Platform Engineer at Bud Systems

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Job Role: Platform Engineer
Organisation: Bud Systems
Contract Type: Full Time Employee
Contract Term: Permanent
Salary Range: £60,000 – £65,000 pa
Location: Bud Systems, 40 Berkeley Square, Bristol BS8 1HP, GB

The Role

As Platform Engineer you will be required to utilize your skills in cloud engineering, automation and software development & scalability to help with overall platform reliability and to provide an environment in which the software engineering team can thrive.
You will be responsible for improving the build, release and overall technical landscape of Bud’s cloud infrastructure, and also in supporting and optimising the platform. You will play a key role working with the wider technology team in determining which technologies/process/practices the company utilises both now and in the future.

The company

The Government’s 2020 Apprenticeship Strategy has driven unprecedented change in the sector and seen record levels of funding and business interest. Bud provides a market-leading solution that helps business maximise these new opportunities. Our vision is to provide a service that has strong appeal globally and across all parts of the workplace education and training marketplace.

Bud’s software is a powerful and intuitive apprenticeship management platform designed to simplify the delivery of apprenticeships and bring the many processes together within a single system. Bud seamlessly combines application management, programme creation, learning delivery, workforce and learner reporting, funding management and more.

Located at the top of Park Street by Clifton Triangle, Bud has wonderful shops, cafes, bars and restaurants on its doorstep. We are part of an exciting office space regeneration project alongside a new business incubator, Origin Workspace, with a private gym on our ground floor and a roof-top terrace providing stunning panorama views over Bristol. At Bud we believe in a healthy work-life balance, with a positive and inclusive learning culture based on our values of integrity, trust and commitment. You will be surrounded by innovators and original thinkers, able to thrive and do the best work of your careers, with regular, fun social activities.

The Person

We judge each person on their own individual merits and while technical aptitude is essential, this has to be combined with a positive can-do attitude, pride in delivering to our promises, excellent communication skills and a desire for continuous improvement.
You will be a self-starter with knowledge and capability backed-up by commercial experience as a platform/infrastructure engineer, with a passion for automation, infrastructure and security – this is an exciting role offering excellent development and future career opportunities in a growing business.

Key Activities and Responsibilities

  • Ownership of our cloud deployment strategy, evolving it to accelerate software releases and customer deployments
  • Setting ambitious objectives and tracking progress toward key results
  • Development of our Infrastructure-as-Code capabilities and build pipeline
  • Supporting evolution of our test automation with a goal of Continuous Delivery
  • Management of our internal and external cloud environments
  • Monitoring and optimisation of our cloud based platform


We constantly evaluate the most appropriate technology for any given problem so a willingness to explore and learn new technologies is a must, alongside experience in the following:-


  • Azure
  • Experience implementing infrastructure as code in Azure/AWS e.g. Terraform/ARM/Pulumi
  • Powershell
  • Networking/DNS/Firewall setup and management
  • Distributed systems experience e.g. SoA/Microservices
  • Commercial experience in a range of CI/CD tools e.g. Jenkins/TeamCity/Azure DevOps
  • Source control e.g. Git/SVN/TFS/Mercurial
  • Operational security management
  • High availability concepts and approaches


  • Docker
  • Container orchestration e.g. Kubernetes
  • C#.NET/Typescript
  • Puppet/Chef/Ansible
  • DevSecOps experience
  • Infrastructure/Security unit/integration testing
  • High observability practices/approaches

If you think your skillset is a great fit for the role, send  us your CV and covering letter to [email protected].

Good luck to all applicants!


The team at bud