Senior Platform Operations Engineer - NBC Sports Next

NBCUniversal, LLC, Remote, Work from USA

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Duration: Full-Time


SportsEngine, Inc., an NBC Sports Group company and leading provider of Sport Relationship Management (SRM) software, is hiring a Senior Platform Operations Engineer to join our Platform Operations Team. This role is a unique opportunity to join a team that builds and supports the core infrastructure that runs the SportsEngine Platform services and products. This position spans multiple skill sets, from Software Developer to Web Operations. Our platform-driven approach means defining and standardizing organizational best practices, and then building them into our Kubernetes-based infrastructure platform. This role is open to remote applicants. Applicants in the Minneapolis area have the option of working out of our Minneapolis office space. We strive to have a remote and hybrid friendly work environment, giving our employees the flexibility to choose what works best for them.

The key responsibilities of the Senior Platform Operations Engineer include;

  • Ensuring the SportsEngine platform is up and running smoothly while serving a large volume of traffic.
  • Using Amazon Web Services to build highly available services for the SportsEngine infrastructure platform built on top of the Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service.
  • Helping to foster a culture of cooperation, coordination and continuous learning within the Platform Operations Team and with other Product Development teams throughout SportsEngine.
  • Working closely with the SportsEngine Cyber Security Team to maintain and improve the security of the SportsEngine Platform.
  • Contributing to and using our GitHub Pull Request-centered development pipeline as we continuously deliver value to our customers.
  • Using tools such as Newrelic and Datadog to monitor the health of the SportsEngine platform.
  • Being an advocate for quality code and engineering practices that enable Continuous Delivery.
  • Participation in the 24x7 on-call rotation

Qualifications/ requirements:

  • 5 or more years of experience in the field of Software Engineering, either;
    • Operating web applications in a Site Reliability Engineering, Web Operations, or Cloud Engineering capacity.
    • Building web applications as a Software Engineer using Ruby, Javascript, .Net, Python, etc.
  • A strong foundation in modern coding practices and the ability to write quality, modular, maintainable, secure and testable code.
  • A team-oriented attitude and seemingly endless intellectual curiosity.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Desired characteristics and experience:

  • Experience with any of the following: infrastructure as code (Terraform, Chef, Puppet, Ansible, or similar), containers (docker, kubernetes), datastores (Mysql, Redis, ElasticSearch), or data streaming (SNS/SQS, Kinesis).
  • Experience troubleshooting SAAS based production systems in an incident response capacity.
  • Experience in a continuous delivery environment shipping code on a daily basis.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science (or equivalent).

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