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Senior Platform Engineer

Job ID: 1708463
Category: Information Technology
Location: Charlotte, NC
Chicago, IL
Iselin, NJ
New York, NY
Post Date: April 26, 2017


Since 1918, it has been TIAA’s mission to serve, our ability to perform and the values we embrace that make us a different kind of financial services organization. We’re dedicated to serving the financial needs of those in the academic, medical, cultural, governmental and research fields, and committed to helping make lifetime financial well-being possible for them.

By building a culture that allows all employees to contribute their unique talents and skills, we’re able to provide our customers with fresh ideas and distinct perspectives to help them achieve their goals. We believe a diverse and inclusive workforce is one of our greatest strengths and a key measure of our success*.

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TIAA’s Production Services team manages our core infrastructure assets. Our team is the first line of support on any production related issues including our network and telecommunications, computing (middleware), and end-user support, as well as the firm’s 24×7 data center operations. The Production Services team collaborates closely with our business-aligned partners in technology and with key stakeholders across the enterprise.
As a Senior Engineer you will have the opportunity to architect and engineer TIAA’s internal cloud solutions. Your role will focus on building and delivering an enterprise wide OpenShift PaaS that will provide innovative self service solutions that reduce the time the technology team takes to execute against the business’ needs. You will be responsible for facilitating interdepartmental solutions, collaborating with both applications development and infrastructure teams to ensure an enterprise ready PaaS. Your position will also assume a lead role in ensuring the team is leveraging best practices (including risk and governance) related to design and enterprise business technology solutions.


  • Architect, Engineer and manage the operations of the firm’s OpenShift cloud platform
  • Identify, design and implement flexible, responsive, and secure technology platforms focused around IaaS and PaaS platforms
  • Conduct technology assessments to validate an enterprise baseline and establish a technical direction
  • Coordinate, direct, and co-architect between various technology teams
  • Advise management of enterprise PaaS solutions that include, risk, cost and benefits analysis along with other impacts to infrastructure solutions
  • Set technical standards for cloud infrastructure, security baselines, policies and procedures
  • Develop and document infrastructure support policies and guidelines
  • Monitor trends and recommend future architecture strategies and roadmaps
  • Educate and mentor technology support staff as needed, including requisite training ontechnology and governance
  • Research and stay current on infrastructure best practices and function as a subject matter expert


Required Experience
  • Experience withcontainerization leveringDocker; one or more years of RedHat OpenShift and associated technologies preferred
  • RedHat Cloudforms experience, including integration with OpenShift clusters
  • Familiarity with Puppet, Python, Shell Scripting, NFS/SAN, DNS.
  • J2EE application server experience including WebLogic, Tomcat and JBoss
  • Experience operating in a VMware based infrastructure
  • Understanding of DevOps and CI/CD processes
  • Five or more years of RedHat Linux, Windows, Networking, and/or storage management experience preferred
  • Python, NodeJS, nginx, & tomcat experience preferred
  • Prior experience working in the financial services sector preferred
  • F5 LTM/GTM familiarity as well as general application delivery and routing concepts preferred
  • Splunk experience preferred

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