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Platform Engineering, Lead



Software Engineering
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Friday, July 5, 2024

Platform Engineering, Lead

At Interac, we design and deliver products and solutions that give Canadians control over their money so they can get more out of life. But that’s not all. Whether we’re leading real-time money movement, driving innovative commerce solutions like open payments for transit systems, or making advancements in new areas like verification and open banking, we are playing a key role in shaping the future of the digital economy in Canada.

Want to make a lasting impact amongst a community of creative thinkers, problem solvers, technical virtuosos, and high-performance application developers? We want to hear from you.

You’ll be responsible for:

  • Keeping our tooling and processes up to date with our evolving needs as we scale out both the user-base and the engineering team.

  • Working closely with our development and product teams to understand their bottlenecks, and to mentor them on operational ownership.

  • Improving our internal tooling (instrumentation, dashboards, deployment automation), as well as the infrastructural availability of our production services.

  • Implementing and maintaining system configurations and baselines to support secure application development software control best practices and standards.

  • Providing high-availability operational support and automated solutions across the environment.

  • Supporting the development team and performing activities to resolve developer issues in a timely and accurate fashion.

  • Implementing deep telemetry capabilities to provide ongoing success and performance metrics.

  • Ensure infrastructure & application is secure by design and measure the implemented security measure through the DevOps lifecycle

  • Have deep knowledge in cloud native technologies and able to work hands on for automation and cloud build at a proficient level.

  • Understand security compliance and regulations (e.g OSFI, GDPR, PCI DSS, ISO 27001)

You bring:

  • Post-Secondary degree or diploma in Engineering, Programming/Systems, Computer Science, or other related discipline.

  • Eligibility to work for Interac Corp. in Canada in a Full Time Capacity.

  • 3+ years experience in software development

  • Ability to explain complex problems in simple language to non-technical people.

  • Have a very strong developer mindset

  • Strong in collaboration across the development, security & operations teams

  • Strong communication skills, including technical writing.

  • Process driven, strong documentation and organizational skills.

  • Focused problem solver, strong troubleshooting, and analytical skills.

  • Strong sense of personal responsibility and accountability for delivering high quality work, both personally and at a team level.

  • Good platform reliability engineering skills to ensure the platform you support is kept running 24/7.

Technical skills:

  • Knowledge of Bash, Python, working with RESTful APIs.

  • Experience with creating Ansible, Terraform playbooks.

  • Experience in DevOps tooling and implementation.

  • Experience with GiOps, Artifactory tools such as Jfrog/Nexus.

  • Experience with Docker or other similar containers technologies.

  • Knowledge of Container Orchestration tools such as Openshift or Kubernetes.

  • Experience in Cloud technologies such as Azure or AWS etc.

  • Experience in event streaming technologies such as Kafka or Messaging Technologies such as JMS.

  • Knowledge of Software defined routers such as Envoy or Nginx.

  • Understanding of software design patterns.

Interac requires employees to complete a background check that is completed by one of our service providers. We use this service to complete the following checks:

  • 5-year employment verification;
  • Canadian criminal record check;
  • Education verification;
  • Canadian ID cross-check;
  • Public safety verification; and
  • Credit inquiry

How we work
We know that exceptional people have great ideas and are passionate about their work. Our culture encourages excellence and actively rewards contributions with:

Connection: You’re surrounded by talented people every day who are driven by their passion of a common goal.

Core Values: They define us. Living them helps us be the best at what we do.

Compensation & Benefits: Pay is driven by individual and corporate performance and we provide a multitude of benefits and perks.

Education: To ensure you are the best at what you do we invest in you