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Lead Cloud Platform Engineer Posted Mar 13
Request Technology - Anthony Honquest , Chicago, IL
Lead Cloud Platform Engineer

Chicago, IL

Prestigious Company is looking for top Platform Engineers (Cloud Platform Engineering) within Infrastructure Services. Within IS, the platform engineers are responsible and accounting for the engineering and operation of the Company Platform which is comprised of cloud environments (Cloud Foundry), distributed systems management systems, and application continuous delivery tools and pipeline.

The Platform Engineer is a full stack engineer who builds the cloud application development and hosting platforms for Company. This role will have the primary accountability of owning, developing, implementing and operating Company's Cloud platforms. This role will also encompass developing, building, administering, and deploying self-service tools that enable Company developers to build, deploy and operate cloud native applications.


Oversees and develops the platform as a service and application hosting environment aligning them with business strategies and requirements

Represents developers and key customers in the product design and life cycle process

Champions the engineering practices and helping teams define and setup frameworks for infrastructure as code and automation

Establishes the strategy and manages complex technical designs in engineering and operating platform infrastructure

Oversees and develops the strategy and manages complex designs for the continuous delivery framework and tools, and acting as a subject matter expert on CI/CD for developer teams

Establishes strategy and executes engineering roadmaps around infrastructure as a service; executes strategic engineering proof of concepts around infrastructure platforms

Defines and develops new products and services that provides functions- as-a-service to developers and customers; championing a seamless user experience for direct customers

Develops a strategy for application and infrastructure monitoring for platforms and applications aligning with enterprise strategy and overall industry trends and direction

Owns, manages and maintains the high availability designs and engineering for the different platforms across the company

Champions technology and open source technology internal and external to the company

Provide support for both infrastructure and cloud platform services; and support for different development teams using the platform

Job Qualifications

Two-year degree in Computer Science, MIS, or related area, or equivalent work experience

8+ years of application development or infrastructure engineering experience

Able to mentor different team across the various engineering practices including extreme programming, product mindset, cloud/as-a-service approach, and infrastructure as code

Hands-on style - willingness and competent in producing necessary changes in our infrastructure and processes.

Will be working primarily in an Extreme Programming environment and must be willing to work in a paired programming/engineering model

Able to facilitate diverse teams, multi-task, and work under pressure to meet aggressive schedule targets

Identify creative solutions for technical support issues

Able to communicate effectively across groups of diverse backgrounds

Ability to present ideas and solutions

Hands on experience working on any of the following technologies - Cloud Foundry, BOSH, docker, runc, Kubernetes, Openshift,

Experience working on public cloud - AWS, Azure, GCP, and/or experience working on virtualization technologies

Actual experience doing infrastructure programming using either Golang, Ruby, Python or equivalent

Knowledge and experience working on infrastructure automation technologies like Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Terraform, Packer

Experience working on logging, monitoring and alerting for large scale distributed systems or cloud platforms (ie Prometheus, Graphite, ELK, Datadog, New Relic, or equivalent)

Experience working on continuous integration systems like Concourse or Jenkins particularly in deploying and managing infrastructure

Strong knowledge of infrastructure fundamentals including networking, storage, virtualization, linux administration, etc

Employment Type: Permanent
Work Hours: Full Time

Pay: $100,000 to $130,000 USD
Pay Period: Annual
Other Pay Info: bonus

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