Senior Platform Engineer (Azure)

M& S

Senior Platform Engineer (Azure)

Salary Not Specified

M& S, City of Westminster

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 1 week ago, 15 May | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 61ccfe66040c4bc29786cab855ae3d83

Full Job Description

  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to the platform engineering team, guiding them in architecture, design, and implementation decisions.

  • Lead the design and build of scalable, reliable, and secure infrastructure solutions across Azure cloud.

  • Drive the adoption of Infrastructure as Code and automation practices to streamline cloud resources.

  • Collaborate with cross functional teams to create epics, tasks and actively contribute to sprint planning and task prioritization.

  • Proactively identify areas for improvement within the platform, and lead initiatives to enhance efficiency, reliability, and cost-reduction

  • Promote a Devops culture within the team, advocating for continuous integration, delivery, and agile practices.

  • Take a lead in resolving complex platform incidents, conducting root cause analysis, and implementing preventative measures.

  • Champion security best practices and compliance requirements, implementing robust security measures, access controls and data protection mechanisms.

  • Stay abreast of emerging cloud technologies and industry trends, conducting evaluations and making recommendations for the adoption of new tools and ways of working.

  • Participate in the recruitment processes to attract top talent, contribute to development plans, and conduct performance evaluations for team members., M&S is ready to push boundaries to lead the retail industry into a greener, speedier, more inspiring digital era. That's why we're revolutionising how we work and offering our most exciting opportunities yet. There's never been a better time to be part of our team. Marks & Spencer aims to be an inclusive organisation, trusted and admired by our colleagues, customers and suppliers. Join us and make an immediate impact.


  • We are committed to an active Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunities Policy, which starts with our recruitment and selection process, and we are happy to talk flexible working.

    If you consider yourself to require reasonable adjustments to any part of our recruitment process, we invite you to share those requirements with us when completing your application. We will make every effort to ensure your needs are met to provide a fair and transparent process of assessment.

    We are seeking a creative and curious Senior Platform Engineer to be play a key role in our empowered, autonomous, cross-disciplinary engineering team. You'll play a vital role in driving data-driven decision-making and shaping the originations data infrastructure for future growth and success, being a driving force in shaping the platform strategy. Your technical expertise, and strategic vision will be instrumental in delivering a robust and efficient data platform.,
  • Deep understanding of platform architecture with the ability to design scalable, reliable and high-performance solutions on Azure.

  • Strong experience in optimizing cloud costs, using Azure cost management.

  • Strong experience in implementing Infrastructure as code.

  • Good understanding of data governance principles, data security measures and compliance requirements to ensure data privacy.

  • Proficiency in Infrastructure as code principles and setup of automation pipelines.

  • Strong scripting and programming skills in languages like Python, PowerShell.

  • Experience in agile methodologies and project management, including sprint planning, task prioritization and iterative development practices.

  • Strong understanding of security best practices and experience in implementing robust security measures and access controls.

  • Strong leadership skills to mentor and guide junior team members, foster a collaborative work environment and drive success.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and effective communication to non-technical stakeholders.

    You'll be joining a well-loved historic brand, working on solutions that serves millions of loyal customers and thousands of colleagues. With ethical values that run right through the company's core and technology leaders that truly understand the value of data, it's an exciting time as M&S is transforming into a digital first and data-led organisation!

    Here are some of the benefits we offer that make working for M&S just that little bit more special…

  • 20% colleague discount across all M&S products and many of our third party branded products for you and one member of your household.

  • Competitive holiday entitlement with the potential to buy extra holiday days.

  • We have discretionary bonus schemes depending on your role and our business performance.

  • Get cover for twice your salary up to age 70 (double with our Pension Plan).

  • We'll help you save through our Pension Savings Plan, Share Buy and Sharesave schemes.

  • Save on everyday costs through discounts and offers and get access to great health benefits.

  • Bike/accessory hire with Cycle to Work and save on tax and national insurance.

  • Buy the latest technology with interest-free financing directly from your salary.

  • Get access to resources to support your wellbeing, including a free virtual GP service.

  • Support your favourite charities by donating through your pay or volunteering for them.

  • Industry-leading parental, adoption and neo-natal policies, providing support and flexibility for you and your family.