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Platform Development Engineer
Boulder, Colorado  |  Remote
Direct Hire Position
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Applied on June 30, 2022
Job Id #54624 Posted March 29, 2022


  • Translate complex product requirements into leading-edge Kubernetes-based customer solutions. You will participate in product design, development, verification, troubleshooting, and delivery of a system or major subsystems, including authoring product specifications.
  • Collaborate with team members to design and deliver software with a focus on simplicity, reliability, and manageability using Go and Python. You'll build quality into your code through unit and integration test development and continuous integration pipelines.
  • Provide team and project technical leadership, providing guidance and mentoring to junior engineers on the team.
  • Participate in customer escalations.
  • Conduct and participate in technical discussions within the team as well as with other groups across Business Units in the company.
  • Work on additional tasks and responsibilities that will contribute towards team, department, and company goals.


  • Strong understanding of the Kubernetes ecosystem and lifecycle
  • Intermediate to advanced understanding of networking, especially in distributed and containerized deployments
  • Solid understanding of Linux and experience with scripting in *nix environments (bash, python, etc.)
  • Solid understanding of best practices for system design in distributed and containerized deployments (scaling, communication, resiliency)
  • Familiarity with secure coding and deployment practices in trusted and untrusted distributed environments (mTLS, TLS, certificate management, k8s rbac, etc.)
  • Familiarity with managed Kubernetes distributions and platforms such as OpenShift or Rancher a plus
  • Familiarity with deploying, configurating, scaling and monitoring any of the following a major plus: nosql databases (mongo, influx, redis, etc.); key/secret management solutions (hashicorp vault, etc.); ingress/load balancers (traefik, consul, nginx, HAProxy, etc.); certificate managers.
  • Professional experience with at least 1 compiled language in the C family of languages. Go preferred, but not required.
  • Experience writing automated tests and working with test-gated CI/CD pipelines.
  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience, master’s degree is a plus
  • Minimum of 5-10 years of software development experience

  Horizontal facilitates valuable and productive conversations between you and potential employers. We can assist you in growing your career by partnering you with employers that offer challenging assignments. For those that join the team, we offer competitive compensation and benefits including medical, dental, vision, and retirement. Check out all we have to offer and how you can become part of the Horizontal Talent Team. In compliance in compliance with state laws and regulations related to job posting requirements, the salary range for this role is $190,000-$210,000(salary ranges in other locations could differ). This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location.

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.


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