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Head of platform / Head of IT at FRG Technology Consulting

Head of platform / Head of IT

FRG Technology Consulting Manchester, Greater Manchester Full-Time
£75,000 - £95,000 / year
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I am looking for a platform manager/DevOps manager/engineering manager for a really existing business based in Manchester. This is a business at the forefront of new technology and is really making huge strides in bio-medicine.

This is a super exciting time to be joining this business, coming away from a recent venture backed investment round and moving into another round of investment in the next 12-18 months!

Please note - Candidates MUST have pharma/biotech/bio-medicine/clinical discovery industry experience to be considered for this role.

I am looking for an exceptional individual to head up the platform development and become a key figure in the businesses growth.

Core stack: Google Cloud Platform, Kubernetes, Docker, Helm, Terraform, Elasticsearch, Python, JavaScript. Also Java, Go, Neo4J

Key responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for the long-term vision of the infrastructure.
  • Be engaged in the day to day operations of the platform and work closely with the product manager to ensure customer and user requirements are actualised within the platform.
  • Lead a talented team of data scientists, back-and front-end engineers to build and maintain a data platform, API and web application, as well as facilitating the provision of data for our professional services work.
  • Be engaged in continuous infrastructure analysis, optimization and consolidation, following the addition of new features.
  • Supervise and be engaged in the implementation of CI/CD pipelines for multiple systems across our platform.
  • Be engaged in automated infrastructure provisioning and post provisioning automation using Terraform.
  • Be engaged in data engineering practices, continuously optimizing our data pipelines and data warehousing practices.
  • Oversee and be engaged in efficient development operations that balance service reliability and delivery speeds.
  • Be a driver of DevOps culture, setting best practices across the company.

Key skills and experience:

  • Proven track record of at least 7 years professional software delivery with extensive knowledge of software development lifecycle, having built and maintained complex pipelines in various enterprise-level CI and CD software.
  • Extensive experience with Linux, Python, Java, and Bash.
  • Experience with Google Cloud Platform and overseeing operations of a cloud computing platform.
  • Supervising and training junior members of staff, setting best practices, fostering a healthy workplace environment and culture.
  • Working with the senior management team to continue the company's growth.

Other experience required:

  • Experience with container and container orchestration technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, Helm, Terraform, Garden and having designed and implemented Kubernetes-native applications.
  • Experience with maintaining database and data warehouse technologies. Extensive knowledge of data engineering, such as setting up data pipelines in GCP Dataflow/Dataproc and working with data warehouses such as BigQuery. Familiarity with beam jobs.
  • Highly skilled in Infrastructure as Code practices, including infrastructure testing and immutable infrastructure.
  • Serious about automation, building single sources of truth and removing single points of failure.
  • An eye for up-and-coming technologies and best practices.
  • Background or strong interest in biological sciences. Knowledge of BioData problems pharmaceutical and biomedical research companies face.


  • Mature platform and technology set-up with a highly competent technical team in place
  • Fully remote, with the ability to work from home according to your schedule
  • Share options and competitive salary
  • Highly motivating work, with the ability to help world leading pharmaceutical and biomedical research companies developing the innovations and treatments of the future.
  • Be a key figurehead in a venture backed company with an accelerating growth rate and global traction.


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