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Platform Engineer

Czech Republic

Full Time

About the Role

We are looking for a Platform Engineer to help us and our customers continue to build a Platform as a Service (PaaS) on top of Kubernetes or Openshift on cloud and on-prem. The work involves building out and supporting development activities as well as building and documenting all aspects of the platform.
During the time between our customer engagements, you will also work as part of a team that develops and operates Stakater Cloud formerly Stakater App Agility Platform (aka Openshift-As-A-Service)

Requirements

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • You have a willingness to learn and become an expert in Kubernetes administration.

  • You will design, configure, build, operate, upgrade and maintain our internal as well as customers' cloud infrastructures and Kubernetes/OpenShift clusters. 

  • Develop automation software to provision, upgrade, monitor and heal a large fleet of RedHat OpenShift clusters deployed across multiple public clouds and bare metal

  • You will be responsible for deploying and maintaining customers' infrastructure, mainly kubernetes or openshift on both on-prem and cloud environments, following best practices.

  • You will be responsible for setting up GitOps, CI/CD, and core automation services to guide customers through the current modern way of managing infrastructure

  • You will help resolve incidents related to the cloud infrastructure, Kubernetes, and application support tools.

  • You will have an everything-as-code mindset to automate things as much as possible.

  • You configure and customize cloud infrastructures as per requirements for a robust architecture.


Required Skills

Previous experience

  • Cloud & Automation

    • Experience with one or more IAAS providers – AWS, GCP or Azure

    • Experience with one or more provisioners – Crossplane, Terraform, Ansible

  • Networking

    • Experience with virtual networking – VPC, Subnets, Firewalling, Routing and NAT

    • Working knowledge of load balancers – Elastic (ELB), Application (ALB) or other

    • Working knowledge of domain services – Route 53, Bind, etc.

    • Working knowledge of proxy services – Nginx, etc.

  • Security

    • Familiarity with security best practices – OWASP

    • Familiarity with one or more access/identity tools – IAM, SSO, AD or LDAP, AWS Cognito, KeyCloak, SAML/OAuth

    • Familiarity with one or more secrets management – Vault (Hashicorp) or Cloud provider secret management tools

  • Continuous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD), GitOps

    • Experience with one or more CI/CD tools – Gitlab CI, Github Actions

    • Experience with one or more GitOps tools - ArgoCD, Flux

    • Experience with one or more source control tools – Git/Github,  Bitbucket, Gitlab

  • Operating Systems

    • Experience with runtime environments – Linux

    • Experience with command shells  – Bash

  • Solid experience with Kubernetes or Openshift and containers

  • Solid troubleshooting skills and passion for problem-solving and investigation

  • Solid scripting skills in Bash, Ansible, Python or Golang, etc.

  • Ability to work with conflicting priorities, take initiative, and maintain a customer-centric focus

  • Ability to work as part of a team; open-minded and cooperative approach

  • Good communication skills and the ability to listen to customer issues

  • Desire to learn new things; ability to further grow and enhance your technical and interpersonal skills

Nice to have

  • Experience with software development

  • Proactive and customer-oriented communication to secure the highest standard of delivery 

  • Willingness to travel or relocate part-time for customers (All expenses paid)

Language skills

  • Verbal and written skills in English (Required)

  • Verbal and written skills in German (Beneficial)

About the Company

Stakater is a leading Kubernetes experts company enabling enterprises to realize the full potential of Kubernetes and its ecosystem, by assisting their journey across Strategy, Development and Operations.
Stakater works with a wide range of clients in different industries to help them build out scalable platforms and infrastructure as code. We work to understand the nature of their business, the challenges they face and how they are attempting to apply the platform as a service as part of the solution. We also work with our partners in the open source community on projects like RedHat OpenShift to build a better experience for all users

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