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Sr. Platform Engineer

Company: Total Quality Logistics
Location: Chicago
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

About the role:

As a Senior Platform Engineer for TQL, you will be joining the team that is responsible for bridging the gap between software and hardware for one of the largest freight brokerage firms in the nation. Our Engineers construct, test, and maintain our state-of-the-art systems and DevOps practices to ensure flawless execution and enabling our software engineering organization to move fast to deliver for our customers. This opportunity gives you the chance to work alongside some of the leading Software Engineers and Server Engineers in the logistics industry as your grow you career and technical skills.

What's in it for you:

  • $90,000 - $134,000 base salary, benefits package, and company perks
  • Position based in Cincinnati, OH or Tampa, FL - relocation assistance provided
  • Advancement opportunities with aggressive and structure career paths
  • Access to the latest emerging technologies
  • Reimbursement for continuous education and technical training
  • TQL's IT Team offers a hybrid work environment with the ability to work remotely 10 days per month
  • We win wherever we go - Voted a 2019-2023 Computerworld Best Places to Work in IT What you'll be doing:
    • Work as a team member that partners with our Application Development and Infrastructure teams
    • Provide senior-level, best practice recommendations and implementations to our Windows, Linux and Kubernetes hosting environments
    • Function as a mentor to junior team members, providing technical guidance and recommending continued learning opportunities to upskill their skillsets
    • Work together with our Security team to remediate high-risk vulnerabilities and ensure the security of our environments are being scrutinized as appropriate for their use case
    • Educate fellow team members as well as Application Development Architects/Team Leads about the platforms used-for and hosted-by our team. Key tools and concepts in this space are: Visual Studio, Docker, WSL, Azure DevOps, Git, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Orchestration, Service Mesh, Ingress & Egress, Service Bus, Message Queues.
    • DevOps and SRE mindsets, focusing on scalable, reliable and resilient applications
    • Deploy, manage and educate on CI/CD tools and best practices
    • Identify areas of opportunity for continued automation and provide roadmaps for continuous improvement, with focus towards fully automating (script or otherwise) our environments
    • Curate and/or review documentation for new and existing processes for communication and consistency purposes (instructions, flow diagrams) What you need:
      • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Mathematics or equivalent work experience
      • 7+ years' experience comprised from the following areas: Cloud (Azure, AWS), Release Pipeline Management, Windows Server Administration, Linux Administration, Certificate Management, PowerShell scripting, Configuration Management (Ansible/Terraform),
      • Enterprise-level Kubernetes experience
      • Solid Linux administration skills, SUSE Linux distribution preferred
      • APM experience (Datadog, AppDynamics, Dynatrace) preferred
      • Commitment to continuous improvement, including focus in these key areas: observability, modern application architecture styles, blue-green / canary deployments, CI/CD pipeline management
      • Demonstrate strong organization skills and must be detail-oriented
      • Function as a team member with emphasis on teamwork and sharing of knowledge
      • Ability to own multiple projects simultaneously and multi-task in a fast-paced, changing environment
      • Capability to self-motivate, study, and stay on-top of emerging technologies and trends, while meeting business deadlines
      • Smaller tools that experience would help with: Harbor, Longhorn, Kyverno, Calico

Keywords: Total Quality Logistics, Chicago , Sr. Platform Engineer, Engineering , Chicago, Illinois

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