Principal Platform Engineer
- Chicago, IL, USA
- Permanent, Full time
- Chicago Mercantile Exchange
- 17 Nov 18
Principal Platform Engineer
CME Group: Where Futures Are Made
CME Group (www.cmegroup.com) is the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace. But who we are goes deeper than that. Here, you can impact markets worldwide. Transform industries. And build a career shaping tomorrow. We invest in your success and you own it, all while working alongside a team of leading experts who inspire you in ways big and small. Joining our company gives you the opportunity to make a difference in global financial markets every day, whether you work on our industry-leading technology and risk management services, our benchmark products or in a corporate services area that helps us serve our customers better. With 2,500 employees located around the world, we're small enough for you and your contributions to be known. But big enough for your ideas to make an impact. The pace is dynamic, the work is unlike any other firm in the business, and the possibilities are endless. Problem solvers, difference makers, trailblazers. Those are our people. And we're looking for more.
Come join the CME's Platform Engineering team as a Principal Platform Engineer. Our team is building a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) stack that allows engineering teams to develop, build and deploy their services to production in minutes. If you are passionate about developer productivity, cloud native applications, and container orchestration, this job is for you!
Discover what it's like to be part of a fast-paced team dealing with challenging problems where self-motivated engineers can do the best work of their life. The Principal Platform Engineer is the Subject Matter Expert (SME) within the team that independently provides support across our hybrid-cloud environments.
The candidate should have solid knowledge of micro-service architectures, application deployment/configuration, Linux and/or Windows system configuration and tuning, and application support experience to drive improvements in environment stability & reliability.
- Contribute to the vision, strategy, and drive execution for our Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) stacks in a 24x7 environment.
- Drive, design and build the next generation of PaaS platform end to end and across multiple layers of architecture
- Acting as the technical subject matter expert: Mentoring fellow engineers, demonstrating technical expertise, and leading a small team solving problems
- Ability to balance strategic and tactical skills and the ability to work on cross-functional teams
- 6+ years industry experience in a 24x7 application delivery environment.
- Experience building DevSecOps architectures including Continuous Integration/Delivery solutions & Platform Automation
- Experience with DevSecOps tools such as Jenkins, Maven, Git, Ansible, and CHEF in a cloud environment
- Strong experience with languages such as Ruby, Perl, Python, or Go
- Experience working independently, as well as in a team environment, proactively driving initiatives and tasks while meeting agreed delivery timelines
- Ability to provide effective and timely solutions
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Bachelor's Degree, preferably a BS in Computer Science, IS, or 8+ years of relevant work experience
- Understanding of current and emerging technologies around containerization such as Docker, Kubernetes, Istio, etc.