Platform Engineer

Houston, TX 77077

Posted: 07/15/2024 Employment Type: Permanent Industry: Distribution Job Number: 2024-10 Pay Rate: $104-130K (DOE) Type: Hybrid

Job Description

ProFound Staffing is working on a search for a Platform Engineer for a Distribution Company in the West area of Houston, Texas.   The Platform Engineer position will be a hands-on role that supports and provides solutions that contribute to the success of daily business operations within a cloud and on-prem environment.

The Platform Engineer will be responsible for deploying, troubleshooting and maintaining platform resources (infrastructure, networking, infrastructure as code). 

The Platform Engineer will be required to perform application, server, database maintenance, and data analysis as well as creating health and monitoring reports. The person in this position will be required to lead and participate in projects, prioritize, and plan their work and work of others.

The Platform Engineer will also be an active partner in working with the business to provide value through technology.  The person in this position will need to demonstrate an ability to manage ambiguity, applied knowledge of the business to advance the organizational goals, and comfortably navigates complex policy, people, and process-related organizational dynamics.

Work Schedule:

This is a hybrid work schedule:  4 days on-site and 1 day remote


  • U.S. Citizens or those authorized to work in the USA are encourage to apply.
  • Unable to provide H1B-Visa Sponsorship now or in the future.
  • Unable to work C2C with third-party employers.
  • Relocation assistance is not available


Job Requirements



  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited four-year college or university; plus
  • 8 plus years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.



  • AWS Certifications is a plus
  • Certifications specific to System Administrator area of focus are a strong advantage but not required (MCSE/MCITP, CCNA, etc.)



  • Cloud Best Practices and proven experience
  • Terraform or similar infrastructure-as-code experience
  • Boomi or similar integration platform experience
  • Strong scripting/automation experience - PowerShell
  • Container and Container platform experience (i.e. Kubernetes or similar)
  • API Management experience (i.e. Apigee or similar)
  • Experience working in a structured, process-driven environment utilizing an ITSM ticket tool
  • Advanced knowledge of TCP/IP networking, and related network services (i.e. DNS, SMTP, DHCP, etc.)
  • Extensive knowledge of Active Directory concepts and administration
  • Some experience with the ability to manage and troubleshoot Windows environments preferred.
  • Some experience with the ability to manage and troubleshoot Linux environments preferred.
  • Programming experience a plus but not required (.Net, C#, PowerShell)
  • DevSecOps experience is a plus


Soft Skills:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Self-starter with dedication to quality and ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize work accordingly
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to gather and process substantial amounts of data
  • Strong presentation, documentation, and communication skills



  • Responsible for deploying, maintaining and troubleshooting core business applications including application servers, associated hardware or endpoints, and databases.
  • Responsible for installing and configuring software as required.
  • Responsible for performing system maintenance, monitoring system activity, gathering system statistics, follow up on reported errors and alarms.
  • Responsible for providing after-hours on call support for production emergencies and escalating issues.
  • Proactively analyzes system for finding root cause of issues as well as analyzing existing and new use case configurations
  • Responsible for maintaining and improving all application and database monitoring
  • Proactively seeks systems improvements by performing regular performance monitoring and capacity analysis; recommend systems upgrades and hardening as appropriate.
  • Responsible for documenting all issues and resolution steps using the help desk ticketing system.
  • Provide technical mentorship to team members by providing SME expertise.
  • Responsible for maintaining inventory of all hardware and software resources and parts.
  • Works on cross-functional projects with other IT groups
  • Oversee and work with outside vendors and other business units as needed.
  • Responsible for leading and participating in project activities such as software rollouts, systems upgrades and hardware replacement.
  • Responsible for application troubleshooting / escalated desktop support responsibilities where applicable
  • Works with key stakeholders to deliver business value using creative and effective approaches.
  • Other duties as assigned


Additional Information

  • U.S. Citizens or those authorized to work in the USA are encourage to apply.
  • Unable to provide H1B-Visa Sponsorship now or in the future.
  • Unable to work C2C with third-party employers.
  • Relocation assistance is not available.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salary range $104-130K – depending on experience level and years of experience
  • Healthcare benefits
  • Retirement and Savings
  • Paid time off & paid holidays
  • Parental Leave
  • Wellness programs

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Meet Your Recruiter

Marie Mikelson
President | HeadHunter | Technical Recruiter


Marie is a native Houstonian and has put her energy in building ProFound’s business relationships. She has specialized in IT and software development recruiting in the Houston area since 1999. You will often hear Marie tell people to “get-into-our-circle” because she knows people, companies and she’s working on new jobs all the time. As a professional networker, Marie practices good habits in business development, recruiting, customer service, working with a sense of urgency to help people. She believes in having a foundation of long term relationships in order to be a successful Business Owner, Recruiter and Business Developer.

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