Platform Engineer

Salary up to £43,000 per annum
Discipline Digital Technology

The role

We’re looking for a Platform Engineer to join our WebSphere Operations squad within the Digital Technology division here at N Brown Group.  Your primary responsibility will be to provide support to our legacy on-premise WebSphere platforms, as we move our websites onto a new, AWS-hosted, React front-end platform.  This role presents an excellent opportunity for engineers who are keen on leveraging their current skills, while gradually over a 1-2 year period, transitioning towards working within the AWS cloud environment, with full support and coaching provided throughout the process. 

What will you do as a Platform Engineer at N Brown?

  • Assist in conducting routine housekeeping and maintenance tasks on our WebSphere platforms and core customer-facing websites.
  • Experience a dynamic work environment where each day offers a diverse range of tasks and opportunities for learning
  • Bring your expertise in core platform administration encompassing various technologies and tools, including proficiency in Operating Systems such as Linux, as well as programming languages like Python and Bash.
  • Seize the opportunity to begin acquiring new skills that will facilitate your transition to AWS, one of the world’s extensively utilised cloud infrastructure providers.  This includes delving into DevOps methodologies and mastering Infrastructure as Code principles, notably Terraform.

We’re looking for aspiring Platform Engineers who have:

  • Great problem-solving skills
  • Good self-organisation and can work independently when required
  • Great team players
  • Good attention to detail and great communication skills
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a similar role within an IT department.

N Brown – who we are and why work for us?

At N Brown, we’re committed to building a diverse workforce and creating an inclusive environment that values equality for all. Our vision is that by ‘championing inclusion, we’ll become the most loved and trusted fashion retailer’. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging are, therefore, at the heart of our culture.

We’re a forward-thinking digital retailer with a financial services proposition to be proud of. We’re customer-obsessed, serving them through three core brands: JD Williams, Simply Be, and Jacamo. We’re experienced, with over 160 years of trading under our belt. We’re inclusive, as we believe in fashion without boundaries; and we’re sustainable, striving to make as little impact on the planet as possible.

What’s in it for you?

  • Hybrid working
  • 24 days holiday (+ 8 bank holidays) with the option to buy an additional 10 days
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and adoption leave
  • Access to Apricity, a self-funding IVF benefit at a reduced rate
  • Company pension with up to 8% N Brown contribution
  • Mental Health support both internally and externally, including access to our wellbeing champions and counselling services
  • A range of financial wellbeing support
  • Colleague discount across all N Brown brands
  • Onsite café with subsidised rates and local restaurant discounts!
  • Life Assurance and Private Medical Insurance
  • Paid volunteer time – all our colleagues can take a full day paid to volunteer for a charity of their choice

Ways of Working

We offer hybrid working which varies across the business depending on the role you’re in. For this role, the expectation would be 1 day per week. Our Head Office is located in the Northern Quarter in Manchester City Centre. So if you are travelling by train, tram or bus we’re perfectly located, plus we’re surrounded by cool cafes, trendy bars and the best places to eat!

Our working hours are 36.17 per week and our core working hours are between 10am - 4pm. Given we don’t have strict working hours you can find the working pattern that’s right for you.

Our promise to you:

We’re an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

What happens when you apply to a role at N Brown?

As soon as we receive your application, we’ll send you an email to let you know. We always aim to come back to you as soon as possible with an update and we really appreciate you taking the time to apply for a role with us. Good luck!