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Platform Engineer
Ref No.: 22-08162
Location: Atlanta, Georgia

The OpenShift Platform & Onboarding Engineer will be accountable for assisting with application migrations to the Delta’s containerized Platform-as-a-Service offering. As a member of the Cloud Engineering Team, engineers will also be involved with engineering, support, and thought leadership as it relates to the platform, automation, and other related activities.  

Responsibilities: 

·        Implement automated, containerized cloud application platform solutions, with a focus on application concerns including cloud-ready distributed application architectures, migrating workloads to containers, containerized development workflows, and integrating container platforms with automated CI/CD pipelines  

·        Assist application teams with on-boarding to the OpenShift platform – Resource requirements, capacity analysis, troubleshooting support 

·         Serve as a subject matter expert with the ability to explain and translate relevant details of the OpenShift platform and its constituent components to those less familiar 

·        Building, testing, and administering several highly available RedHat OpenShift Container Platform clusters 

·        Work with vendors to develop solutions, feature enhancements, and define technical infrastructure environment specific to our organization 

·        Work with vendors to troubleshoot the platform and issues related to integrations with other internal systems. 

·        Monitor hardware, VM and container metrics for the purposes of maintaining cluster health and identifying thresholds for scaling. 

·        Rotational 24x7 on-call support 

·        Define and document standards and guidelines 

·        Develop and automate repeatable tasks utilizing technologies like Lambdas and step functions. 

·        Consult with development users to determine requirements and recommend solutions 

·        Assist with configuration and maintenance of interfaces for related tool integrations 

·        Performance tuning of infrastructure components. 

·        Review project deliverables of completeness, quality, and compliance with established project standards. 

·        Document and communicate the status of progress against plans, taking corrective action if necessary 

·        Identify, clarify, and resolve project activity issues and risks, escalating as needed 

·        Upholds enterprise policy guidelines and recommends new and improved guidelines as appropriate 

·        Partner with architects to design and engineer solutions for internal customers 

·        Develops and maintains a positive rapport with other teams in the IT organization 

 

Qualifications: 

 

Required Skills/Experience: 

·        3+ years’ experience working with RedHat OpenShift Infrastructure design, deployment and operational support

·        Extensive knowledge of Linux Containers (Docker), Kubernetes, and deployment of containerized applications/microservices architectures 

·        2+ year’s experience working on foundational work in AWS 

·        2+ year’s experience working with RedHat Enterprise Linux operating system 

·        Experience with Java, JBoss, Springboot, WAS/WXS, Node.js and enterprise application architectures 

·        Specific knowledge and experience with migrating and refactoring applications to containerized workloads 

·        Demonstrated skill in at least one or more configuration management/scripting technology (such as Ansible/Chef/Puppet)  

·        Specific knowledge and experience provisioning multi-node HA clusters – including monitoring, performance testing, and application deployment 

·        Deep conceptual and applied understanding of DevOps concepts, tools, and practices 

·        Hands-on experience with CI/CD tools such as Git, Jenkins, Nexus, Tekton or comparable substitutes 

·        Must have good analytic skills and the ability to apply these skills in a multi-tasking environment where more than one project may require participation at a given time. 

·        Must have outstanding skills in communicating complex technical issues, and providing comprehensive written, oral and/or digital products. 

 

Desired Skills: 

·        Working Kubernetes experience. 

·        Working knowledge of networking topics such as protocols, firewalls, etc. 

·        Working knowledge of SSL certificate management 

·        Working experience with Helm Charts 

·        Experience with Agile teams, tools, practices & ceremonies (kanban, stand-ups, sprints, etc.) 

·        Keeps abreast of relevant industry leading standards and emerging technologies 

·        Monitoring Logging: SumoLogic, Dynatrace, QRadar, UIM, Spectrum 

·        Azure Foundational experience