Full-Time

Staff Platform Engineer

Updated on 5/17/2024

VerticalScope Inc.

VerticalScope Inc.

51-200 employees

Cloud-based digital community platform host

Data & Analytics

Expert

Remote in Canada

Required Skills
Kubernetes
Python
Terraform
Ansible
Development Operations (DevOps)
Google Cloud Platform
Requirements
  • Extensive experience in infrastructure design, implementation, and management.
  • Proven leadership skills with a passion for mentoring and team development.
  • Strong understanding of DevOps principles and practices.
  • Proficiency in Python.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team.
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
  • 8+ years working with cloud computing providers, specifically Google Cloud Platform.
  • 8+ years working with deployment and orchestration of containerized applications, specifically Kubernetes.
  • 8+ years experience using Infrastructure-as-code (IaC) and configuration management tooling (e.g. Ansible, Terraform).
  • 8+ years working with monitoring, observability, and visualization platforms (e.g. Honeycomb, Dynatrace, Prometheus, Grafana, Solarwinds).
  • 8+ years working with logging and alerting platforms (e.g. Elastic Search, PagerDuty, GoAlert).
  • Ability to be on-call. The current schedule requires each North American engineer to be on week-long rotations every month, covering noon to midnight Eastern Time. The schedule is subject to change.
  • Ability to occasionally travel to the US or Canada
Responsibilities
  • Leadership: Guide and mentor a team of platform engineers, fostering collaboration and professional growth.
  • Infrastructure Design and Automation: Architect, implement, and manage our complex infrastructure with a focus on scalability, security, and efficiency. Leverage automation tools to streamline processes and ensure consistency.
  • Cloud Expertise: Deep understanding of Google Cloud Platform and Kubernetes to optimize our cloud infrastructure for performance and cost-effectiveness.
  • Software Development: Collaborate with development teams to implement necessary software changes for platform optimization and integration.
  • Observability Champion: Drive the adoption of an observability-first approach, ensuring comprehensive visibility into system health and performance for all teams.
  • Problem-Solving: Lead the team in troubleshooting complex technical issues and implementing solutions to prevent future occurrences.

VerticalScope Inc. stands out as a leading provider in the digital community platform sector, serving over 1200 websites with its adept in-house expertise in SEO, Internet marketing, and traffic acquisition. The company fosters a collaborative work environment focused on engaging a vast user base of over 101 million monthly active users, making it an excellent place for professionals passionate about digital media and community building to grow and innovate.

Company Stage

IPO

Total Funding

N/A

Headquarters

Toronto, Canada

Founded

1999

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

-14%

1 year growth

-13%

2 year growth

-37%