Senior Platform Engineer

San Francisco, CA or Remote

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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Posted 1 month ago

Mission (About the Role)

As a Platform Engineer at Mux, you will help build and operate the infrastructure that powers Mux’s global, high traffic, distributed platforms.

Outcomes (What You'll Do)

List 3-5 outcomes here:

  • Participate in the design and deployment of major shared infrastructure components to improve the availability and scalability of our global infrastructure
  • Build tooling to automate the build and deployment of cloud infrastructure and production services.
  • Monitor the operational health of our infrastructure and tackle issues at various layers of the stack: network, cloud services, and container technologies.
  • Partner with product engineering teams to evolve our infrastructure and tooling to meet the growing demands of the distributed systems that power our products.
  • Promote SRE practices for availability, reliability, capacity planning, incident management and production readiness.
  • Participate in the on-call rotation for both the Data and Video products.
  • Contribute to strategies for minimizing outages and reducing alert noise

Competencies (Who You Are)


Must have

  • Deploying complex applications on cloud platforms using a container orchestration solution, such as Kubernetes
  • Troubleshooting large scale, highly available distributed systems
  • Building automation tools to improve infrastructure and application reliability and performance
  • Working closely with product teams to boost feature development velocity and production readiness

Nice to Have

  • Video ingestion or delivery (VOD, livestreaming)
  • Managing high volume data streams
  • Supporting global content delivery and edge networks

Skills and Competencies:

Must Have

  • Strong knowledge of engineering fundamentals such as TCP/IP, HTTP, SSL, DNS and Linux system administration
  • Containerization tools and orchestration (Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Proficiency with a scripting or programming language (Golang or Python preferred)
  • Building and maintaining CI/CD tools and pipelines (Buildkite, bazel)
  • Implementing and utilizing infrastructure observability and monitoring tools (Prometheus, Grafana, Elasticsearch, Jaeger)
  • Commitment to solid engineering standards related to code reviews, testing and deployment strategies

Nice to have

  • Event streaming platforms or data pipelines such as Apache Kafka
  • Familiarity with a Content Delivery Network service such as Fastly or Cloudflare
  • Database administration (SQL, Clickhouse)
  • Cloud Platform Access and Security controls
Job tags: Apache CD CI Docker Elasticsearch Golang Grafana High traffic Kafka Kubernetes Linux Prometheus Python SQL Streaming
Job region(s): North America Remote/Anywhere
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