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Senior Platform Engineer



Software Engineering
Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Posted on Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Pluto is leading the corporate spend management revolution in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, reshaping the way businesses handle their finances. Pluto is built by folks from some of the best technology institutions in the world -- Google, Shopify, Square, PayPal, Cash App, Uber, Y Combinator, and more.

We are re-inventing corporate finance for the modern age and are solving some of the most complex payment and finance workflow problems for global businesses. With a stronghold in Dubai (UAE) and sights set on regional expansion, we're now looking for a seasoned Platform Engineer to help shape our next chapter.

What You'll Do

  • Lead our multi-cloud deployment initiative, guiding us in our journey from AWS to Azure and beyond.
  • Architect a sophisticated abstraction layer to enable reliable deployments across clouds and environments. You’ll champion its reproducibility & fortify its security, potentially leveraging a test-driven approach to maintain our standard of excellence.
  • Spearhead high-stakes projects and coordinating with multiple stakeholders in an environment that values autonomy and initiative.
  • Contribute to Pluto's strong Incident Response culture, taking ownership of services & setting the bar for great reliability through proactive monitoring, comprehensive logging & rapid issue resolution.
  • Mentor team members, fostering an environment of collaborative candour and unbiased excellence.

Who We're Looking For

  • You have 3-5 years of diverse experience across backend, platform, DevOps, or SRE roles.
  • You're comfortable navigating the intricacies of a big cloud (AWS, GCP, Azure)
    • Bonus: You have corporate Azure experience
  • You have Kubernetes experience, or have managed complex services on a container runtime.
  • You understand how to manage complexity in a Terraform stack.
  • You're someone who truly understands how to observe a service, from analyzing logs and traces, to being ready to profile, strace, and packet capture.
  • You get a kick out of troubleshooting & deciphering complex networking mysteries.
  • You have a keen pulse on how infrastructure decisions can affect the business.
  • Bonus: You understand JVM configuration & metrics.
  • Bonus: You’ve previously setup the infrastructure stack at a start up and have shipped product code.
  • Bonus: You’ve experimented with CDK, and have opinions about it.
  • Bonus: You have a track record of contributing to open-source technologies.

Our Tech Stack

  • Frontend: React, TypeScript
  • Backend: Kotlin, Temporal
  • Database: Postgres, AWS Aurora
  • Infrastructure: AWS, Kubernetes, Terraform
  • Observability: Datadog, Cloudwatch, Lightstep

Our Values

At Pluto, we live by four core values:

  • Work like a lion, not like a cow 🦁
  • Fact-centric: We are intentional about questioning our assumptions, and bringing the facts to focus by diving into the data, quick-fire experimentation & swift prototyping. We make room for varied perspectives & calibrate our goals with metrics that track our progress, and accurately reflect reality.
  • Radical Candour: We cultivate an ecosystem of openness, where honest communication is the lifeblood that fuels our innovation and collective growth. Our culture is a testament to transparency, trust, and blamelessness, a nurturing ground where collaboration blooms and personal growth is celebrated.
  • Systems Thinking: We balance a fine-tuned focus on minute details while maintaining a grasp of the bigger picture. Attuned to the subtle nuances in our customers & our work - we use our unique vantage point to guide informed decisions & unlock progress that resonates through the entire system
  • Remote-first work environment
  • We'll ship you a new MacBook
  • Competitive compensation & equity so you have skin in the game
  • Monthly fitness benefit up to $100 USD
  • Home-office budget up to $1000 USD
  • Discretionary learning budget