Software Platform Engineer

Farmington, UT, United States
Posted 17 days ago
Main Location
Boston, MA, United States
Open jobs

The platform team is looking for hands-on, system-level thinkers who understand the many trade-offs of technology choices, engage with distributed teams, and build system-level libraries and services.

The platform team works with business stakeholders and our product development teams. We provide design guidance, develop platform tools, and manage system complexity to help teams deliver value more easily and in a maintainable way. As part of this team, you will be responsible for helping to build performant, reliable, and maintainable systems in a large, polyglot, distributed environment.

Challenges include system-level communication, storage, routing, monitoring, understanding and communicating broad architectural concepts, system scaling, creating coherent user experiences, and working in many languages, runtimes, and environments.

Experience and Technologies

Our core product experiences are currently written in C# / .NET, Node.js, and Python. You should be comfortable evaluating and exploring new technologies and runtimes.

The Pluralsight platform currently makes use of several technologies including AWS, containerization, SQL and NoSQL storage engines like PostgreSQL and Cassandra, messaging technologies like RabbitMQ, and front-end libraries such as React, Redux, and Angular.

Who you are:

  • Enthusiastic learner - able to quickly come up to speed on different technologies on an ongoing basis
  • Able to work with critical systems - always with quality and reliability
  • Systems thinker - are used to thinking deeply
  • Strong ability to communicate complex concepts

What you’ll own:

  • Continuously analyzing and evaluating the Pluralsight system for potential platform projects
  • Working on software teams (pairs, mobs) to collaboratively develop, deploy and maintain software platform projects
  • Reviewing designs, architecture, and software for the overall Pluralsight platform
  • Communicating with development teams to understand pain points and places where the platform can be improved
  • Educating business stakeholders and product development teams on the proper use of platform tools

Experience you’ll need:

  • Mid- to Senior-level software development experience
  • A successful candidate will have experience with multiple programming languages, paradigms, and runtimes especially in the implementation of larger complex systems
  • Have a broad set of technology skills - full-stack, from web UI to operations
  • A track record of completing projects and supporting those projects - evangelizing, documenting, and maintaining them
  • Operational experience - ready to own the uptime and quality of systems
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