Senior Platform Engineer

Austin, Texas, USA

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Posted 4 weeks ago

We are a team on a mission, to put accessible and affordable healthcare in the hands of every person on earth. Our mission is bold and ambitious, and it’s one that’s shared by our team who shares our values, to dream big, build fast and be brilliant.
To achieve this, we’ve brought together one of the largest teams of scientists, clinicians, mathematicians and engineers to focus on combining the ever-growing computing power of machines, with the best medical expertise of humans, to create a comprehensive, immediate and personalized health service and make it universally available.
At Babylon our people aren’t just part of a team, they’re part of something bigger. We’re a vibrant community of creative thinkers and doers, forging the way for a new generation of healthcare. We’re only as good as our people. So, finding the best people is everything to us.
We serve millions, but we choose our people one at a time…
Our Cloud Engineering team is a team of Cloud Engineering specialists who help enable, drive adoption and govern well architected use of cloud across Babylon. We are primarily an AWS shop but also make use of GCP particularly for data analytics and we have some other cloud providers particularly supporting our offerings in emerging markets.
We have an ambitious roadmap for the next few months. We are looking to improve the self service aspect of the tools we have built, massively reduce the cost and time it takes for us to spin up a new geography, and (just like everyone else) looking to optimize the cost of our existing deployments.
As our platform directly affects the access to healthcare for our patients, its availability is very important. Healthcare being a very regulated industry we have to ensure compliance with the highest standards in different countries such as HIPAA and GDPR, and continuously improve the security of the platform.
We run in cross functional teams, so you’ll be working in a team of people with a complimentary set of skills and experiences, and will bring your own unique expertise and knowledge to make your team even better. We involve our engineers at every stage of the delivery cycle, so you’ll be influencing how our features are designed as well as being hands on. We also follow a “run what you build” approach so there will be a support element to the role with occasional out of hours work. We are hugely flexible though, so we will work with you to ensure that we minimise the impact this has on your work life balance.


  • Build and maintain tools to enable product teams
  • Build and maintain babylon platform across multiple locations
  • Collaborate with development teams
  • Proactively improve the security of the platform

Required skills

  • Extensive experience using with AWS, GCP or other cloud providers
  • Extensive experience using Infrastructure-as-Code tools such as Terraform 
  • Extensive experience managing Kubernetes cluster
  • Experience managing production system at a large scale
  • Experience building and maintaining CI/CD pipelines
  • Strong scripting skills in a variety of languages
  • Strong Linux capabilities
  • Passionate about automation

Nice to have

  • Experience with IaC testing tooling such as Checkov or Terratest
  • Experience with observability tools (CloudWatch, Prometheus, Jaeger, NewRelic etc.)
  • Programing skills in Golang, Python, Ruby, Rust or other languages

Person Specification

  • Passionate about delivery and able to clearly communicate the vision you have for a particular technology area
  • Work in a straight-forward collaborative and inclusive way
  • Frequently has a can do attitude and a positive view pointStrong sense of ownership
Note: we are not able to support visa sponsorship for this role
We believe that difference inspires a better, healthier world. That’s why it’s at the heart of everything we do. From our people to our products, difference enriches every part of our business and creates a culture based on equality of opportunity, and in which all Babylonians can progress their careers. We’re committed to creating an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.At Babylon, we have Power of Diversity groups (PODs) to drive positive engagements that create and foster a diverse and inclusive environment and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse pool of candidates.Our mission is to put an accessible and affordable health service in the hands of every person on earth. Diversity and inclusion play a key role in helping us bring this mission to life and create a true sense of belonging for all.
Job tags: AWS CD CI GCP Golang Kubernetes Linux Prometheus Python Ruby Terraform