Platform Infrastructure Engineer (Glasgow or Edinburgh)

admin, on February 19, 2019

Do you have a passion for design, implementation and maintenance of platform infrastructure projects? Do you feel at home when automating provisioning of infrastructure and virtual machines, always looking to assist the development and release of products, and focused on managing and expanding configuration systems? Are you a pro-active, self-driven and highly organised team-player?

Aridhia Informatics provides a platform of software services designed to support best practice in healthcare analytics. At its core, the AnalytiXagility platform provides secure, cloud-based workspaces to allow distributed, multi-disciplinary research teams to share data and collaborate.

The Product Delivery team works to turn ideas into reality, driving the development and operation of the Aridhia platform and services. By constantly reviewing, evaluating and upgrading what they design and build, they ensure that our platform and products remain at the cutting-edge.

We are seeking a talented Platform Infrastructure Engineer to join our DevOps team. Responsibilities include working in an Agile framework-based team to drive automation of day to day tasks and software deployments throughout the platform.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter stating your current and expected salary and benefit expectations to marked for the attention of Lisa Thomson, Head of HR.

What you’ll deliver

The successful candidate will be working on multiple platform projects, with involvement in design, implementation and maintenance.

We have adopted a DevOps model for everyday tasks where everyone can influence product development and implementation. Aridhia is in the process of transitioning its product suite to the Microsoft Azure platform, so this role will suit candidates seeking to enhance their skills in working with a hyperscale cloud platform. If you want to be part of an environment that is fast-paced, team-focused with a shared sense of ownership and, then this is the job for you!

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Administering and maintaining our hybrid-OS (Lin/Win) platform
  • Automating provisioning of infrastructure and virtual machines
  • Assist the development and release processes as a technical escalation contact
  • Manage and expand our configuration management suite for the platform
  • Assist with technical escalations for 3rd level operational incidents and problems

What you’ll bring


  • Demonstrate proven experience in a similar role
  • Deep knowledge of Linux (RHEL/CentOS) and Windows (2008 R2+)
  • A good understanding of containerisation, ideally Kubernetes and Docker
  • Previous experience with public cloud platforms, ideally Microsoft Azure
  • Experience with configuration management systems, related scripting languages and infrastructure as code
  • Experience with at least one dynamic scripting language (Ruby Perl, Bash, PowerShell or Python)
  • Network management experience (firewall configuration, preferably with automated solutions)
  • Working experience in a change managed environment and understanding of CM fundamentals.
  • Proactive, self-driven and highly organised with strong time management, reporting and planning skills.


  • Experience with VMWare enterprise products
  • Operational experience in a SaaS / PaaS environment
  • Experience of working in an ITIL v3 standards environment (ITIL v3 Certification is a plus).
  • Working experience of GIT-based version controlling and collaborative coding fundamentals
  • Used to working in an Agile environment.
  • Experience with Continuous Integration and Delivery using tools.

What we offer in return

Aridhia is an entrepreneurial and ground-breaking company. We follow an agile working method with daily team stand-ups, progress boards, sprints, and show and tell sessions, to keep people informed and involved as projects evolve, and to share knowledge across teams.

In addition to competitive remuneration packages with opportunities to share in our commercial success, we offer the following benefits:

  • 35 days annual holiday entitlement, inclusive of three public holidays
  • Private healthcare for employees and their families
  • Death in Service scheme
  • Generous Company Pension scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and sick pay benefits
  • Individually tailored induction and personal development plans
  • Opportunities for international travel


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