Advanced Platform Engineer

United States (Remote)

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About Pantheon

Pantheon is the only WebOps platform built from the ground up for agility. We help our customers win, where the digital experience starts and matters most - their websites. We empower teams of developers, marketers, and IT professionals to focus on delivering business results while Pantheon handles uptime, performance, scalability and security. We are the fastest growing Drupal and WordPress platform in the world, powering over 200,000 sites and serving billions of pages every month. Happy customers include some of the most recognized names in high tech, higher education and NGO, such as Patch, Apigee, UC Berkeley, Arizona State University, and the United Nations.

With 35% of the web running open-source, we are growing aggressively into a huge market opportunity and looking to expand our engineering team. That’s where you come in.

We’ve got depth and breadth across the technologies we use to run the Pantheon platform at scale. You’ll have many opportunities to pick up and apply new skills and gain professional experience with some of our existing use of Cassandra, MySQL, Redis, React, Node.js, Python, Go, C, Google Cloud Platform, Kubernetes, Docker, Chef, Terraform, CircleCI, Vault, and more.

The Role

Pantheon is looking for an experienced Platform Engineer to join our team, either remote or onsite at our SF office (on US hours.) We’re expanding an impressive and growing platform that powers hundreds of thousands of websites, millions of containerized resources, billions of monthly page views, and development tools that professional website developers use.

Along the way, we’ve written tools to manage containers at scale. We built a massive multi-tenant distributed file system, CI/CD pipeline, and a cloud-native container-based infrastructure orchestrated with Kubernetes. We have contributed to open source communities such as WordPress, Drupal, Fedora, Chef, systemd, cURL, Kubernetes, Terraform, Sensu, and more.. If you have experience with any of these technologies, we want to hear from you. Additionally we are looking for engineers with experience deploying applications at scale using any of Javascript, PHP, Go, Java, Rust, or Python on a public cloud platform (GCP, AWS, Azure) using container orchestrators (Kubernetes, ECS etc), and SQL or NoSQL databases  .

Pantheon’s core company values are Trust, Teamwork, Passion, and Customers First. Within Pantheon engineering, we value collaboration, character, autonomy, and a no-blame culture. We're enthusiastic participants in several open-source communities and have real relationships with many of our most active customers. If all of this sounds interesting to you, read on!

Cool Things You'll Do

  • Work on advanced global-scale implementations of WordPress and Drupal CMS systems using the latest in Google Cloud platform offerings.
  • You will be part of Pantheon’s Advanced Engineering Team that will collaborate with various engineering and product teams and support initiatives to build our platform
  • Rapid prototyping and proof of concept implementations of product and platform roadmap
  • Working with other platform teams in enabling key platform components that require your expertise
  • Collaborate with product and customer teams to define and build future platform architecture and demo early iterations for feedback
  • Enable beta testers and early adopters on new products and features and resolve any any gaps or pain points
  • Document, support and transition early iterations of product features to product and engineering teams
  • Measure product and feature  performance metrics and suggest improvements.
  • Close collaboration with the wider engineering team to deliver platform improvements 
  • Continuous improvements to our standard of engineering excellence by implementing best practices for coding, testing, deploying and communication

What you Bring to the Table

  • You enjoy and have experience with large-scale, high-traffic platforms and the design of scalable, robust services in the real world
  • You can contribute to technical architecture discussions and help drive technical decisions.
  • Experience in any four of the following - CDNs and concepts like shielding, HTTP, QUIC, Log streaming, Monitoring, MQ, Observability, Service mesh, shell script, VCL
  • Knowledge of any two of the following - Cloud security, firewalls, DDoS and WAF, and TLS, API Gateways (Kong etc.), service mesh
  • Knowledge of Networking concepts like BGP, DNS, IPv4/IPv6, Peering, CNAME records, Zone files, and tools like Traceroute, Dig
  • Experience in debugging with tools such as DTrace, GDB or similar
  • Experience or certification in any one of the following - Serverless or Cloud architecture on platforms such as Google Compute Platform or similar, containerization software such as Kubernetes, Terraform
  • Experience or certification in any one of SQL/NoSQL Cloud storage, GraphQL, BigQuery, CloudSQL
  • Proficiency in any one of Javascript, Rust,  Python or Go
  • You are a clear communicator, able to represent your contributions and ideas with clarity while remaining open and giving space to the contributions and ideas of others.
  • Take pride in what you can do as part of a team

What We Offer

We have all the usual perks and benefits but what we can really offer you is a fantastic work environment powered by an amazing team.

  • Industry competitive compensation and stock option plan
  • Unlimited time off and sick days
  • Full medical coverage (medical, dental, vision)
  • top-of-line equipment
  • Fun at WordPress and Drupal community events
  • Extra benefits like a stipend for reading books and your work-outs and a whole suite of paid apps for mental as well as physical health and wellbeing
  • Events and activities both team-based and company-wide that inspire, educate and cultivate

Pantheon is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and we welcome applications from all backgrounds regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or any other classification protected by law.

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