Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience.
We have 160,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.
As a Self-Service Analytics (SSA) Senior Platform Engineer, you will be working on a small team responsible for full stack administration, operation, support and growth of Cargill’s SSA analytic platforms including Tableau, Microsoft Power BI, and Alteryx.
These systems enable thousands of users around the globe and this role will help ensuring those systems are resilient, performant, and reliable.
Key to the success of this position will be a courageous and innovative approach to problem solving, deep engineering curiosity and excellent communication skills.
Individuals who possess a self-motivated working style with attention to detail will thrive in this environment and culture.
Platform Engineering : 50%
Build and maintain high quality infrastructure as code with zero-touch deployment, self-healing features, elasticity, and highly available architecture
Build and maintain initial configurations for Windows and Linux server deployments
Automate the administration / operations of the infrastructure and applications
Build and maintain monitoring / telemetry, log aggregation, and reporting / dashboarding on infrastructure performance, application performance, and user behaviors
Build and maintain standard authentication and access patterns for integrations within Cargill's broader data / technology ecosystem
Platform Administration / Operations : 30%
GUI based application administration of Power BI / Tableau / Alteryx including activities such as user access and content management
Operationally support the infrastructure and applications including break / fix and service requests; 24x7 on-call support when needed;
Tier 2+ community support
Support the community in weekly office hours sessions
Relationships / Community : 10%
Partner with the Software Asset Management (SAM) and IT Asset Management (ITAM) teams to maintain and support application licensing and software distribution
Maintain SSA’s collaborative working relationships with the broader IT engineering community including the network, proxy, IHS (infrastructure hosting services), security (TGRC) and cloud teams
Coordinate multi-disciplinary teams as required to troubleshoot and resolve issues outside the scope of SSA’s expertise
Work closely with Cargill’s internal communities to gather feedback and drive reliable platform services and features
Provide key insights about the platforms including performance and adoption to community stakeholders
Mentoring / Coaching : 10%
Provide analytics tools and platforms subject matter expertise to the SSA community (and team) including topics such as performance best practices, connectivity, and security
Demonstrate your work to the broader Cargill community through public demos and in small group or individual coaching sessions
Required Qualifications :
Bachelor degree or equivalent in experience
5+ years of experience with engineering globally distributed business applications with demonstrated ability to optimize for resiliency and latency
5+ years of experience with infrastructure automation, infrastructure as code, automated application deployment, monitoring / telemetry, logging, reporting / dashboarding
Ability to travel 10%
Experience with deployment and administration of analytics platform components such as Tableau Server; Tableau Mobile; Power BI Cloud Service;
Power BI Premium; Power BI Gateway; Power BI Embedded; Power BI Mobile; Alteryx Server; Alteryx Connect.
Experience with continuous integration and deployment technologies such as : Jenkins CI, Drone, Github, and Artifactory
Experience with cloud-based 'infrastructure as a service platforms' : AWS, Google Compute Engine, Azure, or OpenStack
Experience with configuration management and automation tools such as : Chef, Puppet, Salt, Ansible, and Terraform
Experience with development using GitHub & VSTS
Experience scripting with Bash, Python, and / or PowerShell
Experience with package management and patching strategy and tooling
Experience with Windows and Linux systems administration
Experience with enterprise networking and routing, including interface config, DNS, proxies, firewalls
Experience with TLS including certificate management and troubleshooting
Experience with the Agile mindset and DevOps concepts
Experience working in virtual teams across multiple time zones with multiple cultures