Platform Engineer

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Platform Engineer



Are you a Platform Engineer who enjoys working with the latest cloud technologies in a fast paced, challenging environment? Do you have a talent for troubleshooting problems, delivering new and innovative solutions and a desire to learn and develop yourself?

We are looking for a Platform Engineer to support one of our core applications. We are a fast-paced operations team, responsible for building, configuring, monitoring and supporting solutions from development through to production. Automation is key to everything we do and we're looking for individuals to help us deliver this, you will use tools such as Puppet, Vagrant, Jenkins, Kubernetes and Elastic for a start.

You'll be working alongside developers to help maintain a smooth delivery pipeline, project managers to deliver innovative solutions and service management to ensure solutions meet our client’s expectations. Most of our applications are hosted on on-prem and self-hosted cloud solutions so you will get the opportunity to work within a cloud environment day in, day out!


About us:

CDL are one of the UK’s leading insurance software houses, we are a privately owned company that has experienced continuous year on year growth and we employ over 600 people at our campus in Stockport. We are a certified UK top employer by the Top Employers Institute and are constantly striving to provide our employees with the best working environment and conditions. We have a strong track record in the high volume retail insurance sector. We have spearheaded development in the aggregator, web and telematics space, including connected home, enrichment and self-service solutions. As a result, the company’s robust and innovative technologies have enabled our customers to thrive in the highly competitive UK insurance marketplace.

We've built a collaborative and creative culture where we employ agile techniques to deliver our pace-setting applications. We like to work in small, focused groups so you're always learning from people around you and you feel a part of the success of each project you are involved with.



  • Experience using Configuration Management Tools, ideally Puppet but exposure to Ansible, Chef or equivalents would be great
  • A good understanding of DevOps and Agile methodologies and concepts
  • Experience working within a cloud-based infrastructure such as AWS - Terraform
  • Monitoring – Ideally experience with Elastic, Grafana or Nagios
  • Automation Tools - Jenkins
  • Experience providing enterprise level support of Java Applications and scripting using Python, Ruby or Bash
  • Good communication skills and can collaborate with all areas of the business


  • Top employer for 4th year running
  • Flexible hours
  • Flexible working - home working options
  • Excellent training and development platform
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • Health and Wellbeing programme
  • Mental Health First Aiders
  • Virtual activities, lunch and learns, coffee mornings and meetups.
  • 25 days holiday to start
  • Life and health assurance
  • Pension scheme
  • Community projects
  • Dress down policy

Campus Benefits:

  • On-site free parking
  • Open plan modern offices
  • Shuttle bus to and from the station
  • Subsidised restaurant
  • Games room and chill out zone
  • Social activities, regular social events through our social group Xtra, including a summer bbq, competitions, bowling, go-karting, football games, Winter party and much more!
  • Car wash, barber, yoga classes, boot camp and massage services all on site
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Shower and dry rooms