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Connecting Talent to opportunity

Platform Support Engineer


Job Description:



Revenue & Customs Digital Technology Services (RCDTS) are working alongside HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and embarking on an ambitious and challenging digital transformation programme which will result in HMRC becoming one of the most digitally advanced tax authorities in the world.


RCDTS was set up in 2015 as a subsidiary of HMRC’s Chief Digital & Information Officer Group and has one of the largest customer bases in the world.

Our role sits within Chief Digital & Information Group (CDIO), we’re increasingly delivering in-house through our growing network of digital delivery centres – hi-tech, state-of-the-art facilities across the UK.


We’re removing our dependence on data centres, as we increasingly virtualise our estate. We’re fundamentally restructuring the way we look after our IT and the way we work with partners across our ecosystem. But it’s not just about the tech. We’re building a deep understanding of our customers, working in agile ways, and implementing a DevOps approach.

We focus on our people, with clearly defined career pathways that are rewarding, fulfilling and achievable. We have flexible ways of working to help everyone manage their own work/life balance. And we’re creating an authentically diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels able to bring their whole self to work.

 Role & Responsibilities

Reporting to the Platform Support Senior Engineer, the Platform Support Engineer is a highly skilled technical role responsible for implementing and supporting enterprise tooling solutions within Service Management and Operations (SM&O).

The Platform Support Engineer has a large degree of autonomy and is able to make informed technical decisions relating to supported tooling in the context of live service commitments, service level agreements and TS&ST, SM&O and CDIO strategy. The Platform Support Engineer advises Platform Support Analysts on technical solutions and investigations.

In addition to BAU activities, the Platform Support Engineer provides out of hours support for tooling and environments such as ServiceNow, making key decisions around the appropriate course of action with minimal support from senior colleagues and communicating with Customer Experience & Bridge Operations.

The Platform Support Engineer is expected to provide technical guidance and support to any team within SM&O as required and will have an understanding of the technologies in use elsewhere in the delivery area. This could be anything from a non-technical user with an issue with a desktop application to an experienced engineer with a requirement for a technical solution.

Duties will include:

  • Delivers enterprise tooling and services on behalf of CDIO and HMRC colleagues.
  • Builds servers and associated infrastructure in SM&O’s cloud environments.
  • Configures network security groups in SM&O’s cloud environments.
  • Is responsible for the administration and monitoring of SM&O’s cloud environments and resolving any issues.
  • Builds and supports both physical and virtual infrastructure and applications on servers and end user devices.
  • Has broad technical knowledge of Windows, UNIX and Linux operating systems for end user devices and servers, databases, web and thick clients and associated tooling and technologies.
  • Has a good understanding of networking and related technologies such as DHCP and DNS.
  • Has a strong technical understanding of cloud technologies and concepts.
  • Has knowledge of a variety of scripting languages in particular Javascript, Powershell, Terraform and Ansible
  • Understands CI/CD and code promotion pipelines.
  • Can script and develop ServiceNow Discovery and Service Mapping patterns
  • Is knowledgeable in API and integration technologies such as REST & SOAP
  • Is capable of developing and supporting scripted API’s in ServiceNow
  • Has knowledge of cyber security controls and authentication methods such as SAML, Oauth, access keys, digital certificates, etc.
  • Works closely with other CDIO delivery areas to develop technical solutions to problems and requirements.
  • Supports strategically important tooling and associated infrastructure that HMRC relies on to run its IT estate including Assyst, Snow, ServiceNow and Remedy Asset Management.
  • Will have a detailed understanding of Platform Support-owned tools and services and how they are used within CDIO and HMRC.
  • Documents solutions, instructions and changes to tooling and services.
  • Will produce reports and data extracts for Platform Support-owned tools and services.
  • Progresses incidents and problems assigned to Platform Support.
  • Implements changes and service requests for Platform Support-owned tools and services.
  • Identify solutions to problems and new requirements.
  • Implements, maintains and troubleshoots integrations between supported tooling.
  • Makes recommendations for improvements to supported tooling.
  • Provides excellent customer service to end users with clear and timely communications.
  • Logs and manages IT incidents related to Platform Support-supported tools and services with vendors.
  • Will have a broad grounding in IT and relevant technologies.
  • Manages team mailboxes and ITSM queues to ensure queries and tickets are managed in a timely manner.
  • Build, test and maintain workflows, service level agreements, catalogue items and associated configuration.
  • Work with developers to build out new requirements.
  • Import data into Platform Support-supported tooling.
  • Support internal and external stakeholders as appropriate.
  • Maintain team quality documents and policies.
  • Provides general technical support and guidance to SM&O colleagues.




Essential criteria

  • Technical skills and awareness of hardware and software, operating system and application, end user devices and servers that can be applied in almost any scenario
  • Administration and management of AWS VPC
  • Build and configure IaaS resources by code in AWS
  • Good working knowledge of Javascript
  • Experience of integrating enterprise services, knowledge of technologies such as JSON, REST, SOAP, XML, etc.
  • ServiceNow development experience



  • ITIL foundation
  • Understanding of Agile delivery
  • Producing and understanding technical documentation
  • AWS and ServiceNow certifications