Platform Engineer - Cloud and Linux

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Sopra Banking Software are proud to be an inclusive employer. At Sopra Banking Software, you can come as you are. We embrace diversity in all its forms. We’re committed to fostering a work environment that is inclusive and respectful of all differences, we value diversity at our company and do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability status. All personal information will be treated as confidential according to the Equality act.

Sopra Banking Software works with banks, building societies and other financial services institutions across the world. We help them to develop, deliver and operationalise their digital transformation strategies. Using our suite of digital banking products and services enables these organisations to deliver remarkable financial services to their clients.

Sopra Banking Software is the partner of choice for more than 1,500 financial institutions worldwide.

The rich variety of our software, the strength of our conviction and our passion for innovation enable us to support our clients on a daily basis and in their projects, as well as in their goals regarding financial inclusion.

Our customers, based in over 80 countries around the world, benefit every day from our technologies and software, as well as the expertise of our 5,000 employees.

Sopra Banking Software is a subsidiary of the Sopra Steria Group, a European leader in consulting, digital services and software development. With more than 46,000 employees, the Sopra Steria Group generated a turnover of €4.3 billion in 2020.

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A passionate Platform Engineer with a strong understanding of infrastructure has the opportunity to join the Sopra Banking Software’s Professional Services division. This is a hands on role in a small team of platform engineers working on interesting, complex and critical technical projects to deploy market leading mortgage lending and savings solutions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Technical activities ensuring smooth delivery and deployment of software

  • System installation, configuration and performance tuning using Ansible

  • Design, develop and implement software-defined infrastructure using Terraform

  • Design software deployment processes

  • Infrastructure Architecture Design for High Availability and Security

  • Automating operating Systems, databases, Web/App Servers, networks and firewall installations

  • Minimising operational run cost by use of modern deployment techniques

  • Building production runtime environments for handover to operational team.


  • Five or more years of hands-on experience implementing enterprise software

  • Working knowledge of Terraform, AWS, and Ansible or a relevant configuration technology

  • Ability to quickly gather requirements and design technical solutions

  • Stakeholder management skills including the ability to communicate with clients

  • Keen to take ownership and resolve issues with a meticulous attention to detail

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • DevOps, agile development, and operations support processes.

Technical Experience

The Platform Engineer role will require the utilisation of a wide range of technologies. It would be unrealistic to expect a candidate to be experienced in everything already. The mind-set of learning on the job is vital. The core technologies are listed below;

  • Linux

  • Cloud platforms; specifically Amazon Web Services

  • Automation configuration tools - Terraform, Ansible or a relevant configuration technology

It would also be desirable to have experience of;

  • Web servers, email & DNS

  • Networking, Load Balancing and TLS

  • JEE Application Servers


Sopra Banking Software are a certified Great Place to Work!

We offer flexible – hybrid working model of 2 days in office and 3 days working from home. All employees are supported to work from home with DSE assessments and IT equipment where required to be fully productive when remote working.

By joining the Sopra Banking Software team you will enjoy a market competitive salary and our excellent rewards and benefits schemes including 25 days holiday with an option to buy up to 5 more, a 6% pension contribution, a buy one get one free employee share scheme, private medical insurance, critical illness cover, a health cash plan, and we offer flexible working arrangements to all employees, plus many more excellent benefits.

We take pride in rewarding our colleagues through Summer parties, treat days in the offices, and a social budget for each department.

Placed on:Fri 13 January 2023
Location: Sheffield office base with flexible - hybrid working
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