South Kensington


Fundraising / development


c.£40,000 per annum

Contract type:

Contract Permanent


Full time



Platform Engineer

The Natural History Museum (NHM) is a world-class visitor attraction, leading science research centre and commercial event space. We use our unique collections and unrivalled expertise to tackle the biggest challenges facing the world today. We care for more than 80 million specimens, both in our London and Tring museums, spanning billions of years and welcome more than five million visitors annually.

We are at a pivotal moment in our history as we launch a new strategy setting out our role as the natural world faces increasing threats. Building on our world-leading collection, global reputation for science and as one of the world’s leading visitor attractions, the NHM has ambitious plans leading up to the 150 anniversary of the opening of the Waterhouse Building in 2031, making this a truly exciting time to be part of the NHM team.

About the role

We are looking for an enthusiastic Engineer to play a key role in the realisation of an ambitious digital strategy.

Working within the Platform team you will help manage a diverse set of platforms and applications across commercial and business functions, including MS Dynamics CRM, MS Sharepoint, Adobe AEM CMS, Magento e-shop, Gateway Ticketing and the Media Asset Management System. The team also maintains the Museum’s web infrastructure (Apache, Tomcat, Nginx, IIS, HAProxy, Azure Verizon CDN, Barracuda WAF, API Gateway) and provides operational support for bespoke in-house developed applications serving a variety of public, internal and scientific audiences.

The main focus of this post is to provide application support across these commercial and business systems, helping develop solutions as well as troubleshooting problems and undertaking routine maintenance. You will have the opportunity to develop skills in the MS Power Platform and also gain exposure to the museum’s web infrastructure, assisting with deployments and improving deployment pipelines.

About you

This is an exciting opportunity to take a role with a high degree of autonomy, where initiative, knowledge and experience will be valued and can have a direct impact.

A can-do problem-solving attitude and desire to learn is essential as well as a positive approach to customer service. The successful candidate will find themselves working in a supportive environment with exposure to a range of technologies and DevOps tools.

Training and mentoring will be provided, and personal development strongly encouraged.

Closing date: 9am on Wednesday 23 September 2020

To apply, please visit and upload your CV with a covering letter, which clearly outlines how you meet our person specification.

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