Software Engineer - Platform Foundations, Defence


Join our defence and national security business and you’ll be helping users plan and train to meet the most complex security threats in the world. Working alongside experts in AI and Machine Learning, computational modelling and distributed systems, you’ll be putting multiplayer technology to life-saving use.
The platform foundations team delivers the operational and foundational capability of the Synthetic Environment Platform by providing the services and automated configuration of the base infrastructure that underpin a secure, resilient, and robust ecosystem.

Area of impact

  • Design and develop platform foundation components and capabilities with recorded architectural decisions, automated tests and supporting technical documentation.
  • Collaborate and seek feedback with other engineering teams to learn about Platform components and service needs, as well as integration and usage patterns
  • Research and evaluate new technologies based on needs and feature requests from engineering teams
  • You will develop infrastructure as code to support repeatable installations and upgrades of a Synthetic Environment.
  • You will develop APIs and libraries to support foundational services such as authorization policy enforcement of persistence interfaces for ease of use and/or for abstraction purposes for multi cloud support needs.

We would like to hear from you if you identify with any of the following

  • Cloud Engineering: Experience working with any of the major cloud vendors and ‘Infrastructure as Code’ (ideally with Terraform).Good knowledge of Linux
  • Security: Working knowledge of common cloud access control models, Zero Trust models and Knowledge of policy as code (for example, OPA (Open Policy Agent)), is beneficial, but not essential.
  • Programming: Experience in developing APIs and libraries (supported by automated tests) in one or more programming languages. Golang would be ideal.
  • Containerisation: Experienced with Kubernetes and Docker.  Knowledge of advanced concepts like K8s operator model, networking and storage orchestration is desirable but not essential. Similarly, experience with Helm is ideal.
  • Observability: Experience in configuring, deploying and supporting (sharing best practices) Prometheus, Grafana and Loki (or similar tooling).  Knowledge of advanced observability, such as profiling and network visualisation is beneficial but not essential.

You may not have all the above skills! We want to show you the breadth of the opportunity in terms of the skills and experience you could develop by working with us.
While we think the above experience could be important, we’re keen to hear from people that believe they have valuable experience to bring to the role. If you identify with the team and mission, but not all of our requirements, then please still apply.
Due to the nature of this role, you will be expected to meet requirements associated with obtaining UK security vetting clearance; including an unbroken residency in the UK for the previous 5 years. If you think that this might be an issue for you, please let us know


About Us

Improbable is determined to foster an environment where people can do their best work and feel like they belong. We believe a healthy culture, strong values and contribution from a diverse range of individuals will help us to achieve success.
We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, gender, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any other legally protected status.

Discover more

Improbable Games London

Working with us

Build new worlds with exceptional people.

Read more

Improbable Games Canada

Diversity, inclusion & belonging

Our commitments.

Read more

Midwinter art

Life at improbable

Find out what makes us different.

Read more

Learn about Improbable

Discover more
Back of head looking at screens