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Sr. Platform Engineer

Company: Quizlet
Location: New York
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Denver, CO; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Seattle, WA; San Francisco, CATechnical Infrastructure - Platform Engineering /Full-time /HybridAbout the Team:Quizlet's Platform Engineering team gets big things done. We are a team of curious individuals with experience in software engineering, distributed systems, site reliability, traffic shaping, developer experience, and all things backend. We love to solve scaling challenges as code and strive to build resilient distributed systems that scale while enabling feature velocity. We build, evolve and operate tools, frameworks and infrastructure that handle application delivery from source to production. -Currently, we run production in Kubernetes and continue to modernize other parts of the infrastructure using cloud-native technologies. To automate application delivery and all things infrastructure we follow the gitOps philosophy to perform continuous delivery and infrastructure as Code (IaC) practices. We follow Agile development methodologies to plan our projects. -Quizlet embraces a philosophy of service ownership by empowering service developers to build highly observable, reliable, and resilient services.About the Role:As a Sr. Platform Engineer, you will be working on strategic projects to figure out solutions to continue making our systems more resilient as we move to a service-oriented architecture. This role requires a strong partnership with the Product Engineering and Technical Infrastructure teams. You'll be working on strategic projects aiming to increase service reliability, improve observability, and safe/rapid service delivery while ensuring feature velocity and cost efficiency. An enabler of repeatable processes, you will contribute to building, extending, or improving existing tools and frameworks that not only reduce toil but also enable Quizlet teams to perform tasks more swiftly, securely, and reliably.This is a hybrid role based out of our Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, and San Francisco office.In this role, you will:Collaborate on projects for larger initiatives that enable Quizlet's growthContribute to key projects that solve feature velocity, scaling, performance, and infrastructure problems.Improve our ability to understand and respond to the performance of our systemsEnhance service insights and observability that tell us details about our traffic patternsUse a combination of skills in systems and software engineering, configuration management, and networking to build and run distributed, fault-tolerant software systems and infrastructure to create reusable services and modularized infrastructure componentsDrive automation to reduce toilBe in the thick of solving problems of running systems at scaleSupport production by participating in an on-call rotation -What you bring to the table:5+ years of experience as a Platform Engineering building and enabling the creation of scalable, observable and resilient distributed services in cloud native infrastructure environmentsYou feel energized by solving unique problems -Passionate about automation and building resilient productsEnthusiasm building software and system integrations to bridge the gaps between our core infrastructure and the software we deliver to our customersProficiency with containers, Kubernetes and TerraformYou are fluent in at least one of our languages (GoLang and/or Python) and willing to dive into other ones, as neededFamiliarity with incident management/response best practices with large scale distributed systemsSystematic problem-solving approach, coupled with good communication skills and a strong sense of ownershipAbility to work across team boundaries to identify and solve pain points that affect engineering velocity, system resilience, system/service performanceBonus points if you have:Significant production experience with Kubernetes at very large scaleFamiliarity using service mesh implementations with a proxy (Istio, LinkerD, Consul Connect, Envoy)Expertise in building platforms that enable services to be delivered via software to enable Product teams to be self sufficient and operate the services they ownFamiliarity with Hashicorp products like TFCloudProficiency with Google Cloud PlatformExposure to gRPC, distributed tracing, microservicesCompensation, Benefits & Perks:Quizlet is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Salary transparency helps to mitigate unfair hiring practices when it comes to discrimination and pay gaps. Total compensation for this role is market competitive, including a starting base salary of $125,000 - $185,000, depending on location and experience, as well as company stock optionsCollaborate with your manager and team to create a healthy work-life balance20 vacation days (and we expect you to take them!)Competitive health, dental, and vision insurance (100% employee and 75% dependent PPO, HMO, VSP Choice)Employer-sponsored 401k plan with company matchAccess to LinkedIn Learning and other resources to support professional growthPaid Family Leave, FSA, HSA, Commuter benefits, Wellness benefits40 hours of annual paid time off to participate in volunteer programs of choice

Keywords: Quizlet, New York , Sr. Platform Engineer, Engineering , New York, New York

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