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In office: London or Berlin

  • 🇩🇪 Germany
  • 🇬🇧 United Kingdom

Senior Platform Engineer

Let's start with our BENefits

(... It's all in the name! 😉)

💰 Competitive base salary + equity, so you own what you build

💳 £100 monthly personal Ben Balance: for whatever works for you, whether that's Netflix, Spotify, or a really expensive cup of coffee! This allowance will increase by £50 for each year of service until you reach £250

🔋 £900 annual Learning & Personal Development Ben Balance: plus 3 days paid study leave a year to support you with your professional development

👩🏽‍💻 £1000 work from home set up allowance, which you can put towards your home office

🍔 Weekly lunch provided in office so you can spend quality time with the team over some tasty food!

🏖 28 days of holidays a year (plus bank holidays, which you have the option of swapping for days of celebration that are significant to you)

🌴 ...and an option to buy or sell 5 days per year. Also, your holiday entitlement will increase to 30 days at your 3rd year of service!

🍼 Enhanced parental leave and workplace nursery scheme to support with the cost of childcare in a nursery setting

🧠 Comprehensive and tailored mental health support through a leading provider

💪 Access to a Gympass membership! 

❤️ Comprehensive Private Medical Insurance

🍿 Team activities: we have quarterly team social budgets to support spending time together and we frequently organise company wide events

📅 Flexible working - we're serious about life/work balance

Diversity and Culture at Ben

(...because it doesn't belong at the bottom of an ad!)

Our culture is ever-evolving and is defined by our people. We don’t hire clones, we hire individuals.

  • We celebrate diversity

  • We listen to our people

  • We work autonomously


  • We have fun!

We are organically growing a brilliantly diverse, inclusive and respectful bunch of people we are extremely proud of. This should go without saying but all applications are very much welcome.  If you need any adjustments to support you with your application, just let us know by emailing [email protected]

Your Mission

As part of our engineering team, you will work closely with the CTO to improve & maintain our infrastructure platform to ensure stable, secure & scalable operations and excellent developer experience.

We’re looking for self-starters who are seeking a fast-paced environment where they can make a difference. Our team is small, which means high autonomy, ownership, and responsibility. We love what we do, have fun and, while we ship on time, take life-work balance seriously.

What you'll be working on

  • Implement new infrastructure components and architecture in collaboration with our engineering, security and data teams

  • Implement monitoring solutions for end to end observability of infrastructure and application components

  • Ensure that all critical infrastructure is maintained via Terraform and that changes follow a structured process

  • Tune AWS usage for cost effectiveness without compromising reliability

  • Set up elegant CI/CD workflows to enable isolated branch deployments, fast & reliable production deployment & rollback, canary & blue-green deployment etc.

  • Stay up to date with new technologies and changes to continuously improve our cloud infrastructure

  • Ensure that security considerations are taken into account, based on current best practices (e.g. OWASP Top 10, AWS Well-Architected Framework) in all software development and infrastructure projects

Behind the scenes

Ben is built on Python 3, Django, PostgreSQL and React. We run on AWS and follow engineering best practices, with a pragmatic approach.

Our backend services run on ECS (Fargate), databases on RDS (PostgreSQL) and we use Terraform to manage all crucial resources including VPCs, security groups, roles etc.

We use Datadog and Sentry for monitoring infrastructure and services.

Your Skills and Experience

  • Proven experience in building cost effective and secure systems in AWS

  • Hands on experience writing Terraform code for maintainable infrastructure

  • Deep understanding of VPC networking, security groups, IAM roles & policies, ECS configurations, S3 permissions & RDS

  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn the AWS Well-Architected framework

  • Solid experience with Docker containerized applications and services

  • Basic shell scripting knowledge

  • Excellent communication skills adaptable to both tech and business audiences

  • Experience in implementing infrastructure within an ISO 27001 or SOC2 compliant company (nice to have)

  • Python development experience (nice to have)

and you...

  • are a self-starter who thrives on autonomy, enjoys a rapid pace and wants to make a difference

  • have a continuous improvement mindset. You appreciate that there are always ways to do things better and ensure your team does too

  • have a preference for action-oriented behaviour with just enough analysis, as compared to too much time spent doing analysis with no action

  • have the ability to make decisions balancing different factors such as business requirements, technical integrity, overall priorities etc.

  • appreciate the opportunities and challenges of a distributed work environment

  • are solution-focused with a pragmatic approach to problem-solving