> You have experience with Kubernetes clusters and infrastructure tools like Terraform and Docker.
> You are experienced working with at least one programming language, preferably GoLang, Java or Python.
> You have experience building and running continuous integration and delivery pipelines.
> You are a confident and thoughtful communicator, both verbally and in writing, able to adapt your style to different audiences and in different contexts.
> You are curious and possess rigour in your way of thinking, using data and your experience to make informed and balanced decisions. You ask thoughtful questions, and are naturally able to develop solutions from a position of insight and knowledge.
> You have perseverance and recognise that solutions to large scale problems can take a period of time to validate, and you can work incrementally to build a solution.
> You like to contribute towards a culture of improvement.
Bonus points if 
> You have implemented various deployment strategies, like GitOps, blue-green and canary deploys and have designed systems with observability and reliability in mind.
> You have experience with Linkerd and monitoring tools such as Prometheus, Grafana.
> You are an evangeliser of DX, SRE and Security best practices and have confidently enabled other team members to do their best work by creating streamlined processes and tooling.
> You have experience with security. You are aware of the most common security vulnerabilities and know of ways to prevent them. You are familiar with running penetration tests with third party providers, and remediating the vulnerabilities discovered by them with the help of other teams.
In return, we’ll give you…
Our benefits and perks are designed with a focus on the wellbeing, engagement, and growth of our Attesters. In addition to the below overview, we publish details on all benefits available, including location-specific benefits, openly and transparently on our Notion pages.
> A competitive salary - that fairly recognises your experience and potential;
> 25 days (UK) or 23 days (US) paid holiday (+public holidays) per year - we care about our team’s wellbeing, so we make sure you have time to fully switch off, rest, and recharge;
> Up to 2 additional full company days off annually for Attest's Christmas 'office closure'. These are set by Attest, and are usually the days of Christmas Eve and New Years Eve to the extent they fall on business days. We will let everyone know in advance which days will these will be.
> Flexible working hours and remote working - whether you have parental responsibilities, just need some headspace, or prefer to structure your working balance a bit differently, we value responsible autonomy and default to trust; we’ll support you in making your work and personal life a manageable blend. We're currently working fully remotely due to covid-19; you can read more about how we approach that in our Guide to fully remote working at Attest.
> 10% time - to invest in charitable activities, your growth and development, and/or side projects for Attest;
> 10 fully-paid sick days per year - mental health and physical health are treated equally at Attest and apply regardless of location. Whether you’ve been knocked out with the flu, are having an operation, or need some time off to manage anxiety, stress or depression, for example, we encourage all our Attesters to rest up and come back when they’re feeling more like themselves;
> £/$500 per person annual Growth & Development fund - we care deeply about your personal and professional growth and development, so in addition to other structured Growth & Development initiatives we offer throughout the year, we also provide every Attester with £/$500 via annually, to spend on courses, books and further development of your choosing.
> Sanctus - Remote coaching sessions with fully qualified coaches 2 x per month through Sanctus. Sessions are private to you and your coach, and a space for you to use as you see fit. As coaches are usually UK based, we ask all Attesters to be mindful of booking afternoon slots where morning slots are available, to be considerate of our international colleagues who may only be able to make use of slots that fall later in the day.
24/7 Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) - all Attesters have access to Employee Assistance Programmes, including accessing confidential telephone counselling 24/7, advice on debt, housing, and beyond.
> High-quality Equipment - we’ll invest to provide you with the right tools and set-up to help you do your best work;
> A values-led working environment - that encourages putting people first, honesty, curiosity and leadership.
> A Dog Friendly work environment - during coronavirus, we've gone fully remote. But in our previous office and in future offices, we're a dog-friendly bunch!
Is this role not quite the right fit for you? Or, have you not seen a suitable position available on our careers site? We’re always on the look-out for curious, motivated and bright people to join our team. Connect with us, and we’ll let you know if and when we have new opportunities. 
Diversity at Attest
Everyone's welcome at Attest, regardless of what you look like, where you come from or what you’re curious about. Our product is for everyone, globally, and so is our work space. The more diverse our range of perspectives in our business, the more we all thrive, together. So tell  us about your background, personal experiences and perspective on the world and help us further enrich our offering to enable better made decisions to make the world a better place.
Do let us know if there are any adjustments you’d like us to make to ensure the most inclusive interview process we can - we’re learning too, so we’re more than happy to adapt and accommodate whenever possible.
Attest aims to change the way decisions are made, and to help people understand the data that responds to their curiosity. Our mission is to put data at the heart of decisions. Everything we do at Attest is driven by curiosity, honesty, responsible autonomy and collaboration. Our team is growing - will you be next to join the adventure?

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