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11/12/2023

Platform Engineer

About the role

Our aim is to become a market leader in provision of Electric Vehicle charging solution provider to Local Authorities and Businesses as part of our strategy to lead the transition to zero carbon.

The goal is to undertake an ambitious electric vehicle charging installation program, deploying high volume and quality EV installations across the nation. Our aim is to make the world a better place, one charge point at the time.

The Platform Engineer will work within Zest’s IT team to provide a secure and safe environment for the developers to work. The platform team work closely with the developers providing support and guidance to ensure optimised and well architected solutions are created using DevOps and FinOps practices.

 

Key Accountabilities:

  • Design, build and documentation of platform configuration for automation and shared tooling.
  • Monitoring platform security, stability, scalability, connectivity, cost and performance and acting on any findings.
  • Preventative guardrails to maintain security and compliance of the functionality within the AWS platform.
  • Developing improvements in platform tools, following the agile development processes through test and into live.
  • Ensuring that security and cost are considered as part of each deployment and built into the development solutions
  • Working closely with the developers to provide a capability for integration with Azure DevOps and implementing changes that help improve speed and release quality on our CICD pipeline.

Outcome,Β Results and Key performance indicators

  • Provision of secure working cloud environments
  • Creation of reusable automation to support continuous delivery and integration
  • Delivery of secure and cost performant solutions
  • Successfully meeting the goals of the IT team

Key Relationships

  • Internal – Development Team, QA Team, Solution Architect, CTO
  • External – AWS Support

 

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Experience of key AWS services such as Security Hub, Trusted Advisor, Cost Explorer, VPC, CloudWatch, EventBridge, Cloud Trail, Control Tower and Organisations
  • Experience of CI/CD capability, repository management and pipeline management
  • Experience in a range of programming languages to include some or all of: Python, CloudFormation, Node.js, Typescript, CDK and bash script

Behaviours:

  • Self-driven self-starter
  • Enthusiastic learner
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Approachable and supportive team player
  • Analytical problem solving
  • Good attention to detail

Zest

Operator of public electric vehicles (EV) charging network dedicated to make the shift to EV a realistic option for everyone. The company removes the financial and operational barriers to committing to large-scale charger deployments that include everything from planning and installing the chargers to ongoing maintenance, providing the public with EV charging as accessible, convenient and stress-free as possible.

Certified B-Corporation
Size: 201-500
Funding Level: Venture – Series Unknown
Total Amount Raised: $40.8 M
Year Founded: 2021

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