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Lead Platform Engineer

Cleveland, OH 44113

Posted: 06/21/2024 Job Category: Information Technology Job Number: 27454516

Job Description

Integrated Talent Strategies (ITS) is seeking a Lead Platform Engineer to work in the Cleveland, Ohio area. This is a direct hire position that offers a variety of great benefits, including health insurance, 401(k), and paid time off.
The Lead Platform Engineer role is responsible for setting strategic priorities for the maintenance of platforms within the current technology environment. The role involves sharing leading best practices and providing guidance to maintain the overall integrity of the platform, including operating systems, hardware and software infrastructure that are critical to the company's user populace and application environments. They foster a culture of collaboration with cross-functional teams to ensure that all components of the platform are working efficiently, securely, and resiliently. The Platform Engineer leverages a strategic mindset, offers advice, and drives the development and implementation of security policies to ensure high performance and reliability of the company's infrastructure, including both cloud and on-premises systems, in support of DevOps efforts and general business and IT objectives. 
  • Set strategic priorities for platform hardware, software, and network requirements in alignment with overall organizational goals
  • Share best practices for monitoring system performance, and lead teams responsible for system performance and troubleshooting of issues
  • Leverage advanced techniques and methods for optimizing DevOps tools (such as API Gateway, Teraform) to support processes as per organizational needs
  • Foster a culture of collaboration among cross-functional teams to ensure new features and services are brought into production
  • Leverage a strategic mindset to oversee the execution and maintenance of automated and orchestrated fulfillment mechanisms to optimize delivery of key platform services
  • Lead cross-team collaboration and workstreams to ensure smooth operations
  • Identify potential security threats, mitigate them proactively and set standards for a strict security compliance
  • Drive and oversee the development and implementation of security and resiliency policies, standards, and procedures in line with organizational strategic priorities and latest industry regulations
  • Evaluate high-level design documentation, share feedback, and provide recommendations
  • Interpret results and present findings from technical research regarding user requests for new/modified systems or severe problem resolution 
  • Foster strong relationships with vendors to create mutually beneficial opportunities for the organization
  • Required
    • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or a related field. In lieu of a degree, at least 12 years of experience in the role of Platform Engineer or related position
  • Preferred
    • Azure Solutions Architect, Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA), or AWS Certified DevOps Engineer preferred


Knowledge & Experience
  • 6-8 years of experience in platform engineering and infrastructure components.
  • Expertise in automated interaction with physical infrastructure
  • Proven track record in managing and maintaining cloud-based environments such as AWS, GCP, or Azure
  • Expertise in monitoring and log management tools such as Nagios, Splunk, and ELK 
  • Proven track record in developing and implementing backup and disaster recovery strategies
  • Expertise in scripting experience in languages such as Python, PowerShell, and Bash
  • Expertise in Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and configuration management tools such as Ansible, Chef, and Terraform

About Integrated Talent Strategies (ITS)  

ITS is an international recruiting and staffing firm specializing in Engineering, Technical and Professional positions. Founded in 1984 as a subsidiary of an engineering firm, ITS continues to remain a strategic partner for the job seeker.   

Our clients include some of the largest and most respected architectural, engineering, and manufacturing companies in business today. Our ability to offer a wide range of services, and the flexibility to adjust to the changing needs of our clients, has allowed us to maintain a solid reputation for 40 years.   

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Robert Stutzman
Training & Talent Development Manager

Specializing in Healthcare.

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