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Sr. Platform Engineer
Bloomington, Minnesota
CTH or Direct Hire Position
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Applied on October 24, 2020
Job Id #42863 Posted August 12, 2020

You will work in a high energy, small, self-directed team, often pairing, to build and operate our private cloud (OpenShift) and other platforms. You will code and test automated solutions to provide the best platform you can. You will maintain and operate platforms with high uptime requirements. We are well on our way but still growing, so opportunities to help set direction happen often. We work at every layer in the system so an eagerness to learn and teach is highly valued.

  • Automate relentlessly.
  • Work closely as part of a team. Learn & teach others.
  • Participate in the development and communication of DevOps principles and activities.
  • Develop a CI/CD pipeline to accelerate deployments, improve security and auditability.
  • Suggest, install, automate, and operate tools that enable our developers and systems.
  • Monitor application performance and expose metrics for everyone.
  • Designs and conducts platform/application tests, including functionality, availability, load/stress and performance.
  • Troubleshoots development and production problems across multiple environments and operating platforms; identified as a subject matter expert.
  • Participates within high availability and disaster recovery testing
  • Participate in a rotating on-call pool.
  • Create documentation equired for smooth operation and sharing with other engineers.
  • Excellent understanding of software principals and ability to code.
  • Excellent understanding of automation and how to apply it to remove barriers and increase reliability.
  • Experience with Chef, Ansible, Jenkins a plus.
  • Excellent understanding of Cloud principles.
  • Experience with cloud technologies like OpenShift, Kubernetes, Vault, Prometheus, Grafana, Splunk, Kafka, and others highly valued.
  • Understanding of infrastructure basics like storage, networking, operating systems, VMs.
  • Understanding of architectures such as Micro services, SOA, Enterprise Service Bus a plus
  • Demonstrated ability and desire to learn new technologies.
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas in written and verbal forms.
  • Ability to work in an Agile environment.
  • Bachelors degree in Information Technology or related field
  • 5+ years experience in software development
  • 1+ years operations experience

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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