Senior Platform Engineer

Green Thumb
Chicago, Illinois

The Role 

We are looking for an exceptionally motivated Senior Platform Engineer to accelerate the development and certification of cutting-edge web and mobile eCommerce applications across our many lines of business: retail delivery/click-and-collect (B2C), wholesale B2B, and CPG brands both via retailer (B2B2C) and D2C where allowed. The role is a foundational piece of a highly visible, business facing team focused on aligning strategic objectives with tactical demands in the cannabis industry, one of the fastest growing and most innovative industries in the US. 

Responsibilities 

  • Lead the automation of cloud environment provisioning through pipeline engineering, utilizing tools like Terraform, Chef, and Puppet
  • Conduct research and develop high-quality automation workflows for our cloud platforms, tailored to Green Thumb's business and ecological technology strategies
  • Collaborate with teams to strategize, consult, and prototype, promoting best practices and innovative solutions for applications within the CI/CD pipeline and the cloud framework
  • Stay abreast of emerging technologies and architectures, and advocate for their integration into current and future projects
  • Develop and execute test plans that align with 24/7 uptime requirements, ensuring systems are robust, scalable, and resilient
  • Craft preventative automation and standards to mitigate production infrastructure incidents
  • Spearhead the implementation of monitoring tools
  • Drive the development of compliance automation and policy-as-code to ensure efficient cloud governance
  • Experience in DevOps and CloudOps environments, demonstrating an understanding of continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) practices and tools
  • Deliver outstanding customer service to both internal and external customers, aiming for excellence in service
  • Communicate effectively about project status, risks, and issues to stakeholders and management
  • Manage conflicts involving timelines, budgets, and project scope autonomously, escalating complex issues when necessary
  • Guide changes through proper review and approval channels
  • Create, test, and deploy innovative software solutions to enhance service performance, efficiency, and security
  • Thrive in an agile development environment and contribute to enhancing customer experience through improved tools and services

Stack

  • Frontend: React, Next.js, Composable / Atomic Design
  • Backend: Node.js, TypeScript, Serverless
  • Architecture: Microservices based, API first, Cloud-native SaaS, Headless 

Qualifications  

  •  4+ years of cloud technology experience demonstrating progressive professional development
  • AWS associate certification (Cloud Engineer, Cloud DevOps Engineer, Developer, Solution Architect, SysOps Administrator Associate) and/or relevant experience preferred
  • Proficient in IaaS and PaaS services on AWS/GCP
  • Well-versed in Infrastructure-as-Code and associated technologies (e.g., repos, pipelines, Terraform)
  • Skilled in using application monitoring tools like DataDog or Dynatrace
  • A strong inclination towards automation in all operational tasks
  • Background in a Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) role

Additional Requirements 

  • Must pass any and all required background checks  
  • Must be and remain compliant with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry  
  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age 

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