Platform Engineer

Platform Engineer

Job Title: Platform Engineer

Job Location: Tampa, FL

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

As a Platform Engineer at B|Cubed Engineering, you will play a critical role in architecting, deploying, and managing our Kubernetes-based infrastructure across a variety of environments, ranging from edge sensors to enterprise clouds. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to deploy and manage Kubernetes clusters, implement CI/CD pipelines, and optimize the performance of containerized applications. This position offers an opportunity to work on challenging technical problems and drive innovation in the container orchestration space.

You will facilitate the successful integration of tenant applications into the Kubernetes Platform. Your role will be essential to ensuring a seamless experience for clients as they join the Kubernetes ecosystem.

This role combines technical expertise with strong communication and customer service skills.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, implement, and manage Kubernetes clusters to support microservices-based architecture.
  • Monitor and optimize Kubernetes clusters for performance, scalability, and reliability.
  • Implement security best practices to ensure the integrity of the Kubernetes environment.
  • Work closely with clients to understand their application requirements and design Kubernetes solutions that meet their needs.
  • Provide guidance and training to tenants on best practices for Kubernetes usage.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues related to Kubernetes and containerized applications.
  • Optimize software for maximum performance, scalability, and user experience.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues related to Kubernetes clusters and containerized applications.
  • Stay up to date with industry best practices and emerging trends in Kubernetes and containerization.

Strong candidates with have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field (or equivalent experience).
  • Proven experience in designing, deploying, and managing Kubernetes clusters in production environments.
  • Strong knowledge of containerization technologies such as Docker and container orchestration with Kubernetes.
  • Proficiency in scripting and automation using tools like Bash, Python, or Ansible.
  • Familiarity with CI/CD pipelines and tools (e.g., GitLabCI).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for working closely with tenants.
  • Ability to understand and translate tenant application requirements into Kubernetes configurations.
  • Active SECRET Clearance (required).

Highly Desired:

  • Kubernetes certification (e.g., CKA, CKAD, CKS).
  • Experience with Kubernetes ecosystem tools like Helm, Istio, ArgoCD, FluxCD, Prometheus, or Rancher.
  • Knowledge of infrastructure as code (IaC) tools such as Terraform or Ansible.
  • Experience with cloud providers such as AWS, Azure, or GCP.
  • Previous experience in a customer-facing or consulting role.
  • Active TS//SCI Clearance (US Citizenship Required).

About the Company:

B|Cubed Engineering Corporation is an employee-owned advanced software and engineering company with offices in Warrenton, VA and Tampa, FL. B|Cubed Engineering specializes in providing engineering solutions and hardware to meet a variety of unique mission needs to the DoD, IC, and commercial sector, through efficient implementation practices and leveraging cutting-edge COTS technologies. Areas of focus include Digital Signals Processing, Machine Learning, and Cloud/On-Premises computing architectures.

We provide:

  • Industry leading benefits
  • 25% Profit Sharing Plan (PSP)
  • Individual Benefit Account – This account is used to pay for:
    • Medical, dental, and vision insurance premiums and related expenses
    • Short-term and long-term disability premiums
    • Basic life and AD&D insurance
    • Dependent care reimbursement
    • Leave benefits
  • Company sponsored group medical, dental, and vision insurance plans
  • Flexible Hours
  • Hybrid in-office / work from home environment

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