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Senior Cloud Platform Engineer, VP - Cloud and Platform Engineering

Company: myGwork
Location: New York
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Blackstone is the world's largest alternative asset manager. We seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, the companies we invest in, and the communities in which we work. We do this by using extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. Our $951 billion in assets under management include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, infrastructure, life sciences, growth equity, opportunistic, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds, all on a global basis. Further information is available at www.blackstone.com . Follow @blackstone on LinkedIn , Twitter , and Instagram .

Overview:
Blackstone Technology & Innovations (BXTI) is the technology team at the core of each of Blackstone's businesses and new growth initiatives. Serving both internal and external clients, we work to build the next generation of systems that manage risk, create efficiency and improve transparency within the firm and across our broad community of investors and portfolio companies.
BXTI is nimble and entrepreneurial - our open, iterative design processes and rapid pace of development mean that everyone on the team has the opportunity to make an impact from day one. We are problem solvers who can take projects from idea to implementation. We believe in active mentoring and developing excellence. We collaborate to find the best answers for our customers and for Blackstone. We are critical to the firm maintaining its competitive edge.
Blackstone's Cloud Platform Engineering Team is responsible for providing the next generation public cloud platform that supports numerous diverse workloads and helps empower and accelerate innovation at the firm. As the platform is built with a strong bias towards software defined infrastructure and automation techniques, platform engineers will be tasked with leveraging software engineering principles and best practice cloud infrastructure patterns to solve critical problems and provide meaningful enhancements.

The position involves extending the existing platform and providing new capabilities to solve numerous problem domains. As the lead engineer for the platform engineering team, you will be involved in design, implementation, and support of public cloud infrastructure, processes, and core components relied upon by applications across the firm. Team members will also be challenged with tracking developments in exciting areas like containerized runtimes, service meshes, and serverless computing in order to keep the platform evolving in powerful and impactful directions.

Key responsibilities:

Leverage infrastructure-as-code frameworks to provision and maintain cloud resources

Design, build, and maintain critical systems for CI/CD, secrets management, and other core services

Partner with cloud security teams to harden and secure cloud infrastructure

Provide tooling and automated solutions to enable self-service

Improve availability, resiliency, and recoverability of key systems by leveraging modern configuration management, deployment methods, and architectural patterns

Work closely with DevOps teams to enable runtime environments that provide container and serverless solutions

Enhance observability and supportability of the public cloud platform

Qualifications:

7+ years of infrastructure/software engineering experience with a focus on Cloud technologies

3+ years of Cloud experience preferably with AWS

Ability to write automation scripts and web services (Python, Bash)

Experience with infrastructure-as-code frameworks (e.g. Terraform)

Experience with policy as code frameworks (e.g. Hashicorp Sentinel / Open Policy Agent)

Hands-on experience with public cloud providers (AWS)

Familiarity with microservices architecture and distributed systems

Experience working with git source control and CI/CD systems (Jenkins, Gitlab CICD/Runners)

Experience with both Linux and Windows OS

Preferred - experience with Consul, Vault, and Terraform Cloud

Preferred - experience with containers and orchestration platforms (Kubernetes, AWS ECS)

Excellent communication and organizational skills

Strong troubleshooting skills

The duties and responsibilities described here are not exhaustive and additional assignments, duties, or responsibilities may be required of this position. Assignments, duties, and responsibilities may be changed at any time, with or without notice, by Blackstone in its sole discretion.
Expected annual base salary range:
$170,000 - $200,000 Actual base salary within that range will be determined by several components including but not limited to the individual's experience, skills, qualifications and job location. For roles located outside of the US, please disregard the posted salary bands as these roles will follow a separate compensation process based on local market comparables.

Additional compensation: Base salary does not include other forms of compensation or benefits offered in connection with the advertised role.
Blackstone is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, marital or partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic predisposition, veteran or military status, status as a victim of domestic violence, a sex offense or stalking, or any other class or status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training. All Blackstone employees, including but not limited to recruiting personnel and hiring managers, are required to abide by this policy.
If you need a reasonable accommodation to complete your application, please contact Human Resources at 212-583-5000 (US), +44 (0)20 7451 4000 (EMEA) or +852 3656 8600 (APAC).
Depending on the position, you may be required to obtain certain securities licenses if you are in a client facing role and/or if you are engaged in the following:
Attending client meetings where you are discussing Blackstone products and/or and client questions;

Marketing Blackstone funds to new or existing clients;

Supervising or training securities licensed employees;

Structuring or creating Blackstone funds/products; and

Advising on marketing plans prepared by a sales team or developing and/or contributing information for marketing materials.

Note: The above list is not the exhaustive list of activities requiring securities licenses and there may be roles that require review on a case-by-case basis. Please speak with your Blackstone Recruiting contact with any questions.

To submit your application please complete the form below. Fields marked with a red asterisk * must be completed to be considered for employment (although some can be answered "prefer not to say"). Failure to provide this information may compromise the follow-up of your application. When you have finished click Submit at the bottom of this form.

This employer is a corporate member of
myGwork - LGBTQ+ professionals, the business community for LGBTQ+ professionals,
students, inclusive employers & anyone who believes in workplace equality.

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