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Pearson Lead Platform Engineer in Sydney, Australia

Our purpose: Faethm’s mission is to keep every worker, everywhere, employable.

Our Company: Faethm by Pearson is an augmented analytics platform that provides scenario-driven predictive analytics on the impact of external trends on the workforce. Our SaaS AI-driven capability is the world’s data source for navigating external impacts like AI/ robotic technologies, the evolution of work, and Covid-19 on the workforce. Our data, analytics and insights help clients evaluate the impact of these trends on any economy, industry, organisation, or job to suggest viable transition pathways for impacted employees into 'future proof' career pathways.

The Role: As a Lead Platform Engineer at Faethm, you will play a critical role in designing, building, monitoring and maintaining the internal platforms that Faethm’s product and data teams build on top of across multiple geographic regions. You will work closely with various Faethm teams to solve platform challenges with automated, scalable, robust and secure solutions.

What you will do:

  • Strengthen scalability, robustness, observability and security of Faethm’s cloud infrastructure running on AWS and Azure .

  • Manage the end-to-end lifecycle of Faethm’s Kubernetes clusters and our Kubernetes native applications.

  • Develop, automate and maintain DevOps and SRE platforms and standards to enable engineering teams at scale

  • Drive the technical design and implementation of the underlying systems and new features to improve our platform iteratively

  • Collaborate with product designers, product managers, security and technical leads to provide deep experience in technical implementation

  • Collaborate with other leads to evolve our practices, grow and mentor our Platform Engineering function

  • Mentor, coach and support other engineers to develop their skills and experience in your craft

To be successful in this role, ideally, you have:

  • 5+ years in a senior engineering role, with 2-3 years specialising in DevOps, SRE or similar in a modern public cloud environment

  • A history of leading large-scale cloud platform projects

  • Proficiency in building and operating Kubernetes clusters and cloud-native architectures in production

  • Hands-on design and implementation experience with AWS cloud infrastructure, CI/CD , GitOps and microservices

  • Managed infrastructure as code (IaC) with Terraform or AWS CDK

  • Developed cloud-scale solutions with a high-level programming language like Typescript , Python or Go

  • Security hardened cloud infrastructure and Kubernetes clusters

  • Exposure to SQL and NoSQL database technologies and performance optimisation

  • Ability to handle uncertainty and priorities, and adapt to change

  • A proactive approach to continuous improvement and learning

  • An excellent ability to explain technical concepts to a variety of audiences

  • Experience of working in cross-functional agile teams

Join Faethm by Pearson and you will: Work for an inventive, purpose-driven and civic-minded company with an ambitious but realisable mission and vision that tackles a very real and globally important issue. People are our secret sauce, at Faethm we pride ourselves on working hard and having fun! What are you waiting for? come and work with an amazing team of professionals, in an autonomous, agile, yet supportive, flexible and fun environment!

Faethm is an equal opportunity employer. We find excellence in diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Job: TECHNOLOGY

Organization: Workforce Skills

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 6432

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