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Senior Platform Engineer - Data Infrastructure

Checkout.com

Checkout.com

Software Engineering, Other Engineering
London, UK
Posted on Friday, July 5, 2024

Company Description

Checkout.com is one of the most exciting fintechs in the world. Our mission is to enable businesses and their communities to thrive in the digital economy. We’re the strategic payments partner for some of the best known fast-moving brands globally such as Wise, Hut Group, Sony Electronics, Homebase, Henkel, Klarna and many others. Purpose-built with performance and scalability in mind, our flexible cloud-based payments platform helps global enterprises launch new products and create experiences customers love. And it's not just what we build that makes us different. It's how.

We empower passionate problem-solvers to collaborate, innovate and do their best work. That’s why we’re on the Forbes Cloud 100 list and a Great Place to Work accredited company. And we’re just getting started. We’re building diverse and inclusive teams around the world — because that’s how we create even better experiences for our merchants and our partners. And we need your help. Join us to build the digital economy of tomorrow.

Hybrid Working Model: All of our offices globally are onsite 3 times per week (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday). We’ve worked towards enabling teams to work collaboratively in the same space, while also being able to partner with colleagues globally. During your days at the office, we offer amazing snacks, breakfast, and lunch options in all of our locations.

Job Description

About the role

Checkout.com is looking for a Senior Platform Engineer to join our Data Platform Team. Our team’s mission is to build a world-class data platform that powers our products and analytics.

We're building for scale by utilising best of breed technologies. As such, much of what we design and implement today will be the technology/infrastructure which will serve hundreds of teams and petabyte-level volumes of data.

This role will be leveraging Kubernetes (preferably EKS), Kafka (MSK preferred) as well as AWS for their main stack. Terraform and Helm should be second nature. If you are passionate about cloud-native technologies, containerisation, CI/CD pipelines and AWS, this role offers an exciting opportunity to drive technical decisions and collaborate on innovative projects. Find interesting problems… and solve them!

The Data Platform team is here to ensure internal stakeholders can easily collect, store, process and utilise data to build reports or products aiming to solve business problems. Our focus is on maximising the amount of time business stakeholders spend on solving business problems and minimising time spent on technical details around implementation, deployment and monitoring of their solutions.

You don’t need all of the following to apply; we all have different backgrounds, but if this sounds familiar, and fun to you, please apply!

Qualifications

Key Responsibilities

  • Design, spearhead and improve our platform offerings, primarily MSK, Kubernetes (ArgoCD is a plus here), Airflow and Snowflake. Obviously not alone, but as part of a team. These are all “managed”, but we’re aiming at a unified experience.

  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to define technical requirements and project deliverables.

  • Collaborate in technical decisions related to infrastructure design, optimization, and best practices.

  • Best practice on monitoring EKS clusters for performance, scalability, and cost-efficiency.

  • Contribute to the design and implementation of infrastructure as code (IaC) using Terraform.

  • Provide mentorship and guidance to junior engineers, sharing best practices and fostering a culture of continuous learning.

  • Participate in on-call rotations and incident response, ensuring high availability and reliability of systems.

  • Design and support teams on the AWS networking side of things, and be an advocate for best practices in this area.

About You

  • You have experience as a Platform Engineer, DevOps Engineer or similar role.

  • Good expertise in Kubernetes (preferably EKS), with hands-on experience in cluster setup, management and optimisation.

  • Good knowledge of CI/CD pipelines, particularly using GitHub Actions for automated software delivery.

  • Goodnderstanding of AWS services and concepts, including ECS (Fargate), IAM, *LB, security groups.

  • Experience in infrastructure as code (IaC) tools like Terraform.

  • You thrive on driving technical decisions, analyse complex problems, and propose scalable solutions.

Great to have

  • Knowledge and experience in one or more large-scale distributed technologies such as Flink, Spark, Hive, Kafka, Cassandra, etc.

  • Experience in big data storage platforms and query engines with knowledge of cutting-edge technologies like Trino, Hive, Iceberg, Delta Lake, and Hudi .

  • Familiarity with data orchestration tools, such as Apache Airflow.

  • Proficiency with Helm, ArgoCD and Kustomize for managing Kubernetes applications and configurations through GitOps practices.

Additional Information

Apply without meeting all requirements statement

If you don't meet all the requirements but think you might still be right for the role, please apply anyway. We're always keen to speak to people who connect with our mission and values.

We believe in equal opportunities

We work as one team. Wherever you come from. However you identify. And whichever payment method you use.

Our clients come from all over the world — and so do we. Hiring hard-working people and giving them a community to thrive in is critical to our success.

When you join our team, we’ll empower you to unlock your potential so you can do your best work. We’d love to hear how you think you could make a difference here with us.

We want to set you up for success and make our process as accessible as possible. So let us know in your application, or tell your recruiter directly, if you need anything to make your experience or working environment more comfortable. We’ll be happy to support you.

Take a peek inside life at Checkout.com via

Apply without meeting all requirements statement

If you don't meet all the requirements but think you might still be right for the role, please apply anyway. We're always keen to speak to people who connect with our mission and values.

We believe in equal opportunities

We work as one team. Wherever you come from. However you identify. And whichever payment method you use.

Our clients come from all over the world — and so do we. Hiring hard-working people and giving them a community to thrive in is critical to our success.

When you join our team, we’ll empower you to unlock your potential so you can do your best work. We’d love to hear how you think you could make a difference here with us.

We want to set you up for success and make our process as accessible as possible. So let us know in your application, or tell your recruiter directly, if you need anything to make your experience or working environment more comfortable. We’ll be happy to support you.

Take a peek inside life at Checkout.com via