Platform Engineer

  • South Jordan, UT
  • Full-time

Job Description

The Opportunity

The platform team is looking for hands-on, system-level thinkers who understand the many tradeoffs of technology choices, engage with distributed teams, and build system-level libraries and services.

The platform team works with business stakeholders and our product development teams.  We provide design guidance, develop platform tools, and manage system complexity to help teams deliver value more easily and in a maintainable way. As part of this team you will be responsible for helping to build performant, reliable, and maintainable systems in a large, polyglot, distributed environment.

Challenges include system-level communication, storage, routing, monitoring, understanding and communicating broad architectural concepts, system scaling, creating coherent user experiences, and working in many languages, runtimes, and environments.

Experience and Technologies

Our core product experiences are currently written in C# / .NET, Node.js, and Python. You should be comfortable evaluating and exploring new technologies and runtimes

The Pluralsight platform currently makes use of several technologies including AWS, containerization, SQL and noSQL storage engines like PostgreSQL and Cassandra, messaging technologies like RabbitMQ, and front-end libraries such as React, Redux, and Angular.

Who you are:

  • Enthusiastic learner - able to quickly come up to speed on different technologies on an ongoing basis

  • Able to work with critical systems - always with quality and reliability

  • Systems thinker - are used to thinking deeply

  • Strong ability to communicate complex concepts

What you’ll own:

  • Continuously analyzing and evaluating the Pluralsight system for potential platform projects

  • Working on software teams (pairs, mobs) to collaboratively develop, deploy and maintain software platform projects

  • Reviewing designs, architecture, and software for the overall Pluralsight platform

  • Communicating with development teams to understand pain points and places where the platform can be improved

  • Educating business stakeholders and product development teams on the proper use of platform tools

Experience you’ll need:

  • Mid- to Senior-level software development

  • A successful candidate will have experience with multiple programming languages, paradigms, and runtimes especially in the implementation of larger complex systems

  • Have a broad set of technology skills - full stack, from web UI to operations

  • A track record of completing projects and supporting those projects - evangelizing, documenting, and maintaining them

  • Operational experience - ready to own the uptime and quality of systems


Working at Pluralsight

Founded in 2004 and trusted by Fortune 500 companies, Pluralsight is the technology skills platform organizations and individuals in 150+ countries count on to create progress for the world.

Our platform helps technologists master their craft and take control of their careers. We empower businesses everywhere to build adaptable teams, speed up release cycles and become scalable, reliable and secure. We come to work everyday knowing we’re helping our customers build the skills that power innovation.

And we don’t let fear, egos or drama distract us from our mission. Our mission to democratize technology skills is what drives us and our values are at the helm of how we work together. It’s our commitment to practicing them day in, day out that enables our performance. We’re adults, and we treat each other that way. We have the autonomy to do our jobs, transparency to eliminate office politics and trust each other to do the right thing. We thrive in an environment with creativity around every corner, challenges that keep us on our toes, and peers who inspire us to be the best we can be. We bring different viewpoints, backgrounds and experiences, and united by our mission, we are one.  

Bring yourself. Pluralsight is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.

Additional Information

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