Platform Engineer at OpticoreIT, City of London, 6 Months, £Contract Rate

  • Contract Spy
  • City of London, England, United Kingdom
  • May 12, 2022
6 Months or more

Contract Description

OpticoreIT are searching for a Platform Engineer to join our Platform Practice; joining our already excelling team within our client in the Telcoms Sector based in the City of London area on an initial 6-month contract, inside IR35. You'll help drive and develop the Kubernetes platform that will enable our clients ' Network Automation team to develop and deploy their applications for the operational teams.


Here at OpticoreIT learning and development is a huge deal for us. We are a growing company and want our Engineers to grow with us. So, whether that's in Networks, Cloud, DevOps or Automation, we have your back by fully funding those certifications!


About the project:

Our client is currently building an automation framework based around Kubernetes, this framework will deliver global automation across their business and allow other engineering teams to harness the framework within several pipelines.


What you'll be doing:

  • Developing Automation for UK network infrastructure
  • Leading the design and build of the Kubernetes cluster in conjunction with the app developers
  • Developing existing tools that are being tested and moving them from testing to operational space
  • Assisting with standard processes to move automation into Operations


What you'll bring:

  • SC Clearance or the ability to become SC Cleared
  • Strong Kubernetes exposure that can build a highly resilient and secure platform, be able to implement observability
  • Ability to work with key stakeholders to bring in new features via the CI/CD pipeline
  • Linux (RHEL)
  • Mutual-TLS
  • Grafana
  • Prometheus for observability
  • Gitlab
  • Postgres
  • Helm
  • Ansible


Who you are:

We're a diverse bunch here at OpticoreIT and we understand that no one person is the same but there are a few fundamental qualities we look for in an Engineer:

  • Team player. We're like the Three Musketeers just a whole lot more, an "all for one and one for all " kind of business
  • Highly personable with the ability to work with stakeholders across all levels
  • Drive to go above and beyond for OpticoreIT and our clients
  • Hunger to learn more and better yourself
  • Inquisitive to discover solutions


What we do:

OpticoreIT is a rapidly expanding specialist IT Services consultancy offering a wide variety of opportunities to work within challenging and exciting environments across our client base varying from Large Enterprises to FTSE 100 spanning multiple verticals including Finance, Media, Telecommunications and much more.


If you think you could be the next member of the OpticoreIT team, get your CV over to for immediate consideration quoting REF: RO395



OpticoreIT believes in the benefits of an inclusive and diverse workplace and seeks to treat all individuals with dignity and respect. We are committed to providing a working environment that is free from discrimination and harassment, creating a safe and inclusive environment for all.


We encourage applications from people of all ages, nationalities, religions, racial and gender identities, sexual orientations, abilities and cultures, and our hiring decisions will be based on business needs, position requirements, and the qualifications and experience of individuals. If you require support or assistance during the application process, please notify us at the time of application and we will be sure to enable reasonable adjustments where suitable.