Principal Platform Engineer
SALARY $300,000+

At our company, we work across an incredible range of technology domains: hardware, firmware, web, mobile, backend, data, messaging, content, streaming, and--of course--machine learning. We get to apply these to create a platform of products loved by millions of customers all over the world. Our Platform organization provides the foundation and guiding hand that enables all of the engineering teams at our firm to build technology faster and scale safely with minimal effort. We are seeking a Principal Platform Engineer to guide the evolution of our technology as we scale every part of our business.

You will serve as the chief architect for the organization. This is not a whiteboard role, but a hands-on engineer-as-leader who will team with the most senior engineers and engineering leaders across the organization to help us navigate some big questions. Here are just a few of the challenges you will help us with within your first year: What is the best architecture to move our monolith to unlock parallelism without resulting in toxic fragmentation? What should be included in our developer frameworks to strike the right balance between consistency and innovation? How do we optimize performance end-to-end, from device to backend and data, across multiple product lines and geographies? How do we test at scale, from hardware and streamed content to backend systems, in a hyper-growth environment? When should we build vs buy to optimize the time-to-market and best-in-class experience? How do we create safeguards against vendor lock-in? Additional challenges will be more meta-questions, such as: how do we govern architectural direction and decisions across such a multi-disciplined company?

You Will:

Be a strong engineering voice alongside other leaders through advising and driving our tech vision and strategy.

  • Partner with senior engineers and engineering leadership to define, drive and evolve engineering craftsmanship and sustainable practices across the org for architecture, technology selection, technology decision-making, design, development, and more.
  • Take responsibility for the planning, execution, and release of complex technical initiatives that span multiple business units and departments, defining the architectural vision and provide leadership for teams for design, sequencing, execution, and problem-solving.
  • Be a technical leader within Platform, influencing and dring technical investments across teams with a "Platform Thinking" mindset.
  • Review designs, tech decisions, and code, to ensure they are high quality, efficient, data-driven, and documented.
  • Find ways to spread learning and knowledge sharing across platforms, with a focus on empowering distributed decision-making without risking toxic fragmentation. Create structures, forums, and practices to level-up our engineering practice. Mentoring our most senior engineers in ways to also spread knowledge and balanced technical decision-making.

You Have:

  • A strong background in platforms, infrastructure, and engineering tooling. You have deep domain knowledge in developer tooling, CI/CD, test infrastructure, network perimeters and service meshes, orchestration, cloud computing (commodity and managed services), and IAM practices (customer-facing and internal).
  • Demonstrated experience working on large scale, distributed infrastructure systems--preferably those undergoing hyper-growth in an environment characterized by rapid change
  • Proven knowledge and experience in multiple languages: Python, Go, Java, Scala. 


Alex Dubovoy

Partner, VP of DevOps and Security

(646) 536-3319


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