Cloud Platform Engineer - SonarCloud (Austin)

Austin, Texas, United States

Posted:17 days ago
Sector:Cloud Development
Location:Austin, Texas, United States
Job Ref:BH-36872
Job Type:Permanent
Salary:$140000 - $180000 per annum
Expiry date:6/5/2023
Contact:Carl Baird
Title: Cloud Platform Engineer (AWS & Python)
Location: Austin, TX
Work type: Full-time, permanent
Remote: 60% (2 days onsite in Downtown Austin)

Candidates must be eligible to work in the USA. Our client is unable to provide visa sponsorship.
Our client based in Austin, TX builds world-class open-source products for code quality and security. Their open-source products support over 30 programming languages, empowering dev teams of all sizes to solve coding issues within their existing workflows. With over 7 million developers using their software and a community edition trusted by more than 400,000 organizations globally, their products are a gold standard for teams and businesses to deliver better, safer software.
As a member of one of our engineering teams, you'll be a key player in making the best software tools for Code Quality and Security, creating new features that help our users write better software and delivering a high quality, amazingly powerful and popular open-source product.

You will be part of a brand new engineering department being built in Austin, TX. Our client is headquartered out of Switzerland and has a huge presence in Europe. They're expanding into the US because over 60% of their clients are based across the Atlantic. The team will consist of 10 hires to start, with scope to continue growing this team throughout 2023.
  • Evolve and operate Cloud-based solutions with automation, scalability, and performance in mind. This means:
  • Continuously and proactively enhance the architecture design and implementation, taking into account Performance, Security, Disaster Recovery, and Costs.
  • Do sprints with an integrated (DevOps) team.
  • Perform and automate operational tasks such as deployments with a DevOps mindset.
  • Push your new features into production.
  • Deliver exemplar proof of concepts to evidence solution designs are fit for purpose.
  • Increase validation testing across the DevOps lifecycle for a cloud-native platform.
  • Document as-is and future state solutions to ensure evergreen documentation is maintained.
  • Collaborate, if applicable, with SREs to enhance operational resilience, scalability, and observability.
  • Collaborate with various stakeholders (CTO, Data related roles, Release engineers, etc.) to make sure solutions fit into the Sonar ecosystem.
  • Document and share reusable building blocks.
  • Investigate alarms, issues, and incidents when escalated.
  • Own testability of the infrastructure (deploy, validate, tear-down).
  • Maintain physical and logical plans.
  • Take planned steps to ensure that all platforms and capabilities operate within a given region and account limits to ensure scalability.
  • Dedicate effort to participate in resilience and scalability tests in Performance environments to stay ahead of growth inhibitors.
  • Participate to AWS Well-Architected Reviews and Trusted Advisor findings resolution.

Key Requirements
  • Prod-oriented, AWS Cloud background, and belief in having DevOps profiles working together as a tightly-knit team. You are motivated by both the technical and the functional aspects of services.
  • Experience in supporting customer-facing production services with good security practices.
  • You are trained to and believe in leveraging managed services. 
  • You are a friendly, listening, enthusiastic, organized team player, actively sharing your knowledge, and giving and receiving feedback to improve the team and yourself.
  • Solid experience with architecture: experiences with delivering cloud-native applications, architecture modeling, and implementation on AWS.
  • You see yourself as a Cloud Platform Engineer who knows how to implement the blueprints you designed.
  • Motivated by both technical and functional aspects of services, you understand the value of code over presentations and see yourself as an engineer at heart.
  • Robust multi-year experience with AWS implementations, and automation of the deployment.
  • Strong understanding of software development practices: quality, testing (unit, functional and resilience) and CI/CD.
  • Strong experience with Infrastructure as Code, CloudFormation (YAML) and/or the CDK python library is a plus. Prior experience with Terraform is a benefit.
  • Experience with AWS Well-Architected Review and/or AWS certification is very important.
  • Developing in Python and Bash with clean code is a must. Java is a plus.
  • You enjoy exploring new technologies.
  • Experience with Azure and GCP is a plus.
  • Comfortable with agile practices and principles (working in sprints, ...).
  • You are open-minded, have a very positive can-do attitude and are comfortable in dealing with change and complexity.
  • Self-confident enough to challenge the status quo as well as receive feedback.
  • A DevOps mindset is a must-have.
  • Familiarity with the AWS Builders Library is a benefit.
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken.

Soft Skills
  • Using initiative and strong track record of seeing things through to the end.
  • Positive attitude and open-mindedness
  • Enjoys dealing with complexity.
  • Self-Confidence
  • Competitive salaries
  • Yearly bonus
  • Health insurance – 90% coverage from start date
  • 401k matching of 4% after 3 months
  • 23 PTO


  • Safe and diverse work culture – their international team values respect, kindness, and never being afraid to fail.
  • Flexible hours - we schedule our days to be effective at work, while also being able to enjoy life’s important moments.
  • Great people - we value people skills as much as technical skills and strive to keep things friendly and laid back.
  • Work-life balance - keeping a healthy work-life balance is important. This is why some people prefer working some days from home.

If you're interested in this position please send your resume and availability for a screening call to

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