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Senior Platform Engineer - Cloud/Kubernetes



Software Engineering
Multiple locations
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024
Senior Platform Engineer – Cloud/Kubernetes

This role has been designed as ‘Hybrid’ with an expectation that you will work on average 2-3 days per week from an HPE office.

Who We Are:

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is the global edge-to-cloud company advancing the way people live and work. We help companies connect, protect, analyze, and act on their data and applications wherever they live, from edge to cloud, so they can turn insights into outcomes at the speed required to thrive in today’s complex world. Our culture thrives on finding new and better ways to accelerate what’s next. We know diverse backgrounds are valued and succeed here. We have the flexibility to manage our work and personal needs. We make bold moves, together, and are a force for good. If you are looking to stretch and grow your career our culture will embrace you. Open up opportunities with HPE.

Job Description:

Job Family Definition:

The Cloud Developer builds from the ground up to meet the needs of mission-critical applications, and is always looking for innovative approaches to deliver end-to-end technical solutions to solve customer problems.

Brings technical thinking to break down complex data and to engineer new ideas and methods for solving, prototyping, designing, and implementing cloud-based solutions.

Collaborates with project managers and development partners to ensure effective and efficient delivery, deployment, operation, monitoring, and support of Cloud engagements.

The Cloud Developer provides business value expertise to drive the development of innovative service offerings that enrich HPE's Cloud Services portfolio across multiple systems, platforms, and applications.

Management Level Definition:

Contributions impact technical components of HPE products, solutions, or services regularly and sustainable. Applies advanced subject matter knowledge to solve complex business issues and is regarded as a subject matter expert. Provides expertise and partnership to functional and technical project teams and may participate in cross-functional initiatives. Exercises significant independent judgment to determine best method for achieving objectives. May provide team leadership and mentoring to others.

This Senior Cloud Platform Engineer will be a ‘hands-on’ lead engineer who will be part of an HPE HPC System Management platform team that is responsible for new features, maintenance, upgrade, security, performance, reliability, and scale of an existing cloud-based (Kubernetes) deployment and all related platform components supporting the system management services. Additional responsibilities include participation in the design of the platform components for the next generation of a cloud based HPC System Management platform. This will be followed by participation in the implementation of that design.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Deep software experience in cloud technologies, container security, authentication & authorization, micro-services architecture and cloud storage technologies.

  • Hands-on experience in scenarios with highly secure and reliable software systems with the ability to perform continuous operation.

  • Strong DevOps exposure and experience with CI/CD/CT pipelines and automated testing platforms.

  • Significant software and security domain expertise in distributed systems and services models – REST-based services – as well as integration with 3rd party web services, orchestration systems, control, and management planes.

  • Deep expertise in software, languages, toolchains, and still actively writing production-level code.

  • Motivation and ability to provide self-direction in addition to being able to work with and mentor remote and geographically dispersed team members.


  • Experience as a hands-on technical development leadership role that includes interaction with cross-functional technical leaders, personal code development, and the mentoring of others.

  • Experience with Kubernetes, containers, and micro-services in a production environment.

  • Strong background with deploying and managing services in AWS, Azure, GCP, or OpenStack.

  • Experience working with the design and deployment of secure APIs and providing implementations using a micro-services architecture model.

  • Ability to integrate and troubleshoot 3rd party cloud-based technologies and components into Kubernetes-based system management platform.

  • Ability to research and lead others in researching new and emerging cloud-based technologies to match design requirements for a future system management platform.

  • Skills in understanding or developing RESTful API services.

  • Project-based experience with programming languages like python or go.

  • Practical experience with Linux/Unix system administration and troubleshooting.

  • Ability to write or revise technical documentation for new features/functionality to educate users/customers.

  • Ability to write or revise technical design documentation to be used in the development of a new System Management platform.

  • Willingness to participate in triaging issues within the system management platform for internal and external customers.

  • Ability to work well in a cooperative development team with a commitment to sound software engineering principles.

  • Good written and verbal communications skills.

  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.

Education and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor's or Advanced Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent.

  • Typically, 8+ years of experience

Additional Skills:

Cloud Architectures, Cross Domain Knowledge, Design Thinking, Development Fundamentals, DevOps, Distributed Computing, Microservices Fluency, Full Stack Development, Release Management, Security-First Mindset, User Experience (UX)

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Additional Skills:

Cloud Architectures, Cross Domain Knowledge, Design Thinking, Development Fundamentals, DevOps, Distributed Computing, Microservices Fluency, Full Stack Development, Release Management, Security-First Mindset, User Experience (UX)

What We Can Offer You:

Health & Wellbeing

We strive to provide our team members and their loved ones with a comprehensive suite of benefits that supports their physical, financial and emotional wellbeing.

Personal & Professional Development

We also invest in your career because the better you are, the better we all are. We have specific programs catered to helping you reach any career goals you have — whether you want to become a knowledge expert in your field or apply your skills to another division.

Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

We are unconditionally inclusive in the way we work and celebrate individual uniqueness. We know diverse backgrounds are valued and succeed here. We have the flexibility to manage our work and personal needs. We make bold moves, together, and are a force for good.

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USD Annual Salary: $128,000.00 - $295,000.00 Estimated job application period closure is October 2024. While this is the expected application time frame, there are many factors which may result in a change. If this position is still open beyond the anticipated closure time frame, it is likely HPE is still actively recruiting for this role and all qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply.

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