Senior Platform Engineer (London, UK)

Senior Platform Engineer (London, UK)


Parkopedia was founded with the mission of being able to answer any parking question, anywhere in the world. Today, Parkopedia is the world’s leading digital parking services provider used by millions of drivers and organisations such as Apple, TomTom and 18 automotive brands ranging from Audi to Volkswagen.

We are looking for Platform Engineers to help to create a new platform which will modernise and unify the company’s software and data services.

Why will you want this job?

Because you have a deep love for engineering, get excited about improving performance and reliability and enjoy researching new technologies. You don’t understand why people aren’t more excited about the benefits of infrastructure as code! You'll enjoy being a valued member of the close knit team where your opinion counts; there is a lot of scope to be creative and come up with new ideas, and you'll feel at home working with extremely bright colleagues where learning is a top priority.


  • Designing and deploying infrastructure and software components using infrastructure as code (AWS CDK)
  • Champion and help implement principle of least privilege
  • Assist in cost analysis and optimisation of the platform
  • Designing and implementing CI/CD pipelines
  • Working with, reviewing and giving recommendations for architecture to application teams
  • Assist transition to microservice architecture as well as developing monitoring and alerting for services
  • Ensuring near 100% uptime for all customer facing services
  • Championing engineering best practices, including mentoring junior engineers


  • Minimum of 4 years professional experience or a PhD in a relevant subject
  • Extensive experience with running highly available production services in AWS
  • Experience with infrastructure as code, CDK is preferred
  • Strong computer science background
  • Experience with containerisation (e.g. Docker), and container orchestration (e.g. k8s, ECS)
  • Experience with Linux and shell scripting
  • Experience writing CI/CD pipelines and ideally working with writing deploy scripts
  • Significant contribution in the design and development of a platform, ideally within a small to medium sized company
  • Good programming skills in a general purpose language, ideally Python
  • Experience with database administration, especially MySQL and Postgres / PostGIS

Additional nice to have skills:

  • Experience with Ansible
  • Python API development experience, especially asynchronous frameworks like FastAPI
  • AWS certifications


Parkopedia is committed to building a great work environment for all our employees. Here are just a few of the benefits that we offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Unlimited annual leave - yup, time off is as important as time in the office, we all need to unwind and recharge our batteries!
  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous hybrid working options (our office is near London Bridge)
  • Training allowance
  • Annual company retreat
  • Private medical insurance
  • Regular team lunches and socials
  • Time off for volunteering
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Gym membership
  • Eye care and flu vouchers

We are an equal opportunities employer and believe in the power of a diverse and inclusive team. We welcome applications from everyone, regardless of race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

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