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Platform Engineer



Software Engineering
London, UK
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

CAIS is the pioneer in democratizing access to and education about alternative investments and structured notes for independent advisors, asset managers, and bank issuers, empowering them to engage and transact on a massive scale. We believe that the combination of industry-leading technology and human interaction throughout the pre-trade, trade, and post-trade experience delivers superior operational efficiency and a world-class client experience. CAIS provides advisors with a broad selection of alternative investment strategies, including private equity, private credit, real estate, infrastructure, hedge funds, and structured notes. CAIS supports over 34,000 advisors who oversee more than $4.5 trillion in network assets.

CAIS is looking for a Platform Engineer to join a high-performing team whose responsibility is the automated design, coding, and deployment of our infrastructure in our AWS environment. Ideal candidates are familiar with working across the full stack of platform management, including source control, SDLC tooling, CI/CD pipelines, managing infrastructure as code, and providing a level of operational support, including design contributions for monitoring, alerting, and KPIs for success. This is a great opportunity to join a growing team of innovators, problem solvers, collaborators and leaders working to elevate and scale our platform, and prosper with us along the way.

Required Technical Skills / Experience:

  • Kubernetes cluster management, including experience with Kustomize and/or Helm
  • AWS infrastructure management and configuration, including but not limited to EKS, Aurora RDS, IAM, S3, MSK
  • Infrastructure as code via Terraform or similar IAC tool
  • GitHub Actions or similar CI tool
  • Observability (APM, Logging, Tracing, Synthetics)
  • Branching, merging, and other Gitflow concepts
  • Strong understanding of relational databases, messaging (Kafka, SQS)
  • Knowledge of Java/Kotlin a plus


  • 5-7 years of relevant industry experience
  • Experience working with cross-regional teams
  • Experience coaching and training employees and improving performance
  • BA/BSc in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience, Masters preferred

CAIS is consistently recognized as a Best Place to Work, and our culture is at the heart of our success. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where employees can be their most authentic selves and feel inspired and supported to bring their voice forward to drive community, growth, and innovation. We are an equal opportunity employer, and do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. Learn more about our culture, benefits, and people at