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Principal Platform Engineer

Full time, Permanent, Worldwide Remote Job

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Principal Platform Engineer

Our partner is a remote-first internationally recognized FinTech company. They build the digital bank of the future.
The platform bridges the gap between traditional finance and cryptocurrencies.

Since their foundation in 2014, they have successfully launched one of the leading Bitcoin storage solutions.
Over 12 million users adopted it. Currently, they are the first institution of its kind to offer access to both BTC and USD.

Right from the beginning they have been operating fully distributed and have been attracting worldwide talent without any exceptions.
The team size consists of over 150 professionals across 50+ countries distributed anywhere around the globe. And scaling even more. 

We are now looking to onboard more talented professionals, as the organization is currently expanding all of its teams.
There are many open positions with room for high career growth. 

The company is an Equal Opportunity Employer โ€“ they believe that diversity is critical to success as a global company.
An inclusive workplace is the foundation and allows them to create products that cater to clients around the world.

Are you open to a challenge?

Job Scope

We are looking for a Principal Platform Engineer for a fast-growing and exciting new function within the organization, the Platform Engineering team.

You will be working on a cloud-native application platform that automates infrastructure provisioning and configuration, dynamically allocating and reallocating resources at deployment time based on the needs of the application. You will be building on a cloud-native runtime that optimizes application life-cycle management, including scaling to meet demand, resource utilization, orchestration across available resources, and recovery from failures with minimum downtime.

This approach reduces the cognitive load on teams (they have less to think about) and it creates a standard way of building software.
This brings additional benefits with onboarding new developers or adding additional development teams.
The platform team also has a role to play in developer mentoring and support; helping development teams understand how good cloud-native software operates.

Tech stack includes the following tools and technologies:

  • Terraform
  • AWS
    • ECS
    • RDS
    • SQS
    • VPC
    • KMS
  • Docker
  • GitHub and GitHub Actions
  • New Relic

Main Responsibilities

Lead the design and development of new major functional upgrades for the developer's platform.

The development community are your core customers. The driving principles that underpin this function are:

  • A focus on the ongoing sustainable maintenance and operability of the developer platform. 
  • Adopting cloud-native principles and a focus upon relentless automation and testing of change.
  • We will only operate what we absolutely must, favor buy over build and SaaS over on-prem.
  • Providing high-quality fast feedback to development teams.
  • Building a platform that is architected to scale and handle change, be that new services, new customers, new regulations, new tooling or a change in demand.

Key Requirements

  • 5+ years of previous experience in designing & building sustainable & scalable software systems.
  • Leading and mentoring developers & engineers with a cloud-native mindset.
  • Have a deep technical knowledge of software and systems โ€“ able to dive into details with engineers and speak in plain language with stakeholders.
  • Be up-to-date with current technology developments and demonstrate the ability to retain competitive advantage by implementing relevant technologies in software products.
  • Experience in building rigid Infrastructure and Configuration as code, experience working in a GitHub and Github Actions is a must.
  • Ideally, you feel comfortable in a variety of scripting and coding languages.
  • Deep knowledge and experience in designing, deploying, and administering complex Amazon AWS cloud environments.ย 
  • Preferably AWS certified with a good understanding of the Amazon Well Architected Framework.
  • Strong understanding of Docker and best practices.
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills in English.

Company Offer

  • 100% Work from anywhere
  • Equal employment opportunity 
  • Open date permanent freelance contract with excellent terms 
  • Get paid based on skills, not based on location
  • High growth career opportunities in a rapidly growing company
  • Top-notch tech stack, tools and processes 
  • 35 days of paid days off quota per year 
  • 2 weeks sick leave paid allowance
  • Access to trainings and certifications
  • Regular company offsite gatherings abroad
  • Company shares because ownership mentality matters๐Ÿ˜‰

Interview Process

  1. 45-min introductory call with HR
  2. Technical challenge 
  3. Deep technical interview 
  4. Final round with the Head of Platform
  5. Offer

๐Ÿ’ธ Budget range up to 130K USD gross annual.

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