Senior Platform Engineer
Milwaukee, WI 
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Senior Platform Engineer

Senior Platform Engineer

Job Summary:

The Senior Platform Engineer operates as a subject matter expert (SME) in 3-4 of the products related to Integration and Deployment (i.e. Git, Octopus Deploy, Terraform, Jenkins) with responsibilities to help both maintain and expand our existing systems.


Reports to: Senior Manager, Engineering


Company:

Direct Supply is the nation's leading supplier of equipment, services and eCommerce systems to the Senior Living profession. Since 1985, we have assembled one of the brightest, hardest-working teams in America. Our high-tech culture is fast paced, and our business continues to grow at an astounding rate year after year. Best of all, we are a Milwaukee-based, 100% employee-owned company that offers great opportunities for ambitious, motivated people.


Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Product Ownership and Research & Development (50%)
    • Enhance products through additional capabilities (automation, self-service, new features) based on business need, industry trends, and customer feedback.
    • Plan the upgrades/migrations of the products/technologies.
    • Research emerging technologies / execute proof of concept projects.
    • Implement methods to improve system uptime and stability, such as:
      • Proactive monitoring,
      • Statistical dashboards and metrics, and
      • Capacity management solutions.
    • Set and maintain system standards and best practices.
    • Create system documentation and diagrams.
    • Consistently engage Technology and/or business teams that have a stake in the products owned to ensure the products are meeting their needs, as well as for strategic product planning.
    • Create and manage vendor relationships.
    • Ensure methods to recover from software or hardware failures are in place and tested regularly.
    • Implement programmatic approaches to reduce repetitive tasks and increase speed of execution, i.e. scripting.
    • Serve as an escalation point, providing tier III support for owned products. Provide technical mentoring, and consulting to other Partners assigned roles within your products.
  • Technology Strategic Planning (20%)
    • Monitor vendor roadmaps and industry trends.
    • Complete strategic planning for products as delegated by senior System Engineers.
    • Develop technology roadmaps for the products owned.
    • Assist in the proposal of technology strategy, budget, and roadmaps to leadership regularly throughout the year.
  • Implementation/Project Execution (30%)
    • Execute the upgrades/migrations of the products owned as part of a project team or individually based on project needs.
    • Execute business sponsored initiatives as part of a project team.
    • Operate within an Agile Scrum team

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, Information Technology, or related field
  • 4 - 10+ years related work experience
  • Expertise in two or more of the following:
    • Microsoft server operating systems and applications
    • Linux operating system and open source applications (i.e. GIT, Octopus Deploy)
    • System Monitoring and debugging
    • Administration of configuration management solutions
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills

Additional Preferred Skills:

  • Experience in Object Orientated Programming (e.g. C#, Java) and Microsoft PowerShell
  • Microsoft TFS and GIT experience
  • Cloud Engineering
Competencies:
  • Approachability
  • Peer Relationships
  • Customer Focus
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Priority Setting
  • Personal Learning
  • Drive for Results
  • Decision Quality
  • Planning
  • Problem Solving

Job Number: 00BYX
Schedule: Full-time
Primary Location: WI-Milwaukee

Direct Supply is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to a diverse workforce.

 

Job Summary
Company
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2 to 4 years
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