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Sr Software Engineer

Company: Horizontal Talent
Location: Minnetonka
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:


  • Platform Software Engineer, Kong API Gateway

    Projects the candidate will be working on:

    • This role will focus on continuing the evolution of the -API Security, Certification and automation platform, Stargate.
    • Stargate provides centralized, self-service API gateway for applications as well as cataloging and quality assurance tools. Immediate efforts for the project focus on expanding API Gateway space into a multi cloud environment.

      Ideal Background:

      • Proficient in at least one modern programming language (Python/Java/C++/LUA)
      • Experience with the an API gateway
      • Experience running containerized workloads
      • Experience with DevOps, Continuous Integration, and Continuous Delivery


        • Experience with API Gateway Administration
        • Direct support of an API Gateway.
        • Experience both with networking and software development
        • Security background

          Top Requirements:

          • API Gateways; Nginx/OpenResty/Kong or equivalent
          • Java/Python/LUA
          • Familiar with container platforms and containerization (docker)
          • CI/CD - Jenkins, Ansible
          • Public cloud platforms - Azure, AWS, GCP
          • Public cloud automation tools - Terraform

            Team and Team size:

            • Full team consists of 12 platform engineers, 1 manager.

              Primary Responsibilities

              • Part of an on-call support rotation to handle support issues working with application teams to troubleshoot and fix issues.
              • Design, modify, develop, write and implement software programming applications in support of the API Gateway.
              • Participate in the testing process through test review and analysis, and skilled in Agile development methodologies, including unit testing and continuous integration.
              • Working on an Agile team, participating in Scrum ceremonies and working as a team to fix bugs and work on new features for Kong API Gateway and supporting applications.
              • Customer interaction providing support for Gateway issues by reading Splunk logs and troubleshooting the network stack.
              • Developing Plugins and features into Kong API Gateway product and contributing back to open source.
              • Enhancing monitoring/alerting of application using Splunk and Grafana/Prometheus.
              • Troubleshooting of network issues using Splunk and working with other teams such as Firewall, F5, and private cloud teams.
              • Responsible for large and more complex components, while influencing overall product architecture and patterns.
              • Influences the team designs and solutions. Mentors software engineers through code reviews, and hands on design sessions.

                Required Qualifications

                • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience in Software Engineering
                • 2+ year in platform engineering
                • 2+ year software development or engineering
                • Experience in full software lifecycle activities
                • Experience with Agile methodology
                • Experience operationalizing larger products

                  Preferred Qualifications

                  • OSI L4 and L7 networking knowledge, TCP/IP, TLS, IP/DNS
                  • Kong/OpenResty API Gateway
                  • Java/Python/LUA development
                  • Identifies solutions to non-standard requests and problems
                  • Solves complex problems and/or conducts complex analyses
                  • Works with minimal guidance; seeks guidance on only the most complex tasks
                  • Experience with Cassandra, Splunk, Prometheus, Grafana
                  • Experience working in agile environment
                  • CI/CD leveraging Github/Docker/Jenkins
                  • Direct API Gateway knowledge including Nginx, OpenResty/Kong
                  • System Reliability Engineering practices
                  • Familiar with HTTP and REST API best practices
                  • Administration of Cassandra

Keywords: Horizontal Talent, Minnetonka , Sr Software Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Minnetonka, Minnesota

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