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Staff Platform Engineer



Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2024
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The Techstars Talent Acquisition Team

Location: New York City, NY or Denver CO - hybrid

Staff Platform Engineer

As a Staff Platform Engineer, you will empower Techstars’ engineering efforts to scale and help more entrepreneurs succeed than ever before as a leading accelerator and investor.

You will work in a cloud-native environment with infrastructure in code, continuous delivery, and a group of motivated, mission-driven product engineering teams. You will influence the development of quality and engineering culture via reusable patterns and frameworks. In doing all this, you will help shape the technical platforms and applications that serve thousands of entrepreneurs worldwide via services provided directly to entrepreneurs and investors and via enabling Techstars investment operations.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Deliver and maintain reliable, effective, shared cloud infrastructure and tools
  • Collaborate with multiple development teams building a data platform, user-facing web applications, and numerous integrations in a cloud-native environment
  • Provide solid frameworks and foundations for operability & observability by development teams
  • Continually improve deployment, recovery, and other practices
  • Contribute to organizational standards
  • Use tools such as Kubernetes, AWS, Helm, OpenTofu, and others.

Required Experience:

  • 8+ years of experience developing cloud-based software infrastructure and/or software (such as cloud engineering, devops, tool/platform development, etc.)
  • Proven proficiency & experience with AWS & container architecture, infrastructure configuration and operation
  • Proficiency with Kubernetes, Docker, and Linux server environments
  • Proficiency with infrastructure-as-code tools (e.g. Terraform, OpenTofu, Pulumi)
  • Proficiency with Javascript and/or Python and ability to automate systems and tasks

Required Skills, Abilities & Values:

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver working, reliable, high-quality tools or systems in an agile and incremental way and work in partnership with software development teams
  • Growth mindset & interest in continually learning infrastructure, cloud, and software engineering skills
  • Strong diagnostic/troubleshooting skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Demonstrated security mindset

Compensation: $155,000 - $175,000 with 10% bonus

About Techstars

Techstars is the most active pre-seed investor in the world having invested through its accelerators in more than 3,700 companies. Founded in 2006, Techstars believes that entrepreneurs create a better future for everyone and great ideas can come from anywhere. Now we are on a mission to invest in an unprecedented number of startups per year enabling more capital to flow to more entrepreneurs around the world. We do this by operating accelerator programs and venture capital funds, as well as by connecting startups, investors, corporations, and cities to help build thriving startup communities. www.techstars.com

Techstars is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, national origin, religion, physical or mental handicaps or disabilities, marital status, Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity nor any other basis prohibited by law.

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