Cloud Platform Engineer

 

We’re LADbible Group: a voice and identity for a community of more than 53 million people, and a way of life for a generation of fans the world over.

LADbible Group builds youth communities across multiple channels including our websites, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, YouTube, AppleTV and our apps. We understand our audience and are on their side. Our community brings people together and we try to use our influence for good.

The Role:

As the Cloud Platform Engineer for LADbible Group you will be responsible for supporting the engineering team to deliver industry leading services and applications. You are driven by producing reliable and scalable deployment infrastructure to meet the demand of our growing audience. 

Key Objectives:

  • Acting as a mentor to Software Engineers helping them understand how to produce scalable, reliable services and applications that can be deployed successfully on our cloud-based infrastructure 
  • Ensure all solutions delivered comply with established Cloud & DevOps best practice and continuously look to problem solve and make improvements where applicable
  • Excellent communication throughout the tech team, through coaching, mentoring and conducting training where needed
  • Be an advocate when delivering the LADbible Group strategy 
  • Support the team’s shared objectives
  • Act as a Cloud & DevOps Champion, demonstrating best practise and standards of excellence

Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain a pro-active monitoring and alerting strategy, automatically identifying areas of improvement within workflows and tools
  • Ensure that all changes to infrastructure and software are automated wherever possible, through the use of CI/CD pipelines and orchestration tools.
  • Define what good looks like for DevOps at LadBible and establish processes for ensuring these standards are adhered to.
  • Be a key team member in the production of new products and services by supporting technical design and implementation.
  • Champion best in class practices.
  • Continuous improvement and problem solving. 
  • Work to an agile methodology.

Skills

  • Experience within a similar role working in a cloud environment
  • Experience using Docker, Kubernetes or similar orchestration tools
  • Experience using Hashicorp technologies (Terraform, Packer, Vault)
  • Experience using Google Cloud and/or Amazon Web Services
  • Experience working with scripting languages in a Linux environment
  • Experience working with Jenkins and/or Circle CI, or similar CI/CD tools
  • An understanding of agile development methodology
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Desirables

Understanding or knowledge of: 

  • NodeJS
  • React.js
  • PHP (with Laravel)
  • MySQL
  • MongoDB
  • Elastic Stack
  • Go
  • Python would be beneficial. 

Company Overview

Founded in 2012, LADbible Group is redefining entertainment and news for a social generation. Our global community engages with our content–spanning editorial, video, documentary and live – billions of times each and every month. Using all major platforms, we’ve rapidly risen to become one of the web’s most prominent social video publishers.

Our brands include LADbible, SPORTbible, Pretty 52, branded content agency Joyride, and licensing arm CONTENTbible. Whether by simply putting a smile on someone’s face with a funny video or by engaging our audience in social issues important to them, we strive to make a positive difference.

Sure, we may be UK based, but we’re powered by a community that spans the planet.

Mission

LADbible Group has become a way of life for fans around the world. We provide news, entertainment and community to a global audience of young people. Our mission is pretty straightforward: to deliver content that our audience love. Our flagship brand alone is followed by half of all UK men aged 18-24 – and a fifth of women in the same age group.

We don’t think youth audiences are hard to reach, you just have to tell them the stories they care about and amplify the ones they tell you.

LADbible Group is an equal opportunities employer. We are determined to create a diverse group at all levels of our company and we welcome all members of the community to apply for openings with us.

LADbible Group is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome people from all backgrounds and recognise that in order to be successful, we need to create an inclusive environment where everyone can realise their potential and succeed.