Who we are looking for As a Senior Middleware Platform Engineer, you will be working in a fast paced environment in a team of highly skilled engineers responsible for leading platform engineering, design, and implementation of next generation messaging infrastructure. You will also be expected to assist and act as final level of support for the production services supported by the team.
What you will be responsible for As Kafka Senior Engineer II you will: Design, Engineer, and Evangelize Kafka Messaging across the enterprise Lead in the design and engineering of our first Kafka Cluster on a Public Cloud (Azure, AWS, Google, other) using Ansible, Terraform, Python Lead and assist in providing direction for Junior Engineers Work with Enterprise Architecture team in identifying and implementing use cases best suited for Kafka Write code to automate tasks ( request processing, product installations, health checks, proactive monitoring, alerting, reporting, predictive analytics ) Write Kafka producer code and Kafka consumer code within consumer groups to test the Kafka client APIs, develop Kafka application best practices, and help safely onboard Kafka applications to our Kafka platforms (across programming languages/platforms) Configure and test pre-built Kafka Connectors for integrating Kakfa with other systems Design, code, and test new Kafka Connectors where needed for integrating Kakfa with other systems Perform optimization and tuning of Kafka Design monitoring solutions for the platform and baseline statistics reporting Work on creating best practices, standards, Integration patterns and on-boarding process automation Ability to work with application development teams to understand usage pattern and provide solutions Lead in collaborating with other infrastructure teams to achieve high resiliency and scalability of our Kafka Messaging platforms Provide technical expertise in scoping end to end business requirements and assist in reflecting them in implementation for different Kafka connectors Conduct technical reviews of integration implementation for all SDLC phases to assess the quality of integration solutions built on Kafka Strive to provide highly resilient Kafka Messaging systems using the latest high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) technology solution
What we value These skills will help you succeed in this role Love of writing code/programming Solid coding ability to write robust, fault tolerant, well tested code. Any scripting/programming language is fine but with willingness to learn Python, Ansible, Terraform, Puppet, Shell. Experience with source code control system Experience working on Red Hat Linux Deep level of understanding of Kafka Messaging or another Messaging technology Experience with finding root cause for problems with Kafka or Applications using Kafka (or another Messaging technology) Experience with tuning Kafka systems (or other Messaging systems) Experience with supporting Application architectures SEDA, Kappa, and Lambda or similar
Education & Preferred Qualifications Programming and automation experience. 8+ years of experience preferred but not required depending on candidate Computer science degree preferred but not required depending on candidate Experience with high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) solutions for middleware or other platforms
Additional requirements This is a "hands on keyboard" engineering position L4 ability to drive a project and collaborate within our team and with other application and infrastructure teams L4 ability to troubleshoot complex issues Occasional weekend work may be required for Prod deployments/changes Our engineers will need to create new docs and SOPs for use by our support team and perform some cross training of the support team members
Why this role is important to us Our technology function, Global Technology Services (GTS), is vital to State Street and is the key enabler for our business to deliver data and insights to our clients. We're driving the company's digital transformation and expanding business capabilities using industry best practices and advanced technologies such as cloud, artificial intelligence and robotics process automation.
We offer a collaborative environment where technology skills and innovation are valued in a global organization. We're looking for top technical talent to join our team and deliver creative technology solutions that help us become an end-to-end, next-generation financial services company. Join us if you want to grow your technical skills, solve real problems and make your mark on our industry.
About State Street What we do. State Street is one of the largest custodian banks, asset managers and asset intelligence companies in the world. From technology to product innovation we're making our mark on the financial services industry. For more than two centuries, we've been helping our clients safeguard and steward the investments of millions of people. We provide investment servicing, data & analytics, investment research & trading and investment management to institutional clients.
Work, Live and Grow. We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary in locations, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans among other perks. You'll have access to flexible Work Program to help you match your needs. And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential.
Inclusion, Diversity and Social Responsibility. We truly believe our employees' diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspective are a powerful contributor to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our clients. We warmly welcome the candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and personality. Another fundamental value at State Street is active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader. You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift program and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you.
State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Discover more at StateStreet.com/careers
From technology and product innovation to corporate responsibility and community development, we're making our mark on the financial services industry. For more than two centuries, we've been helping our clients safeguard and steward the investments of millions of people - strengthening markets, building communities and creating opportunities for growth.
We owe that longevity to the commitment, expertise and creativity of our employees. Our continued success depends on our ability to attract and develop the best talent in the industry. That's why we're keenly focused on employee development, corporate citizenship and inclusion.
For us, success comes in the mark we make as an organization - for the industry, our clients, our communities and each other.