Senior Platform Architect

Tech Team /
Full-time remote /
About Appsilon

Appsilon is an ambitious and fast-growing software house and consultancy specializing in actions support systems and machine learning with Fortune 500 clients across the globe. We are a unique company inspired by a mission to improve our society and environment. 

We are a global leader in R and Shiny, which are used by companies of all sizes to build data applications. When companies run into difficult problems or want to initiate large-scale enterprise projects, they come to Appsilon.

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Join us as an exceptional Platform Architect at Appsilon! We specialize in crafting advanced analytical applications for global leaders. 
Currently, our Platform Engineering Team (former Infrastructure Engineering Team) is evolving to redefine project value. This team supports all aspects of Appsilon’s other business areas and is an independent business area on its own. 
As a Platform Architect, you'll work with cutting-edge tech, shape the future of platform engineering, and make a real impact. If you're resourceful, passionate about problem-solving, and eager to contribute to organizational success, this role is for you! Shape the future with us at Appsilon!

Your Goals:

    • Leading and overseeing diverse client projects, ensuring successful delivery across multiple products and platforms.
    • Managing and mentoring a team of up to 2 Platform Engineers for now.
    • Engaging in technical consultations, providing expert advice and solutions tailored to client needs.
    • Designing and implementing scalable and reliable cloud platform solutions (in AWS, Azure).
    • Developing, maintaining, and optimizing automation processes (CI/CD, Terraform, Ansible, amongst others).
    • Collaborating with sales and marketing teams to support the growth of the platform area of business.
    • Ensuring high levels of client satisfaction through effective project management and communication.
    • Sporadically helping the team or customer in on-call mode (e.g., during the release) or in non-standard hours (customers are in different time zones).
    • Working within an Agile/Scrum framework, promoting efficient and collaborative team dynamics.

Must have:

    • 4+ years of hands-on experience in a platform or infrastructure engineering role, demonstrating proficiency in managing complex infrastructure environments.
    • Expertise in cloud services like AWS and Azure, along with a strong command of Infrastructure as Code practices (Terraform, Ansible, etc.).
    • Proven experience and enthusiasm for remote work, aligning well with remote-first working culture, to be assessed through a thoughtful discussion on the phone screening call.
    • Solid knowledge of Linux, adept in shell scripting, and a good understanding of networking, including DNS, VPN, TCP/IP, and firewalls.
    • Experience with containerization technologies, particularly Docker and Kubernetes.
    • Excellent project management skills, demonstrating the ability to concurrently manage multiple projects and priorities.
    • A proactive and driven personality, showcasing a commitment to continuous improvement and a problem-solving mindset.
    • Fluent in English, with solid communication skills tailored for a client-facing role, ensuring effective and articulate interactions.
    • Proven experience in client-facing roles, illustrating a track record of taking responsibility for initiatives and delivering client-focused solutions.
    • Programming experience with at least one language
    • Valid Passport outside of the EU and/or valid ID within the EU
    • Previous experience in a consultancy environment

    • Nice to Have:
    • Experience managing and operating internal developer platforms
    • AWS or Azure certifications
    • Experience with Posit, Spark, or Workflow Orchestration Technologies
    • Any project management certification
    • Data engineering experience
    • Experience with R

    • Personality Attributes We Value:
    • Take-charge attitude
    • Interest in business development and industry trends
    • Fearless approach to failure, balanced with conscientiousness
    • Problem-solving attitude, tackling challenges head-on
    • Motivated to find and resolve issues for the client

In addition, we offer:

    • 19,000 - 27,000 PLN or USD 4300 - 6130 /+ VAT / B2B 
    • 26 days of paid holidays + an equivalent of public holidays in Poland, est. 11 days in 2022
    • +5% of salary in Professional Development Budget to spend on activities that help you grow
    • 33 days (paid 80%) per year on B2B when on a sick leave
    • 4 paid days per year to be used for training/conferences, events, or workshops
    • Remote work-first working culture with flexible working hours to adjust to your family life
    • Private health care insurance for you and your family
    • Life insurance for you and your family
    • FitProfit or FitSport membership card (in Poland)
    • AskHenry – a personal assistant, works great in large Polish cities, but elsewhere limited to online support.
    • We will provide you with a MacBook and additional accessories for your computer to make your work even more efficient and comfortable.

Why Appsilon is a good place for you:

    • We offer attractive compensation with extensive human-first, people-focused benefits to prioritize your personal and financial well-being
    • Open, kind, and understanding of internal culture
    • You will be supported by a direct manager who will introduce you to the company and help you choose the right path to develop yourself.
    • High impact on the work of the whole company
    • You will build, automate, and maintain environments for projects used by Fortune 500 companies.
    • We have an amazing multicultural team ready to support you
    • Your solutions will be used in impactful organizations
    • We have a culture based on learning and experiments

Within 3 Months You’ll..

    • Take over existing projects
    • Engage in your first new client project
    • Lead projects with support from the Team Lead
    • Make crucial decisions on internal infrastructure at Appsilon
    • Directly manage your first internal contributor.

Within 6 Months You’ll…

    • Contribute to shaping team standards.
    • Run experiments with new technologies
    • Initiate sales-engineering processes and manage projects end-to-end
    • Work independently on projects, consulting as an SME
    • Deliver projects independently and report progress
    • Evaluate and plan strategic steps for business development
    • Take initial steps in shaping the team's operational approach

What can you expect during the recruitment process?

    • Screening call with Recruiter
    • Recruitment Task
    • Technical Interview
    • Team Interview (Culture + Technical)
    • Final Interview

Appsilon is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace. We encourage applicants of different backgrounds, cultures, genders, experiences, abilities, and perspectives to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical disability, or length of time spent unemployed.

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