Senior Platform Engineers

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The concept of platform engineering can be a difficult one to define. If posed the same query, it is likely that one would receive various answers from different engineers. Nevertheless, there are common threads that unite the responses. Primarily, platform engineering is the process of connecting software and hardware development, thus enabling application developers to deliver their programs to customers. This is achieved through a variety of means, such as standardising Kubernetes configurations, ensuring infrastructure is traceable, automating deployment processes and providing documentation for application creators. By doing so, platform engineers make the application development process more efficient and accessible.

What does a Senior Platform Engineer do?

Pursuing a career in platform engineering is increasingly becoming an attractive option for those interested in the Information Technology (IT) sector. According to the US Bureau of Labour Statistics, the potential employment within the platform engineering job family is expected to grow by a staggering 22% between 2020 and 2030, which is far greater than the average expected increase in other sectors. Therefore, now is an opportune time to consider a career in platform engineering. Before committing to this field, it is important to familiarise oneself with the qualifications and skills required for the position. Understanding the skills and responsibilities associated with platform engineering and how it aligns with one’s professional goals can assist in achieving success in this sector.

What are the duties and obligations of a Senior Platform Engineer?

As a Senior Platform Engineer, the goal is to bridge the gap between a company’s hardware and software, ensuring the integrity of the company’s infrastructure while collaborating with other business divisions to fulfill development plans. In short, Senior Platform Engineers are responsible for establishing a system that other development teams can use as a foundation for their projects. By taking on this role, you agree to maintain and support the company’s technical systems. Typical tasks and duties associated with this position include:

  • Manage database configuration and other setup operations in a range of circumstances.
  • Supervise app packaging activities to guarantee quality control.
  • To guarantee system security, keep infrastructure backups and vulnerability checks up to date.
  • Use a resource management software and collaborate with the engineering team to find areas for improvement.
  • To increase the platform’s quality, provide capacity planning and maintenance.
  • As a Senior Platform Engineer, it is important to understand the differences between our role and that of a DevOps Developer. While there are numerous similarities between the two, there are also areas where they diverge. To illustrate this point, consider the following example. In the past, when a team within an organisation wanted to host a website, they had to work with a DevOps team. On the other hand, Platform Engineers build technologies on which teams can build. If the same team had created a platform for hosting websites, there would be no need for them to collaborate with a Platform Engineering team. This example helps to explain the increasing popularity of DevOps teams, as the concept of DevOps has been around for some time and has been evolving alongside technological advancements. It is essential that we remain mindful of the differences between our roles and those of a DevOps Developer in order to control the automated deployment procedure effectively.

How can I get a job as a Senior Platform Engineer?

In order to be a successful Senior Platform Engineer, it is typically required to possess a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and have some experience with large technology systems. Additionally, having training and accreditation in a range of programming languages and web platforms may further your career prospects. Though, many organisations are willing to be flexible on this requirement if the candidate has demonstrated expertise and a willingness to learn. Being a Senior Platform Engineer requires a combination of creative, interpersonal, and research skills, as well as the ability to work in a larger team setting. Thus, mastering the skills and practices below can help you succeed in this field: [list of skills and practices]

Qualifications for a Senior Platform Engineer

The first step to securing employment as a Senior Platform Engineer is to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge. In order to do this, it is important to gain an understanding of the fundamentals related to the profession. To that end, let’s go through the requirements that you should be familiar with in order to be successful in this position.

  1. Python

    Python is a highly versatile, general-purpose programming language with an emphasis on readability. Its syntax is designed to be intuitive and easily approachable, allowing developers of all levels of experience to write code that is both concise and logical. Python’s object-oriented approach and language components make it a great choice for both small and large-scale projects, as its interpreted nature allows for faster development and testing cycles.
  2. Scala

    Scala is a powerful, general-purpose programming language that supports both object-oriented and functional programming paradigms. It is a strongly-typed, statically-typed language that is based on the Java programming language, which enables code written in either Java or Scala to be used interchangeably. This makes it possible to easily incorporate existing Java libraries and third-party Scala libraries into the language.
  3. AWS

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) is an online platform offered by Amazon that provides a range of reliable, scalable, user-friendly, and cost-effective cloud computing solutions. AWS is built on a combination of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS), allowing users to easily access the services and applications that they need to power their businesses. With this platform, businesses are able to access the resources, tools, and services they need to be successful in the digital world.
  4. Kubernetes

    Kubernetes is an open-source container orchestration technology developed by Google that facilitates the automated deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. This technology has gained immense popularity and is now the go-to container orchestration standard. It is the flagship project of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), which is supported by major industry players such as Google, AWS, Microsoft, IBM, Intel, Cisco, and Red Hat.
  5. Hadoop

    Hadoop is an Apache open-source platform for storing, processing, and analysing large data sets. Developed in Java, Hadoop is not an OLAP (online analytical processing) system, but is instead used for batch and offline processing. This technology has been adopted by a number of major companies, including Facebook, Yahoo, Google, Twitter, and LinkedIn, to name a few. Moreover, Hadoop’s scalability is impressive, as its capabilities can be increased simply by adding additional nodes to a cluster.
  6. Big Data

    Big data encompasses large, varied sets of information that are constantly increasing at an exponential rate. It is characterised by three core components: volume, velocity, and variety. The amount of data collected, the speed at which it is created and acquired, and the breadth of the data points it covers are all taken into account when discussing big data. Data mining is a common method of generating big data, which can take on various forms.
  7. Docker

    Docker is a component of the Moby project which provides a platform for users to create, run, and manage containers on servers and in cloud environments. It is composed of tools such as commands and a daemon, as well as the Docker file format. Previously, the process of setting up a server for a web application required purchasing a server, installing a Linux operating system, configuring a LAMP stack, and executing the software. However, if the application experienced a sudden increase in user traffic, additional servers were necessary for load balancing to ensure that the application would not crash.

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Job Description

Responsibilities at work

  • Allow customers to adapt to changing demands, enhance their user experience, and create better software solutions.
  • Collaborate with a diverse team to develop real-world solutions via experimentation.
  • Investigate innovative, cutting-edge technology and software products.
  • Maintain all technical deliverables, including technical design specifications and configuration change documents.
  • Help define end-user requirements, feature specifications, and deliverables for a certain platform.


  • Engineering or computer science bachelor’s/degree master’s (or equivalent experience)
  • At least 5 years of expertise in software engineering is required (rare exceptions for highly skilled developers)
  • Extensive understanding of two or more current languages, such as Java/Spring, Python, GoLang, NodeJS, Groovy, C#, Scala, and others.
  • Hands-on experience designing and developing APIs such as RESTful web services, HATEOAS, Microservices, and so on.
  • Extensive knowledge of CI/CD technologies, philosophies, techniques, and implementation.
  • Platform and system architectural expertise, including modular monoliths, SOA, and microservices.
  • Strong command of the English language is required for efficient communication.
  • Work full-time (40 hours a week) with a 4-hour overlap with US time zones.

Preferred skills

  • Knowledge of public cloud providers such as AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud.
  • Working knowledge of data engineering and analytics tools such as Spark, Hadoop, Kafka, and Cassandra.
  • Understanding of current operations practices.
  • Practical experience in an agile/scrum setting.
  • Interpersonal, leadership, and organisational abilities are essential.


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