Platform Engineer

Chicago, IL, USA

Cohesion is a leading Intelligent Buildings software solution that is disrupting how buildings operate and how people engage with buildings – from real estate owners/investors, operators, building engineers, to tenants and visitors. Our cutting-edge converged IoT-enabled platform brings together building systems, building software, and business applications into a single portal for on web and mobile platforms to forge the path to autonomous buildings.

We are searching for a Platform Engineer to join our rapidly growing team in our Chicago office. This role will report to the Program Director. We are small and our people wear many hats; this role is no different. The Platform Engineer writes code in support of the whole platform so that development teams can focus on feature development. The Platform Engineer partners with DevOps and Site Reliability engineers to harden the platform. Success looks like a platform we do not have to talk about – it just works. The right candidate will enjoy a fast-paced environment, working through challenging problems, and enabling several delivery teams to operate with world-class efficiency, sustainability, and quality.

You might be the perfect fit for this role if you:

•Get stuff done
•Are a servant leader
•Never give up
•Can figure stuff out on your own but love to collaborate with others
•Can code a bit of everything and do it well
•Have a knack for getting to know everyone, anticipating what they want, and tactfully educating them about why change for the common good is a good thing
•Know how to spot the mistakes that will hurt long term and get ahead of them in the short term
•Can use data to tactfully and clearly articulate improvement areas and inefficiencies
•Thrive in chaos but move progressively toward consistent best practices in the right places at the right times

What You'll Do

Whatever it takes: Day 1 is kind of a freebie because of onboarding, but from Day 2 on, what you will do is mostly whatever it takes to get stuff done. We have a ton of things going on, and what we need most out of this role is a person who finds the key things that will make a huge difference to the overall platform and gets them knocked out fast and well – without a whole lot of direction or specific guidance. Here are some bullets that help understand the role:

•Write high quality, well tested code to meet the needs of the team’s customers.
•Work closely with operations and software engineering teams to design and implement scalable and high-performance solutions for our platform and internal management tools.
•Drive automation of application deployment for production and pre-release environments.
•Define monitoring requirements and implement automated incident resolution solutions.
•Design, implement, and manage continuous integration, build management, and deployment scripts and systems.
•Quickly and efficiently troubleshoot simple and complex issues in order to provide outstanding support.
•Define, build, and support environments, including development, QA, and production.
•Identify areas for process and efficiency improvement within platform operations; recommend solutions and assist in implementation.
•Participate in and optimize the on-call process.
•Define and document standard run books and operating procedures. Create and maintain system information and architecture diagrams.
•Present audience-appropriate concepts and insights at all levels of a software organization (CxO, architect, technical team).

Required Qualifications

•Minimum of 5 years of overall related experience.
•Bachelor’s level education or higher in computer science, information technology, or related field.
•Hands-on experience with configuration management, monitoring, change management, and trending.
•Experience with Agile methodologies (Scrum and Kanban) and Tools (Azure DevOps)
•Experience working in a global team.
•Production experience running applications at scale on a cloud platform.
•Understanding of automation practices throughout the development, build, and deployment phases of the application lifecycle.
•Strong conceptual, strategic thinking, problem solving, technical, and analytical skills.
•Experience with the following technology concepts:

Data warehousing and data engineering

Designing and building microservice based architectures

SaaS Platform development

Frontend development

Security best practices

Production Kubernetes experience

Desired Qualifications

•Relevant industry experience.
•Graduate level education in computer science, information technology, or related field.
•Understanding of the IoT domain.
•Designing and implementing multi-tenant applications.
•Early-stage startup experience.

What You Can Expect From Cohesion

Cohesion is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to eligible, full-time employees in the United States. Our benefits are designed to invest in our employees— and their family’s —well-being, including investments in their health, happiness, and well-being.

Want to join our team? Email us your resume!