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Senior Platform Engineer - Corporate IT (Kansas City)

Company: Burns & McDonnell
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

The Senior Platform Engineer focuses on delivering platforms and relentlessly improving developer experience. They automate processes and develop self-service capabilities around infrastructure and application delivery. They help coach team members and serve as an escalation point for junior engineers.

  • Uses DevOps practices and thinking to guide automation efforts across infrastructure provisioning and application delivery and deployment activities. Works to increase deployment frequency, decrease failure change rate, decrease the mean time to recover (MTTR), and decrease lead time.

  • Writes and reviews code to provision infrastructure and deploy applications.

  • Focuses on customer service and using empathy to improve developer experience. Builds trust with teams to help advise them about new practices. Relentlessly works to eliminate pain points and remove process bottlenecks.

  • Breaks down work for other team members and assists with clarifying and articulating requirements. Comfortable with ambiguity and change.

  • Collaboratively assesses and evaluates tools that improve developer productivity--especially focusing on tools that are part of CI/CD processes that improve the speed and safety of deployment pipelines through the software development lifecycle.

  • Uses SLOs (service level objectives) to define SLIs (service level indicators) to observe application and infrastructure health. Uses that data for troubleshooting infrastructure and applications.

  • Commitment to continuous learning and improvement.

  • All other duties as assigned.


    • Bachelor's degree computer science, management information systems or related field. Applicable years of experience maybe substituted for degree requirement.

    • Minimum 8 years of experience required

    • Experience building cloud infrastructure in AWS, GCP, or Azure. Prefer experience with IaC (Infrastructure as Code) tools like Terraform or Pulumi for provisioning resources.

    • Experience scripting tasks using Bash, Python, PowerShell, Go, or similar languages.

    • Experience with Git and workflows for reviewing and releasing code.

    • Experience with TCP/IP networking, DNS, and Certificate management

    • Experience with CI/CD processes and tools for building and deploying application code.

    • Experience administering and using Linux and Kubernetes

    • Able to perform IT work or leads team to perform work.

    • Good communication with team and customer.

    • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.

      Job Web Development
      Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City
      Schedule: Full-time
      Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
      Req ID: 225706 Job Hire Type Experienced
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Keywords: Burns & McDonnell, Kansas City , Senior Platform Engineer - Corporate IT (Kansas City), Engineering , Kansas City, Kansas

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