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Associate Platform Engineer - Messaging
BrandBest Buy

Best Buy has a full-time position available within our Cloud & Platforms Team, focusing specifically on event streaming and messaging capabilities.

We are looking for a well-rounded engineer that has the experience and is willing to learn more about modern and innovative platforms such as Apache Kafka, IBM MQ, and RabbitMQ. The Platform-Messaging Engineer will focus on providing engineering and operations for existing and future event streaming and messaging platforms. They will work closely with the Best Buy application teams that leverage these platforms in both the data centers and public clouds. This position will serve on a broader team of technology professionals, cooperatively designing and enhancing systems, developing standards, and creating robust technology solutions that deliver real business value to Best Buy.
The ideal candidate will possess demonstrated experience in managing and supporting an enterprise and will develop or have very strong knowledge about Cloud and Platform for Messaging technologies, automation, and highly available and secure designs.

Key position responsibilities include:
  • Automate and provision messaging services in private and public clouds leveraged by Best Buy
  • Automate the installation, configuration operation, and monitoring of messaging systems using a wide variety of open source tools
  • Build, scale and secure Best Buy messaging platforms focused specifically on a fully automated Linux environment
  • Develop scripts leveraging scripting technologies such as Chef, Ansible, and cloud native API’s
  • Perform zero downtime deployments and configuration changes across multiple globally distributed origins
Hybrid cloud
  • Engineer messaging platforms that are hosted in Best Buy private and public clouds
  • Maintain a high level of operational readiness through highly available and redundant designs
  • Leverage telemetry tooling to ensure messaging platforms are resilient, reliable, and stable
  • Collaborate, communicate and work across various geographies and time zones
Messaging Platforms – Event Streaming and Messaging
  • Build messaging and cloud solutions from scratch using leading open source technologies
  • Manage and maintain existing use cases leveraging messaging platforms
  • Participate in the design of solutions leveraging messaging platforms
  • Provide consulting for app teams that require guidance on messaging services and consumption
  • Define, provision, and document proper security controls for messaging platforms
  • Ensure that messaging platforms are secured by monitoring security vulnerabilities and remediating
  • Provide operational support for use cases leveraging messaging services in Best Buy private and public clouds
  • Participate in a rotating on call schedule
Basic Qualifications:
  • 2 or more years of experience in Linux systems engineering and administration
  • 6 or more months of experience using automation and configuration management tools such as Chef, Ansible, and Puppet

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's or advanced degree in IT, Computer Science or related field
  • Experience with event streaming technologies such as Apache Kafka, Confluent Kafka, or Google Cloud Pub/Sub
  • Experience with messaging technologies such as RabbitMQ or IBM MQ
  • Experience in at least one scripting language such as JavaScript, Linux\\Unix shell scripting,, and Python
  • Experience with Elasticsearch, Logstash, Filebeat, Metricbeat, and monitoring tools like Kibana, Grafana, and Splunk
  • Experience with public and hybrid cloud infrastructure, preferably Azure, GCP, and AWS
  • Clear understanding of cloud services provided by major vendors and experience integrating private and public clouds
  • Experience utilizing industry standard technologies and methods to ensure integrity and recoverability of platforms
  • Experience leveraging development pipelines, DevOps philosophies and working with infrastructure-as-code

Auto Req. ID787559BR
Employment CategoryFull Time
Job CategoryDigital & Information Technology
Job LevelIndividual Contributor
Location Number940400-105-Cloud & Platforms
Address7601 Penn Avenue South


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