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Platform Engineer - Site Reliability Engineering (VMWare, Kubernetes, and Linux)

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Platform Engineer - Site Reliability Engineering (VMWare, Kubernetes, and Linux)
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Ann Arbor,  MI 48106
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Title:  Platform Engineer - Site Reliability Engineering (VMWare, Kubernetes, and Linux)


Our History:
From our start in 2009, Conexess has established itself in 3 markets, employing nearly 200+ individuals nation-wide. Operating in over 15 states, our client base ranges from Fortune 500/1000 companies, to mid-small range companies. For the majority of the mid-small range companies, we are exclusively used due to our outstanding staffing track record

Who We Are:
Conexess is a full-service staffing firm offering contract, contract-to hire, and direct placements. We have a wide range of recruiting capabilities extending from help desk technicians to CIOs. We are also capable of offering project based work.


Position Summary:

The Platform Engineer – Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) is responsible for the overall maintenance and provisioning of the RedHat Linux environment within our eCommerce team, both VMWare Guest and Kubernetes platforms.  This position requires a wide base of knowledge from basic Linux administration through capacity planning.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform regular operating system patching, rebooting, and remediation of identified security vulnerabilities
  • Participate in regular security analysis and operating system hardening requirement discussions
  • Ensure platform consistency is achieved between each stack and environment, prior to each release cycle
  • Ensure base server platforms are upgraded to N, or N-1 where required by the business on a quarterly basis
  • Ensure services are upgraded to N, or N-1 where required by the business on a quarterly basis
  • Perform service benchmarking to determine the impact of application of upgrades, tuning parameters, or business requirements
  • Provide capacity planning and trending analysis with regards to system and service performance over time
  • Ensure a standard platform is available, current, and extensible for both eCommerce and Corp environments
  • Ensure server provisioning practices and documentation are current and maintained
  • Participate in automation activities related to their functions, managing content in revision control


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years production application support experience in a high uptime environment
  • 5+ years UNIX administration experience including diagnosis of performance issues, package management, load estimation, kernel tuning, networking configuration, etc.
  • 5+ years hosting experience in a large heavy-traffic environment
  • Excellent troubleshooting and analytic skills
  • Extensive knowledge in platform management in VMWare and Kubernetes
  • Ability to manage and execute scripting such as bash and python
  • Ability to manage content in BitBucket
  • Prefer experience with middleware tools such as ActiveMQ, RadiantLogic and PingFederate
  • Ability to work independently on large, complex projects with minimal guidance
  • Strong oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to create systematic and manual operations procedures in both technical and user-friendly language.
  • Strong facilitation skills.
  • Effective leadership, scheduling and management skills.
  • Familiarity with process and efficiency enhancements.
  • Excellent organization and management skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of industry standard development methodologies and technologies.


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