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Job responsibilities

  • Enable clients to adapt to changing needs, improve their experience and deliver better software solutions
  • Collaborate with a multi-faceted team to build real solutions through experimentation
  • Explore new, advanced technologies and software products
  • Maintain all technical deliverables including technical design specifications and documentation of all configuration changes
  • Assist in the definition of end-user requirements, functionality specifications, and deliverables for a specific platform

Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science (or equivalent experience)
  • At least 5+ years of experience in software engineering (rare exceptions for highly skilled developers)
  • Profound knowledge of two or more modern languages including Java/Spring, Python, GoLang, NodeJS, Groovy, C#, Scala, etc.
  • Hands-on expertise in designing and building APIs like RESTful web services, HATEOAS, Microservices, etc.
  • Proven experience in enabling CI/CD technologies, principles, practices and deployment
  • Proficient with platform and systems’ architecture including modular monoliths, SoA, microservices
  • Strong grasp on English language for effective communication
  • Ability to work full-time (40 hours/week) with a 4 hour overlap with US time zones

Preferred skills

  • Knowledge of public cloud providers like AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, etc.
  • Experience with data engineering and analytics technologies like Spark, Hadoop, Kafka, and Cassandra
  • Understanding of modern ops practices
  • Hands-on experience in agile/scrum environment
  • Strong interpersonal, leadership and organizational skills

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How to become a Senior Platform Engineer?

What exactly is platform engineering? This is a tricky question. If you asked ten engineers the same question, you'd probably get ten different responses. Having said that, there would very certainly be a lot of comparable topics. The most prevalent subject would most likely be something like the concept of bridging the gap between software and hardware. In other words, platform engineers make it simpler for application developers to get software into the hands of users. This wide brush reveals itself in a variety of ways. Standardizing an organization's Kubernetes deployments, ensuring infrastructure is auditable, automating different deployment procedures, and producing documentation for application developers are some of these methods.

What is the scope for a Senior Platform Engineer?

A platform engineer is a fantastic job to pursue. The role is important to the success of all technology firms and is expected to grow in demand over time. Those wishing to become platform engineers should get well acquainted with the requirements of the position. Experts say that now is an excellent moment to go into platform engineering. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of available jobs in the platform engineering job family will expand by 22% between 2020 and 2030. This rise is significantly higher than the average predicted increase for employment in other industries.
Before you dive into senior platform engineer job prospects, it's critical to understand the job's requirements as well as the abilities required to execute duties efficiently in the profession. Learning more about platform engineering and how it relates to your career aspirations can aid you in your path into the IT industry.

What are the roles and responsibilities of a Senior Platform Engineer?

The purpose of a senior platform engineer job is to enable the connectivity of a company's hardware and software. Senior Platform engineer job is to be in charge of ensuring the integrity of the company's infrastructure while collaborating with other business units to carry out development initiatives. In a nutshell, they're in charge of creating a system that other development teams may utilize as a foundation for their work. By accepting a position as a platform engineer, you undertake to maintain and support the company's technological systems. The following are some of the jobs and responsibilities:

  • In a variety of scenarios, manage database configuration and other setup processes.
  • Supervise app packing operations to ensure that quality is maintained.
  • Update infrastructure backups and vulnerability scans to ensure system security.
  • Utilize a resource management platform and interact with the engineering team to identify areas for optimization.
  • Provide capacity planning and maintenance to improve the platform's quality.
  • Manage the automated deployment process.
    A senior platform engineer job responsibility should not be confused with those of a DevOps developer. They are similar in some ways, but not in others. Examining where platform engineering and DevOps divide can assist to explain the new team's rising appeal. For one thing, the notion of DevOps predates platform engineering and has grown in tandem with technical advancement. Initially, DevOps was very haphazard. For instance, if a team inside a company wished to host a new website, collaboration with a DevOps team was required. Compare this to the concept of platform engineering. Senior Platform engineers' job is to create technologies that teams can build on. To extend the example, if the same team had a platform that handled website hosting, there would be no need for cooperation between this team and the platform engineering team.

How to become a Senior Platform Engineer?

A bachelor's degree in a comparable discipline and some expertise with big technology systems are the essential requirements for a senior platform engineer job. Many organizations have a long list of specialized skills they want in various sorts of software engineers, and this profession is no exception. Obtaining training and certification in a variety of programming languages and online platforms can help you find a job. Most companies, however, are ready to be flexible on this issue if you have experience and a desire to learn. Creativity, interpersonal skills, research abilities, and the ability to program in a bigger team context are all required for a career in this sector.
Let's take a look at the abilities and techniques you'll need to master to get a successful Senior Platform Engineer job:

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Skills required to become a Senior Platform Engineer

The first step is to begin studying the core skills that will enable you to obtain high-paying Senior Platform Engineer jobs. Let's go through what you need to know!

1. Python

Python is an interpreted high-level general-purpose programming language. Its design philosophy encourages code readability by the use of significant indentation. Its language components and object-oriented approach are designed to help programmers write clear, logical code for both small and large-scale projects.

2. Scala

Scala programming is a general-purpose computer language. It broadly supports both object-oriented and functional programming methods. Scala is a powerful static programming language that was inspired by the Java programming language. One of the most striking parallels between Scala and Java is that you can code Scala in the same manner you code Java. Many Java libraries, as well as many of Scala's third-party libraries, may be used within the language.

3. AWS

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is an acronym for the company Amazon. It is a platform that offers cloud computing solutions that are adaptable, reliable, scalable, easy to use, and cost-effective. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a comprehensive, easy-to-use computing platform offered by Amazon. The platform is created using a combination of infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and packaged software as a service (PaaS) (SaaS).

4. Kubernetes

Kubernetes is an open-source container orchestration technology created by Google that automates the deployment, scaling, and administration of containerized applications. Indeed, Kubernetes has established itself as the de facto standard for container orchestration and is the flagship project of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), which is supported by major organizations such as Google, AWS, Microsoft, IBM, Intel, Cisco, and Red Hat.

5. Hadoop

Hadoop is an open-source platform developed by Apache that is used to store, process, and analyze massive amounts of data. Hadoop is developed in Java and is not an OLAP system (online analytical processing). It is employed in batch/offline processing. It is used by Facebook, Yahoo, Google, Twitter, LinkedIn, and many more companies. Furthermore, it may be scaled up simply by adding nodes to the cluster.

6. Big Data

Big data refers to vast, diversified collections of information that are growing at an exponential rate. It includes the amount of information, the velocity or speed with which it is generated and gathered, and the variety or scope of the data points covered (the "three v's" of big data). Big data is frequently derived by data mining and arrives in a variety of formats.

7. Docker

Docker, a Moby project component, is a software framework for creating, operating, and managing containers on servers and in the cloud. The name "docker" can refer to the tools (commands and a daemon) or the Docker file format. When you wanted to run a web application, you used to buy a server, install Linux, configure a LAMP stack, and launch the program. If your app became popular, you exercised appropriate load balancing by putting up a second server to guarantee the program didn't fail due to excessive traffic.

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How to get remote Senior Platform Engineer jobs?

Athletes and developers are quite similar. They must practice efficiently and regularly in order to excel in their art. They must also work hard enough to steadily improve their talents over time. In that sense, there are two important things that developers must focus on in order for that growth to occur: the assistance of someone more experienced and successful in practice procedures when you're practicing. As a developer, you must know how much to practice, therefore have someone on hand to assist you and keep an eye out for indications of burnout!
Turing provides the top remote Senior Platform engineer jobs that match your career goals as a Senior Platform developer. Grow quickly by working on difficult technical and commercial issues with cutting-edge technology. Join a network of the world's greatest engineers and earn full-time, long-term remote Senior Platform engineer jobs with greater pay and opportunities for advancement.

Why become a Senior Platform Engineer at Turing?

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Long-term opportunities to work for amazing, mission-driven US companies with great compensation.

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Exclusive developer community

Join a worldwide community of elite software developers.

Once you join Turing, you’ll never have to apply for another job.
Once you join Turing, you’ll never have to apply for another job.

Turing's commitments are long-term and full-time. As one project draws to a close, our team gets to work identifying the next one for you in a matter of weeks.

Work from the comfort of your home
Work from the comfort of your home

Turing allows you to work according to your convenience. We have flexible working hours and you can work for top US firms from the comfort of your home.

Great compensation
Great compensation

Working with top US corporations, Turing developers make more than the standard market pay in most nations.

How much does Turing pay their Senior Platform Engineers?

Every Senior Platform Engineer at Turing has the ability to determine their own rate. However, Turing will propose a pay at which we are confident we can find you a successful and long-term opportunity. Our recommendations are based on our evaluation of market circumstances as well as consumer needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

We are a Palo Alto-based 'deep' jobs platform allowing talented software developers to work with top US firms from the comfort of their homes. We are led by Stanford alumni and successful A.I. entrepreneurs Jonathan Siddharth and Vijay Krishnan.

After uploading your resume, you will have to go through the three tests -- seniority assessment, tech stack test, and live coding challenge. Once you clear these tests, you are eligible to apply to a wide range of jobs available based on your skills.

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We, at Turing, hire remote developers for over 100 skills like React/Node, Python, Angular, Swift, React Native, Android, Java, Rails, Golang, PHP, Vue, among several others. We also hire engineers based on tech roles and seniority.

Communication is crucial for success while working with American clients. We prefer candidates with a B1 level of English i.e. those who have the necessary fluency to communicate without effort with our clients and native speakers.

Currently, we have openings only for the developers because of the volume of job demands from our clients. But in the future, we might expand to other roles too. Do check out our careers page periodically to see if we could offer a position that suits your skills and experience.

It is the combination of our core business model and values that makes us different from others. We provide full-time, long-term projects to remote developers whereas most of our competitors offer more freelance jobs.

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