Platform Engineer

Allica Bank

Allica Bank

Software Engineering
Banfora, Burkina Faso · Karnataka, India
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

About Allica

Allica is the UK’s fastest growing company - and the fastest-growing financial technology (fintech) firm ever. Our purpose is to help established SMEs, one of the last major underserved opportunities in fintech. Established SMEs are the backbone of local communities - representing over a third of our economy - yet have been largely neglected both by traditional high street banks and modern fintech providers.

Department Description

The Banks platform team play a key role in the operation of the Bank and are responsible for all Cloud related services. Our mission is to provide the best-in-class infrastructure services to support Allica. We live and breathe the Allica values and deliver services intelligently using automation, intelligence, and innovation.

Role Description

An experienced Platform Engineer is required to join a fast-paced Platform Engineering Team to enhance and support the cloud platform capabilities within Allica Bank. This offshore role is embedded within a high-paced, agile team environment.

As the Platform Engineer, you will be responsible for assisting product teams in creating stable, secure, and scalable platforms for their software to run on. Your commitment to continuous improvement will contribute to the broader strategy of advancing the bank’s technical platforms.

Allica's Platform team adheres strictly to best-in-class methodologies such as Infrastructure as Code, utilizing Terraform and Azure DevOps to implement declarative infrastructure. This role mandates the use of these technologies to deploy and maintain cloud-native systems, ensuring the use of the latest advancements in cloud platform management.

Expertise in Azure is essential, and familiarity with Google Cloud Platform (GCP) would be beneficial. The Platform Engineer role is highly focused on service delivery and will involve liaising with multiple teams across the bank to help deliver optimal solutions. This position is remote-based.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Working with Platform Engineering Team to design, deliver and maintain cloud native solutions.
  • Infrastructure as Code methodologies.
  • Write and update scripts.
  • Improve site reliability through monitoring and alerting, to help expand the banks observability and monitoring platform.
  • Document and maintain solutions demonstrating ownership end-to-end of the project lifecycle

Personal Attributes & Experience

  • Experience in Azure (PaaS, IaaS, Networking knowledge beneficial)
  • Experience with Azure DevOps - YAML CI/CD pipelines / Templating
  • Strong scripting experience for Infrastructure-as-Code – Terraform / Ansible
  • Scripting abilities in Bash/PowerShell
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong Communication and problem-solving skills
  • A solid understanding of Linux based systems is beneficial
  • Thirst to learn new technologies and skills, be passionate about tech.

Don’t tick every box?

Don’t worry if you don’t have all the skills or requirements listed on the job description. If you think you’ll be a good fit, we’d still love to hear from you!

Flexible working

We know the ‘9-to-5’ isn’t right for everyone. That’s why Allica is fully committed to flexible and hybrid working. Please let us know what is best for you and, if we can, we will do our best to accommodate.


We’re a diverse bunch here at Allica, with all kinds of experiences, backgrounds and lifestyles. Our openness and differences make us stronger, and we want everybody to feel comfortable bringing as much of themselves to work with them as they like.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Working at Allica India Technology Services Private Limited

At Allica we want to ensure our employees have the right tools and environment in which to succeed in their role and in support of our customers.

Our employees are at the heart of everything we do, so our benefits are designed with you in mind:

  • Full onboarding support and continued development opportunities
  • Options for flexible working
  • Regular social activities
  • Private Medical Insurance - fully comprehensive cover for the employee and dependants
  • 22 days paid leave/ annual leave per year, excluding National & Festival holidays
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Family friendly policies including enhanced Maternity & Paternity leave