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Platform Engineer

Attest

Attest

Software Engineering
London, UK
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024

About Attest

Founded in 2015 and headquartered in London and New York, Attest is a consumer research SaaS platform for the world’s biggest and fastest growing brands. Attest’s easy-to-use, self-serve dashboard is coupled with on-demand research expertise, empowering anyone to quickly conduct high-quality research and be continuously tapped into the consumer.

Some of the notable brands leveraging continuous insights to put the consumer’s voice at the center of their business with Attest include Unilever, Santander, Walgreens/Boots, Klarna, Brew Dr. Kombucha, Trustpilot, JCDecaux among many others. To date, Attest has raised $90 million in venture capital with backing from investors such as Kismet, Schroders, and NEA. To learn more about Attest, visit www.askattest.com.

The mission for this 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 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.

Your focus will be…

  • As a Platform Engineer you will work with other squads 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 deliver day to day tactical improvements, typically including optimising CI/CD pipelines; automating and improving our AWS/EKS infrastructure with Terraform and Pulumi; responding to incidents along with other engineers; maintaining and improving our telemetry, and maintaining platform documentation.
  • You will improve developer tooling and make sure that our engineers can feel confident using the tools at their disposal.
  • You will continuously evaluate the effectiveness, suitability and cost effectiveness 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 experience working with Linux, AWS, Kubernetes and cloud networking, ideally for SaaS applications.
  • You have experience with Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools such as Terraform, Pulumi, CloudFormation or CDK.
  • You have experience of working with at least one programming language, such as Golang, Python or JavaScript.
  • You have experience building and running CI/CD pipelines, ideally using GitOps.
  • You have worked on deploying and managing observability solutions, improving system monitoring and alerting with established tools.
  • You have some expertise in security and how to build secure infrastructure.
  • You are a confident and thoughtful communicator, both verbally and in writing, able to adapt your style to different audiences and in different contexts.

Salary:

The salary range for this role is £80,000 to £95,000.

Benefits:

Our benefits programme is designed with a focus on the wellbeing, engagement and growth of our people.

Please see our list of benefits below:

  • EMI share options in the company so that as the business succeeds, so do you!
  • Benefits to support your career development and growth, including a career growth and development budget of £20 per month which can be accrued over the year. We’ll even give you £300 to set up your home office.
  • 25 days paid holiday per year, increasing to 26 after 3 years service and 27 after 4 years service. This is in addition to local public holidays and an additional average of 2 days off during the festive season. You can also take one month's fully paid sabbatical after 4 years service.
  • We offer benefits that support your physical and mental health. These include enhanced sick pay, a £40 per month wellness allowance to spend on things that matter to your wellbeing which can be spent on a monthly basis or saved up for larger purchases over the year, and access to private and confidential coaching via Sanctus.
  • Family-friendly policies from your first day of employment, such as enhanced parental leave with primary careers receiving 18 weeks fully paid leave and secondary careers receiving 4 weeks full pay. We also have a fertility treatment and family support policy which include paid leave for those going through treatment and their partners. Should the worst happen, we have a pregnancy loss policy with paid time off to support you through this time.
  • Spend up to 2 paid days per month – we call it 10% time – giving back to your community or supporting your favourite charity.
  • To help you save for your retirement, you’ll be auto-enrolled to our group pension plan through Penfold when you join. You can maximise your pension contribution through the salary sacrifice scheme.
  • Receive support whenever you need it with our Employee Assistance Programme, Care First, available 24/7.
  • Work from anywhere – spend up to 80 days per year working abroad +/-4 hours from London
  • An open, inclusive and supportive team where everyone is valued and all ideas and suggestions are welcomed.

In-person and remote working balance ...

We are a collaborative bunch and know the value of solving problems together. We’ve adopted a hybrid working approach, where employees split their time between the office and their home / alternative place of work. Typically Attesters are in the office 2 days per week with the days and times in the office being agreed with the employee and the line manager. This may also vary week to week based on the employee's workload and calendar.

We’re also mindful that flexible working arrangements can make a big difference for a variety of reasons and encourage Attesters to let us know if flexible working will enable the best balance for them.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The world’s best companies mirror the world around them. We are building an Attest that brings together, and actively celebrates, diversity in race, age, physical and mental ability, sexuality, gender identity and perspectives. Every Attester should feel they belong as their complete selves. We make an active choice to acknowledge and remove systematic inequality from our people and talent processes. We don't claim to have this all figured out yet, but it’s a journey we are fully accountable to.

With this in mind, data shows that individuals from minority groups typically only apply if they meet every criteria listed. Based upon this insight, we wanted to take this opportunity to encourage individuals who meet some, but not all criteria to still apply as you may be the right person for the role!

We want you to bring the best of you to the hiring process. Please contact us at talent@askattest.com if you’d like to discuss any adjustments to our process which might help you demonstrate your strengths and capabilities.