Senior Platform DevOps Engineer

Cleveland, OH Sherwin-Williams

The Senior Platform Dev Ops Engineer manages processes and technologies that enable business value by delivering high quality software at speed and scale. The incumbent will focus on standardized platforms that are built and managed via automation. The incumbent is responsible for the design, configuration, automation implementation, and support of Sherwin-Williams Store hardware and applications in a global environment. This role maintains current or near current levels of software, patches, features, and configurations for the IT systems, provides documentation across the multiple environments and cross-trains team members on supported technologies, and supports project teams in delivering new capabilities to our customers.

Here, we believe there’s not one path to success, we believe in careers that grow with you. Whoever you are or wherever you come from in the world, there’s a place for you at Sherwin-Williams. We provide you with the opportunity to explore your curiosity and drive us forward. Sherwin-Williams values the unique talents and abilities from all backgrounds and characteristics. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply, including individuals with disabilities and Protected Veterans. We’ll give you the space to share your strengths and we want you show us what you can do. You can innovate, grow and discover in a place where you can thrive and Let Your Colors Show!
At Sherwin-Williams, part of our mission is to help our employees and their families live healthier, save smarter and feel better. This starts with a wide range of world-class benefits designed for you. From retirement to health care, from total well-being to your daily commute—it matters to us.
Compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case and will impact where actual compensation may fall within the stated wage range. The wage range listed for this role takes into account the wide range of factors considered in making compensation decisions including skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled.
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Strategy & Planning

  • Support management in the implementation of long-term strategic goals for technologies and related products in conjunction with business requirements.
  • Support technology platforms in conjunction with business owners and department managers.
  • Work with development staff to implement architectures, tuning/coding standards, and quality assurance policies and procedures.
  • Assist with the design and implementation of redundant systems, policies, and procedures for backup/recovery, disaster recovery, monitoring, alerting and data archiving to ensure effective protection and integrity of data assets.
  • Assist with the creating of plans for evaluating through implementing new software versions, technology, and processes.
  • Develop planning efforts for capacity and scalability planning.
  • Collaborate with other engineers to align solutions across platforms.

Acquisition & Deployment

  • Support Management in ensuring the quality of new applications, systems software, and/or enhancements to existing applications throughout the enterprise.
  • Implement software products and services in support of procurement and development efforts.
  • Assist with feasibility studies for system products under consideration for purchase, and give advice based on findings, where required.
  • Ensure that any new software integration into company systems meets functional requirements, system compliance, and interface specifications.
  • Collaborate with analysts, designers, and system owners in the testing of software programs and applications.
  • Participate in server lifecycle management.
  • Upgrade/migrate technology versions.
  • Plan, coordinate and implement security measures to safeguard information against accidental or unauthorized damage, modification, or disclosure.

Operational Management

  • Assist with the design, engineering, configuration, operation and maintenance of secure and scalable internet/intranet hardware and software infrastructure that serve PSG Stores’ applications.
  • Document installation and configuration standards of applications and software packages implemented in team’s Knowledge Base.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues affecting the hardware and software infrastructure.
  • Develop and perform automated controlled deployments of digital assets between development, quality assurance and production environments.
  • Tune application server performance in conjunction with Application Performance Management team.
  • Plan and complete projects based on high-level requirements with minimal or no guidance.
  • Perform activities in support of a 24×7 global support model for production environments.

Incidental Functions

  • Monitor servers, applications, integrations, and websites.
  • Assist with disaster planning/mitigation/recovery implementation.
  • Evaluate product proof of concepts.
  • Assist with various projects as may be required to contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of the work.
  • Participate in hiring activities and fulfilling affirmative action obligations and ensuring compliance with the equal employment opportunity policy.
  • Attend meetings with software developers and business users on behalf of team.
  • Minimal travel, up to 5% may be required.
  • Work outside the standard office 7.5 hour workday may be required.

Formal Education & Certification

Bachelor’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in a Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Information Technology field of study (e.g., Information Technology, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, Computer Systems Management, Mathematics) or equivalent experience.

Knowledge & Experience

  • 5+ years of IT experience.
  • 1-2+ years of experience with Containers and Edge Technology (K3s, Docker, Longhorn, ArgoCD).
  • 1-2+ years of experience with automation and deployment tools (GitHub Actions).
  • Experience with virtualization, cloud computing, or container technologies.
  • Understanding of DNS, TCP/IP, load balancing and network concepts.
  • Experience with task automation via scripting using Ansible.
  • Strong working knowledge of Linux.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Ability to break down work in manageable pieces for more junior team members.
  • Enterprise Content Management System experience.
  • Experience with Service Architectures
  • Experience with practices governing definition and design of Services and RESTful APIs.
  • Understanding of Infrastructure as Code approaches to infrastructure management
  • Understanding of Container security, management, implementation, and orchestration in a cloud environment
  • Ability to drive innovation across the team and department.
  • Application Performance Management (DynaTrace or similar).
  • Knowledge of LDAP concepts and experience working with a LDAP Directory.
  • Experience with Agile development and release practices.
  • ITIL familiarity and experience.

Personal Attributes

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Exceptional ability and initiative to learn and research new concepts, ideas, and technologies quickly.
  • Excellent systems/process orientation with demonstrated analytical thinking, organization skills and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Ability to quickly pick up new tools and technologies.
  • Strong ability to train and teach others.
  • Ability to facilitate meetings and follow up with resulting action items.
  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment, and to lead and influence cross-organizationally with and without direct authority.
  • Exceptional ability to effectively move forward on tasks even with ambiguous or changing requirements.
  • Strong commitment to inclusion and diversity.

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