Platform Engineer

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  • SALARY & BENEFITS £40,000 per annum
  • INDUSTRY SECTOR Public Services
Job Description

The Natural History Museum (NHM) is a world-class visitor attraction, leading science research centre and commercial event space. We use our unique collections and unrivalled expertise to tackle the biggest challenges facing the world today. We care for more than 80 million specimens, both in our London and Tring museums, spanning billions of years and welcome more than five million visitors annually.

We are at a pivotal moment in our history as we launch a new strategy setting out our role as the natural world faces increasing threats. Building on our world-leading collection, global reputation for science and as one of the world’s leading visitor attractions, the NHM has ambitious plans leading up to the 150 anniversary of the opening of the Waterhouse Building in 2031, making this a truly exciting time to be part of the NHM team.

About the role

We are looking for an enthusiastic Engineer to play a key role in the realisation of an ambitious digital strategy.

Working within the Platform team you will help maintain the Museum’s web infrastructure (Apache, Tomcat, Nginx, IIS, HAProxy, Azure Verizon CDN, API Gateway) and provide operational support for bespoke in-house developed applications serving a variety of public, internal and scientific audiences. The team also manages a diverse set of platforms and applications across commercial and business systems, including Adobe AEM CMS, MS Dynamics CRM, Magento e-shop, Media Asset Management System and the Sharepoint Intranet.

The main focus of this post is to work proactively on modernising the Museum’s web infrastructure. Working closely with the Platform Manager and front and back end developers you will assist with deployments and deployment pipelines, increasing automation and looking for opportunities to improve performance, processes and application management.

About you

This is an exciting opportunity to take a role with a high degree of autonomy, where initiative, knowledge and experience will be valued and can have a direct impact.

A can-do problem-solving attitude and desire to learn is essential as well as a positive approach to customer service. The successful candidate will find themselves working in a supportive environment with exposure to a range of technologies and DevOps tools.

Training and mentoring will be provided, and personal development strongly encouraged.

Closing date: 09:00 on Monday 2 March 2020

To apply, please visit and upload your CV with a covering letter, which clearly outlines how you meet our person specification.