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Platform Engineer, Cloud

Title: Platform Engineer, Cloud 

Company: Coast Capital Savings Federal Credit Union 

Location: British Columbia (CA-BC), Help Headquarters  

Job Type: Full-Time 

Pay Grade: 11 

Posting End Date:  


Together, we help empower you to achieve what’s important in your life.


What’s the job?

The Platform Engineer is a key member of the Platform Services team, which operates as a centralized team within Enterprise Technology Solutions (ETS) supporting business development, quality assurance, operations and line of business teams by interconnecting platforms, devices and applications in which to optimize enterprise business solutions. Each Platform Engineer will design, document, build and automate all enterprise solutions to deliver highly available and resilient enterprise solutions and will continually monitor all platforms health and performance baselines to maintain a high quality end user experience.



What you’ll get to do:

  • Work under the guidance of the Coast Capital Savings management team to ensure alignment with the strategic corporate directives
  • Work with enterprise architecture, enterprise project management office, and procurement teams to engage in proof of concept technology testing cycles, develop system test plans, and provide guidance on hardware and software configurations.
  • Work with the enterprise architecture and procurement teams to creating and maintaining technology standards and configuration standards for Coast Capital Savings.
  • Maintain up to date knowledge on enterprise technologies used in the financial and information technology sectors
  • Document and execute procurement requests for corporate approved technologies, as well as review vendor quotes to ensure that accuracy and completeness.
  • Team members are required to create and maintain all documented workflows, standard operating procedures, designs, operational training, incident management, trouble shooting, lesson learned and change management documents in accordance with CCS Information Technology procedures and policies.
  • Provide integration, automation and lifecycle management to all platforms including enterprise class: servers, storage, converged devices, hyper converged services, interfaces, firewalls, load balancers, networking interconnects, security devices, encryption devices, monitoring technologies, automation/configuration solutions, and backup and recovery technologies.
  • Perform regular maintenance and upgrades to all cloud and platform solutions to ensure optimized performance and compliancy to security standards
  • Work with Business Continuity Planning and Architecture teams to create designs for backup and recovery services for all cloud and platform solutions to meet business defined disaster recovery objectives, responsible to implement, provide test plans and test schedules annually to meet regulatory requirements.
  • Team members rotate as primary and secondary on-call for critical support to CCS’s cloud and platform solutions on a 7/24/365 basis. During emergency situations team members may be recalled to work at any time to meet the defined Business Continuance Plan and Disaster Recovery plans service level agreements.  
  • Provide health, performance, and alert monitoring services to all cloud and platform solutions to ensure a high quality systems integrity.
  • To provide subject matter expertise during the planning phase of projects, to ensure all functional and non-functional technology requirements are met, as well as assist with multi-year scalability/capacity and Disaster Recovery planning.
  • To document and execute procurement requests for corporate approved technologies on behalf of the project, also to review all vendor quotes to ensure that accuracy and completeness
  • To provide subject matter expertise during the execution phase to ensure integration, automation and orchestration of new systems are completed on schedule
  • To provide subject matter expertise during closing phase to ensure service transition documentation for hand-off to operations personnel for ongoing maintenance and support is completed.
  • Implement and manage all cloud services and platforms to comply with CCS ITG security procedures and policies
  • Coast Capital Savings has geographically dispersed offices, with regionally located teams. Team members will need to be are required to effectively collaborate and support all levels of the organization using technologies such as Business Skype, video conferencing, WebEx. May require travel for onsite meetings from time to time.



Who are we looking for?

  • Minimum 4 – 6 Years of Job-Related Experience
  • Bachelor's Degree or a diploma requiring 3 - 4 years of full-time study.
  • Working knowledge with Unix/Linux/HP-UX systems (4 years plus of systems administration)
  • Working programing knowledge with SHELL, BASH, and Python
  • Working knowledge with GIT, or other version control source code repositories
  • Working knowledge with Ansible or other orchestration, configuration management, deployment solutions.
  • Working knowledge of networking principles and technologies (e.g. TCP / UDP protocols, DNS, DHCP services).
  • Working knowledge with enterprise server-class hardware (HP, IBM, Dell – Blade Technologies, and Converged technologies).
  • Working knowledge with enterprise storage platforms providing SAN and NAS services (NetApp, HP, Nimble, and EMC).
  • Working knowledge with enterprise security and encryption systems (Cisco, F5, Fortinet firewalls, and other similar technologies).
  • Working knowledge with enterprise load balancer solutions (F5, Cisco, and Citrix).
  • Working knowledge with enterprise virtualization technologies (VMware ESXi, and Microsoft Hyper-v)
  • Working knowledge with enterprise backup and recovery systems (Brocade, Symantec, Asigra (Encrypted Could Vaulting), NetApp, Decru, HP, and VMware)
  • Working knowledge with Zabbix, Splunk, OnCommand Insight, OnCommand Unified Manager, OnCommand Performance, Cacti, Solarwinds, Graphite and Grafana or other enterprise level monitoring and alerting solutions.
  • Working knowledge with Workflow Automation tools like BMC Control-M or other workflow automation solutions
  • Proficiency in Cloud technologies, Data Center technologies and Infrastructure technologies
  • Working knowledge with Microsoft Server technologies (4 years plus of systems administration)
  • Proficient with Bimodal (agile and waterfall) IT service delivery methodologies
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to be a part of and support cross-functional teams, as well as the ability to speak to all levels of the company.
  • Strong technical documentation, process documentation and design skills, ability to provide instruction on new workflows to cross-functional team members.


Why join Coast Capital Savings?


We don’t mean to toot our own horn, but…


  • We improve Canadians’ financial well-being through providing simple financial help.
  • Employees do what’s best for our members. Every day.
  • We believe in being a great corporate citizen so we invest in our local communities by donating our time, money and expertise.
  • Our employees take advantage of the many opportunities to grow their careers.
  • Employees love having a cool place to work with modern LEED certified offices and being recognized with a virtual (and, at times, an actual) high-five.
  • Our inspiring leaders help our employees develop their talents and encourage them to be their fabulous selves.
  • We have a unique culture where we take our business seriously, but ourselves, not so much.
  • We are a Certified B Corp®. Our certification reflects our strong commitment to social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
  • In 2019, we earned double kudos by being named one of BC’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies – two of the nation’s most coveted business awards, may we add.


Does this position inspire you?  If so, apply today at Coast Capital Savings. 

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