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Microsoft Platform Engineering Lead

Microsoft Platform Engineering Lead required by Whitehall resources for an 6 month initial contract based in Surrey.

The Role:
A Lead Platform Engineer works with the team to define vision and maximise value from current technical platforms and emerging technologies, showing technical thought leadership. Collaborates with peers across IT&S teams and mentors more junior platform engineers.

Key Accountabilities:
– Role will operate within the Digital Workplace Device portfolio, providing engineering ops/dev support within the Device, Windows & Office services.
– Designs, tests and operates custom built or customised IT platforms aimed at improving business delivery processes within the business corporate environment.
– Acts in accordance with professional engineering practices, including Internet protocols, coding standards and reviews, source control management, design and operations processes.
– Works with the team to create a clear vision and maximise value from current applications and emerging technologies demonstrating technical thought leadership in their business area across a wide range of technologies.
– Contributes to the continuous improvement of the wider IT&S team by supporting and coaching Platform Engineers and proactively improving the quality standards and efficiency of delivery.

Required Skills/Experience:
– Has operated in corporate enterprise environments, within the Microsoft End User Compute technology space, with 4+ years’ experience in a relevant role or roles.
– Certification preferable, or proven experience in engineering and operating of Microsoft Windows 10 Operating System, Office, SCCM and Scripting.
– Troubleshooting issues, defects, complex problem solving, design & planning of Change.
– Experienced with client infrastructure integration (ie Active Directory and Cloud-hosted environments)

Desirable Skills/Experience:
– Confidence with the commonly used network equipment in an enterprise environment (such as Cisco, Juniper, HPE/Aruba, etc).
– Exposure to adjacent domains such as platforms, storage, databases, etc. You know your way around a command-line.
– You have good knowledge and understanding of modern development methodologies (Agile using Scrum and/or Kanban).
– Knowledge of DevOps practices and techniques such as Value Stream Mapping, Lean, flow, eliminating waste.
– Experience with modern approaches to source-code management and control through tools like TFS and Git/GitHub.
– Good interpersonal skills including the ability to relate complex topics in simple and accessible language.


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