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Platform Engineer

Posted: 16 Feb 2021 Closes: 16 Apr 2021
Leeds Competitive
Permanent & Full-time itv/200001PL


Platform Engineer Core 

Group Technology



Closing date: 02/03/2021


Why you should join us…

We connect with millions of people every day, make content they can't get enough of and reflect and shape the world we live in… and we do all this through the power of creativity.

We will be a digitally led entertainment and media company that creates and brings brilliant content to audiences, wherever, whenever and however they choose.


Business overview per Business Area:

The Group Technology Services teams are charged with ensuring a quality operational service across all the tools and systems, and with delivering ongoing improvements and upgrades in line with business priorities. Group Technology is central to our overall technology strategy and ensures we have the tools and tech to be Britain’s largest and most loved broadcaster.

What the role entails…

We are looking for Platform Engineers to help expand the home of our key systems - the Common Platform.

You might be running the ITV Hub, Britbox or the system that pays Ant & Dec, but wherever you are you'll be working with great people using the latest technology. We believe that "you build it, you run it" so we organise around teams that have full control and responsibility for their systems end-to-end. One day you might be helping deploy a new microservice into AWS, the next watching it handle millions of requests during the Love Island final.

You will be challenged in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, but you’ll be given the autonomy, mastery and purpose to succeed. We value smart work as much as hard work, so you’ll be encouraged to automate wherever possible.

Some Key Responsibilities:

  • Be accountable for platform quality within your team

  • Help solve difficult technical challenges

  • Advise and influence architectural designs and decisions

  • Promote ITV in the community via open source, blogs, meetups and conferences


To be considered for this opportunity you will need to demonstrate the following skills:

You must:

  • Be smart. We know the technology we use today won’t be the technology we use tomorrow so we’ve got to be smart enough to keep pace

  • Be kind. We believe the best route to success is through sharing and collaboration, so we’ve all got to get along

  • Have experience working with cloud infrastructure & platforms (ideally AWS)

  • Have extensive knowledge of infrastructure as code, containerisation, automation and monitoring tools (e.g terraform, kubernetes, docker, jenkins, sensu)

  • Possess a great working knowledge of linux (ideally Centos)

  • Be passionate working within an agile, multidisciplinary ‘devops’ team

Bonus points for:

  • Being able to script

  • Having experience designing, building and operating highly available, highly scalable systems

  • Knowing about programming, networking, security, databases and/or storage


We want to be the most flexible employer in Media. We offer Smart working and  we will support you and provide you the right environment and work/ life balance

We reach millions of people everyday, that’s why having diverse talents and being an organisation where colleagues feel included is crucial to us. We have various networks who celebrate and support our colleagues. We try to embed an inclusive mindset in everything we do.  Find out more here 

Candidates who declared a disability and meet the minimum criteria will be invited to an interview - find out more here. We're happy to discuss any additional support you may need during our application process as part of our reasonable adjustments approach. So we encourage you to get in touch with us if you require additional support... our email is


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