Senior Platform Engineer 100% Remote

Toronto (ON) Remote Only
Opportunity Number: 2070691
PermanentFrom: $92,000.00
Information TechnologyApplication and Software Development
LanguageSecurity Clearance
English verbal and writtenCriminal Check at time of placement
Start PeriodDate Posted
One to two weeksThursday, August 25, 2022
Job Description

As a Senior Platform Engineer (Senior Associate), you’ll be responsible for leading with the design of significant components of a modern digital service platform including its automation, build, deployment and support. It’s a fast-paced environment and you’ll be trusted to make sound, reasoned decisions.  You’ll do this whilst learning about new technologies and approaches, with talented colleagues that will help you to learn, develop and grow.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • You’ll work alongside colleagues in engineering, testing, consulting, product management and security capabilities to build, test and deploy software of the highest quality.
  • Using technology for positive impact – You’ll ensure the latest technologies are employed appropriately to extract maximum user and business benefit. You’ll ensure alignment to industry standards and best practices.
  • Putting people first - you’ll support your colleagues and facilitate an inclusive DevOps culture in all that you do.
  • Finding your voice – As a respected voice within your team and to our customers, you’ll drive conversations and decisions to ensure services are scalable, secure, reliable and performant.
  • Supporting services through Live Operation – Getting services into production is just the beginning with the fun truly starting when real users start interacting with the service you’ve built. You’ll make sure the service is available, secure and performant as you strive to continuously improve it.
  • Becoming a Role Model – You’ll embody the Kainos values and be the person people look up to. You’ll proactively coach and mentor more junior members of the team.
  • Pushing the boundaries – Through exposure to technology you may develop specialisms and choose to pivot your career in a certain direction.

Qualifications and Experience
  • Proven ability of strong team skills, including working in a multi-disciplinary team is crucial
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate issues to other technical people, and sometimes to non-technical people.
  • Significant expertise in:
  • Use of multiple configuration management, infrastructure provisioning and automation tools.
  • Fluency in least one of the following: PowerShell, Bash, Python, Ruby, Go, Groovy.
  • Expertise in using multiple automation tools and at least one of: PowerShell, Bash, Python, Ruby, Go, Groovy
  • Demonstrable experience in:
  • Designing, building, testing, automating, monitoring and supporting significant components within a modern digital service platform in production environments.
  • Producing designs that are scalable, resilient, efficient, secure, cost-effective and minimize lock-in. 
  • Contributing to technical decisions and direction in a collaborative team environment, including architecture, estimation, product planning, user story/requirement creation and advocating MVP. 
  • Implementing modern Continuous Delivery processes for releasing software for releasing software to production. 
  • Applying industry best practices and patterns across infrastructure and application components e.g. security, elasticity, performance.
  • Using public cloud platform(s) to solve business problems (AWS or Azure).
  • Applying configuration management, infrastructure provisioning and container orchestration tooling to solve business problems. 
  • Using modern version control systems including git.
  • Debugging complex problems across multiple servers, services and tools – you can find the needle in the haystack.
Nice to have:

  • Third level – or equivalent - qualification in a related discipline.
  • Obtained mid-level certification with a public cloud provider (AWS/Azure).
  • Active participation in knowledge sharing activities, both within the team and with wider non-technical audiences.
  • Experience of cloud-native SaaS and PaaS technologies.
  • We are passionate about developing people – experience in managing, mentoring and coaching junior me

Education and Certifications

Minimum education required: College Diploma

We’re an equal opportunities employer committed to increasing diversity and inclusion in today’s workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Minorities, women, LGBTQ candidates, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you require an accommodation, please review our accessibility policy and reach out to our accessibility officer with any questions.
Merci de l’intérêt que vous manifestez pour ce poste. La description du poste nous a été fournie en anglais par notre client. Si vous souhaitez passer l’entrevue avec nous en français ou fournir votre CV en français, nous vous confierons à une personne de notre équipe qui parle français.

Opportunity Number: 2070691

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