Platform Engineer

  • Technology
  • Vancouver, Canada

Platform Engineer

Job description

TrustFlight is at the forefront of digitising the aviation industry with the creation of intelligent workflow applications that automate operating and maintenance processes, enabling our customers to focus on the data and insights that matter. TrustFlight has bases in both the United Kingdom (Leamington Spa, Edinburgh), and Canada (Vancouver). The business has been doubling every year and today has more than 150 employees.

Not only are we disrupting the sector, we are creating a great place to work that gives our people the freedom to create, innovate and influence how we do this. We continue to build an amazing group of people who are all here to make our products, services and culture the most envied in the industry!

We are looking for a really talented Platform Engineer to:

  • Build and maintain CI/CD pipelines that enable software engineering teams to work effectively and efficiently

  • Build and maintain shared services and infrastructure

  • Investigate and resolve production issues

  • Build security into all areas of the platform

  • Contribute to blameless post mortems for production incidents

  • Provide out of hours cover on a rota basis

Are you motivated to make a difference to the business and our customers? Are you interested in being an inspiration to colleagues, customers and partners of a transformational aviation software business? Are you passionate about customers and doing the right thing? Is it your aim in life to be an outstanding contributor to a high performing team and great working culture? If you answered “Yes” to these questions then you MUST read on…

Our values and behaviours guides us a business

Our ambition is to work together to create the most talented team that celebrates inclusivity, diversity and equality in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. All candidates will receive consideration for this role without regard for gender, gender identity, race, national origin, colour, religion, disability or age. Our inclusive culture empowers all of us to inspire, enlighten and thrive.

Job requirements

We are looking for a superb team member to come and join us. You'll be passionate about your subject, obsessed with delivering great quality work and enthusiastic to join a team that makes a difference every day. We are looking for someone who has:

  • A passion for building modern scalable, performant, efficient, and resilient cloud-hosted systems

  • A passion for building internal platforms (pipelines, tooling, etc) that allow engineering teams to build, deploy, and operate software systems efficiently and effectively

  • A mindset of relentless continuous improvement

  • A focus on building security and quality into development processes (i.e. DevSecOps)

  • Excellent collaboration and team working skills

  • High integrity and a strong desire to do the right thing

  • Innovative thinking and the ability to think outside of the box

  • Motivation to continuously learn and grow and support others in their learning and growth

What you will bring to the role

We would love to hear from you if you have any of the following skills and qualifications for this role; we certainly don’t expect you to be able to tick everything off this list and there will be plenty of opportunity to demonstrate your experiences if you want to talk to us more about this job. Ultimately it is your mindset, understanding of our business purpose and aptitude to learn and adapt that will really make you stand out, so don't be put off from applying if you think you have what it takes!

You ideally need the following to qualify:

  • Understanding of Kubernetes and containerization (Docker, containerd)

  • Understanding of CI/CD pipelines (preferably GitLab CI)

  • Understanding of Infrastructure-as-Code (preferably Terraform)

  • Understanding of Cloud platforms (preferably Google Cloud Platform)

  • Understanding of release processes and configuration management

  • Understanding of how distributed web applications and microservices are deployed and interact

  • Ability to cope with changing priorities and working on multiple projects at once

  • Good collaboration and team working skills

  • Motivated to improve self through continuous learning

  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision

It would be the icing on the cake for us if you also have some of the following:

  • Understanding of Skaffold and Kustomize

  • Experience with ArgoCD

  • Master level organization and detailed documentation skills

  • SQL DBA experience/knowledge

Job location

We work in an agile and flexible environment and we like to advocate you working in the most appropriate way for you. All we ask is that you be able to get to one of our offices when we are meeting up as a team or collaborating on a project.


  • We offer a generous holiday allowance that increases the longer you are here. We are keen for birthdays to be celebrated and so we offer an additional day off to everyone.
  • It is important to us that we all work in an environment that is supportive of health and wellbeing; healthcare cover for all our people covers your health, dental and ophthalmic requirements to support you physically and mentally.
  • Our generous company contribution to your pension is greater than the local requirements and over time you can plan effectively for your future with our matching contribution scheme.
  • We place huge importance on the contribution and experience you bring to the team, the salary will be based on the value you will bring to the role.

How to apply

Tell us about you in a cover letter, outlining what you will bring to the role and how you can contribute to creating best in class tools and services throughout the aviation industry. Please also include your CV/resume.

We are waiting to hear from you!