Senior Cloud Platform Engineer- Senior level (Remote -home based worker)

Location
Work From Home
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 10, 2021
Closes
Dec 09, 2021
Ref
93098014#GIJ--Allstate.1
Category
IT
Job Type
Not Specified
Career Level
Not Specified

The world isnt standing still, and neither is Allstate. Were moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers evolving needs. Thats why now is an exciting time to join our team. Youll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.

Youll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.

Everything we do at Allstate is driven by a shared purpose: to protect people from lifes uncertainties so they can realize their hopes and dreams. For more than 89 years weve thrived by staying a step ahead of whatevers coming next to give customers peace of mind no matter what changes they face. We acted with conviction to advocate for seat belts, air bags and graduated driving laws. We help give survivors of domestic violence a voice through financial empowerment. Weve been an industry leader in pricing sophistication, telematics, digital photo claims and, more recently, device and identity protection. We are the Good Hands. We dont follow the trends. We set them.

Compensation Data

The role pays in the range of $96,500-150K and includes a 10% bonus. The final salary offered will depend on qualifications and experience.

Job Description

Allstate is looking for experienced Cloud Platform Engineers to join Platform Services & Enablements Platform Engineering team. Platform Engineering is responsible for the engineering and operation of the Allstate Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings comprised of Pivotal Cloud Foundry. The Senior Platform Engineer is a full stack engineer who designs and engineers the cloud application development and hosting platforms for Allstate. This role will have the primary accountability of owning, developing, implementing and operating Allstates strategic hosting platforms.

As a Senior Platform Engineer, they will be a team anchor for engineering teams primarily working in a paired programming environment, collaborating with different team members. They anchor the shared and collective knowledge of the team about the systems they own and manage. They will lead a team in engineering and building out new platform products and services. They will lead the team and ensure that SLAs are met in executing operational tasks to maintain the platform and servicing customer requests. They will lead the engineering practices to improve the efficiency of the system itself, and the efficiency of the team in running said system.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee, engineer and develop the Allstates Platform as a Service offerings using Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes aligned to business strategies and requirements
  • Design platform architecture with various cloud providers i.e., VMWare, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, etc.
  • Oversee, designs and manages the infrastructure and configuration of the platform and application environments with a focus on automation and infrastructure as code
  • Leads a teams engineering practices around test driven and continuous delivery of infrastructure
  • Understands and incorporates application developer CI/CD experience as part of platform enablement to ensure ease of use
  • Responsible for ensuring platform reliability and operational readiness as well as coaches team and application developers on hosting best practices for effective application resiliency and recoverability
  • Evaluates performance trends and expected changes in demand and capacity; and establish the appropriate scalability plans
  • Serves as an escalation point for any availability or performance issues at multiple layers of deployment, from hardware, operating environment, network and application
  • Recommends and maintains technology related policies and procedures
  • Contribute to technology strategy and engineering roadmaps around cloud platforms.
  • Execute strategic engineering proof of concepts around cloud platforms
  • Champion for the appropriate use of open source and commercial technology based upon industry trends and innovative concepts
  • Mentor and share knowledge with team members
  • Participate in an on-call escalation rotation


Job Qualifications

  • Education and Experience
    • Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience
    • Minimum 5-8 years of related experience
    • 8+ years of System Administration, Site Reliability Engineering, or DevOps Engineering experience
    • Experience with Platform as a Service/Container Orchestration software, such as CloudFoundry, Heroku, Openshift, Kubernetes and Docker
    • Experience in using DSLs/frameworks for managing infrastructure as code such as CloudFormation, Terraform, Chef, Puppet, Ansible, BOSH, etc.
    • Hands-on experience with resilient cloud solutions at scale
  • Functional Skills
    • Experience in infrastructure design, engineering and operations, as well as application design
    • Experience with testing and programming frameworks
    • Able to mentor team members on the various engineering practices including extreme programming, product mindset, cloud/as-a-service approach, and infrastructure as code
    • Willingness and competency in producing necessary changes in our infrastructure and processes.
    • Familiarity with working in an Extreme Programming environment and must be comfortable working in a paired programming/engineering model
    • Able to facilitate diverse teams, multi-task, and work under pressure to meet aggressive schedule targets
    • Able to work effectively across organizational and geographical boundaries
    • Identify creative solutions for technical support issues
    • Able to communicate effectively across groups of diverse backgrounds
    • Ability to present ideas and solutions to executive stakeholders
    • Advanced knowledge and experience across multiple technologies in a single domain (Cloud, Security, DevOps, etc.)
    • Demonstrable experience designing and implementing complex applications and distributed systems into private and public cloud infrastructure (AWS, vSphere, Azure, etc.)
    • Proficient with either the Linux command line and troubleshooting tools
    • Solid understanding of complex, multi-region, highly available state-less and state-full deployments
    • Experienced in one or more key areas of the Cloud Foundry platform architecture
      • Layer 7 Routing/Load Balancers (F5/nginx/haproxy/envoy)
      • Authentication/Authorization (LDAP, AD/FS, SAML/SSO)
      • Application runtimes
      • IaaS (AWS, Azure, vSphere)
      • CI/CD, automated deployment tools (automation pipelines, Jenkins, Concourse a plus!)
      • Container orchestration (Kubernetes/Docker Swarm)
      • Networking/Network Virtualization
    • Intermediate level understanding of network protocols/functions (HTTP, HTTPS, SSL/TLS, SMTP, DNS) and troubleshooting (using tools like tcpdump and wireshark)
    • Knowledge of REST API and web applications. Able to make changes to code of moderate to complex applications in one of the following languages/frameworks: Java (Spring Boot), Go, NodeJS
  • Nice to Have
    • Solid understanding of security and compliance frameworks, standards and implementation in public and private cloud environments like AWS, Azure, and VMware

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands.

As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary but thats just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, youll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.For a full description of Allstates benefits, visit allstate.jobs/benefits/

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